Terrorism in Perspective
Posted on Sep 18, 2006
Wired News put together a chart that compares the odds of being killed by a terrorist in the United States to other causes of death. Apparently, we’re much more likely to die from hernia.
Or, as Nora Ephron put it in “Sleepless in Seattle”: It’s easier to be killed by a terrorist than it is to find a husband when you’re over the age of 40.
Flu, hernia, or police more likely to kill you than Al Qaeda Ryan Singel at Wired News has produced an insightful little chart that compares the odds of dying from a terrorist attack to other causes of death in the United States. According to this data, Americans are more likely to be killed by a policeman than by a toothpaste-wielding foreign jihadist. Snip:
From Wired News