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Does America not lead the world in mass shootings?

According to an OpEd in the NY Post by John Lott and Michael Weisser that cites a report by the Crime Prevention Research Center, America doesn't lead the world in mass shootings. "Of the 86 ...
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Do 16 % of French support ISIS? [duplicate]

Is it possible that 16 % of French support ISIS as ICM claims to find out in its survey? http://www.newsweek.com/16-french-citizens-support-isis-poll-finds-266795
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Is this true that few terror attacks are motivated by Islam? [closed]

The article Muslims Are Not Terrorists: A Factual Look at Terrorism and Islam (Omar Alnatour, HuffPost) claims that few terror attacks are motivated by Islam: Non-Muslims make up the majority of ...
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Do FBI crime statistics suggest no-one died in the Sandy Hook massacre?

Alex Jones claimed that the Sandy Hook massacre was a hoax. As evidence, Infowars.com presents the following FBI chart: The Sandy Hook school shooting occurred at this location at this time. Does ...
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Is this map of terrorist attacks in Europe accurate?

Recently this map of terrorist attacks in Europe went viral and was reposted many times in social media. Does it present actual data about terrorist attacks? Background: The map gained popularity ...
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Are right-wing extremists a bigger terrorist threat than islamic extremists in the USA?

The Cato Institute claims the following (my highlight): The ongoing controversy and litigation over the Trump administration’s “Muslim ban” has reignited a debate that has raged since the 9/11 ...
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Have there been more than 27,000 Islamic terrorist attacks since 9/11?

I was browsing a hashtag on twitter (#StepsToReverseClimateChange to hopefully find how I can help myself), and saw a post by someone with this image attached: The image reads: More than 27,...
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Did 122 Guantanamo prisoners released by Obama return to the battlefield?

A recent tweet by Donald Trump says: 122 vicious prisoners, released by the Obama Administration from Gitmo, have returned to the battlefield. Just another terrible decision! According to a ...
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Refugee Terrorism Rate Statistics

As per this Washington Times article Trump signs new extreme vetting order: Supporting claims that the U.S. is at risk because of its refugee policies, administration officials said that of the FBI’...
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Did Zakir Naik say “every Muslim should be a terrorist”?

The Salafi Movement Wikipedia page currently quotes Zakir Naik as saying "every Muslim should be a terrorist". They cite a TIME article: Von Drehle and Ghosh, An Enemy Within: The Making of ...
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Was there a Bowling Green Massacre in 2011? [closed]

A number of news outlets are publishing claims by Kellyanne Conway that the Obama administration put a moratorium on refugee admissions following a "Bowling Green massacre" in 2011. However, I can'...
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Are Americans more likely to be killed by vending machines than terrorist refugees?

The Financial Times did some analysis of Donald Trump's controversial immigration restrictions (which were claimed to be about protecting Americans from terrorism). They focus on analysing risk from ...
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Comparing deaths on American soil, from banned versus not banned countries

This image is circulating on the web. Is its figures for deaths on American soil at the hands of citizens of banned versus non-banned countries correct? Here's why Trump's Muslim ban makes ...
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Has any immigrant from any of the countries named in Trump's executive order been guilty of terrorism on US soil?

President Trump has recently issued an executive order titled Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States, suspends the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) for 120 ...
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Do gun homicides and suicides kill more Americans than war?

In a 2015 column in the New York Times by Nicholas Kristof, the following two claims are made: More Americans die in gun homicides and suicides every six months than have died in the last 25 years in ...
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Are Muslims 25 times more likely to commit terrorist attacks within the United States than non-Muslims?

This article claims that Muslims are 25 times more likely to commit terrorist attacks than non-Muslims. Are the claims of the article at all accurate? In addition is the graph linked in the article ...
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Did big investors use pre-knowledge of 9/11 to short American stocks?

There are many claims that some large investors had foreknowledge of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, and used that to buy "put" options - especially in the affected airlines - that allowed ...
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Did family members of Osama Bin Laden get to leave America during the no-fly restrictions after 9/11?

