The United States and Nigeria have experienced the most severe Islamic terrorist attacks, resulting in the most deaths, due to the attack on September 11th in New York City and the many brutal attacks across Nigeria carried out by Boku Haram.
Paris is the most targeted city in the world in terms of the number of Islamic terrorist attacks. There are several reasons for this.
Of all the cities in the world, Paris has suffered the greatest volume of Islamic terrorist attacks. This is a result of France’s involvement in military action against Muslims in the Middle East. The frequency of the attacks is likely due to the ease of access for Middle Easterners and Northern African Muslims.
Below are key statistics relating to Islamic terrorism from 1968 – 2019. In the charts below you can see the total number of deaths caused by Islamic terrorism, plus break downs by country and year.
The total number of deaths caused by Muslim terrorists remained relatively constant from the late 1960s until the Internet age, when the number increased significantly.