Islamic Terrorism Timeline
- January 4, 1986: Two Libyan fighters were shot down by the U.S. Air Force over international waters as Libya continued to claim control over airspace that exceeded beyond international norms.
- January 6, 1986: The Islamic Cultural Center in Rome was destroyed by arsonists. Five Arab Muslims were arrested. The center was financed by the Arab League.
By design, Islam had become synonymous with Arab because it was easier to defend the religious and political doctrine of Islam by claiming racism and labeling those who condemned Islam "bigots." Most Muslims are not Arabs and some Arabs are not Muslims.
- January 16, 1986: Muslims with animosity toward Syria bombed their national airlines' offices in Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates. It was one of a million confirmations that Muslims despise one another as much as they hate Jews and Christians.
- January 16, 1986: A car belonging to Ahmad Baha al-Rida, director of the Mobil Oil in Tripoli, Lebanon was bombed. That wasn't wise. If it weren't for Western firms capitalizing on crude beneath the sands of Islamic fiefdoms, Islam would be bankrupt. The religion would dissolve and terrorism would cease. While that may sound simplistic, truth often is.
- January 17, 1986: Three Spanish Embassy employees were kidnapped at gunpoint near the Beirut Airport. The seizure came only hours after Spain established full diplomatic relations with Israel. The three were released on February 19 after the Spanish government pardoned, and expelled to Lebanon, two Shiite terrorists being held for an assassination attempt against a Libyan diplomat in 1984.
- January 27, 1986: The General Command of the Palestinian Revolution claimed credit for a bomb that exploded in a restaurant in Jerusalem. Ten diners were killed and twenty were injured in the blast.
- January 29, 1986: A Muslim militant in Arab civilian garb, and carrying Jordanian Army identity papers, assaulted an Israeli patrol, killing two and wounding two others before he himself was killed. Jordan denied responsibility for its soldier.
- January 30, 1986: Two masked Muslims sprayed assault rifle fire at a police car parked outside a gate leading to Jerusalem's Old City. The Palestinian terrorists killed an Israeli officer and wounded a young couple who were just passing by. Four Fatah members were arrested.
- January 30, 1986: In the port of Messina, Italy, two 135-ton hydrofoil boats flying Cypriot flags were sunk while docked for repairs. The vessels which were only a few hundred yards apart, sank within minutes of each other. The ships were owned by a member of Lebanon's Afifi family and were part of a shipping company based in Limasol, Cyprus.
- February 3, 1986: A powerful bomb rocked an elegant shopping gallery on the Champs-Elysees during the morning rush. Eight shoppers were wounded. The following day, an Islamic terrorist group calling itself the "Committee of Solidarity with the Arab and Middle East Political Prisoners (CSAMEPP)" claimed responsibility for the bombing in a letter to Agence France-Presse.
Hours later, a second bomb was found in a public lavatory on the third floor of the Eiffel Tower. It was defused 90 minutes before it had been timed to go off. There were 100 tourists on the tower at the time and many of them would have been killed.
A few hours after the Eiffel Tower bomb was defused, a third bomb was detonated in a crowded bookstore in the popular Latin Quarter tourist area. Four more people were injured by this blast. The Committee of Solidarity with the Arab and Middle East Political Prisoners (CSPPA) claimed responsibility for it as well.
CSAMEPP was initially thought to be a pseudonym for the Lebanese Armed Revolutionary Faction (LARF) because the perpetrators demanded the release of several LARF terrorists who were being held in French jails. Each had attacked pro-Shah Iranian, American, or Jewish targets. Among those whose release was sought was Anis Naccache. He was incarcerated for killing two people while attempting to assassinate the former Iranian Prime Minister, Shahpur Bakhtiar, in Paris in 1980. They sought Georges Ibrahim Abdallah, a Lebanese Shia Muslim who was charged with complicity in the assassination of an American military attaché (U.S. Lieutenant Colonel Charles Ray on January 18th, 1982) and an Israeli diplomat (Yacov Barsimantov on April 3rd, 1982). This being the case, insurgent groups in Lebanon were blamed in the French media.
