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Islamic terror attacks on the West

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 such as 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):

  1. Cheap travel. Cheap 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.
  2. Muslim immigration. 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 admiration for western values and want to escape from sharia and jihad states. 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. Ones I have sections on are in bold.


First wave (1968 to 1980):
  1. Many countries - Palestinian terror 1968 on.
  2. USA - RFK assassination 1968.
  3. Italy - El Al Flight 426 1968.
  4. Greece - El Al Flight 253 1968.
  5. Switzerland - El Al Flight 432 1969.
  6. Germany - Frankfurt 1969.
  7. UK - Marks and Spencer 1969.
  8. Italy - TWA Flight 840 1969.
  9. UK - Zim shipping 1969.
  10. Belgium - El Al, Brussels 1969.
  11. Greece - El Al, Athens 1969.

  12. Germany - Munich airport 1970.
  13. Switzerland - Swissair Flight 330 1970.
  14. Various countries - Dawson's Field hijackings 1970.
  15. Austria - Sabena Flight 571 1972.
  16. Germany - Munich Olympics 1972.
  17. UK - Israeli embassy 1972.
  18. USA - letter bomb 1972.
  19. USA - Hamaas Khaalis 1973.
  20. USA - Stephen Gilroy 1973.
  21. USA - Yosef Alon 1973.
  22. Greece - El Al, Athens 1973.
  23. Holland - Japan Air Lines Flight 404 1973.
  24. Greece - Athens airport 1973.
  25. Austria - train hostages 1973.
  26. Italy - Pan Am Flight 110 1973.
  27. UK - Teddy Sieff 1973.
  28. USA - Zebra killings 1973-74.
  29. UK - London bank 1974.
  30. Greece - TWA Flight 841 1974.

  31. France - Paris airport 1975.
  32. Austria - OPEC 1975.
  33. Greece - Entebbe hijacking 1976.
  34. USA - Hanafi Siege 1977.
  35. Spain - Lufthansa Flight 181 1977.
  36. Various countries - poisoned oranges 1978.
  37. France - Paris airport 1978.
  38. UK - London 1978.
  39. Many countries - Iranian terror 1979 on.
  40. France - Paris bombs 1979.
  41. Belgium - Brussels airport 1979.
  42. Austria - Vienna synagogue 1979.
  43. Spain - Max Mazin 1980.
  44. UK - Mohamed Mustafa Ramadan 1980.
  45. Belgium - Yosef Halachi 1980.
  46. Belgium - Antwerp 1980.
  47. Italy - Bologna bombing 1980.
  48. France - Paris synagogue 1980.
Under Reagan (1980 to 1988):
  1. Italy - Rome airport 1981.
  2. Austria - Heinz Nittel 1981.
  3. Italy - El Al office 1981.
  4. Greece - travel agency 1981.
  5. Italy - Rome airport 1981.
  6. Austria - Israeli embassy 1981.
  7. Austria - Vienna synagogue 1981.
  8. Italy - Ostia 1981.
  9. Belgium - Antwerp synagogue 1981.
  10. France - Christian Chapman 1981.
  11. Germany - Berlin restaurant 1982.
  12. France - Charles Ray 1982.
  13. Italy - El Al office 1982.
  14. France - Israeli embassy 1982.
  15. Austria - French embassy 1982.
  16. UK - Israeli ambassador 1982.
  17. France - Paris restaurant 1982.
  18. Japan - Pan Am Flight 830 1982.
  19. France - Israeli Embassy 1982.
  20. Belgium - Brussels synagogue 1982.
  21. Italy - Rome synagogue 1982.
  22. USA - Daniel Jordan 1982.
  23. Australia - Sydney bombs 1982.
  24. USA - Hotel Rajneesh bombing 1983.
  25. USA - Ahmadi attacks 1983.
  26. France - Paris restaurant 1983.
  27. UK - London 1983.
  28. France - TGV bombing 1983.
  29. Greece - Kenneth Whitty 1984.
  30. UK - Yvonne Fletcher 1984.

