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NY Times: ‘Husbands Are Deadlier Than Terrorists’


These people are sick, intellectually depraved and dangerous.

‘Husbands Are Deadlier Than Terrorists’: NYT’s Kristof’s Latest Pathetic Attempt to Explain Away Islamic Terrorism

By Clay Waters, Newsbusters, February 13, 2017:

Why don’t people think the media are sufficiently concerned about Islamic terrorism? Well there’s this, for one. And the New York Times Sunday Review brought another exhibit from columnist Nicholas Kristof, who has an obsession with trying to shrink the threat of Islamic terrorism to the size of a bathtub, or at least, to the threat posed by bathtubs. And stairs. And husbands, as in his latest column, “Husbands Are Deadlier Than Terrorists.” The text box: “Trump’s focus on refugees diverts from real dangers.”

 To Kristof, everything in the world is more important that the Islamic terror threat, which is why he regularly issues callous, tone-deaf, often innumerate attempts to convince his readers that it’s some kind of right-wing paranoid myth.

With the President Trump Reality Show, it’s easy to be distracted by ANGRY ALL-CAPITAL TWEETS or Oval Office tantrums. But resist, and stay focused on matters of life and death.

Consider two critical issues: refugees and guns. Trump is going berserk over the former, but wants to ease rules on the latter. So let’s look at the relative risks.

This is where Kristof makes his usual pivot to gun control:

In the four decades between 1975 and 2015, terrorists born in the seven nations in Trump’s travel ban killed zero people in America, according to the Cato Institute. Zero.

In that same period, guns claimed 1.34 million lives in America, including murders, suicides and accidents. That’s about as many people as live in Boston and Seattle combined.


It’s true that Muslim Americans — both born in the United States and immigrants from countries other than those subject to Trump’s restrictions — have carried out deadly terrorism in America. There have been 123 such murders since the 9/11 attacks — and 230,000 other murders.


The bottom line is that most years in the U.S., ladders kill far more Americans than Muslim terrorists do. Same with bathtubs. Ditto for stairs. And lightning.

Above all, fear spouses: Husbands are incomparably more deadly in America than jihadist terrorists.

Again, Kristof swings the conversation to gun control, successfully avoiding the issue of terrorism entirely.

And husbands are so deadly in part because in America they have ready access to firearms, even when they have a history of violence. In other countries, brutish husbands put wives in hospitals; in America, they put them in graves.

Yet Trump is raging about a risk from refugees that seems manageable, even as he talks about relaxing rules on another threat, guns, that is infinitely more lethal.


So let’s not be diverted by shiny things and furious tweets. With his travel ban, Trump is peddling an ineffective policy that is morally repugnant, even as he marches toward a looser policy on guns likely to result in more school shootings, more shattered families and more lives lost.

Those graves will last long after Trump’s tweets are gone.

  • Jackie

    Thr NYT has been PROVEN to be faking their numbers with bot traffic from China. They are failing and good, what a bunch of globalist shill liars.

  • Martelson

    Dumb and Dumber makes a poor handle for the NYT…

  • scot

    Where do you liberals come from? Good god, Is there a depth to which you haven’t, yet, sank? Every liberal needs to get ass-raped by a refugee or home-invaded by a dreamer.

  • Voytek Gagalka

    Fake News of the NYT propagated by charlatans and fakers posing as “reporters.”

  • Henry Adams

    More divide and conquer nonsense.

    Why do we tolerate NYT in our country?

  • Maranatha

    Husbands don’t have an ISIS weekend club, ..kind of.

    • michaelofsydney

      Maybe some do…and it would be called the pub or alcohol take out store. It is a problem and the author is right to speak of it. Ought not downplay the horrors of Jihad though Muslims have been the world’s most efficient death machine ever, having murdered and killed over 250 million people since the pedophile declared war on the world. He could also have pointed out that women have killed, through baby abortion, a great number of American’s too. Lazy reporting.

      • Maranatha

        250 million?
        Only in India=80 million so far
        North Africa=120 million so far.
        Central Asia?

  • RealEngineer2

    Are they lining holiday parade routes with police commandoes, attack dogs, military snipers, check points, radiation detectors, sand-filled sanitation truck road blocks, and police command centers to protect us from the “deplorable privileged” and “husbands” (as defined by Nicholas Kristof), or is the REAL REASON “refugees” (and their collaborators) beholden to “sinister foreign ideologies”?

