Where Does The US Fall In Terrorism-Related Deaths?
Five countries accounted for more than 80 percent of terrorism-related deaths in 2014. None of those countries were in the West.By Elizabeth Hagedorn | November 25, 2015
When we talk about so-called Islamic extremism and terrorists waging jihad, it's easy to forget one thing: Its victims tend to be Muslim.
Here's what we know, based on numbers compiled by the Institute for Economics and Peace. In 2014, five countries accounted for nearly 80 percent of terrorism-related deaths: Iraq, Nigeria, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Syria. These countries all have major Muslim populations.
In Nigeria, Islamist militant group Boko Haram has targeted mosques it believes are too moderate.