However, in the summer of 1987, evidence was brought forth to implicate the Iranian government itself, demonstrating that the Shia clerics ruling Iran were directly involved in the Paris bombings. Thirty-four members of the Shia fundamentalist group Hizballah (Hezbollah), who had been residing in France, were arrested. At the time, the French Interior Minister accused the Ayatollah Khomeini of having personally directed the bombing campaign in France. If true, the most fundamentalist Islamic regime on earth had once again sponsored the use of terrorism, directly implicating the religion of Islam.
The CSPPA was a group of Paris-based Shiite Muslims who were all member of Allah's Party, known as Hezbollah. They reported directly to the Iranian Islamic theocracy. Their 1985 and 1986 bombings of public places in Paris killed 13 people and injured over 300 more.
The bombings were perpetrated to influence French foreign policy towards the Iranian nuclear program. The Iranian government hoped to accelerate negotiations over a one billion dollar financial claim it had against the French. The Iranians had advanced French firms $1 billion to finish and fuel a nuclear reactor that had been part of the American "Atoms for Peace" program during the Ford administration. But the French had pocketed the money without fulfilling their contractual obligations. Further, the Iranians wanted to induce the French government to stop providing arms to its enemy Iraq, and also to gain the release of jihadists linked to Hezbollah and the Iranian government. In a culture where life is meaningless and power is everything, killing innocent people to influence armament policy seemed moral and just in the eyes of the Islamic religious regime.
Initially, French authorities accused the Lebanese Armed Revolutionary Faction (LARF) of committing these crimes. But then in early 1987, investigators learned from an informer that the attacks had been carried out by a group of Shiite Muslims based in an Islamic school in a Paris suburb. The religious institution was run by Shia imam Fouad Ben Ali Saleh. Subsequent wiretaps led investigators to suspect Wahid Gordji, a translator at Iran's Paris Embassy, of coordinating the attacks. In June, French authorities subpoenaed Gordji. When French police went to his home to arrest him, he had fled to the Iranian Embassy in Paris. This led to a six-month standoff in which French police surrounded the complex.
Although Gordji was not registered as a diplomat and therefore did not have immunity, the Iranian government argued that Gordji was protected as a member of their embassy staff. During the standoff, an Iranian official claimed Gordji was the Deputy Chief of the Embassy.
In response, Iranian police surrounded the French Embassy in Tehran. The two countries severed diplomatic relations in July and Hizballah took several French citizens hostage. The standoff ended in November 1987 when Gordji was briefly interviewed by French authorities before being freed to fly off to Iran. The French hostages in Lebanon were released shortly thereafter and full diplomatic relations were restored in June 1988. Just because 13 innocent people had been killed and 300 had been burned and scared, why let business suffer.
Iran claimed that France expedited the repayment of the one billion dollar advance it had made. The imams also claimed that the French had agreed to crack down on pro-Shah activity in France. The Ayatollah said that the French paid a multi-million dollar ransom to the Lebanese kidnappers of French citizens. However, French Prime Minister Jacque Chirac, not wanting to look like he capitulated, denied that any deal was made and that these things were all unrelated.
In 1992, seven years after the fact, Fouad Ben Ali Saleh, the religious and scholastic leader of the Islamic student network that carried out the bombings, was sentenced to life imprisonment for his role. Two accomplices were also jailed for life, and a third received a 20-year sentence. Several Lebanese citizens were tried in absentia because they had fled the country.
And lest we forget, once the dust had settled and the bodies had been buried, the French resumed work on Iran's nuclear facilities. But French, German, and American complicity in Iran's nuclear ambitions is a story for another day.
- February 5, 1986: The Les Halles shopping complex in Paris, France was bombed. Nine more people were scarred by Islam. The Committee of Solidarity with the Arab and Middle East Political Prisoners, a French subsidiary of Hizballah, claimed responsibility.
- February 5, 1986: A United Nations helicopter was shot down by members of a fundamentalist Muslim alliance in Southern Lebanon. The Islamic Society, an organization composed of Salafi Sunni factions, claimed responsibility.
