but imagine living for 30 years in Northern Ireland and knowing that you could be the victim of terrorists at any minute
I don't need to imagine it - I live in Chiraq. A good, quiet year means only 500-600 murders/3000 shootings. There's been times I'll be smoking a cig, listening to music just zoning out and suddenly a big black arm comes out of the car in front and starts shooting at someone driving or walking on the sidewalk. One time I caught a slug in my trunk. If dude aimed just a tad higher it would've gone into my head. Dudes out here aren't playing around. They don't even care if its broad daylight with a ton of people outside since witnesses rarely ever come forward even people who get shot don't talk and so less than 25% of murders are solved with even less resulting in a long conviction. If a convicted violent felon is caught with a gun they'll do at most a year or two in jail, sometimes just a few months.
Over 3600 people were killed throughout The Troubles, significantly more than were killed at the hands of Islamic terrorists.
3k died in just one Islamic terror attack in the US, in Belsan over 300, Bataclan over 100 and the larger attacks in England and France were dozens like the subway and bus bombings.
significantly more have been killed at the hands of white Europeans than Muslims.
I'm not talking about decades back though I'm talking about the past few years namely since 2015 when the migrant crisis began and the number of Muslims in the EU exploded. If we're going to go into history I'll cite Dr. Bill Warner, who has over 15 published works about Islam including Amazon.com best sellers and runs a think-tank studying political Islam, Muslims are responsible for 270 million 'non-believer' deaths over the past 1,400 years - most of which were during the few centuries succeeding Muhammed's reign during the Islamic conquests of North Africa, Middle East, Asia and into Europe. Nearly half the Hindu population - roughly 80 million - killed, Christians in North Africa and Middle East nearly wiped out with only tiny communities left today, Zoroastrians nearly went extinct, 10 million Buddhists killed....
In just 2018 alone, globally there were 11,700 deaths as a result of Islamic terror across 56 countries in 1,973 attacks. Now the ETA, IRA, and any other white terrorist group couldn't come up with those numbers combined in every country they operated in throughout decades. And this is just one year we're looking at which wasn't even the most deadly. 2016 and 2015 were far worse both with over 20k people dying that year around the world as a result of Islamic terror.
If we look at Europe alone since 2001 (list I found is linked below), the numbers get into the several thousand - which considering the relatively small % overall of Muslims to the total European population definitely shows that they disproportionately killed more people. If we compare IRA, ETA, and other 'white terrorists' in Europe for the same time period, since 2001, their totals combined come out to perhaps a few hundred, but no where near thousand.
Here is a full list of Islamic terror in Europe since 2001:thereligionofpeace.com/attacks/europe-attacks.aspx