In response to the naive and simplistic ‘free Palestine’ movement i’m going to start the ‘Free Charlie Manson’ campaign to illustrate that Hamas is demonstrably and evidently a criminally insane terrorist organization with an agenda, in writing, to kill all the Jews of Israel and commit genocide. It’s in their charter. 1988_Hamas_charter. Honestly people are just not paying attention and seem to have a cherry picked view of history that is obviously anti Jew and based in fantasy, disinformation, a skewed concept of reality and a most superficial/revisionist view of history.

Hamas is basically gaslighting Israel at this time, accusing them of everything that Hamas is, in fact, guilty of. That’s the way psychopaths work and they are that, as evidenced by their own texts and videos.

click here for example: Tomorrow’s Pioneers ’kids show’ produced by Hamas:

It’s just one example but it’s a blatant one and shows clearly that Hamas’ ethos is criminally insane, delusional, atrocious, racist and murderous. It also illustrates how Hamas wants to create martyrs of the women, children and elders of the Palestine. Be it noted that the Palestinian authority actually monetarily awards Palestinians for committing acts of terrorism and murder against Jews, thus incentivizing them to do so. If this is what you are supporting Hamas then i suggest you check yourself and examine where your ideas came from.

Many people’s perceptions are skewed by propaganda, anti semitism in the mainstream and especially in fringe media. Their opinions are clearly informed by pathetic levels of ignorance of history and a disregard of any evidence that contradicts what they have been indoctrinated to believe and/or what is currently trendy and popular in the public zeitgeist.

Here’s an example of propagandistic indoctrination of the the youth by Hamas. If you are not aware of this Hamas produced TV show, Tomorrow’s Pioneers I suggest you educate your self because it really reveals the mind set of Hamas and Islamists in general. I’ll point out the Islamists are at war in more than 20 different countries currently and responsible for horrific acts of terrorism in all of the western secular democracies that have offered them safe haven after they escaped from their own repressive theocratic regimes. One can only blame Islamism for that. Islam is breeding, incubating and, in some cases, importing ultra-violent, criminally insane radical terrorists all over the world. More than 20 different countries, ‘holy jihad’ as they call it which involved terrorizing local inhabitants, civilians and brutally murdering them and raping and kidnapping some of them. It’s not just in Israel Palestine, there is a larger war at play and it is an ideological war that is leading to all of this hienous violent and injustice, oppression, coercion, indoctrination into a highly delusional ideology of hate and violence.

Islam is the most repressive, regressive, coercive and toxic religion in the world currently and serves to perpetuate hatred, violence and seemingly insurmountable cultural divides. All religions are based upon demonstrably and evidently false precepts but only Islam is at war in 13 different countries and are responsible for the bulk of reprehensible acts of terror all over the world. They have a special bee in their bonnet for democracy, secularism and actual freedom including freedom of the press, freedom of expression, free speech, women’s rights and freedoms, the rights of sexual and other minorities. Their end game, their goal, is NOT freedom; it is the installation of a ‘Caliphate’ i.e a religious theocracy which severely limits freedom of speech, free press, women’s rights, sexual freedom, equal rights in law for all, everything the civil rights movement fought for and eventually won in the west in the past century. They are, in short, anti freedom as evidenced by the new caliphate in Afghanistan and what they have done with that, how that has reared it’s ugly head to suppress, oppress, brutalize and indoctrinate by disinformation and coercion their own country men, women and children. Islamic countries have the WORST record of human rights and genocide targeting minorities and ‘infidels’. They appear to want to take civilization back to the dark ages.

Islam is at war with reality and with modernity, at war with what we in the secular democracies call decency, sanity and tolerance. Islam is the least tolerant of other religious beliefs and acts upon that intolerance which is laid out in their Quran and many and various hadiths.

Here are some quotes from the Quran, that text that Muslims live by.