Members of the Islamic Society said they fired upon the helicopter "accidentally," mistaking it for a Southern Lebanese Army aircraft. Unlike traditional military helicopters, the UN helicopter was painted white and blue, with their logo proudly displayed. Furthermore, the Southern Lebanese Army did not have any helicopters. So these religious Muslims were lying.
The Islamic Society, also referred to as the Islamic Coalition, was an umbrella group for fundamentalist Sunni Islamic factions based in southern Lebanon. They conducted operations during the 15-year Lebanese civil war which began in 1975. For the most part, the Islamic Society attacked the Israeli-backed Southern Lebanese Army (composed mainly of Maronite Christians), the Israeli Defense Forces, and other rival Shia Muslim militias like AMAL, Islamic Jihad, and Hizballah. But they were much to-do about noting because Lebanon is Shia territory - firmly in the grasp of Iran.
It is interesting that a Sunni Muslim group rightly saw the United Nations as a foe. The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) arrived under UN mandate on March 23, 1978 in direct response to Israel's invasion of Lebanon on March 13th. Israel had entered southern Lebanon in order to prevent Palestinian terrorists associated with the Palestinian Liberation Organization from continuing to launch attacks on Israeli civilians from Lebanese bases. The UNIFIL was charged with ensuring the withdrawal of Israeli forces from Lebanon, restoring peace and security, and assisting the Lebanese government's return to authority in the area. However, the UN did little more than serve as cover for Shia terrorists. And that was why the Sunni terrorist saw the UN as a foe.
It was also why Israeli forces often blocked UNIFIL. They correctly stated that the UN's presence had served to increase missile attacks against Israeli territory and had served to facilitate terrorist infiltrations. But it didn't matter. Forces under the UNIFIL mandate have remained, as have Shia and Sunni militias. The once civil country has disintegrated into complete chaos - completely destroyed by Islam. Today in 2006, the UN is still there, witnesses to an ever increasing fundamentalist tide, one in which Iran's Hizballah now controls what is left of the devastated nation. If ever there were testimony to the UN's failure, it is in Lebanon.
As a result of the Taif Agreement, sponsored by the Arab League, the Lebanese civil war ended after 15 years. Of course by that time there was nothing left to fight over other than a staging ground to attack Israel and Iran had that firmly in its grasp.
Israeli Defense Forces withdrew completely from southern Lebanese in July 2000. The Southern Lebanese Army disbanded shortly thereafter due to lack of funding. However, "sectarian conflicts," less commonly known as Sunni-Shia religious infighting, has filled the void. Today, Hizballah rocket and terrorist attacks on Israeli civilian targets are at an all time high. And while Western politicians like to reference the 50,000-strong anti-Syrian protests as a sign of the populous craving democracy, no one wants to discuss the million-man Hizballah marches which follow.
The simple truth is Lebanon, like Syria and Iraq, is controlled by Iran, giving the Islamic theocracy a land crescent into northern Israel - one that they will use to fulfill prophecy. In November 2026, UN Resolution 242 will be affirmed, Muslims will promise peace, and Israel will shrink in size and become defenseless, Sometime in 2027 the Magog Federation of Islamic nations (composed of Iran/Iraq/Syria/Lebanon, Turkey, and the Caucasus and Caspian Islamic fiefdoms) will ally with Egypt, Libya, and the Sudan to attack Israel. While they will fail, one half of the world's population will be eradicated in the aftermath.
- February 8, 1986: Marcel Coudry, a French businessman in Lebanon, was kidnapped in Beirut by the Revolutionary Justice Organization. They were just another name for Hizballah. Coudry was released on November 11, 1986 following the payment of a ransom.
- February 13, 1986: Shia Muslims living large on their crude allowance used a white Mercedes sedan as a gun platform and personnel carrier to fire on the Soviet Embassy in Beirut. One guard was wounded in the incident.
- February 14, 1986: A civilian bus in Jerusalem was bombed, injuring six passengers. Force-17, Yasser Arafat's personal terrorists, claimed responsibility.
