American Muslims: There have been Muslims involved in terrorism

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American Muslims: There have been Muslims involved in terrorism

There have been Muslims involved in terrorism … but they’ve also spoken out against it.

From September 11, 2001, until the end of 2014, 109 Muslim-Americans plotted against targets in the United States. And terrorism by Muslim-Americans killed 50 in the same time period.

Contrast that with the deaths from other mass shootings just last year: 136 — more than twice as many as all the deaths from 13 years of Muslim-American terrorism.

After every terrorist attack at home and abroad, the refrain rises, “Where is the Muslim condemnation?” American Muslims have spoken out — and done much more. A Duke University study found more terrorism suspects and perpetrators were brought to the attention of law enforcement by members of the Muslim-American community than were discovered through U.S. government investigations. And a Pew survey found that roughly half of U.S. Muslims say their religious leaders aren’t speaking out enough against Islamic extremism.