Is there any proof that the family members of Osama Bin Laden got to leave America immediately following the 9/11 attacks, during the time when all air travel was banned? Or is this just unverified,...
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Does Halal certification fund terrorism?

Australia's One Nation political party claims Halal certification funds terrorism: Do you realise that you are paying a tax/surcharge that funds ISLAMIC SCHOOLS AND MOSQUES, when you do your ...
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Did Hillary Clinton refuse to designate Boko Haram a terrorist organisation when the FBI, CIA and the Justice Department asked?

Tera Dahl at Breitbart writes: As Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton refused to designate Islamic State affiliate Boko Haram in Nigeria, which was named the deadliest terrorist organization in ...
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Are thousands of Islamic terrorists entering the United States?

In an interview with an Ohio television station, the 2016 Republican nominee for President said: when you have radical Islamic terrorists probably all over the place, we’re allowing them to come in ...
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Do 42% of young muslims in France support suicide bombings?

In this youtube video, in the minute 2:20, the narrator gives some absurd-sounding statistics. After claiming that "21% of syrian migrants support ISIS", he says that "22% of young muslim migrants ...
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Is the number of Muslims correlated with terrorist attacks?

As reported in The Guardian, the Australian TV host Sonia Kruger has recently kicked up a storm by claiming that There is a correlation between the number of people in a country who are Muslim and ...
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Were the majority of people at the Pulse nightclub killed by police?

At the MTV/BET town hall meeting a person mentioned that Police killed the majority of the people at pulse that night to which the moderators replied "hmmm". On the No Agenda Show, they've ...
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After 9/11 did the police find a fuel calculator with a copy of the koran belonging to one of the Hijackers?

The claim: The first breakthrough came for investigators within hours of the attack when a motorist contacted them to say he had been involved in a squabble with some Arabs in the car park of ...
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Does this map show every car bomb explosion in Baghdad since 2003?

My friend shared this with me, from The AsiaN: A map of every car bomb explosions[sic] in Baghdad since 2003 Is this for real? Is there any evidence for this? Some other references: BBC: ...
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Were Spaniards threatened with terrorist attacks by an ISIS leader if they didn't vote Unidos Podemos?

La Tribuna del Pais Vasco [Spanish text] reports that Abu Bakr Al-Magrebi threaten Spanish citizens with terrorist attacks unless they voted for Unidos Podemos, a left-wing political organisation. ...
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Has ISIS and Al Qaeda sent out a message telling their terrorists to only attack white people?

Rush Limbaugh stated on the Rush Limbaugh show that ISIS and Al Qaeda sent out a memo to their people saying to not attack minorities, only white people. Their reasoning? If they kill minorities, ...
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Has the United States had 7 mass shootings in the past week? [closed]

I keep seeing a claim on social media claiming something to the effect of: [First world country] has had [small number] mass shootings since [18whatever] The US has had 7 since Monday. I'm ...
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Did the United States provide weapons to YPG members in 2015?

The People Protection Units or "YPG" are the main armed service of the Federation of Northern Syria – Rojava, and consist primarily of Syrian Kurds. The Turkish government consider the YPG to be part ...
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Did toddlers with guns claim more American lives than terrorism in 2015?

The Economist isn't a fan of Donald Trump as a presidential candidate. In an analysis of his ascendence to the Republican nomination they try to discern some of the factors. As part of their list of ...
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Islamic and non-islamic terrorism: casualties

I have seen many articles in favor of the idea that Islamic terrorism is not that dangerous compared to other types, like separatism. Like this. Many mention an FBI study which shows data only until ...
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Did Sky TG24 broadcast video misattributed to be the 2016 Brussels attack?

According to AnaHera.news (in Italian), Sky TG24 broadcast videos purportedly of the airport and metro attacks in Brussels, but were actually footage of the 24 January 2011 attack in Moscow. The ...
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Is Turkey trading oil with Islamic State? [closed]

Russia claims Turkey is trading oil with Islamic State: Syria conflict: Russia accuses Erdogan of trading oil with IS (BBC News, 2 December 2015) Russia presents proof of Turkey’s role in ISIS oil ...
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Were the Paris attackers youths from Syria?

