Jul 20, 2018 - Economy

Terrorist attacks by Muslims receive 357% more media coverage

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Members of the media near the scene of a 2015 terror attack in San Bernardino, CA. Photo: Ted Soqui/Corbis via Getty Images.

Between 2006 and 2015, terrorist attacks carried out by Muslim extremists received 357% more press attention in the U.S. than those committed by non-Muslims, reports The Guardian.

Why it matters: A study conducted by the University of Alabama found that attacks by Muslims spurred an average of 105 headlines — especially in national news outlets — compared to just 15 headlines for non-Muslims. The gap is especially jarring given right-wing extremists have committed nearly twice as many attacks in the last decade, according to Reveal.

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