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Does America not lead the world in mass shootings?

As discussed in this answer and this answer when you use a term like "mass shooting", your results become particularly sensitive to your definition. Additionally, results will be sensitive to search ...
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Did toddlers with guns claim more American lives than terrorism in 2015?

It depends on your definition of terrorism and your interpretation of the quote: is it about American lives anywhere in the world, or about death in America including non-Americans. For the purpose of ...
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Did Hillary Clinton refuse to designate Boko Haram a terrorist organisation when the FBI, CIA and the Justice Department asked?

No, this is a twisting of the facts. It's true that there was a period in 2011-13 when Clinton's State Department debated whether Boko Haram should be classified as a direct threat to the US, while ...
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Does America not lead the world in mass shootings?

In a comment, @MikhailGerasimov gave a link to the list of incidents. By browsing this, it is clear that the claims include acts of terrorism and war. (But being curiously selective about it, I found ...
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Did 122 Guantanamo prisoners released by Obama return to the battlefield?

Snopes checked these numbers, using a report from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence: The majority of prisoners were released under Bush. Only a small percentage of those released ...
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Are thousands of Islamic terrorists entering the United States?

This is a claim that he has used multiple times and there has been no evidence to support his claim. As the article notes, "Trump is in the numerical ballpark if he’s referring to the number of ...
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Is this map of terrorist attacks in Europe accurate?

tl;dr: The map is likely correct and based on the GTD from 2001 to 2014. As the map is not about Islamic terrorist attacks, but all terrorist attacks, no conclusion about Islamic attacks or refugees ...
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Are Americans more likely to be killed by vending machines than terrorist refugees?

Yes those numbers appear to be correct. The Cato instituted published "Terrorism and Immigration A Risk Analysis" in September 2016. From that report: NPR article on the chance of winning the ...
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Does America not lead the world in mass shootings?

Snopes explains it as cherry picking: The first thing to note about the rankings is that Lott has compared the mass shooting death rate in the United States with that of other countries where there ...
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Was there a Bowling Green Massacre in 2011?

All the references I can find indicate that this is something Conway invented (or misspoke) to justify Trump's Muslim travel bans. All major news organisations seem to agree on this. For example: ...
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Are Americans more likely to be killed by vending machines than terrorist refugees?

According to US Citizenship and Immigration Service webpage Refugees & Asylum, last updated in 2015: Asylum status is a form of protection available to people who: •Meet the definition of ...
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Have there been more than 27,000 Islamic terrorist attacks since 9/11?

Those numbers are plausible but misleading. Islamic terrorist attacks are certainly a big threat if you live in a Middle-Eastern country with major terrorist presence (although typically not the ...
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Have there been more than 27,000 Islamic terrorist attacks since 9/11?

The source for this number is likely thereligionofpeace.com, not a scholarly site. Far-right websites such as Breitbart are using it as a source for similar claims (the number is changing daily, and ...
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Are right-wing extremists a bigger terrorist threat than islamic extremists in the USA?

There are grounds for believing that "home-grown" right wing terrorists have caused more incidents than Islamic terrorists (but the number of deaths is similar) The question has been addressed by the ...
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Does America not lead the world in mass shootings?

TL;DR? The USA has so many mass shootings that the average deaths-per-shooting is lower than other places. Let's break down what he's calculating: The rates of murder from mass public shootings per ...
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Are thousands of Islamic terrorists entering the United States?

I'm not sure to what group of people he is referring - normal Muslim immigrants from non-war zones just relocating to the US? Refugees? If he is referring to refugees, this is unlikely, as these are ...
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Was there a Bowling Green Massacre in 2011?

Update: Conway has since tweeted confirming that there was no Bowling Green massacre, claiming it as a mistake: On @hardball @NBCNews @MSNBC I meant to say "Bowling Green terrorists" as reported ...
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Does this map show every car bomb explosion in Baghdad since 2003?

It's plausible. The map appears to be based on the same data set as this interactive map by The Guardian, which is of "every incident where somebody died" in Iraq, between 2003 and 2009, and is based ...
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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?

you are finding few hits in your search because the original sources used the phrase "fuel consumption calculator" and didn't know the name of the person. See the 9/12/2001 Boston Globe ...
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Do gun homicides and suicides kill more Americans than war?

Yes. According to Politifact who examined the claim by Mark Shields: You know, Judy, the reality is -- and it's a terrible reality -- since Robert Kennedy died in the Ambassador Hotel on June 4, ...
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Has ISIS and Al Qaeda sent out a message telling their terrorists to only attack white people?

Limbaugh goes into a bit more depth, and also mentions the source for his claims: They're all for it at Al-Qaeda. Wiping out gays? A bunch of attaboys for doing that. However, the [Inspire Guide:...
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Does America not lead the world in mass shootings?

There is another issue with this study. It states: "Of the 86 countries where we have identified mass public shootings, the US ranks 56th per capita in its rate of attacks and 61st in mass public ...
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Are right-wing extremists a bigger terrorist threat than islamic extremists in the USA?

I'm going to list this as unclear. Among 7 recent incidents with fatalities I looked at in a bit of detail, 4 were islamist and probably 3 were non-islamist far-right. The details are sufficiently ...
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Do FBI crime statistics suggest no-one died in the Sandy Hook massacre?

No, Snopes already addressed this rumor: FALSE As it turns out, a recordkeeping anomaly of sorts is at the root of the FBI report’s dissonant statistics for the Sandy Hook massacre. If you followed ...
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Are Muslims 25 times more likely to commit terrorist attacks within the United States than non-Muslims?

There are numerous issues with the statement in the OP. The New York Times is getting its information from the article http://www.newamerica.org/in-depth/terrorism-in-america/what-threat-united-...
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Did toddlers with guns claim more American lives than terrorism in 2015?

This is a start at an answer; better sources could help. This will be made into a Community Wiki so feel free to improve. The source of the "toddlers with guns" claim might be a New York Times ...
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Did Hillary Clinton refuse to designate Boko Haram a terrorist organisation when the FBI, CIA and the Justice Department asked?

This is a popular claim by some members of the right, and, like many political claims, it has some facts right and many facts wrong. Essentially, the State Department declined to label it a terrorist ...
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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?

3 March 2006 Iranian born Mohammed Reza Taheri-azar committed a terrorist attack at University of North Carolina. He personally acknowledged his "foreign nationality" and birth in Tehran, Iran in a ...
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Is this map of terrorist attacks in Europe accurate?

The claim that there are terrorist attacks all over the world but not in Poland is wrong. The claim that the map presents a set of data, however incomplete, is correct. The accepted answer explains ...
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Are thousands of Islamic terrorists entering the United States?

Politifact: Pants on Fire http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2016/may/25/donald-trump/donald-trump-says-us-letting-tens-thousands-terror/ "Trump is certainly wrong on the facts ...
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