Muslims are 1% of the American Population but Account for About Half of All US Terror Attacks

With the sad news of the Christchurch New Zealand terrorist attack being carried out by yet another White Supremacist, we had read and seen dozens of news reports with titles like: US terror attacks are increasingly motivated by right-wing views.  We started investigating this article believing the major media’s claim that that 70% of terror attacks in the United States are White Supremacist related:

Dont Be The Next CharlottesvilleOver the last decade, 71% of domestic extremist related killings in the US were linked to right-wing extremists, while Islamic extremists committed 26% of the killings. SOURCE

We compiled a list of notable terror attacks at the bottom of this article using several sources but most notably Wikipedia’s ‘Terrorism in the United States’. Because major Wikipedia topics, like US Terrorism in the United States, are so heavily scrutinized their definitions and lists are unlikely to be inaccurate for very long.

By our count 47.4% of attacks related to Muslim attackers.  That number is especially unnerving when you consider that there are only about 3.25 Million Muslims in the United States which has a total population of 327 Million people.

We thought the numbers might be skewed by severity of attacks so we ground through deaths and injured and found even ‘worse’ statistics.  68.2% of deaths and 81% of injuries from terror attacks came from Muslims.  Those numbers are skewed by the huge victim count in both the Boston Marathon bombings and the Orlando Night Club attack… but they are, none the less, still accurate.


The Muslims you work with and live next to are not your enemy.  In the United States there are more than 3 million Muslims and the list below categorizes about 25 of these into the seriously dangerous category. tries very hard not to take a political position or to fan the flames of intolerance, by presenting facts and not opinion.  In this Trumpian world of Alternate Facts and lies being presented as facts, we need to expose and consider the real numbers.

However unpleasant these facts may be, they are the facts.  You can look up each of these attacks on the FBI, Wikipedia, and the Global Terrorism Database or you can use Google .

Followup Article:

As an interesting followup to this article, see our article: The Great Browning: Why White Supremacists Are Doomed

Editorial Note:

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On a personal note, staff are deeply saddened by the pointless murders in Christchurch New Zealand.  Historically we have (correctly) seen these types of attacks result in increased support for Muslims from both local communities and governments.

While it is clearly anecdotal, the author knows half a dozen people today who are Muslim and would trust each one of them with his bank PIN number or ask them to babysit my kids.  These are all good, hard working, people.  In fact, the author has only EVER personally met one Muslim person who they felt was even capable of serious violence. stands united with people of all faiths, colours, race, creeds.  We all need to get along on this small blue marble floating through space.

If you find a meaningful mistake in this article, or anywhere on this site for that matter, please let us know and we will correct it.

