Study: Over 90% of European Terror Related Deaths Due to Radical Islam

A study released by Foundation for Victims of Terrorism called the Black and White Book of Terrorism in Europe found that of those killed in terror attacks, over 90 percent were the result of actions by a radical follower of Islam.

According to the French publication Le Figaro, 753 people were killed in terrorist attacks between 2000 and 2018 within the European Union. A total of 1115 Europeans died outside of the country at the time of their terrorist-related death.

This brings the total to 1868 people killed.

Of those deaths, 1,703 people (91 percent) were killed as a result of “jihadist terrorism,” with 20 percent of those deaths the result of suicide bombings.

The deaths caused by other terrorist-related groups is significantly lower:

111 people were victims of “nationalist terrorism”. Far-right and far-left terrorists killed 14 and 13 people respectively. One person has been a victim of “animal terrorism” (for 26 people, the origin of the terrorist act is unknown or without complaint).

These are just counting the deaths. The Foundation notes that for every death suffered by a terrorist attack, there is an average of 10 to 20 that are wounded.

Of the European counties that have suffered the most attacks, Spain takes first place with France coming up closely behind:

France, just behind Spain, is the second European country most affected by the attacks during the period studied (268 deaths in Spain in the last 18 years, 263 in France). If we add the French killed in attacks outside the EU, 379 people died. Spain and France are also the two countries of the Union to have experienced large-scale attacks, on March 11, 2004 in Madrid (191 dead, committed by radical Islamists) and on November 13, 2015 in Paris and in Paris. suburbs (121 dead, claimed by the Islamic State group).