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Sunni Muslim ‘Extremists’ Committed 70% of Terrorist Murders in 2011

The Muslim Issue

August 3, 2012

Mideast Iraq ViolencePeople inspect the aftermath of a car bomb attack in Baghdad’s Shiite enclave of Sadr City, Iraq, Monday, July 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)

( – Sunni Muslim terrorists committed “about 70 percent” of the 12,533 terrorist murders in the world last year, according to a report by the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC).

The information comes from the 2011 NCTC Report on Terrorism, which is based on information available as of March 12, 2012.

“Sunni extremists accounted for the greatest number of terrorist attacks and fatalities for the third consecutive year,” the report says. “More than 5,700 incidents were attributed to Sunni extremists, accounting for nearly 56 percent of all attacks and about 70 percent of all fatalities.”

The report says that in 2011, a total of 10,283 terrorism attacks across the world killed 12,533 people. Terrorism also is blamed for 25,903 injuries…

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