Marietta, Ga. (CBS ATLANTA) — As the world welcomes the year 2013, a new report tallies more than 11,000 people who died in the year 2012 at the hands of Islamic extremism.
The jihadist-monitoring website, “TheReligionofPeace.com” has compiled a list of terror attacks it links with Islamic extremism. The listing describes specific events from across the world – the first is an attack in Pakistan from Jan. 1, 2012 that states, “Islamic bombers take out a 7-year old boy.” The most recent listed attack is a Dec. 5 incident in Somalia that describes, “al-Shabaab Islamists attack and kill three cattle herders.”
The total death toll from attacks by “Muslim extremists” is listed at 11,267 deaths from 2,459 separate events worldwide.
“The Religion of Peace” website states that the listed attacks don’t paint the full picture because they only have the documented terror-incidents from last year. The website has documented only “successful” terror attacks that account for at least one casualty in a given incident. It also does not include incidents that are related to combat, such as the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The website writes that the list was not compiled to create contempt for Muslim people:
“The point of this list is not to convince anyone that they are in mortal danger or that Muslims are innately dangerous people (they are not, of course). Rather it is to point out that Islam is different. No other religion inspires the sort of terrorism that the ‘Religion of Peace’ produces.”
“We also hope that this list offers moral perspective against so-called “Islamophobia” and other complaints from Muslim identity groups that are petty by comparison,” states the website. “Who knows – perhaps one day these groups will decide to take the sort of action expected of those who truly believe that it is wrong to kill in the name of their religion.”
The headline of the website defines “Islam” as “the Religion of Peace,” but then adds a subtitle in parenthesis that reads, “and a big stack of dead bodies.”
The list does include high-profile incidents such as the Sept. 11, 2012 attack on the Benghazi, Libya embassy that left U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, two Navy SEALs and another civil servant dead.
According to the donation page, the website is based out of Marietta, Georgia.