- February 17, 1986: In Nicaragua, the U.S.-backed Contra rebel force ambushed a vehicle in which five people, including one Swiss aid worker, were traveling. They killed them all, confirming that they were not worthy of American support. Just because one side is bad, does not make their rivals good. That is why victory cannot be achieved in a civil war. It is why America lost in Vietnam and why America will lose in Iraq.
- February 23, 1986: Three UN Relief and Works Agency staff were kidnapped north of Beirut along with two Palestinian Islamic Jihad officials. They were driving in an unmarked car from Tripoli at the time of the abduction.
- February 24, 1986: A Muslim man parked an explosives-laden car next to a truck belonging to French members of a UN observation team monitoring the truce in Beirut. The jihadist walked away and within minutes the car exploded killing five people and injuring 20 more. The ensuing blast destroyed 15 vehicles in the Sin Fil district.
- February 28, 1986: Prime Minister Olof Palme of Sweden was assassinated in downtown Stockholm as he and his wife left a movie theater. He was shot twice at close range by gunmen who escaped. His wife was only slightly injured.
The Ustashi, a Croatian organization historically allied with Islam, claimed credit for the assassination. These Roman Catholic Fascists were seeking independence from Socialist Yugoslavia. With a long history of acting badly, the Ustashi had killed the Yugoslav ambassador to Sweden in 1971. And in 1985, the Swedish government denied a request for the release of the Ustashi assassins as they were serving sentences for murder. We encourage you to read the story of the Ustashi in the Islamic Clubs listing.
An October 19, 1986 Los Angeles Times article claimed that a member of the Abu Nidal terrorist group was being questioned in connection with the slaying because Palme was a friend of PLO leader Yasser Arafat and a significant contributor to Fatah coffers. Others have made a case that the PKK (Kurdish Marxist Muslims) murdered Palme because he was an European advocate for Turkey. Many make a case for South Africa killing the Swedish PM as he was anti-apartheid.
- March 1, 1986: In Israel, Syrian members of Al Fatah, dressed in army uniforms, succeeded in crossing into Israel from Lebanon and were readying themselves for an attack on a kibbutz. When confronted by Israeli soldiers in the area, they fled back across the border. Once back in Lebanon, the three jihadists took possession of civilian hostages as the IDF pursued and surrounded them.
Upon their capture, plans outlining their attack were discovered in their pockets. In October, an Israeli military court sentenced three of the terrorists to 19-year sentences for their participation in the failed assault.
- March 6, 1986: In France, a bar frequented by Yugoslavs was bombed, injuring six people. Ustashi terrorists were suspected.
- March 8, 1986: A four-person French television crew disappeared while filming a Hizballah and Islamic Jihad rally in Lebanon. The crew consisted of Philippe Rochot, Georges Hansen, Aurel Cornea, and Jean-Louis Normandin.
A group calling itself the Revolutionary Justice Organization, a pseudonym for Hezbollah, claimed credit for the abductions a few days later. The Iranian sponsored Islamic terrorists said that they had kidnapped the four as "a warning to France in the hope that the French people will...stop all military and political intervention in Lebanon." Islamic Jihad also warned France to meet the group's demands and delivered a videotape of three other kidnapped Frenchmen - diplomats Marcel Fontaine and Marcel Carton and journalist Jean-Paul Kauffman. If nothing else, the terrorist actions, comments, and video confirmed that the various Shia outfits were acting in unison.
Philippe Rochot and Georges Hansen were freed in Beirut on June 20, 1986. The Revolutionary Justice Organization claimed that they had released the two journalists because of "changes in France's Middle East policy and also because of mediation by Syria, Algeria, Hezbollah, and Iran." Truth is, France paid a multi-million-dollar ransom and returned a billion dollar advance on Iran's nuclear program.