“kill the disbelievers wherever Muslims find them” (2:191)

To fight the unbelievers until no other religion except Islam is left (2:193)

The holy Prophet prescribes fighting for Muslims and says that “it is good for Muslims even if they dislike it” (2:216)

The Qur’an takes away the freedom of belief from all humanity and relegate all those who disbelieve in Islam to hell (5:10)

It instructs the Muslims to “slay or crucify or cut the hands and feet off the unbelievers, that they be expelled from the land with disgrace and that they shall have a great punishment in the world hereafter” (5:34)

“Muslims are not to make friendships with Jews and Christians” (5:51)

Allah has promised to “instil terror into the hearts of the unbelievers” and has ordered Muslims to “smite above their necks (beheading) and smite all their fingertips off them” (8:12)

He also assures Muslims that when they kill in his name “it is not Muslims who slay them, but Allah, in order that He might test the Believers by a gracious trial from Himself” (8:17)

Allah orders Muslims to fight unbelievers until there is no more tumult and faith in Allah is practised everywhere (8:39)

He orders Muslims to “strike terror into the hearts of the enemies” (8:60)

The Qur’an demands that Muslims fight the unbelievers, and promises, “If there are twenty amongst you, you will vanquish two hundred; if a hundred, you will vanquish a thousand of them” (8:65)

Allah and his messenger announce that it is acceptable for Muslims to go back on promises (treaties) and obligations with pagans (unbelievers) and make war on them whenever they find themselves strong enough to do so (9:3)

“fight and slay the pagans, seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem” (9:5)

Allah tells Muslims to “fight the unbelievers” and “He will punish them by the Muslims hands, cover them with shame and help Muslims (to victory) over them” (9:14)

The Qur’an prohibits a Muslim from befriending a non-believer even if that non-believer is the father or the brother of that Muslim (9:23)

Calls non-belivers najis (filthy, untouchable, impure) (9:28)

Allah and his messenger want Muslims to fight the Christians and the Jews “until they pay the Jizya (a penalty tax for the non-Muslims living under Islamic rules) with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued” (9:29

He has made the Jihad mandatory and warns Muslims that “Unless they go forth, (for Jihad) He will punish the Muslims with a grievous penalty, and put others in their place” (9:39)

He promises Muslims that fight for His cause, whether they slay or are slain, they will return to the garden of Paradise (9:111)

“murder them (non-believers) and treat them harshly” (9:123)

The Qur’an instructs Muslims to be disobedient towards the disbelievers and their governments and strive against the unbelievers with great endeavour (25:52)

Allah advises Muslims to “strike off the heads of the disbelievers” and after making a “wide slaughter among them, carefully tie up the remaining captives” (47:4)

Although Muslims are asked to be compassionate amongst each other, they have to be “harsh with unbelievers, their Christian and Jewish and Atheist neighbours and colleagues” (48:29)


Data on global conflicts, terrorism and Islamism

1. _Afghanistan_ – Government forces vs. Taliban, ISIS-K

2. _Armenia/Azerbaijan (Nagorno-Karabakh)_ – Armenian forces vs. Azerbaijani forces

3. _Burkina Faso_ – Government forces vs. jihadist groups (e.g., JNIM, ISGS)

4. _Cameroon_ – Government forces vs. separatist groups (e.g., Ambazonian rebels)

5. _Central African Republic_ – Government forces vs. rebel coalitions (e.g., CPC, 3R)

6. _Chad_ – Government forces vs. rebel groups (e.g., FACT, MDJT)

7. _Congo (DRC)_ – Government forces vs. various rebel groups (e.g., M23, ADF)

8. _Egypt_ – Government forces vs. extremist groups (e.g., ISIS-Sinai)

9. _Ethiopia_ – Government forces vs. Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), Oromo Liberation Army (OLA)

10. _India (Kashmir)_ – Government forces vs. separatist groups (e.g., Hizbul Mujahideen)

11. _Indonesia (Papua)_ – Government forces vs. separatist groups (e.g., OPM)

12. _Iraq_ – Government forces vs. extremist groups (e.g., ISIS)

13. _Israel/Palestine_ – Israeli military vs. Palestinian militant groups (e.g., Hamas)

14. _Libya_ – Government forces vs. rival factions, extremist groups

15. _Mali_ – Government forces vs. jihadist groups (e.g., JNIM, ISGS)

16. _Mexico_ – Government forces vs. drug cartels (e.g., Sinaloa, CJNG)

17. _Myanmar (Burma)_ – Military junta vs. pro-democracy forces, ethnic armed organizations

18. _Nigeria_ – Government forces vs. extremist groups (e.g., Boko Haram, ISWAP)