Recently, Bill Nye was interviewed by Huff Post Live. In one excerpt of the interview he draws a line of causation from a water shortage in Syria to the November 2015 Paris attacks. He was ...
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Does this video show an ISIS car bomb sent flying by an explosion?

The Daily Mail and Independent have reported on this video, which claims to show an ISIS car bomb being sent flying by an explosion. The original YouTube video can be found here: A screencapture of ...
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Did Turkish football fans shout “Allahu akbar” during a pre-match moment of silence for the Paris attacks?

Turkish fans were said to have whistled and shouted "Allahu akbar" (God is great) during a moment of silence for the Paris attacks during a Turkey-Greece friendly football match. The Daily Mail ...
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Did Senator McCain ever meet ISIS leader al-Baghdadi?

Since last year I often see an image in both Twitter and Facebook claiming that Senator McCain once meet ISIS leader al-Baghdadi. The image is used as propaganda regarding the belief of some people ...
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Did Putin say: to forgive the terrorists is up to God

Refer to the Fox news item here, Putin said that: To Forgive The Terrorists Is Up To God, But To Send Them To Him Is Up To Me It seems that the only source I can trace to is a tweet from Remi ...
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Did a Muslim security guard stop the French stadium bombing? [closed]

I have been seeing many reports of people claiming that a French Muslim security guard named "Zouheir" stopped a suicide bomber from entering the stadium where a Germany vs France football match was ...
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Did this Twitter bot predict the Paris shootings 2 days before they happened?

A (now suspended) Twitter bot under the handle PZFeed Ebooks (@PZbooks) posted this tweet on November 11th, at 11:44 AM. Note the date carefully, that's November 11th, 2015. It reads: BREAKING: ...
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Has the Eiffel Tower gone dark in the wake of the November 2015 Paris attacks?

From Paris under attack: Shootout and explosion in Paris Already the country is mourning the horrific night with the Eiffel Tower going dark as the nation will wake Saturday in a state of shock. ...
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Were 53 terrorist attacks thwarted in New York City since September 11, 2001 and June 2015?

The movie Survivor claims in the credit scene that SINCE 9/11, AMERICAN LAW ENFORCEMENT HAS STOPPED 53 TERRORIST ATTACKS IN NEW YORK CITY ALONE Is this true?
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Does/Did the USA support terrorist organization like IS/ISIS or Al-Qaeda with weapons or money? [closed]

In this Free21 radio interview, the Swiss historian and controversial author, Dr. Daniele Ganser claims that USA supports terrorist organizations with money, food and weapons. He claims that the USA ...
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Does the TSA have a fail rate of 95% in breach tests?

Does the TSA fail at a rate of 95% at detecting (fake, "test") terrorists in breach tests, as reported in this news story? The best information that I have about this is a news report. Is there any ...
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Did the USA kill thousands of people between 2001 and 2013 using UAVs to inspire terror? [closed]

A few weeks ago I watched a documentation on French/German TV about UAVs (drones). In it an expert claimed that the USA used them to commit more than 1500 terror attacks in third party countries (with ...
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Was the footage showing the policeman being shot in the Charlie Hebdo shootings a hoax?

There are many claims suggesting that Ahmed Merhabet, the policeman allegedly shot and killed by the Charlie Hebdo gunmen, was not actually killed in the way media outlets portrayed. Several ...
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Did the US create ISIS?

I recently came across this post on my facebook frontpage: http://www.redflagnews.com/headlines-2015/alert-media-ignores-report-showing-pentagon-created-isis Now the post links to a multitude of ...
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Could the 2001 anthrax letter attacks been connected to the disclosure of Project Jefferson? [closed]

Project Jefferson was designed to reproduce a strain of genetically-modified anthrax isolated by Russian scientists during the 1990s. It was disclosed (together with Project Bacchus, Project Clear ...
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Are these pictures of the recent terrorist attack in Kenya (NSFW)?

There is a post going around facebook about the recent terrorist attack in Kenya with the following pictures (spoiler'ed for queezy stomachs): Warning, graphic images (18+): And the following ...