Georges Hansen said that Aurel Cornea and Jean-Louis Normandin were alive but that he didn't know when they would be released. Cornea was freed December 24th, 1986 as a "Christmas goodwill gesture." On February 6, 1987 the Revolutionary Justice Organization sent a note to Western news agencies in Beirut, accompanied by pictures of Jean-Louis Normandin and Joseph Ciccipio (an American hostage kidnapped on September 12th, 1986). The group warned that any aggression by the U.S. military would place the captives' lives in danger. The group was also holding American Edward Tracy, who would be kidnapped on October 21st, 1986 in West Beirut. Demonstrating who they were working for, the RJO note also warned France about delivering arms to Iraq.
- March 8, 1986: Two employees of the American Christian relief agency, World Vision, were murdered in the dining room of their compound in Alamata. The victims were both Ethiopian nationals. According to western diplomatic sources, the attack marked the beginning of a new guerrilla offensive by the Tigre People's Liberation Front, a well-armed rebel army that had been fighting for a decade in northern Ethiopia against the Addis Ababa government.
The Tigray movement, also known as Weyane, was formed in the mid 1970s in opposition to the Mengistu dictatorship in Addis Ababa. The Tigray People's Liberation Front grew out of that organization. They in turn came under the influence of the Eritrean People's Liberation Front - an Islamic organization headquartered in the Sudan. The TPLF's goals included the overthrow of the Dergue regime of Mengistu Haile Mariam and the establishment of a state with them in control. They were Marxist Muslims, following the Albanian and Libyan model. Their largest offensive against Ethiopian forces was in February 1988, and by May 1989, the Ethiopian Army had completely pulled out of Tigray.
- March 17, 1986: A truck bomb exploded near a compound occupied by Soviet advisers in Damascus, Syria, killing and wounding more than 200 people. The Syrian state-controlled media claimed that a "Lebanese agent of the Iraqi regime drove a refrigerator truck packed with explosives into the northern entrance of the compound and detonated it.".
Hassan Eid, the truck's driver, said that he was driving between Lebanon and Iraq through Syria and that he had had an accident in November in Baghdad, in which an Iraqi Army officer was killed. He said he was imprisoned for 50 days in Baghdad, when and where Iraqi intelligence officers offered him the "choice between execution or obeying them.".
Syria had been an Iraqi ally but was now aligned with Iran.
- March 18, 1986: A high-speed French train was bombed while 13 miles outside Paris. Ten people on board were injured. Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility and demanded the release of five Arab Muslim terrorists currently in French prisons. Each Shiite jihadist was being held in connection with an unsuccessful assassination attempt on former Iranian Prime Minister Bakhtiar in July 1980.
The Committee of Solidarity with the Arab and Middle East Political Prisoners (CSPPA), a Hizballah cell, also claimed responsibility. But the names of the clubs were meaningless. Evidence proved that the Shia Iranian theocracy in Tehran was directly involved, making fundamentalist Islam responsible.
- March 18, 1986: The "General Command of the Palestinian Revolution Forces" said that it bombed an Israeli factory in the Bene Beraq settlement north of Tel Aviv and that "heavy damage was sustained and a large number of Israelis were either killed or wounded by the blast.".
The Palestine Revolution Forces-General Command conducted terrorist operations in the mid- to late-1980s, with the bulk of their maimings, mutilations, and murders occurring before the first major Palestinian uprising, or intifadah, in 1987. The group's ideology was never clear. Its victims included ordinary workers, innocent civilians, military targets, businesses, and public busses within Israel. The government maintained that the group was part of Arafat's Palestine Liberation Organization as the PLO at the time served as an umbrella for many Sunni Palestinian groups, terrorist, religious, and political. That suspicion was further confirmed by the fact the PRF-GC was headquartered in Tunisia along side the PLO. The Palestinian Revolution Forces General Command was a probably a direct descendant of the Palestinian Revolution Force, which was formerly commanded by PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat.
- March 18, 1986: A bus driver for the U.N. Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) was kidnapped near the Palestinian refugee camp at Bourj al-Barajinah in the Shia Muslim region of southern Beirut. Zahi Hamadei, a Palestinian refugee who worked at the camp, was taking UNRWA staff to work when his vehicle was intercepted by a jihadist-laden Mercedes. He was carted off by armed Shias never to be heard from again.
