Self destructive ways rather than “Radical Islam”, Mr. Trump, threatens your survival
(Dr. Javed Jamil) They kill themselves; they kill their fellow citizens; they kill their unborn children; and they kill the people all around the world, and yet they claim to be not just peace loving but to be the champions of peace. Not that, they are alone in killing, but the statistics tell us that they kill much more than most of the world, at least much much more than the “radical Islamists” Trumps are so fond of hounding at every single opportunity. America talks of peace and practises violence. Its whole life – from domestic to international is reddened with blood. It will be seen below that vastly more number of Americans have killed their own fellow citizens and vastly more number of Muslims have been killed by the American forces than the number of Americans the Muslim “extremists” have killed. Yet, Trump thinks that his country is facing the danger of losing its existence due to the threat posed by “Radical Islam”.
Let us first talk of Americans killing themselves. The United States is among the leaders as far as the rate of suicides is concerned. In 2014, there were 42,773 deaths by suicide in the United States. Some 5000 more survived the attempt. If we take 40000 as the average annual figure, 600000 Americans have committed suicides since 9/11.
In 2014, the estimated number of murders in the nation was 14,249. . If we take 14000 as the average annual figure, 210000 Americans have been murdered by fellow citizens since 9/11.
In 2012, 699,202 legal induced abortions were reported to CDC from 49 reporting areas. The abortion rate for 2012 was 13.2 abortions per 1,000 women aged 15–44 years, and the abortion ratio was 210 abortions per 1,000 live births. If we take 700000 as the average annual figure, thanks to their “freedom of sex”, 10500000 Americans unborn children have been killed by their parents since 9/11.
Combined, more than 11 million Americans have died as the result of killing at their own hands.
And death is not the only form of violence. The number of assaults is several times larger where the victims survived due to immediate medical attention.
Then there are rapes. Because of this methodological difference, criminal-justice surveys tend to report significantly lower rates of rape than public-health surveys do. The CDC study came up with 1.9 million cases of rape in 2012, whereas the National Crime Victimization Survey found far fewer rapes — 347,000 — over the same period. Even the latter figure is horrible and speaks volumes of the “freedom of women” in that country. Barack Obama is on record saying that “nearly 20 percent of women in the U.S. have been raped or faced rape attempt.” It means 30 million women have been either raped or faced rape.
Despite these horrible figures, America wants the world to believe that it a peace loving country. Then there are other reasons which they have adopted as “Freedom of Choice” and this freedom has given them more deaths and diseases.
More than 1.2 million people in the United States are living with HIV infection; Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSMa), particularly young black/African American MSM, are most seriously affected by HIV. CDC estimates that 1,218,400 persons aged 13 years and older are living with HIV infection, including 156,300 (12.8%) who are unaware of their infection. Over the past decade, the number of people living with HIV has increased, while the annual number of new HIV infections has remained relatively stable. Still, the pace of new infections continues at far too high a level—particularly among certain groups. The estimated incidence of HIV has remained stable overall in recent years, at about 50,000 new HIV infections per year. Within the overall estimates, however, some groups are affected more than others. MSM continue to bear the greatest burden of HIV infection, and among races/ethnicities,
An estimated 13,712 people with an AIDS diagnosis died in 2012, and approximately 658,507 people in the United States with an AIDS diagnosis have died overall. (CDC)
Last but not the least; Alcohol is killing Americans at a rate not seen in at least 35 years, according to new federal data. Last year, more than 30,700 Americans died from alcohol-induced causes, including alcohol poisoning and cirrhosis, which is primarily caused by alcohol use. In 2014, there were 9.6 deaths from these alcohol-induced causes per 100,000 people, an increase of 37 percent since 2002.
According to Washington Post, “This tally of alcohol-induced fatalities excludes deaths from drunk driving, other accidents, and homicides committed under the influence of alcohol. If those numbers were included the annual toll of deaths directly or indirectly caused by alcohol would be closer to 90,000, according to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.”
What a civilisation where deaths due to bad habits, murders, suicides and rapes are the order of the day!
The “peace-loving” America of course leaves everyone else far behind when it comes to killing people beyond its boundaries. History has not forgotten its role in the two world wars, in Vietnam War and the twin cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, which all speak of how great American rules of peace are. And since 9/11, they have killed 3.5 million innocent Muslims who had nothing to do whatsoever with the 9/11. Those who executed 9/11 perished with the planes. The alleged mastermind was killed in an isolated attack in another country. And in between the people in two countries were bombarded into destruction. Nobody dares ask the Superpower: Why?
The so-called “Radical Islam” has in all killed not more than 6000 Americans. And Trump wants the world to believe that it is not the Radical West, which is a threat to Muslim World but the “Radical Islam”, which threatens the existence of America. If America is in danger it is through its own internal violence, which has consumed 300 times more Americans than consumed by terrorists. Subtract the 49 deaths from the death tally of mass shootings this year, and it will get lower only by 2 per cent.
If you have any morality inside you, Mr. Trump, better apologize to the whole Muslim world for all the deaths and destruction your country has caused to them. Muslims have and will always be ready to condemn every single killing at the hands of people bearing Muslim names, even if their organisations had their beginning with American support, but are Trumps ready to condemn America for every single death it has caused. And if he does not know the counts, I will tell him how many times we and he will have to condemn whom.
Dr Javed Jamil is India based thinker and writer with over a dozen books. Read more about him at http://www.worldmuslimpedia.com/dr-javed-jamil. Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/javedjamil2015; also http://javedjamil.blogspot.in/. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.