  31. France - Marks and Spencer 1985.
  32. France - Jewish film festival 1985.
  33. Spain - Torrejon 1985.
  34. Greece - TWA Flight 847 1985.
  35. Germany - Frankfurt Airport 1985.
  36. Spain - Madrid 1985.
  37. Denmark - Copenhagen synagogue 1985.
  38. Germany - Rhein-Main Air Base 1985.
  39. Greece - hotel attack 1985.
  40. Italy - Rome 1985.
  41. Argentina - Jewish kindergarten 1985.
  42. Greece - EgyptAir Flight 648 1985.
  43. Germany - Frankfurt 1985.
  44. France - Paris 1985.
  45. Italy and Austria - Rome and Vienna 1985.
  46. France - Paris bombings 1986.
  47. France - TGV bombing 1986.
  48. France - Paris bombing 1986.
  49. Italy - TWA Flight 840 1986.
  50. Germany - West Berlin 1986.
  51. UK - BA office 1986.
  52. France - Kenneth Marston 1986.
  53. France - Paris bombings 1986.
  54. Germany - U.S. Tempelhof Air Base 1986.
  55. Belgium - Antwerp synagogue 1986.
  56. Switzerland - Air Afrique hijack 1987.
  57. Italy - poisoned grapefruit 1988.
  58. Greece - City of Poros 1988.
  59. UK - Lockerbie 1988.
Under Bush (1988 to 1992):
  1. Many countries - Salman Rushdie 1989 on.
  2. USA - Rushdie bookshops 1989.
  3. USA - Riverdale Press 1989.
  4. Italy - Rushdie bookshops 1989.
  5. Belgium - Rushdie killings 1989.
  6. UK - Rushdie bookshops 1989.
  7. Norway - Rushdie bookshops 1989.
  8. UK - Rushdie bookshops 1989.
  9. France - Rushdie publisher 1989.
  10. Belgium - Joseph Wybran 1989.
  11. USA - Rashad Khalifa 1990.
  12. Switzerland - Kazem Radjavi 1990.
  13. USA - Meir Kahane 1990.
  14. Australia - Makin Morcos 1991.
  15. Italy - Ettore Capriolo 1991.
  16. Japan - Hitoshi Igarashi 1991.
  17. Hungary - Budapest 1991.
  18. Argentina - Israeli embassy 1992.

