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  • somewhere around 50,000

    25 21.74%
  • between 50,000 and 100,000

    45 39.13%
  • between 100,000 and 250,000

    24 20.87%
  • between 250,000 and 500,000

    9 7.83%
  • half a million to 750,000

    3 2.61%
  • upwards of a million

    2 1.74%
  • over 1 million

    3 2.61%
  • other - please explain

    4 3.48%
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Thread: U.S. officials say 6,000 ISIS fighters killed in battles

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    Re: U.S. officials say 6,000 ISIS fighters killed in battles

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    U.S. officials say 6,000 ISIS fighters killed in battles - CNN.com






    In your humble opinion, how many terrorists (Islamic Extremists) are there in the world? Total.

    How many could be "mustered up" and drawn into some kind of battle, fight, or violent act including suicide bombing and such?

    This is strictly asking for your opinion. Could be based on stuff you've read, or could be pulled from some dark recess of your inner fear.

    What would you estimate?
    Back before Isis/Isil I think I recall hearing something like 90% of Muslims reject terrorism. That sounds great and it is great but at the same time, that means 10% of 1.6 billion (with a b) people do not reject terrorism. Math was never my strong subject I think that's 1.6 million who embrace terrorism, making them the largest standing military on earth, albeit unorganized. Another thing to consider: the survey was conducted in areas of the world free and peaceful enough to carry out surveys. Many Muslims live in parts of the world where conducting an opinion poll is not possible and those places in particular are more likely to have higher percentages of the pro-terror ideology.
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    Re: U.S. officials say 6,000 ISIS fighters killed in battles

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    U.S. officials say 6,000 ISIS fighters killed in battles - CNN.com






    In your humble opinion, how many terrorists (Islamic Extremists) are there in the world? Total.

    How many could be "mustered up" and drawn into some kind of battle, fight, or violent act including suicide bombing and such?

    This is strictly asking for your opinion. Could be based on stuff you've read, or could be pulled from some dark recess of your inner fear.

    What would you estimate?
    If just 5% of 1.5 billion Muslims = "only" 75 million (75,000,000) are actively involved in some phase of violent Jihad, that means there are many more terrorists.

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    Re: U.S. officials say 6,000 ISIS fighters killed in battles

    Quote Originally Posted by Smeagol View Post
    Back before Isis/Isil I think I recall hearing something like 90% of Muslims reject terrorism. That sounds great and it is great but at the same time, that means 10% of 1.6 billion (with a b) people do not reject terrorism. Math was never my strong subject I think that's 1.6 million who embrace terrorism, making them the largest standing military on earth, albeit unorganized. Another thing to consider: the survey was conducted in areas of the world free and peaceful enough to carry out surveys. Many Muslims live in parts of the world where conducting an opinion poll is not possible and those places in particular are more likely to have higher percentages of the pro-terror ideology.
    That would be 160 million.
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    Re: U.S. officials say 6,000 ISIS fighters killed in battles

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Yup. I asked for your opinion. Your guess. Based on whatever criteria you deemed reasonable. What's the number?
    If you include the types I mentioned ie Revolutionary Guards, Hamas and Hezbolah fighters etc, then you are North of a Million.

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    Re: U.S. officials say 6,000 ISIS fighters killed in battles

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    The problem is that lets say there are 100,000. If you somehow killed all them at one time, you would inspire another 200,000 to take their place.
    There is no way to prove this one way or another though I agree with the premise. We killed millions of Nazis in WWII. It didn't really "inspire" millions of others to take their place. Though it is arguable that in the long run, many have sympathized and become right wing extremists inspired by the Third Reich's efforts. I mean, it could just as easily be that the West getting involved in a war against a mostly Muslim force inspired other people, but the deaths itself can't only be said to inspire those who are already involved.
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    Re: U.S. officials say 6,000 ISIS fighters killed in battles

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    U.S. officials say 6,000 ISIS fighters killed in battles - CNN.com






    In your humble opinion, how many terrorists (Islamic Extremists) are there in the world? Total.

    How many could be "mustered up" and drawn into some kind of battle, fight, or violent act including suicide bombing and such?

    This is strictly asking for your opinion. Could be based on stuff you've read, or could be pulled from some dark recess of your inner fear.

    What would you estimate?
    It really doesn't matter. We will NOT defeat ISIS through an air campaign. That's just insane. We need to either have boots on the ground and beat them into submission or we need to just let it go.

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    Re: U.S. officials say 6,000 ISIS fighters killed in battles

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    There is no way to prove this one way or another. We killed millions of Nazis in WWII. It didn't "inspire" millions of others to take their place.
    Nazis did not have a religious motivation the psychology motivating the typical Nazi soldier was entirely different than that of the typical Islamic extremist. We do know that despite the fact the Soviets killing at least a million Islamic insurgents in Afghanistan, they were still no closer to pacifying the country after being there nearly 10 years.
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    Re: U.S. officials say 6,000 ISIS fighters killed in battles

    according to government propoganda, 6k terrorists have been killed. So the number is more likely closer to 500.
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    Re: U.S. officials say 6,000 ISIS fighters killed in battles

    I think there would be many less if the US had not gotten involved in the Middle East.
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    Re: U.S. officials say 6,000 ISIS fighters killed in battles

    Quote Originally Posted by iacardsfan View Post
    I think there would be many less if the US had not gotten involved in the Middle East.
    And if there were not less, at least they wouldn't be our problem. But we can't. Why? We allow oil to run our economy with limited competition.
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