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UNC Prof Says Fear of Terrorism Overblown

Between 1980 and 2000, there were over 300 acts or suspected acts of terrorism in the United States.

Furthermore, most Americans remember that the September 11 attacks were occurred with no warning, and that there are nearly daily terror incidents somewhere in the world (such as an attack at the Turkish border recently that resulted in the death of 14 people).

Yet, one professor says concerns about terrorism are overblown.

Move over FBI, CIA and the armed forces.

The real reason America has not seen a huge wave of terrorist attacks in America over the last decade?

There’s no real threat of it.

“Terrorism is not such a huge problem,” argues Charles Kurzman, a professor of sociology at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill and author of recent book“The Missing Martyrs.”

Kurzman gave a speech Monday at the University of South Florida, and the student newspaper, The Oracle, chronicled his claims:

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» 19 Comments

  1. Kenny Sullivan

    February 17th, 2013

    Yeah, sure thing prof…has he read this?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohammed_Reza_Taheri-azar_SUV_attack

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  2. Jimmy

    February 17th, 2013

    The guy’s of his rocker.

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  3. bubba

    February 17th, 2013

    bubba says of course. he’s a professor, he must be right.

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  4. grayscape

    February 17th, 2013

    I thought denying the holocaust was nuts. This guy denies terrorism as it’s happening.

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  5. Brian in BC

    February 17th, 2013

    I think he should take his presentation on tour in the Middle East. I’m certain they would wholeheartedly agree with his assessment.

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  6. Chuck O

    February 17th, 2013

    Perhaps a little less time in a classroom and a little more time in the real world will change his perceptions.

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  7. Stirrin the B.S.

    February 17th, 2013

    What a genius, he lectures on effect (no US domestic terrorist acts), without regard to cause (anti-terrorism surveillance and prevention measures), and declares terrorism a non-issue.

    Dhimmi, why you do this, Dhimmi? (Exorcist 1973)

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  8. Stirrin the B.S.

    February 17th, 2013

    Oh, and one more memorable line from that movie for ya, perfesser: “Your Mother sucks cocks in hell!” Have a nice day.

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  9. Czar of Defenestration

    February 17th, 2013

    No terrorism, no overspending, NO PROBLEM!

    This message *has* to be branded onto Democrats for the next 4 years…
    …guaranteed *not* by testicularly-challenged Republicans, therefore by us True Americans.

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  10. SPQR

    February 17th, 2013

    I miss President G. W. Bush sooooo much. Just say’n.

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  11. Tim

    February 17th, 2013

    “… professor of sociology …”

    Just about says it all.

    That’s like “numerology expert” or “professor of phrenology” or “necromancer” or “noted vampire hunter” or “renowned wiccan” or …
    well, y’all get it …

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  12. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    February 17th, 2013

    Kurzman? KURZMAN? Is he a defrocked Jew with a chip on his shoulder?

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  13. KF

    February 17th, 2013

    He SLAMs she SLAMs they all SLAM for ISLAM

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  14. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    February 17th, 2013

    My missus has decided to wear a burka for a week just to see what the public reaction’s like.

    The first morning she was sworn at, punched on the nose, kicked up the arse and received death threats.

    Who knows what’s going to happen when she leaves the house.

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  15. sablegsd

    February 17th, 2013

    Brick wall. Blindfold. Some assembly required.

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  16. Wraith

    February 17th, 2013

    @ Tim: As a fairly successful up-and-coming vampire hunter, I take great issue with your comparison. ;)

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  17. grayjohn

    February 17th, 2013

    Spoken like a tenured terrorist would say it.

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  18. Anonymous

    February 18th, 2013

    Apparently the faculty serves Taqiyya on college campuses.

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  19. really enraged

    February 18th, 2013

    Could we just send him to that planet? Please, please, please?

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