Under Clinton (1992 to 2000):
  1. USA - CIA HQ 1993.
  2. USA - WTC 1993.
  3. Norway - William Nygaard 1993.
  4. USA - Brooklyn 1994.
  5. Argentina - Jewish centre 1994.
  6. UK - Israeli Embassy 1994.
  7. France - Algerian terror 1994-95.
  8. France - Paris Metro 1995.
  9. France - Jewish school 1995.
  10. France - Paris train 1996.
  11. France - Paris metro 1996.
  12. USA - Empire State Building 1997.
  13. South Africa - Planet Hollywood 1998.
  14. USA - EgyptAir Flight 990 1999.
  15. USA - H. Rap Brown 2000.
  16. Germany - Dusseldorf synagogue 2000.
  17. France - Villepinte synagogue 2000.
  18. UK - Nabil Ouldeddine 2000.
Under Bush (2000 to 2008):
  1. USA - 9/11 2001.
  2. UK - Ross Parker 2001.
  3. France - AZF explosion 2001.
  4. USA - shoe bomber 2001.
  5. Holland - Pim Fortuyn 2002.
  6. USA - LA 2002.
  7. USA - Beltway sniper 2002.
  8. France - Bertrand DelanoŽ 2002.
  9. UK - Stephen Oake 2003.
  10. USA - Ariel Sellouk 2003.
  11. France - Sebastian Sellam 2003.
  12. Spain - Madrid 2004.
  13. Holland - Theo van Gogh 2004.
  14. UK - London 2005.
  15. France - Ilan Halimi 2006.
  16. USA - NC SUV attack 2006.
  17. Germany - Amir Cheema 2006.
  18. USA - Seattle Jewish centre 2006.
  19. USA - CA SUV attack 2006.
  20. Norway - Oslo synagogue 2006.
  21. UK - London and Glasgow 2007.
  22. USA - Chauncey Bailey 2007.
  23. UK - Exeter 2008.
  24. UK - Sherry Jones 2008.
  25. Denmark - Odense 2008.
Under Obama (2008 to 2016):
  1. USA - Little Rock 2009.
  2. Italy - Milan 2009.
  3. USA - Fort Hood 2009.
  4. USA - Richard T. Antoun 2009.
  5. USA - Flight 253 2009.
  6. Denmark - Kurt Westergaard 2010.
  7. USA - Times Square 2010.
  8. UK - Stephen Timms 2010.
  9. Sweden - Lars Vilks 2010.
  10. Sweden - Malmo synagogue 2010.
  11. Denmark - Copenhagen hotel 2010.
  12. Sweden - Issa Issa 2010.
  13. USA - military shootings 2010.
  14. USA/UK - cargo planes 2010.
  15. Sweden - Stockholm 2010.
  16. Italy - Nello Rega 2011.
  17. UK - Gary Smith 2011.
  18. Germany - Frankfurt 2011.
  19. Australia - Sydney 2011.
  20. Brazil - school shooting 2011.
  21. Norway - apostates 2011.
  22. Canada - Paris Dipersico 2011.
  23. USA - Waltham murders 2011.
  24. USA - Alaa Alsaegh 2011.
  25. Germany - J. Gehirn 2011.
  26. France - Charlie Hebdo arson 2011.
  27. Denmark - Hare Krishna temple 2011.
  28. Germany - Ferhad Ahma 2011.
  29. South Africa - Al-Shabaab terror 2011-12.
  30. USA - Gelareh Bagherzadeh 2012.
  31. Norway - Christian converts 2012.
  32. Australia - Alevi centre 2012.
  33. France - Toulouse massacre 2012.
  34. Belgium - metro 2012.
  35. Bulgaria - Burgas bombing 2012.
  36. France - Paris 2012.
  37. Cyprus - British soldier 2012.
  38. USA - Coty Beavers 2012.
  39. Denmark - Lars Hedegaard 2013.
  40. USA - Boston Marathon 2013.
  41. France - Roussillon 2013.
  42. UK - Woolwich soldier 2013.
  43. France - Paris soldier 2013.
  44. UK - prison officer 2013.
  45. USA - Gay nightclub fire 2013.
  46. Belgium - Jewish Museum 2014.
  47. France - Jewish supermarket 2014.
  48. USA - Ali Muhammad Brown 2014.
  49. UK - Edmonton, London beheading 2014.
  50. Australia - Melbourne 2014.
  51. USA - Oklahoma beheading 2014.
  52. Denmark - Kvissel murder 2014.
  53. Canada - St-Jean-sur-Richelieu 2014.
  54. Canada - Ottawa Parliament attack 2014.
  55. USA - New York axe attack 2014.
  56. UK - Israel stall 2014.
  57. France - Jewish restaurant 2014.
  58. Australia - Sydney cafe 2014.
  59. France - Joue-les-Tours 2014.
  60. France - Dijon 2014.
  61. France - Nantes 2014.
  62. France - Charlie Hebdo 2015.
  63. Germany - Cartoons arson 2015.
  64. Belgium - Verviers 2015.
  65. France - Nice 2015.
  66. Denmark - Copenhagen cafe 2015.
  67. Denmark - Copenhagen synagogue 2015.
  68. USA - Terrence Lavaron Thomas 2015.
  69. Austria - Vienna murder 2015.
  70. South Africa - Zainub Priya Dala 2015.
  71. France - Aurelie Chatelain 2015.
  72. USA - Muhammed cartoon contest 2015.
  73. USA - Boston 2015.
  74. Austria - Graz SUV attack 2015.
  75. France - Factory beheading 2015.
  76. USA - Chattanooga 2015.
  77. France - train attack 2015.
  78. Germany - Berlin 2015.
  79. Denmark - asylum seeker 2015.
  80. Australia - Sydney 2015.
  81. France - Schoolboy 2015.
  82. USA - University of California 2015.
  83. France - Paris massacre 2015.
  84. France - Marseille 2015.
  85. UK - apostate 2015.
  86. USA - San Bernardino massacre 2015.
  87. UK - Leytonstone tube 2015.
  88. France - soldiers at mosque 2016.
  89. France - Paris police station 2016.
  90. USA - Philadelphia 2016.
  91. France - Marseille 2016.
  92. UK - Brixton 2016.
  93. USA - Ohio restaurant 2016.
  94. Germany - Hanover stabbing 2016.
  95. Belgium - Brussels bombings 2016.
  96. UK - Asad Shah 2016.
  97. Germany - Essen bombing 2016.
  98. Germany - Grafing stabbing 2016.
  99. UK - Brighton 2016.
  100. UK - London supermarket 2016.
  101. USA - gay nightclub massacre 2016.
  102. France - Policeman and family 2016.
  103. France - Rennes 2016.




I note that Islamic terror against the US began in 1785 with Islamic piracy.



Islamic terror against the USA in the 1780s:
The envoy of the Barbary pirates explains why Islam allows them carry out raids on the infidels.
The above is from a 1786 letter reporting a meeting between Thomas Jefferson, U.S. ambassador to France, and Sidi Haji Abdul Rahman Adja, the Tripoli (Barbary pirate) envoy to London.
From p.342 of vol.2 of The Diplomatic Correspondence of the United States of America, published 1837.
Hat tip to Ali A. Rizvi.