  • Dano50

    The stats for these comparisons are like apples and oranges.

    Here’s how you have to state them, to compare properly.

    Every single day, millions of wives encounter their husbands multiple times, and for hours at a time.

    Every single day, every single American (except the homeless maybe) use the bathroom multiple times a day, and tubs and showers at least every other day.

    And every single day, millions of Americans use ladders, stools and steps and stairs.

    So out of hundreds of millions, maybe even billions of times a day, there are bound to be accidents, just as there are bound to be abusive husbands.

    If every single day, every single American came face to face alone with a Muslim terrorist, how many times do you think the American would be attacked?

    The proper way to look at this is, if a person were to encounter terrorists multiple times a day, almost every day, what are the chances they are going to be attacked?

  • Mahou Shoujo

    New dork swines, fake news, alternative facts and outright lies. It is with the greatest of pleasure that their bankruptcy will be received with, when it is announced.

  • Dravaa

    By that same waddayaworriedabout “logic” there would be no reason for Muslims to fear “Islamophobia” — even if it DID exist. How many American Muslims have been targeted for murder by Americans on American soil? Was there even one? I’m sure more are killed by honor killings.

  • Dravaa

    Not to mention that it was the Obama Administration that identified these countries as high risk. So Kristof can direct his vitriol at Obama.

  • Dravaa

    I’ve never heard such convoluted logic!
    Question to Kristof – will ignoring Muslim terror help the women attacked by their husbands in any way? NO. So why are these two problems linked at all in his mind?
    Can we — and indeed ARE we — not taking steps to solve BOTH problems?
    Solving problems does not work on a hierarchy basis – is he suggesting we must wait until the “husband problem” is solved completely before we tackle any other?
    Is he suggesting we are currently doing nothing to solve the “husband problem”, just because we have not implemented HIS pet project, controlling guns?
    Boggles the mind.
    “Above all, fear spouses: Husbands are incomparably more deadly in America than jihadist terrorists.”
    Ya, great prescription for society. Thanks NYT. Don’t fall off a ladder on the way down.

  • s;vbkr0boc,klos;

    Oh! If I could only take a 2017 New York Times back to my Eisenhower era childhood and show people what was coming!

  • Dave Mc

    Very poor logic. I felt so embarrassed for the writer that I googled his pic. Now I’m twice as embarrassed for him. That’s a distractingly planet-sized forehead he carries around.

    I doubt if he’ll ever present to a normal human wife the kind of danger that has him so agitated. And I think his state of agitation is mostly due to that being so.

  • IzlamIsTyranny

    But who says that terrorism is the only threat muslums pose to the US? Dearbornistan, Michigan is for all intents and purposes enforcing Sharia’ law under other auspices — as the systematic persecution of anyone proselytizing Christianity or criticising pi$$lum proves.

  • Prabhanjan

    Can anybody on this forum let me know about Reza Aslan and his book–esp.his perspective? Thanks,

    • Marianne

      I have read two of his books, “Zealot, The Life and Times of Jesus” and “No God But God”. They were somewhat informative, but I found some of the information to be incorrect, such as him saying that some places were less violent forms of Islam, and places such as Indonesia, women were 100% equal to men. Not long ago, a woman was caned in Indonesia for standing to close to her boyfriend. So if that is equality and less violent, it’s pretty disturbing.

      • Simba

        Thanks,Marianne for your prompt reply and sorry for the delay in replying.

        I have yet to read any of these books and I read elsewhere that he had converted to Christianity at the age of 15 and then reverted to Islam later.I have no way to verify this anyway.He married Ms.Jessica Jackley of Kiva and ProFounder.She is a Christian.So he appears a liberal Muslim and he is Iranian-American.The children born in such marriages are usually, if not compulsorily, ushered into Islam.We don’t have to know this or otherwise.

        Though we have no moral or legal right to comment upon such marriages,which do and will happen with more regularity now( due to the exposure to globalization),Islam thus spreads peacefully.

      • IzlamIsTyranny

        Indonesia? They’re presently ethnically cleansing W. Papua New Guinea (unless they’ve already finished the job) and in the early 1970’s they slaughtered hundreds of thousands (estimates are anywhere from 200,000 to 800,000) unbelievers in islam (mostly Catholic) in E. Timor an act commonly called genocide.

      • Simba

        Thanks,Marianne for your reply.