19. _Pakistan_ – Government forces vs. separatist groups (e.g., TTP, BLA)

20. _Philippines_ – Government forces vs. extremist groups (e.g., Abu Sayyaf, NPA)

21. _Russia (North Caucasus)_ – Government forces vs. separatist groups (e.g., Islamist insurgents)

22. _Somalia_ – Government forces vs. al-Shabaab extremist group

23. _South Sudan_ – Government forces vs. rebel groups (e.g., SPLM-IO)

24. _Sudan_ – Government forces vs. rebel groups (e.g., SPLM-N, JEM)

25. _Syria_ – Government forces vs. rebel groups, extremist organizations (e.g., ISIS, HTS)

26. _Thailand (Deep South)_ – Government forces vs. separatist groups (e.g., BRN, PULO)

27. _Turkey (Kurdistan)_ – Government forces vs. Kurdish militant groups (e.g., PKK)

28. _Ukraine_ – Government forces vs. Russian military and separatist groups

29. _Yemen_ – Government forces vs. Houthi rebels, Saudi-led coalition, and various militant groups

Here is a list of major terrorist attacks from 2003 to 2023:

1. 2003:

    – Istanbul bombings (Al-Qaeda)

    – Marriott Hotel bombing (Jemaah Islamiyah)

On November 15 and 20, 2003, four trucks packed with explosives detonated in Istanbul, Turkey, killing 57 people and injuring over 700 others ¹. The attacks were carried out by al-Qaeda and targeted two synagogues, a British bank and the British consulate ¹. The attacks were carried out in retaliation for Turkey’s support of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq ¹.

On August 5, 2003, a car bomb exploded outside the J.W. Marriott Hotel in Jakarta, Indonesia, killing 12 people and injuring 150 others ¹. The attack was carried out by Jemaah Islamiyah, an al-Qaeda-affiliated group ¹. The attack was seen as a symbol of the growing threat of terrorism in Southeast Asia and was condemned by governments around the world ¹.

2. 2004:

    – Madrid train bombings (Al-Qaeda)

    – Beslan school siege (Riyad-us Saliheen)

The 2004 Madrid train bombings and the Beslan school siege were two devastating terrorist attacks that occurred in the same year.

*Madrid Train Bombings (March 11, 2004)*

On March 11, 2004, a series of coordinated bombings targeted commuter trains in Madrid, Spain. The attacks, carried out by Al-Qaeda, resulted in:

– 191 deaths

– Over 1,800 injuries

The bombings involved ten explosive devices planted on four trains, which detonated almost simultaneously during the morning rush hour. The attacks were the deadliest terrorist incident in Spanish history and led to a significant increase in counter-terrorism measures in Europe.

*Beslan School Siege (September 1-3, 2004)*

In Beslan, North Ossetia, Russia, a group of armed terrorists, mostly from the Riyad-us Saliheen group (connected to Al-Qaeda), took over 1,100 people, including 777 children, hostage at School No. 1. The siege lasted for three days, from September 1 to 3, 2004, and resulted in:

– 334 deaths, including 186 children

– Over 700 injuries

The terrorists demanded recognition of independence for Chechnya and the withdrawal of Russian troops. The siege ended with a bloody confrontation between the terrorists and Russian security forces, leading to widespread condemnation and a significant increase in counter-terrorism efforts in Russia.

Both attacks were horrific and had a profound impact on global terrorism, leading to increased security measures and international cooperation to combat terrorism.

3. 2005:

    – London bombings (Al-Qaeda)

    – Bali bombings (Jemaah Islamiyah)

The 2005 London bombings were a series of coordinated suicide bombings that took place on the London transit system on July 7, 2005 ¹. The 2005 Bali bombings, which occurred on October 1, 2005, in Bali, Indonesia, were a series of bombings that took place at two sites in Jimbaran Beach resort and in Kuta, 19 miles away ². Both attacks were carried out by Islamic extremists. The London bombings were carried out by four British citizens and were linked to Al-Qaeda, while the Bali bombings were carried out by Jemaah Islamiyah, an Islamic terrorist group active in Indonesia. In the London bombings, three trains on the London Underground were bombed, killing 39 people, and a fourth bomb exploded on a bus, killing 13 people. More than 700 people were injured in the attacks. In the Bali bombings, at least 20 people were killed and more than 100 were injured.