- March 19, 1986: Four Israeli Embassy staffers who were leaving an international trade fair in Cairo, Egypt were shot by Islamic gunmen. A woman secretary at the embassy was killed and the three other Jewish officials were seriously wounded. Shortly after the attack, Reuters received a typewritten letter signed by the Sunni "Egypt's Revolution," claiming credit for the attack.
- March 19, 1986: In Israel, Force-17 deployed a car bomb in Jerusalem, killing one Jew and injuring three others.
- March 20, 1986: One person was killed and three more were wounded when a second car bomb in as many days exploded in Jerusalem. This time the PLO claimed responsibility.
- March 20, 1986: Shiite Iranian Islamic terrorists in France bombed another Paris shopping center. This time the Muslim students killed two of their own and wounded 28 innocent French civilians. The Champs Elysees attack occurred as the new Prime Minister, Jacques Chirac, was addressing the nation for the first time.
The explosive device apparently malfunctioned, as the Hizballah students got caught in their own trap. The bomb went off just as it was being planted. The Committee of Solidarity with the Arab and Middle East Political Prisoners (CSPPA) claimed responsibility. However, it was just a front for Hizballah which was in turn a front for the religious Iranian government.
That same day, a bomb was defused in a crowded commuter train in Paris. A passenger noticed the unattended bag and alerted police. The Committee of Solidarity with the Arab and Middle East Political Prisoners claimed credit for this uncivil act as well.
- March 23, 1986: In the Sudan, a Norwegian citizen was kidnapped by the SPLA resistance movement. While they weren't Islamic terrorists, Islamic terrorism was they sole reason for their existence.
- March 24, 1986: U.S. Navy forces crossed the Libya's "Line of Death" in the Gulf of Sidra and engaged Libyan patrol boats. Four Libyan vessels were sunk or damaged and an SA-5 radar site was crippled.
- March 27, 1986: A powerful bomb exploded in an Afghan refugee housing project in Peshawar, killing four people and injuring 17. Pakistani police said that "Afghan secret police may have placed the device." It wasn't true. The only terrorists killing Afghanis were working for the Pakistani Inner Services Intelligence. They would include al-Qaeda and the Taliban.
- March 28, 1986: Leigh Douglas, a British political science professor, and Philip Padfield, director of the international language center at the American University, were abducted in West Beirut. They were executed on April 17th. The Islamic terrorists who murdered the teachers said that it was in retaliation for the U.S. raid on Libya and British support of that raid. The Arab Revolutionary Cells, an Abu Nidal affiliate, claimed responsibility. Abu Nidal's primary benefactor was the Qadhafi, the Marxist Muslim, OPEC, syphilitic dictator of Iraq.
- March 28, 1986: Sticks of dynamite were used to bomb the John Kennedy Center near the American University in Beirut. The "Special Forces of the Leader Umar al-Mukhtar" claimed responsibility. They too said that it was in retaliation for American aggression against Libya.
The same day, three antitank rockets were fired at the U.S. Embassy in West Beirut. The Umar al-Mukhtar Special Forces of the National Revolutionary Command claimed responsibility for this assault as well.
Omar al-Mukhtar was a Libyan who became a folk hero throughout the Muslim world due to his fight against Italian colonialism.
While these bad boys haven't acted out again since 1986, a Palestinian terrorist group has recently begun to use the name "Forces of Omar al-Mukhtar" in its attacks in Israel. Although those attacks were actually carried out by members of Tanzim, HAMAS has confirmed that this group was composed of HAMAS's Izz a-Din al-Qassam Brigades. They were operating under a different name in order to avoid prosecution.
- March 29, 1986: A rocket was fired at the Al-Sadat building in Lebanon which housed the office of the American Life Company. The National Revolutionary Command claimed credit.
The National Revolutionary Command Special Forces Serving Umar al-Mukhtar claimed responsibility for an explosive device that was hurled into the British Airways office in West Beirut. They claimed the attack was in retaliation for supporting the "American aggression" against Libya.
