It is shocking to see
just how many Islamic terror attacks there have been in the West in modern times.
Islamic terror in the West did not start with 9/11 in 2001.
It started with Palestinian terror in 1968.
While there were precursors
an attack in Australia in 1915
and attacks in France in the Algerian War of 1954-62,
modern Islamic terror in the West really starts in 1968.
And it has been non-stop killing and bombing by Islamic terrorists in the West ever since.
(Note that in this list I exclude attacks on Israel, which go back before 1968.
I do consider Israel part of the West.
I just treat it as a separate case for purposes of this list.)
Islamic terror attacks on the West
seem to be a regular and permanent part of modern Western life.
There are two reasons why Islamic attacks on the West started in the 1960s
(and will never stop):
international travel lets in Islamic terrorist tourists/students/visitors (as in 9/11).
Jihadis found it hard to travel to the West before the 1960s.
Immigration of Muslims to the West
lets in Islamic terrorist immigrants/refugees (as in 7/7).
Even if the immigrants are alright,
their children may become radicals.
There were basically no jihadi citizens living in the West before the 1960s.
Now there are, and there will always be.
As I say elsewhere,
not all immigrants (or visitors) are a threat.
Most Muslim immigrants come to the West because they
have some (sometimes confused) admiration for western ways
and want to escape from sharia and jihad states
to a better life.
Only a small percentage of Muslim immigrants are violent threats to the West.
But it is a steady small percentage,
and it will never end.
It is hard to see how attacks on the West by Islamic immigrants will ever end.
The following is a list of Islamic terror attacks on the West since the start in 1968.
I exclude Islamic attacks on
the democracies of
Israel and India.
These states have very different histories with Islam to the main Western countries.
I exclude Islamic attacks on
which is not a democracy
and not part of the West.
I mostly exclude attacks by Muslims on Muslims
inside the West.
e.g. Palestinian attacks on other Arabs,
or attacks on Muslim embassies, such as the
Iranian Embassy Siege,
or Sunni-Shia sectarian attacks.
The idea of excluding them would be that such attacks
do not threaten Westerners.
But maybe I should include them.
I include any attack on a Muslim for defending liberal values.
I exclude the vast number of
I only include attacks that were actually carried out in some form.
I exclude many minor attacks.
I exclude Islamic attacks on Western bases, people, embassies, etc.,
if those attacks take place outside
Or hijacks that started outside
I exclude the large number of honour killings
that have taken place in the West.
I exclude all Islamic domestic violence.
Honour killings might actually be the main form of Islamic violence in the West
(by numbers of people killed).
Islamic terror against the USA in the 1780s:
The envoy of the
explains why Islam allows them carry out raids on the infidels.
The above is from a 1786 letter reporting a meeting between
U.S. ambassador to France,
and Sidi Haji Abdul Rahman Adja,
Tripoli (Barbary pirate) envoy to London.
The Diplomatic Correspondence of the United States of America,
Hat tip to
Ali A. Rizvi.
The modern war began in 1968
The first day of the war:
5 June 1968.
The assassination of RFK
was carried out by a Palestinian Christian,
but he was working for the jihad
(like so many idiot Arab Christians).
In the brilliant
Message from a Time Traveler,
the Time Traveler comes from the future to warn of
"The Century War".
In retrospect, he says, we can see when it started:
"I mean the Century War with Islam. Your future. Everyone's.
I mean the Long War with Islam.
The Century War. And it's not over yet where I come from. Not close to being over.
Historians in my time know that it began on June 5, 1968.
But it hasn't really begun for you yet. For any of you."
RFK, the first victim of the modern jihad.
People scratch their heads about the cause of
Are westerners just hostile to "difference"?
I suggest the main cause of "Islamophobia" is
the never-ending series of Islamic terror attacks.
Khalid Sheik Mohammed
says small-scale jihad attacks may eventually bring down the West:
"KSM explained that large-scale attacks such as 9/11 were “nice, but not necessary”
and that a series of “low-tech attacks could bring down America the same way ‘enough disease-infected fleas can fell an elephant.’”"
Who I block:
I will debate almost anyone.
I love ideas.
I will not debate (and will block) people who do the following:
(a) Make threats.
(b) Accuse me of crimes.
(c) Comment on my appearance.
(d) Drag in stuff about me not related to the topic. (My professional career, my personal life.)
(e) Complain to my employer.
Yes, people do all these things.