4. 2006:

    – Mumbai train bombings (Lashkar-e-Taiba)

    – Dahab bombings (Al-Qaeda)

The Mumbai train bombings of 2006 were a series of seven explosions that took place over the course of 11 minutes on the Mumbai Suburban Railway in Mumbai, India ¹. The explosions, which occurred during the evening rush hour, were carried out by Lashkar-e-Taiba, a terrorist organization based in Pakistan ¹. The bombings killed 209 people and injured over 700 more ¹. The Dahab bombings of 2006, which were carried out by Al-Qaeda, occurred in Dahab, Egypt [2]. Three bombs exploded at a tourist resort, killing 23 people and injuring 80 more [2]. The bombings were seen as a major attack on Egypt’s tourism industry [2].

5. 2007:

    – Algiers bombings (Al-Qaeda)

    – Glasgow International Airport attack (Al-Qaeda)

On December 11, 2007, two car bombs exploded in Algiers, Algeria, at around 9:30 a.m. local time ¹. The first explosion happened in the Ben Aknoun district, near the Supreme Constitutional Court, and the second explosion happened 10 minutes later on the road that separates the United Nations offices from the offices of the UNHCR in the Hydra neighborhood ¹. The United Nations building partially collapsed in the second explosion, and the UNHCR offices were “leveled” ¹. The United Nations building housed the offices of the UN Development Programme, the World Food Programme, the International Labour Organization, the UN Industrial Development Organization, the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS, the Department of Safety and Security and the Population Fund ¹. The collapsed section mainly housed the UNDP ¹. At least 31 people were killed, and 177 people were injured in total ¹. The 2 al-Qaeda Organization in the Islamic Maghreb has claimed responsibility for the attacks ¹.

On June 30, 2007, a dark green Jeep Cherokee loaded with propane canisters was driven into the main terminal building of the Glasgow International Airport ². The car crashed into security barriers and caught fire ². Five people were injured, and one man was arrested at the scene ². The next day, the police found two cars packed with explosives in London, and they were able to defuse them ². The police said that they were looking for more suspects ². The attacks were linked to Al-Qaeda ².

6. 2008:

    – Mumbai attacks (Lashkar-e-Taiba)

    – Islamabad Marriott Hotel bombing (Al-Qaeda)

The 2008 Mumbai attacks were a series of coordinated terrorist attacks that took place in Mumbai, India, on November 26, 2008 ¹ ² ³. Ten members of the terrorist group Lashkar-e-Taiba, a terrorist group based in Pakistan, carried out the attacks, which included shooting and bombings at multiple locations, including the Chabad House, a Jewish center, and several hotels and cafes ¹ ². The attacks killed 166 people and wounded 308 others, and were seen as a major escalation of tensions between India and Pakistan ¹ ². The Islamabad Marriott Hotel bombing, which took place on September 20, 2008, was a suicide bombing attack on the Marriott Hotel in Islamabad, Pakistan, that killed 54 people and injured 266 others ². The attack was carried out by Al-Qaeda and was seen as a major attack on the Pakistani government and military ².

7. 2009:

    – Fort Hood shooting (Nidal Hasan)

    – Christmas Day bomb plot (Al-Qaeda)

The Fort Hood shooting occurred on November 5, 2009, at the Fort Hood military base in Killeen, Texas, USA. Major Nidal Hasan, a US Army psychiatrist, opened fire on his colleagues, killing 13 people and wounding 32 others. Hasan was shot and injured by a civilian police officer and was later convicted of murder and sentenced to death.

The Christmas Day bomb plot occurred on December 25, 2009, when Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, a Nigerian citizen, attempted to detonate a bomb on Northwest Airlines Flight 253 from Amsterdam to Detroit, Michigan, USA. The bomb failed to detonate properly, and Abdulmutallab was subdued by passengers and crew members. He was later convicted of attempted murder and sentenced to life in prison.

Both incidents were linked to Al-Qaeda and were seen as examples of homegrown terrorism and the threat of radicalized individuals. Nidal Hasan had been in contact with Anwar al-Awlaki, a prominent Al-Qaeda recruiter, and Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab had been trained by Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP).