- March 30, 1986: Seven people were injured when a bomb exploded at the office of a German-Arab friendship society in West Berlin. A Palestinian who was later detained in the investigation of the April 5th discotheque bombing, admitted during that investigation that he had carried out the attack on the Friendship Society and that the Syrian Embassy in East Berlin had supplied the explosives for the attack.
- March 30, 1986: Palestinian terrorists detonated a plastic explosive bomb they planted under a seat of TWA flight 840 from Rome 15,000 feet over Mycenae as the airliner approached Athens. It blew a hole in the side of the Boeing 727, killing four U.S. citizens - literally sucking them out of the plane. Nine other passengers were injured.
Demetra Stylianopoulou, her daughter Maria Stylian Klug, and her infant granddaughter Demetra, were among those who were murdered by these good Muslims - falling to their death.
The Islamic group, Ezzedine Kassam, claimed responsibility. So did the Arab Revolutionary Cells - an Abu Nidal subsidiary. In their release they said the bombing was in retaliation for the previous week's U.S. military confrontation with Libya in the Gulf of Sidra. The timing and admission serve to confirm that Abu Nidal did the dastardly deed on behalf of Libya, his primary benefactor.
The U.S. State Department promoted the idea that the bombing had been the work of May Elias Mansur, a Palestinian woman who was a member of the Abu Nidal's Syrian National Social Party, and PLO Colonel Hawari, both with close ties to Yasser Arafat. Muhammad Rashid was arrested in Greece but only served four years in prison for murdering a child and multiple others. May Mansour was registered in the seat under which the bomb was placed during the Cairo-Athens portion of the flight. But she disembarked and flew to Lebanon.
The bomb went off as the airliner was descending to land at Athens' Hellenikon Airport. This plane flew a daily circuit between Cairo, Athens, and Rome.
- April 5, 1986: The German-Arab Friendship Association building and the LaBelle discotheque in West Berlin were bombed by a Libyan diplomat, two Palestinian Muslims, and two Germans collaborators. Three people were killed and 190 were injured - 63 of whom were American soldiers. The club was frequented by U.S. servicemen, and two of the fatalities were American GIs - one of whom died two months later from wounds and burns received during the blast.
It would later be shown in court that the Islamic terrorists were working for Libya. OPEC funds were traced directly to the perpetrators. Angered by the American provocation, Libya was offering monetary rewards from its OPEC concession to the Palestinians for them to kill Americans and Jews.
While the Anti-American Arab Liberation Front and the Red Army Faction claimed responsibility for the bombing, evidence of direct-Libyan sponsorship led to the U.S. bombing retaliation on April 14th.
- April 7, 1986: European Muslims bombed the Northwest Orient Airlines office in Stockholm.
- April 8, 1986: Nine people were injured when a Molotov cocktail was thrown into a bus in Jerusalem. They perpetrators were members of the PFLP.
- April 8, 1986: An Israeli was injured when a bomb exploded in Afula, Israel.
- April 8, 1986: A Greek cargo ship sank in the Gulf of Suez after being hit by a a mine. Two crew members were killed.
- April 8, 1986: A bomb exploded at the entrance to a hotel where Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger was scheduled to attend a state dinner with Thailand's Prime Minister. Three people were injured because the bomb was filled with nails. Jihadist would become very active in Thailand.
- April 9, 1986: Muslims in West Beirut associated with the Shia terrorist group AMAL kidnapped Michel Brian, a French schoolteacher from the French Protestant College. He was seized as he walked to school. A photocopy of Brian's Lebanese identity card and a one-line written statement signed "the kidnapping group" were given to a reporter. The Islamic Saffin Organization also claimed responsibility for the teacher's abduction fact.
Three days after the kidnapping, hunters in the Bekaa Valley found the teacher by accident. They rescued him after a fierce gun battle with his captors.
- April 9, 1986: A massive bomb was detonated outside the Beirut office of the Belgian airlines, Sabena. The blast left 12 people dead.