  • Sunshine Kid

    Let’s face it: Liberals cannot consider firearms with any cold logic; all they have is FEAR of guns.

  • conan_drum

    Accidents are accidents, carelessness is carelessness on the part, mainly, of the victim of the accident. Bathtubs and ladders are not screaming Allahu Akbar, or demanding to imposition of sharia laws on the country.

    • Drew the Infidel

      Agreed. And those bent on suicide will find a way whether guns are present or not. Judas Iscariot, who betrayed Jesus, hung himself. And the first known murder case involved arson long before the days of firearms. In the context of this article, “gun control” actually means “people control” and gun confiscation.

      With what is brewing in DC at the moment, who in their right mind would be willing to give up their weapons, ever? Be safe, be trained, be alert.

  • Drew the Infidel

    Kristof gets paid for this sort of drivel and I have to work for a living?

  • santashandler

    Nichoas Kristof is clearly mentally disordered. There may not even be a diagnosis yet for his condition. One thing is clear, he needs to be banned from being anywhere near a keyboard and it should be somewhere like Guantanamo. For, that is the only proper place for this America-hating, bastard.

  • Fred

    I wouldn’t use the NY TIMES as cat litter

  • Christian Abel

    By that logic, the most urgent thing doctors need to do is destroy all vaccines!

  • Gringo_Cracker

    At least with husbands and boyfriends, there are usually clues before they blow. Terrorists, not so much.

    • Keith

      I don’t know, the suspiciously TNT shaped bumps under their jackets is a bit of a clue.

  • Keith

    This reporter wants to come an live in the refugee inundated areas of Europe. He might have a change of mind then but there again maybe, after all the daughter of a high ranking EU official was raped and killed by a muslim refugee but he wanted any donations to go towards supporting terrorists sorry I mean refugees.

  • curtis

    This is journalism- wow, I guess anybody can be a journalist these days, and, apparently anyone can be an editor too!

  • Tatiana Covington

    Very well… don’t get married. Problem solved.

  • bill sexton

    Nicholas Kristof has proved the point that the meaning of just about anything can be changed by avoiding the actual issue and instituting a different talking point. Numbers can also be deceiving especially if you leave out percentages.
    The issue with immigration is not just about murder. A picture is worth a thousand words. Look at the picture of Paris today. The city is burning. Millions of pounds of damage has been caused by Muslims shouting God is Great. Maybe no one is murdered. So my point is it is not just about murder. Its also about property damage. It is about fear and hate. Muslims hate Christians. Muslims are granted a passage to heaven if they kill an infidel. So it is not all about murder. it is everything evil about Islam. Islam is a dangerous religion of hate and bigotry. Americans have a right to avoid people who hate them and want to kill them. Trump is our messenger. He is doing what the people want. He was elected to stop the flow of refugees. If Americans wanted 550% more Muslim refugees then they would have elected Hillary Clinton. So do not blame Trump. Blame the American people. Trump is only doing the job he was hired to do.
    By saying husbands are more dangerous than immigrants is forgetting that there are 320,000,000 people in this country half of which are males. There are only .6 of a percent of Muslims here. To compare murder caused by husbands to less than 1% of Muslims is totally irresponsible.
    Why not gain immigrants from Europe. We are a European people. Why change the fabric of our society when there is absolutely no need to do so?
    We do not need Muslims in America. There are millions of other people who want to come who would be a better fit for our society than Muslims.
    I therefore support President Trump in stopping Muslim immigration. I only wish he would stop them 100%. I don’t feel the need for them in my country. And, by the way, It IS my country. I should have a say in what goes on in MY country.

  • jim_robert

    Staggering the utter cluelessness and intentional intellectual dishonesty from the left. We MUST ban housing immediately!

    If USA Today is correct every year more than 18,000 Americans die from accidental injuries that take place in the house.Falling is the leading cause of unintentional home injury deaths; it claims nearly 6,000 lives per year, according to the Home Safety Council. Poisoning: The second-leading cause of accidental home injury deaths—poisoning—takes nearly 5,000 lives each year. And for young adults and people in their middle ages, it’s actually the top cause. Fire and burns: Home fires and burns claim more than 3,000 lives a year. WebMD says number home accidents is actually causing as many as 20,000 deaths, 7 million disabling injuries, and 20 million hospital trips in the U.S. each year., whereas states the number is 21 MILLION hospital visits per year.

    People on the left are even more ignorant than my worst estimate

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