These incidents highlighted the ongoing threat of terrorism and the need for continued vigilance and counter-terrorism efforts. They also raised questions about radicalization, mental health, and the role of social media in spreading extremist ideologies.

8. 2010:

    – Moscow Metro bombings (Caucasus Emirate)

    – Times Square car bombing attempt (Taliban)

The Moscow Metro bombings (March 29, 2010) and Times Square car bombing attempt (May 1, 2010) were two terrorist incidents that highlighted the ongoing threat of terrorism.

– Moscow Metro bombings: Coordinated suicide bombings killed 40 and injured 102, carried out by the Caucasus Emirate, a terrorist organization seeking an independent Islamic state in the North Caucasus region.

– Times Square car bombing attempt: Faisal Shahzad, a Pakistani-American, attempted to detonate a car bomb in Times Square, but failed. He was inspired by the Taliban and had received training in Pakistan.

Both incidents demonstrated the need for continued vigilance and counter-terrorism efforts to prevent such attacks.

9. 2011:

    – Norway attacks (Anders Behring Breivik)

    – Mumbai bombings (Indian Mujahideen)

On July 22, 2011, Anders Behring Breivik, a far-right extremist, carried out two terrorist attacks in Norway ¹. The first attack was a car bombing in Oslo that killed eight people and injured 209. The second attack was a mass shooting at a summer camp on the island of Utøya, where 69 people were killed and 32 were injured. Breivik was arrested and later convicted and sentenced to 21 years of preventive detention in prison.

The 2011 Mumbai bombings, which occurred on July 13, 2011, were a series of coordinated bombings that killed 26 people and injured 130 others [3]. The bombings were carried out by Indian Mujahideen, a terrorist organization. The attacks were condemned by the Indian government and international leaders, and an investigation was launched to identify and bring the perpetrators to justice.

10. 2012:

    – Benghazi attack (Ansar al-Sharia)

The 2012 Benghazi attack refers to the assaults on a U.S. diplomatic compound and a nearby CIA annex in the city of Benghazi, Libya, on September 11-12, 2012 ¹. These attacks resulted in the deaths of four Americans, including the U.S. ambassador to Libya, and were carried out by Ansar al-Sharia, an Al-Qaeda-aligned Salafi Jihadist militia group ² ³.

11. 2013:

    – Westgate Mall attack (Al-Shabaab)

The Westgate Mall attack happened on September 21, 2013, when four Al-Shabaab terrorists attacked the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya, killing at least 67 people and wounding more than 175 others [4].

    – Boston Marathon bombing (Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev)

The Boston Marathon Bombing was a terrorist attack that happened on April 15, 2013, when two bombs went off near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three people and wounding more than 260 others ¹. The Boston Marathon bombing was carried out by two brothers, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who were born in Kyrgyzstan ¹ ². The brothers used two homemade pressure-cooker bombs, which they left in backpacks near the finish line of the Boston Marathon ¹ ². Three people were killed and more than 260 people were injured ¹ ². Tamerlan Tsarnaev was killed during a shootout with law enforcement, while Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was captured and sentenced to death ¹ ². The Boston Marathon bombers, Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, were Muslim and had been radicalized by extremist Islamic beliefs ¹. However, they were not connected to any terrorist groups ¹. The bombings led to a rise in religious hostilities in the U.S. and a rise in anti-Islamic bias ². The Tsarnaev brothers’ cultural background and family dynamics may have also played a role in their actions ³.

12. 2014:

    – Peshawar school massacre (Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan)

    – Sydney hostage crisis (Man Haron Monis)

The Peshawar school massacre and Sydney hostage crisis were two devastating terrorist attacks that occurred in 2014.

The Peshawar school massacre occurred on December 16, 2014, when seven gunmen affiliated with Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) attacked the Army Public School in Peshawar, Pakistan. The attackers killed 141 people, including 132 children, and injured 105 others. The attack was the deadliest terrorist attack in Pakistan’s history and was widely condemned by governments and organizations around the world.

The Sydney hostage crisis occurred on December 15-16, 2014, when Man Haron Monis, an Iranian-born Australian, took 18 people hostage at the Lindt Cafe in Sydney. Monis, who was known to have extremist views, demanded that an Islamic State flag be brought to him and that he be allowed to speak with the Australian Prime Minister. The standoff ended when police stormed the cafe, killing Monis and two of the hostages.

