Recently in Colombia there were over 35,000 deaths per year attributable to FARC. The period following 1948 - “La Violencia” - saw at least 200,000 civilian deaths.
Whereas, if 60 people die over 10 years in London at the hands of "Jihadis" (4 losers) I don't think I have to be that scared at all, in fact. I have no plans to abandon using the London Underground in the foreseeable future. Do I have to spell out what "risk" means?
Even at the height of the PIRA UK bombing campaign, most people went about their business as normal, although the frequency of PIRA bombings was much greater.
Other than asserting control by fear, the KKK has little similarity to the FARC. But it's interesting you should bunch the KKK with the narco-terrorism of the FARC.
Far from being classic "terrorists" the KKK comprised of "upstanding" members of society, with influence ingrained in civil society and the judiciary. But for the record, "nearly 5,000 African Americans were lynched in the United States between 1860 and 1890" (lazily taken from Wiki). The problem wasn't that the KKK were bomb-vested loonies. The problem was that they were ordinary, God-fearin' white folks. Don't bother trying to re-write the bits of your history that you don't like, mate. That's a real no-no - and it shows that it's you that doesn't know his apples from his oranges.
But you might like to mention the Provisional IRA in your little pool of terrorists. They managed to kill, injure, burn and torture over 30,000 people in under 30 years. And their main sponsor - freedom-lovin' white Americans - through their benevolent donations to NORAID. Have a look at the death and injury figures: CAIN: Northern Ireland Society - Security and Defence. All carried out with zeal, by white Europeans - with a little help from our American friends.
But then I only put that last bit in to wind you up, so don’t take it too seriously.
But, hey, seriously, Lowtech. All this chatter doesn't mean we go soft on the fellas that want to blow us up. Hell, no. We have a very effective security apparatus (that cost a fortune) to catch these guys. And when we do catch 'em, we pop 'em in Belmarsh for 40 years.
You do understand I'm getting at the depiction of the problem creating bigger problems. I'm not trying to deny that there's a problem. And Ms Hirsi is part of the problem - or is that too confusing?
All the best.