List of US Terror Attacks Between March 2009 and March 2019

Date Type Dead  Injured State City Name of Primary Attacker
25-May-09 Bombing 0 0 New York New York City Kyle Shaw
31-May-09 Assassination, shooting 1 0 Kansas Witchita Scott Roeder
01-Jun-09 Shooting 1 1 Arkansas Little Rock Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad
01-Jun-09 Shooting 1 1 D.C. Washington James Wenneker von Brunn
05-Nov-09 Shooting 13 32 Texas Killeen Nidal Malik Hasan
25-Dec-09 Bombing 0 2 Michigan Detroit Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab
18-Feb-10 Suicide attack 1 13 Texas Austin Joe Stack
04-Mar-10 Shooting 0 2 Virginia Arlington County John Patrick Bedell
01-May-10 Bombing 0 0 New York New York City Faisal Shahzad
20-May-10 Shooting 2 2 Arkansas West Memphis Jerry and Joseph Kane
01-Sep-10 Hostage taking 0 0 Maryland Silver Spring James J. Lee
Oct-10 Bombing 0 0 Virginia Virginia Farooque Ahmed
29-Oct-10 Bombing 0 0 Illinois Chicago al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula
Oct 17-Nov 2, 2010 Bombing & Shooting 0 0 Virginia Virginia Yonathan Melaku
25-Nov-10 Bombing 0 0 Oregon Portland Mohamed Osman Mohamud
17-Jan-11 Attempted Bombing 0 0 Washington Spokane Kevin William Harpham
25-May-11 Bombing 0 0 Kentucky Bowling Green Mohanad Shareef Hammadi & Waad Ramadan Alwan
05-Aug-12 Shooting 6 4 Wisconsin Wisconsin Oak Creek Wade Page
15-Aug-12 Shooting 0 1 D.C. Washington Floyd Lee Corkins II
Feb 3–12, 2013 Shootings 4 6 California California Chris Dorner
15-Apr-13 Bombings, shootout 5 280 Massachusetts Boston Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev
16-Apr-13 Bioterrorism 0 0 D.C. Washington Evertt Dutschke
01-Nov-13 Shooting 1 6 California Los Angeles Paul Anthony Ciancia
13-Dec-13 Bombing attempt 0 0 Kansas Wichita Terry Lee Loewen
13-Apr-14 Shootings 3 0 Kansas Overland Park Frazier Glenn Miller, Jr.
27-Apr-14 Shootings 1 0 Washington Seattle Ali Muhammad Brown
01-Jun-14 Shootings 2 0 Washington Seattle Ali Muhammad Brown
08-Jun-14 Shooting 3 0 Nevada Las Vegas Jerad and Amanda Miller
25-Jun-14 Shootings 1 0 New Jersey West Orange Ali Muhammad Brown
12-Sep-14 Shooting 1 1 Pennsylvania Blooming Grove Eric Frein
24-Sep-14 Stabbing 1 1 Oklahoma Moore Alton Alexander Nolen aka “Jah’Keem Yisrael”
23-Oct-14 Melee attack 0 3 New York State New York City Zale Thompson
Dec-14 Cyberattack 0 0 States United States North Korea
03-May-15 Shooting 0 1 Texas Garland Elton Simpson, Nadir Hamid Soofi & Abdul Kareem
02-Jun-15 Stabbing 0 0 Massachusetts Boston Usaama Rahim and David Wright
16-Jul-15 Shootings 5 2 Tennessee Chattanooga Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez
04-Nov-15 Stabbing 0 4 California Merced Faisal Mohammad
27-Nov-15 Shooting 3 9 Colorado Colorado Springs Robert Dear
02-Dec-15 Shooting 14 24 California San Bernardino Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik
07-Jan-16 Shooting 0 1 Pennsylvania Philadelphia Edward Archer
11-Feb-16 Melee attack 0 4 Ohio Columbus Mohamed Barry
12-Jun-16 Shooting & Hostage taking 49 58 Florida Orlando Omar Mateen
07-Jul-16 Shooting 5 11 Texas Dallas Micah Xavier Johnson
20-Aug-16 Stabbings 0 2 Virginia Roanoke Wasil Farooqui
17-Sep-16 Stabbings 0 10 Minnesota St. Cloud Dahir A. Adan
Sep 17–19, 2016 Bombings 0 34 NY & New Jersey New Jersey and NY City Ahmad Khan Rahimi
28-Nov-16 Vehicle attack & stabbing 0 13 Ohio Columbus Abdul Razak Ali Artan
20-Mar-17 Stabbing by sword 1 0 City New York City James Harris Jackson
26-May-17 Stabbing 2 1 Oregon Portland Jeremy Joseph Christian
14-Jun-17 Shooting 1 6 Virginia Alexandria James Hodgkinson
12-Aug-17 Vehicle-ramming attack 1 28 Virginia Charlottesville James Alex Fields Jr.
05-Aug-17 Bombing 0 0 Minnesota Bloomington Unknown – But attack was against Samali’s
24-Sep-17 Shooting 1 8 Tennessee Antioch Emanuel Kidega Samson
31-Oct-17 Vehicle-ramming attack 8 11 City New York City Sayfullo Saipov
16-Feb-18 Assault with vehicle 0 3 Orange New Jersey East Orange Marckles Alcius
Oct 22– Nov 1, 2018 Bombing 0 0 United States Several cities Cesar Sayoc Jr.
27-Oct-18 Shooting 11 7 Pennsylvania Pittsburgh Robert Gregory Bowers


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