Both attacks were carried out by individuals or groups with extremist beliefs and were intended to inflict maximum harm and spread fear and terror. They highlighted the ongoing threat of terrorism and the need for continued vigilance and cooperation to prevent such attacks.

13. 2015:

    – Charlie Hebdo shooting (Al-Qaeda)

    – Paris attacks (ISIS)

    – San Bernardino attack (Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik)

Here is a summary of the 2015 terrorist attacks ¹ ²:

– Charlie Hebdo shooting: On January 7, 2015, two brothers, Chérif and Saïd Kouachi, attacked the Charlie Hebdo office in Paris, killing 11 people. They escaped and killed a police officer before being killed by police two days later. Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula claimed responsibility. The Charlie Hebdo shootings were motivated by Islamic extremism ¹. The satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo, had a history of antagonizing Islamists and was known for its left-wing, atheist worldview ². The attackers, two French brothers of Algerian descent, were associated with al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and were motivated by the magazine’s criticism of Islam and its depiction of Muhammad ³. The attack was seen as an attack on free speech and the freedom of the press, and it sparked widespread outrage and solidarity with the victims ².

– Paris attacks: On November 13, 2015, a series of coordinated attacks were carried out across Paris, killing 130 people and injuring 350. The attacks included a suicide bomber at the Stade de France, mass shootings at popular nightspots and a hostage situation at the Bataclan theater. The Islamic State claimed responsibility.

– San Bernardino attack: On December 2, 2015, Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik, a married couple, attacked the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, California, killing 14 people and injuring 22. The couple, who were killed by police, were inspired by the Islamic State.

14. 2016:

    – Brussels bombings (ISIS)

    – Orlando nightclub shooting (Omar Mateen)

    – Nice truck attack (Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel)

1. Brussels bombings (ISIS): A series of bombings in Brussels killed at least 30 people and injured over 250 others. Two bombs were detonated at the main terminal of Brussels Airport and another at a metro station in the city center.

2. Orlando nightclub shooting (Omar Mateen): Omar Mateen, who was inspired by ISIS, opened fire at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. He killed 49 people and injured 53 others before being shot dead by police.

3. Nice truck attack (Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel): Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel drove a truck into a crowd celebrating Bastille Day in Nice, France. He killed 86 people, including 10 children, and injured over 400 others. He was shot dead by police. ISIS later claimed responsibility for the attack.

15. 2017:

    – Manchester Arena bombing (Salman Abedi)

    – London Bridge attack (Khuram Butt, Rachid Redouane, and Youssef Zaghba)

    – Barcelona van attack (Younes Abouyaaqoub)

1. Manchester Arena bombing: Salman Abedi, inspired by Daesh and al-Qaida, carried out this attack, which killed 22 people and injured 500 others.

2. London Bridge attack: Three men, Khuram Butt, Rachid Redouane and Youssef Zaghba, inspired by Daesh and al-Qaida, carried out this attack, killing eight people and injuring many more.

3. Barcelona van attack: Younes Abouyaaqoub, inspired by Daesh and al-Qaida, carried out this attack, killing 16 people and injuring at least 100 others.

16. 2019:

    – Christchurch mosque shootings (Brenton Tarrant)

    – Sri Lanka Easter bombings (National Thowheeth Jama’ath)

1. Christchurch mosque shootings: On March 15, 2019, Brenton Tarrant, a white supremacist, carried out a terrorist attack on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. He killed 51 people and injured 49 others. The attack was live-streamed on social media and was the deadliest mass shooting in New Zealand’s history.

2. Sri Lanka Easter bombings: On April 21, 2019, National Thowheeth Jama’ath (NTJ), a local Islamist extremist group, carried out a series of coordinated bombings on Easter Sunday, targeting churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka. The attacks killed 259 people and injured over 500 others. The bombings were the deadliest terrorist attack in Sri Lanka since the end of the civil war in 2009.

Both attacks were motivated by extremist beliefs and resulted in significant loss of life and harm to communities.


– On April 23, 2018, Alek Minassian, 25, drove a rented van into a crowd in Toronto, Canada, killing 11 people and injuring 15. The attack was characterized as an act of misogynist terrorism.

