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1970s Terrorism Mideast declaration of war on the West –

The 1970s and the birth of contemporary terrorism


Nearly 9,840 incidents of terrorism were recorded worldwide during that decade [the 1970s], and more than 7,000 people were killed. During the recent surge from 2002 through 2013, 72,185 terrorist attacks occurred — and nearly 170,000 died because of them.

(from the article above)



The golden age of terrorism


The U.S. Department of Transportation found that between 1970 and 1979 there were 112 domestic plane hijackings. [. . . ]

During the decade of the 1970s terrorists killed 184 people in the States and injured more than 600 others. In the decade and a half since 9/11, terrorists have, by contrast, killed 74.

(from the article above)



The Evolution of Islamic Terrorism: An Overview
By John Moore


[2] Political versus Fundamentalist Islam
Political Islam, as opposed to fundamentalist or neo-fundamentalist Islam, posits a worldview that can deal with and selectively integrate modernity. In contrast, fundamentalist Islam calls for a return to an ontological form of Islam that rejects modernity; groups such as Al Qaeda and the Egyptian Islamic Jihad are representative of fundamentalist Islam.



Category:Terrorist incidents in the 1970s


See also the preceding Category:Terrorist incidents in the 1960s and the succeeding Category:Terrorist incidents in the 1980s.


Brussels attacks: More urgency needed to fight terror – May

03-23-2016 (about an hour ago) BBC News UK –

The UK and its allies must work with “greater urgency and joint resolve” to defeat terrorism, Home Secretary Theresa May has said.[ . . . ]

An emergency number for those worried a relative may have been affected has also been issued – 020 7008 0000.



The Iranian dream of a reborn Persian Empire
By Ralph Peters
February 1, 2015 | 6:00am

ISIS craves the old empire of Saladin the Turk, the first Sultan of Egypt and Syria, who founded the Ayyubid dynasty and ruled from 1174–1193. [ . . . ]

The odds are against Islamic State or successor fanatics building and sustaining a sprawling caliphate. Extremists create a valley of death, not a Silicon Valley. The effort to revive the caliphate has ruptured the Arab world — while renewing the old collision of empires between Arabs and Persians. It’s a 7th century conflict replayed in the 21st century.



Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, alternatively translated as Islamic State of Iraq and Syria or Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, is a Salafi jihadist militant group that follows an Islamic fundamentalist, Wahhabi doctrine of Sunni Islam. Wikipedia
Founded: 1999

16-year-old Australian girl faces charges of financing Daesh

Published March 22, 2016

A 16-year-old schoolgirl was set to be charged Tuesday with raising money to support the Daesh terrorist group, Australian police said, warning of a “trend of teenage children” involved in such activities.

The girl and a 20-year-old man were arrested in the western Sydney suburb of Guildford in the morning, New South Wales state police Deputy Commissioner Catherine Burn said.

“The 16-year-old girl is not somebody who is well-known to us, however it is disturbing that we are continuing to see a trend of teenage children involved in activities that they should really not be involved in at all.”


What ISIS Really Wants

“The group seized Mosul, Iraq, last June, and already rules an area larger than the United Kingdom. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been its leader since May 2010, but until last summer, his most recent known appearance on film was a grainy mug shot from a stay in U.S. captivity at Camp Bucca during the occupation of Iraq. Then, on July 5 of last year, he stepped into the pulpit of the Great Mosque of al-Nuri in Mosul, to deliver a Ramadan sermon as the first caliph in generations—upgrading his resolution from grainy to high-definition, and his position from hunted guerrilla to commander of all Muslims. The inflow of jihadists that followed, from around the world, was unprecedented in its pace and volume, and is continuing.” [ . . . ]
“Baghdadi has spoken on camera only once. But his address, and the Islamic State’s countless other propaganda videos and encyclicals, are online, and the caliphate’s supporters have toiled mightily to make their project knowable. We can gather that their state rejects peace as a matter of principle; that it hungers for genocide; that its religious views make it constitutionally incapable of certain types of change, even if that change might ensure its survival; and that it considers itself a harbinger of—and headline player in—the imminent end of the world.”

U.S. charges Iran-linked hackers with targeting banks, N.Y. dam

March 24 at 10:25 AM

The crimes include disrupting U.S. banks’ public websites from late 2011 through May 2013 and with breaking into a small dam in upstate New York in an apparent attempt to stop its operation.

The indictment marks the first time the government is charging people linked to a national government with disrupting or attempting to disrupt critical U.S. infrastructure or computer systems of key industries such as finance and water.

The indictment will name the hackers and describe their government affiliation as well as their role in the hacking campaigns, said U.S. officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the matter’s sensitivity. [ . . . ]

Sent back to bomb Brussels: Outrage as Turkish president reveals they arrested ISIS fanatic in June and deported him BACK to Belgium – and even warned authorities he was a militant

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Ibrahim El Bakraoui, who blew himself up at Brussels Airport on Tuesday, was arrested in Gaziantep in southern Turkey close to the Syrian border last summer. Officials said he was deported to Holland before being passed back over to Belgium.

The president said Belgian authorities had failed to confirm the suspect’s links to terrorism ‘despite our warnings that he was a foreign fighter’. [ . . . ]

All of the men named as bombers yesterday were ‘well known’ to detectives because of their links to ISIS and all had significant criminal records. The El Bakraoui brothers had been in jail recently for gun smuggling, burglary and car crime.