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November 19, 2015 4:28 pm

Cost of Global Terrorism is Higher Than Ever, Study Says

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Magen David Adom emergency responders on the scene of a Palestinian terror attack that killed three people on Thursday in Gush Etzion, Israel. Photo: Twitter.

Magen David Adom emergency responders on the scene of a Palestinian terror attack that killed three people on Thursday in Gush Etzion, Israel. Photo: Twitter.

JNS.org – The financial cost of terrorism increased 61 percent in 2014 to $52.9 billion, a 10-fold increase since 2010, while the number of global deaths due to terrorism rose 80 percent, according to this year’s Global Terrorism Index report.

According to figures published Thursday in the Institute for Economics and Peace’s report, economic growth and foreign investment is significantly hampered in countries with “very high levels of terrorism” or “very large terrorist events,” particularly in the top 10 countries most affected by terror, such as Iraq and Nigeria.

Israel—where five people were killed Thursday in Palestinian terror attacks—ranks 24th on the report’s list of countries where terrorism has the largest impact.

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  • Max Genghis Cohen

    Sad to say, Western civilization has learned little about terrorism in the fourteen years since 9/11. The psychology of terrorism was no different in New York, in Israel and in Paris. It is an act of extreme egotism which seeks to enshrine undistinguished and unproductive selves by sheer mindless violence. Not a single act of terror has brought a good consequence to anyone, not even to Osama Bin laden. If allah is truly great then Islam must teach its youth greatness, not terror.

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