– On July 29, 2018, five men rammed a car into a group of Western tourists in Tajikistan, then stabbed them. Four people were killed, and two were injured.

17. 2019:

    – Christchurch mosque shootings (Brenton Tarrant)

    – Pulwama attack (Jaish-e-Mohammed)

    – Sri Lanka Easter bombings (National Thowheeth Jama’ath)

18. 2020:

    – Vienna attack (Kujtim Fejzulai)

    – Nice church attack (Brahim Aouissaoui)

On November 2, 2020, a mass shooting occurred in Vienna, Austria, killing four people and injuring 23 others ¹. The shooting occurred in six different locations, and the attacker was identified as Kujtim Fejzulai, who was killed by the police ¹. The attack was claimed by the Islamic State and was considered an act of terrorism ¹.

The Nice church attack occurred on October 29, 2020, when Brahim Aouissaoui killed three people at Notre Dame Basilica [2]. The attack was considered an act of terrorism and was claimed by the Islamic State [2]. Aouissaoui was shot by the police and later died of his injuries [2].

19. 2021:

    – Kabul airport attack (ISIS-K)

    – Taliban insurgency (Taliban)

On August 26, 2021, a suicide bomber detonated an explosive belt at Abbey Gate, one of the gates into the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, during the 2021 evacuation from Afghanistan ¹. ISIS-K claimed responsibility for the attack ² ³ ¹. The attack killed 183 people, including 13 U.S. military members and 170 Afghan civilians ¹.

20. 2022:

    – Buffalo supermarket shooting (Payton Gendron)

    – Uvalde school shooting (Salvador Ramos)

1. Buffalo supermarket shooting: On May 14, 2022, Payton Gendron carried out a mass shooting at a Tops Friendly Market supermarket in Buffalo, New York. Ten people were killed and three were injured in the shooting. Gendron was arrested and charged with first-degree murder. He was sentenced to 11 consecutive life sentences without the possibility of parole.

2. Uvalde school shooting: On May 24, 2022, Salvador Ramos carried out a mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. Nineteen students and two faculty members were killed, and 17 others were injured. Ramos was killed in a shootout with law enforcement officers. The shooting began when Ramos shot and critically wounded his grandmother at her home before driving to the school, where he crashed his vehicle and engaged with law enforcement officers outside the school before entering and committing the massacre.

21. 2023:

    – Hamas-led militants attacked Israel, killing 1,200 people.

On October 7, 2023, Hamas launched a surprise attack on Israel from the Gaza Strip, resulting in the deaths of over 1,200 people, mostly Israeli citizens, and the taking of 240 hostages ¹. Israel declared a state of war on October 8, and responded with airstrikes on the Gaza Strip ². Since then, the conflict has resulted in thousands of deaths, many of them civilians and children, and has led to a humanitarian crisis in Gaza ¹ ².

Please note that this list is not exhaustive, and there have been many other terrorist attacks worldwide. Additionally, the attribution of responsibility may vary depending on the source.

According to various sources, including the Global Terrorism Index (GTI) and the University of Maryland’s Global Terrorism Database (GTD), a significant percentage of terrorist attacks in the last 20 years have been perpetrated by Islamist extremist groups.

Here are some approximate percentages based on the GTI and GTD reports:

– 2002-2019: 57% of terrorist attacks were committed by Islamist extremist groups (GTI)

– 2010-2019: 63% of terrorist attacks were committed by Islamist extremist groups (GTD)

– 2015-2020: 70% of terrorist attacks in the West were committed by Islamist extremists (GTD)

Please note that these percentages are approximate and may vary depending on the source and criteria used to define “Islamist” and “terrorist attacks.” Additionally, it’s important to remember that the vast majority of Muslims reject terrorism and extremist ideologies, and that terrorist attacks have been perpetrated by individuals and groups from various religious and political backgrounds.

It’s also worth noting that the GTI and GTD reports include attacks committed by all types of terrorist groups, including political, nationalist, and religious groups, as well as lone actors. The reports also include attacks that have been attributed to multiple groups or ideologies.

“Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away.”

~ Philip K. Dick, I Hope I Shall Arrive Soon

The above text is written and compiled by an areligious rational sceptic and critical thinker, a free thinker who has studied history, comparative religion, science and philosophy for many years and is a qualified university professor.