1. Although these statistics are likely to be used by many people to argue that right-wing (including Christian) extremists pose a more serious threat than Muslim religious extremists, what they really show is that incidents of terrorism are extremely rare and that they have a far greater mental and emotional impact on the US than their actual impact.

    According to these statistics, there have been a total of 74 deaths caused by terrorists of any type over a period of more than 13 years. By comparison, according to the CDC there were 16,121 homicides in the US in 2013 alone. In other words, there were more than 200 times as many homicides in just one year as terrorist-caused deaths during a 13+ year period.

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