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.
From here. See quote.



The Munich Massacre in 1972.
The modern day Jew-hating Nazis kill Jews in Germany.
Clip from the movie Munich.



Entebbe hijack 1976.
German terrorists help Islamic terrorists kill Jews.



Lockerbie bombing 1988.
270 dead.



Buenos Aires bombing 1994.
85 dead.



9/11 attacks 2001.
3,000 dead.
This is the emergency call of Kevin Cosgrove.



Madrid bombings 2004.
200 dead.



Paris massacre 2015.
130 dead.
Copy here.
Islamic attacks on the West will never end.





Excluded incidents

Sometimes classification is hard.
I exclude a number of disputed incidents.
I also exclude the vast number of failed Islamic terror plots against the West.


This list of failed Islamic terror plots against the US from Sept 2001 to Sept 2011 gives a small idea of how many Islamic terror plots against the West there would be since 1968.



The killer in the Liege massacre in Belgium in Dec 2011 was an orphan of Moroccan Muslim origin, had a rocket launcher with jihadi writing on it, and targeted Christmas shoppers.
But I still don't think it was an Islamic terror attack.



Some claim the Salt Lake City mall shooting by a Muslim in 2007 was Islamic terror, but I see no hard evidence of that.
Some claim "Allah Akbar" is shouted in the video above, but I don't hear it.




Islamic terror attacks on Irish people

There have not (yet) been any Islamic terror attacks in Ireland.

But Islamic terrorists have been attacking and killing Irish people abroad (in the West and outside the West) for many years.


  1. Aidan Walsh kidnapped by jihadis in Lebanon, 1985.
  2. Brian Keenan held hostage by Islamist Hizbollah, 1986 to 1990.
  3. The Hindawi affair 1986. Jihadi uses his pregnant Irish girlfriend to try to blow up a plane.
  4. 3 Irish killed in Lockerbie bombing 1988.
  5. Valerie Place killed by jihadis in Somalia, 1993.
  6. Fr Des Hartford kidnapped by jihadis in Philippines, 1997.
  7. Noel Rooney targeted by jihadi bombers in Saudi Arabia, 2001.
  8. Fr. Rufus Halley killed by jihadis in Philippines, 2001.
  9. 6 Irish nationals killed by jihadis in 9/11 attacks, 2001, and hundreds of Irish-Americans. Those murdered included Irish-born Ruth McCourt and her daughter Juliana McCourt, age 4.
  10. Aidan Leahy kidnapped by jihadis in Iran, 2003.
  11. Simon Cumbers killed by jihadis in Saudi Arabia, 2004.
  12. Irish aid worker kidnapped by Palestinian jihadis, 2004.
  13. Tony Higgins killed by jihadis in Saudi Arabia, 2004.
  14. Ken Bigley killed on video by jihadis in Iraq, 2004.
  15. Margaret Hassan killed on video by jihadis in Iraq, 2004.
  16. Ciaran Cassidy and Shelley Marie Mather killed by jihadis in London bombings, 2005.
  17. Rory Carroll kidnapped by jihadis in Iraq, 2005.
  18. John Ging attacked by jihadis in Gaza in 2007, and threatened with death by them in 2010.
  19. Fred Parle kidnapped by Somali pirates, 2008.
  20. Sharon Commins kidnapped by (probably government-backed) Janjaweed in Sudan, 2009.
  21. Fr. Michael Sinnott kidnapped by jihadis in Philippines, 2009.
  22. David Bloomer held briefly by Iran, 2009.
  23. Helen Johnston kidnapped by jihadis in Afghanistan, 2012.
  24. Stephen McFaul held hostage by jihadis in Algerian hostage crisis, 2013.
  25. Tunisia tourists beach massacre, June 2015. Three Irish shot dead: Lorna Carty, Laurence Hayes and his wife Martina Hayes.
  26. Irishman David Nolan shot and injured in the Paris massacre 2015.
  27. Irish family injured in Istanbul bombing 2016.





The Algiers Inn, Baltimore, Co.Cork.
Its name recalls the attack in 1631.
Islamic pirates are still attacking Irish people today.



Baltimore, Co.Cork.
Photo 2008. See full size.
From here. See terms of use.




People scratch their heads about the cause of "Islamophobia".
Are westerners just hostile to "difference"?
I suggest the main cause of "Islamophobia" is the never-ending series of Islamic terror attacks.


  


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