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The Hockey Stick Of Terrorism

November 20, 2014

What has the Global Warming Hoax to do with terrorism?
At first glance, nothing.
But if we look a little deeper we see similarities in the way factual data has been deliberately misinterpreted and misused to produce an outcome that conforms not to reality but to the ideological goals of those processing the data.
One of the graphs which was often used to show the dramatic rise in global temperatures was the hockey stick graph.
Like a hokey stick it shows temperature rising slowly over a long period of time and then rising steeply in recent years.
The hokey stick graph became infamous when the climategate scandal unfolded and leaked emails emerged, showing damning details of how this graph was produced.
In essence, the method used  to create it produced always the same result. REGARDLESS of the data input.

Now, here is the similarity I’ve mentioned.
A think tank, the Institute for Economics and Peace, published its Global Terrorism Index 2014.
While the data seems accurate, the conclusions are ridiculous.

Key Facts:

  • 17,958 people were killed in terrorist attacks last year, that’s 61% more than the previous year.
  • 82% of all deaths from terrorist attack occur in just 5 countries: Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nigeria and Syria.
  • Last year terrorism was dominated by four groups: the Taliban, Boko Haram, ISIL, and al Qa’ida.
  • More than 90% of all terrorist attacks occur in countries that have gross human rights violations.
  • 40 times more people are killed by homicides than terrorist attacks.

Results:

Iraq is the country most impacted by terrorism; last year there were 2,492 terrorist attacks in Iraq which killed 6,362 people.
In 2013, 24 countries experienced terrorist attacks that killed more than 50 people. There were 75 countries that did not experience a terrorist attack.

Ok, looking at these facts, what would your conclusion be?
Here is their conclusion.

Causes of Terrorism

The three main factors associated with terrorism are state sponsored violence such as extra-judicial killings, group grievances and high levels of criminality. Poverty rates, levels of schools attendance and most economic factors have no association with terrorism. Most terrorist attacks use explosives; since 2000 only 5% were suicide attacks.

Quote from Steve Killelea, the founder of this think tank:

“Terrorism doesn’t arise on its own; by identifying the factors associated with it, long term policies can be implemented to improve the underlying environment that nurtures terrorism. The most significant actions that can be taken are to reduce state-sponsored violence, reduce group grievances and hostilities, and improve effective and community-supported policing.”

Is there something missing? Do you see the word religion anywhere or, God forbid, islam?
Maybe the vsion of the think tank’s founder explains why.

We are in an epoch different to any other epoch in human history. The problems we are facing are global in nature. They include climate change, ever decreasing biodiversity, full use of the fresh water on the planet and underpinning all these – overpopulation. Without peace we will be unable to achieve the levels of cooperation, inclusiveness and social equity required to begin solving these challenges, let alone empower the international institutions needed to regulate them.

It is impossible to accurately portray the devastating effects that global challenges will have on us all unless unified global action is taken. Our shared challenges call for global solutions, and these solutions will require cooperation on a global scale unparalleled in human history.

Vision of Humanity is a strong proponent of the need to further study, advocate and act on peace. It groups together a number of interrelated initiatives focused on global peace which enjoy the support of a wide range of philanthropists, business people, politicians, religious leaders and intellectuals. It brings a strategic approach to raising the world’s attention and awareness around the importance of peace to humanity’s survival in the 21st century.

This website will focus on the major issues facing us in the 21st century and it is going to try and bring a balanced approach with factual information that is positive and solution based. We hope that this will help you make better choices to create the kind of future in which you wish to live.

Like the makers of the hockey stick graph their ideology will never allow them to name islam as a cause for terrorism or even as an important factor.
And so, no matter what the data input is, the conclusion is always the same.
This is the hockey stick of terrorism.

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