Radical Islamic terrorism — a phrase that may not have been coined by President Donald Trump, but is one he frequently uses and has employed since the early days of his campaign — has managed to convince a vast portion of America that it is the greatest threat currently facing the nation.

This idea not only ushered in Trump’s presidency; it has made way for bold, anti-Muslim executive orders and overreaching legislation — like the banning of travelers from six Muslim-majority countries. There is no doubt that terrorism is a threat to the world, though the radical Islamic variety usually occurs outside of America. Is terrorism really as colossal of a threat to Americans as it is so widely perceived?

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