Islamists killed 2,297 people and injured 2,246 in 240 separate attacks in 22 countries around the world in August, according to terrorist watch group The Religion of Peace, which has kept regular statistics on Muslim religiously motivated violence since September 2001.
The attacks took place in Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, Cameroon, Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, India, Iran, Iraq, Kenya, Lebanon, Libya, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Syria, Thailand, Turkey, USA and Yemen,according to TROP editor Glen Roberts.
The attacks included 36 suicide attacks.
Worldwide, Muslims have commit an average of five separate acts of religiously motivated violence per day since TROP began its work. Roberts suspects terrorism has increased since the attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001 when he began.
“Terrorism before 9/11 was bad in Algeria and Kashmir,” Roberts told us. “I think the numbers have been worse since, just in other places — Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia and Syria.”