To Peace-loving Muslims . . .

If you follow the mainstream news media in the US, you would have a hard time proving that Muslims are anything but peaceful and pious. However, that does not easily reconcile with the historical list of actions taken by Muslims against people of other nations or faiths. Here is a partial list, that is nowhere near authoritative.

Before I get to the list, let me make one thing clear. I acknowledge that the incidents recorded below are the actions of mostly small groups of extremists. This does not excuse the absolute silence concerning the acts from the majority of the Muslims. If the extremists are not acting with your blessing, you should denounce them utterly and assist in their capture. Failure to do so only looks to the rest of us like you are allowing them to speak for you, or even assisting them in some fashion. In the last 25 years, I have never once heard any public condemnation of the extremists from “Peace-loving” Muslims. Instead, I see news reports of Muslim enclaves in Wisconsin or Michigan who are petitioning their local governments to be exempted from local and federal laws so they can enforce Sharia Law here in the US.

1990-1999

United States February 26, 1993 – World Trade Center bombing, in New York City. 6 killed.

Algeria December 24, 1994 – Air France Flight 8969 hijacking in Algiers by 3 members of Armed Islamic Group of Algeria and another terrorist. 7 killed including 4 hijackers.

Saudi Arabia June 25, 1996 – Khobar Towers bombing, 20 killed, 372 wounded.

2000-2009

Yemen October 12, 2000 – Attack on the USS Cole in the Yemeni port of Aden. 17 American sailors were killed, 39 injured.

United States September 11, 2001 – 4 planes hijacked by 19 al-Qaeda hijackers: two planes crashed into World Trade Center and one into the The Pentagon. Nearly 3000 dead.

Indonesia August 5, 2003 – Marriott Hotel bombing in Mega Kuningan, South Jakarta, Indonesia; suicide bomber detonated a car bomb outside the JW Marriott Jakarta lobby, killing 12 and injuring 150

Spain March 11, 2004 – Madrid train bombings, killed 191 people and wounded 1,800.

Indonesia September 9, 2004 – 2004 Australian Embassy bombing in Jakarta, Indonesia; suicide bomber exploded a one-tonne car bomb, which was packed into a small Daihatsu delivery van, outside the Australian embassy at Kuningan District, South Jakarta killing 9 and injuring over 150

United Kingdom July 7, 2005 – Multiple bombings in London Underground. 53 killed by four suicide bombers. Nearly 700 injured.

Egypt July 23, 2005 – Bomb attacks at Sharm el-Sheikh, an Egyptian resort city, at least 64 people killed.

United Kingdom February 1, 2007 – The 2007 plot to behead a British Muslim soldier – A group of British Pakistanis in Birmingham, England planned to kidnap and behead a British Muslim soldier in order to undermine the morale of the British Army and inhibit recruitment of Muslims.

India September 13, 2008 – Bombing series in Delhi, India. Pakistani extremist groups plant bombs at several places including India Gate, out of which the ones at Karol Bagh, Connaught Place and Greater Kailash explode leaving around 30 people dead and 130 injured, followed by another attack two weeks later at the congested Mehrauli area, leaving 3 people dead.

India November 26, 2008 – Muslim extremists kill at least 166 people and wound numerous others in a series of coordinated attacks on India’s financial capital, Mumbai. The government of India blamed Pakistan based militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba and stated that the terrorists killed/caught were citizens of Pakistan, a claim which the Pakistani government first refused but then accepted when given proof. Ajmal Kasab, one of the terrorists, was caught alive.

Somalia June 18, 2009 – 2009 Beledweyne bombing by Al-Shabaab. 35 dead.

2010 – current

United States May 1, 2010 – 2010 Times Square car bombing attempt, New York, New York, USA. Faisal Shahzad, an Islamic Pakistani American who received an American citizenship in December 2009, attempted to detonate a car bomb in Times Square working with the Pakistani Taliban or Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan.

Pakistan May 28, 2010 – Attacks on Ahmadi Mosques Lahore, Pakistan. Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan claimed attacks on two mosques simultaneously belonging to the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, killing nearly 100 and injuring many others.[11]

Sweden December 10, 2010 – 2010 Stockholm bombing, Sweden. killing the bomber and injuring two people.

China July 18, 2011 – 2011 Hotan attack, Hotan, China. A group of 18 young Uyghur men who opposed the local government’s campaign against the full-face Islamic veil perpetrated a series of coordinated bomb and knife attacks and occupied a police station on Nuerbage Street, killing two security guards and taking eight hostages. The attackers yelled religious slogans, including ones associated with Jihadism.

Iraq 23 February 2012 Iraq attacks, Baghdad, Iraq by Islamic State of Iraq. 83 dead, 250+ injured.

Iraq 20 March 2012 Iraq attacks, Baghdad and at least 9 other cities, Iraq. 52 dead, ~ 250 injured.

United States April 15, 2013. – Boston Marathon bombings. Two brothers, Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnev, planted two bombs near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. The blast killed 3 and injured 183 others.

United Kingdom May 22, 2013 – Two men with cleavers kill British soldier Lee Rigby in Woolwich.

Kenya September 21, 2013 – Westgate shopping mall attack, 67 killed, 175 wounded.

Iraq/Syria May 2014-current – ISIL extremists capture several large towns in organized military operations, forcing non-Muslims to leave or die, stealing the personal possessions of those who do leave, and destroying historical sites sacred to other faiths. Ritual stoning and Sharia law enforced under heavy duress.

In addition to which, the “troubles” between Hamas and Israel in the Gaza Strip are nothing but radical Muslims refusing to co-exist with a nation of a majority faith other than Muslim.

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