Skip to comments.List of Islamic Terror Attacks For the Past 2 Months
Posted on 12/11/2009 11:03:35 AM PST by Perseverando
List of Islamic Terror Attacks For the Past 2 Months
About the List of Terrorist Attacks
This list of terrorist attacks committed by Muslims since 9/11/01 (a rate of about three or four a day) is incomplete because only a small percentage of attacks were picked up by international news sources, even those resulting in multiple loss of life.
These are not incidents involving nominal Muslims killing for money or personal pride. This is not ordinary crime. We include violent incidents that can reasonably be determined to have been committed out of religious duty - as interpreted by the perpetrator.
We usually list only attacks that result in loss of life (with a handful of exceptions). In several cases, the victims are undercounted because deaths from trauma caused by the Islamists may occur in later days, despite the best efforts of medical personnel to keep the victims alive.
We usually don't include incidents related to combat, such as in Iraq and Afghanistan, unless it involves particularly heinous terrorist tactics. Unprovoked sniper, drive-by or roadside bombing attacks on military personnel serving normal police duties are sometimes included depending on the circumstances.
We acknowledge that a handful of incidents on the list may not fit the traditional definition of 'terror attack.' A small portion, for example, are of honor killings - although we very rarely include those in which a woman is killed by their husband, since this is often indistinguishable from a crime of passion (barring explicit circumstances).
Unfortunately, this list of Muslim terrorist attacks barely scratches the surface of atrocities committed in the name of Islam that occur world-wide each day. For that reason, we don't tally up the dead and dismembered, except on a weekly and monthly basis.
As an example, most news articles on the violence in Southern Thailand note that about 900 people were killed in 2005. We estimate that 150 of these deaths are of the Islamic militants themselves, which means they killed some 750 people that year. But TROP only recorded the deaths of 314. We underreported more than half in a country with a decent news infrastructure. Imagine what we don't catch in the Sudan, where the toll runs into the hundreds of thousands!
The ridiculous level of violence that Islam serves up to the world makes it impossible to compile a complete list.
The incidents are collected each day from public news sources. There is no rumor or word-of-mouth involved. Although every attempt is made to be accurate and consistent, we are not making the claim that this is a scientific undertaking.
No other religion inspires the sort of terrorism that the "Religion of Peace" produces. We hope that this list offers a dose of perspective against so-called "Islamophobia" and other Muslim complaints that are petty by comparison. As the site Bare Naked Islam puts it, "It isn't Islamophobia when they really are trying to kill you."
Who knows - perhaps one day Muslims will have a change of heart and decide to take the sort of action that one might expect of people who believe that it really is wrong to kill in the name of their religion. We'll know when this happens because it will be when Islam exchanges self-absorbed whining for true contrition and an end to the violence.
Go back to the List of Islamic Terrorist Attacks
At the end of the spread sheet, be sure and check out the body count for previous years including:
Wow! Thanks for the great work!
Thanks, but I didn’t do anything. “TheReligionofPeace.com” did all the work.
Thanks! Islam is the scourge of civilized man.
Too harsh on the religion of peace???