- April 10, 1986: A bomb exploded at a downtown Lisbon Air France office in Portugal. Action Directe claimed responsibility for the blast to protest France's collaboration with Washington. The caller claimed solidarity with Libya, reaffirming that the Marxist organization received its funding from Muslims.
On May 10th, two terrorists calling themselves members of the "Call of Jesus Christ" were arrested in connection with the attempted bombing of the Bank of America in Madrid. They claimed to have taken part in the attack against the Lisbon Air France office. But don't let the name fool you. Muslims ignorantly claim that "Jesus Christ" was an Islamic prophet and the group was backed by Libya.
- April 11, 1986: Hours after Michel Brian was rescued in the Bekaa Valley, an Irishman, Brian Keenan, was reported abducted in West Beirut. Keenan. He was also a schoolteacher. Keenan became the 50th foreigner to be abducted in Lebanon in little more than a year. He was kept prisoner for over four years.
- April 12, 1986: Raji al-Najmah, Fatah's senior official in Lebanon, was kidnapped in Khaldah. Fatah said that the PLO held Syria responsible for Al-Najmah's safety. Well, at least they didn't blame the Jews this time.
- April 14, 1986: U.S. planes bombed isolated targets in Tripoli and Benghazi to retaliate for Libyan anti-U.S. terrorism. The U.S. also bombed one of Moamar Qadhafi's homes - killing one of the dictator's young daughters.
It should be noted that France, the most useless non-Islamic nation in the world, refused to allow the U.S. warplanes to over fly their country. The French excuse was that they didn't want to be implicated in the attack unless they had assurance the U.S. would "go all the way and not pull back" in their assault against Qadhafi.
The impetus for the raid had been the bomb attack on the West Berlin discotheque that had been frequented by American servicemen. The Reagan administration launched the punitive bombing of Libya because Qadhafi was suspected of sponsoring terrorism. Planes from aircraft carriers and Britain targeted sites allegedly associated with the training and support of terrorist activities. The raid was also part of a larger struggle with Libya throughout the 1980s over its support for international terrorism and its claims over the Gulf of Sidra.
Some say that the attack was useful because Qadhafi ultimately repudiated the use of terrorism. Others maintain that in the short term it inflamed the syphilitic's rage, leading directly to the bombing of the Pan Am flight over Lockerbie, Scotland.
- April 15, 1986: A U.S. embassy staffer, William J. Cokals, was shot and seriously injured while riding home from the embassy in Khartoum, Sudan. The Muslim attack was in retaliation for U.S. air raids on Libya earlier in the day.
The Islamic Sudanese Prime Minister was quoted as saying that Sudan would lend all its "material and human resources" to Libya to face American "barbaric aggression." Considering the fact that this Muslim regime slaughtered 2.7 million non-Muslim Africans in 25 years, they ought to have been experts on "barbaric aggression.".
The U.S. State Department has ordered the evacuation of 200 dependents of Embassy personnel - most of whom were military advisors and should not have been there in the first place.
The PLO's Black_September also claimed responsibility for the murder.
- April 15, 1986: A firebombing of the Italian-British Association in Bologna, Italy was conducted by irate Muslims. An anonymous caller claimed the attack was in response to Britain's support for the U.S. attack on Libya.
- April 16, 1986: Three people were killed and several more were wounded in a series of explosions aboard buses in Damascus. Lacking any sense of reality or reason, Syrian state-controlled radio blamed Israeli agents for the attacks.
- April 17, 1986: A pregnant Irishwoman was apprehended at Heathrow Airport while attempting to carry a concealed bomb aboard an El Al flight. Authorities said the woman had been duped by her Arab Muslim boyfriend into carrying the bomb and that she actually knew nothing of the plan. The "boyfriend," Jordanian Nezar Hindawi, was arrested a few days later and charged with attempted murder. (Imagine being stupid enough to have a bomb strapped to one's body and being clueless to its intent. Imagine being so immoral, you would knowingly sacrifice your unborn child and its mother to murder hundreds of innocent people.).
Hindawi was said to be from a prominent Jordanian family. However, while Hindawi was being charged in London, his older brother Ahmed Nawaf Mansour Hasi was being detained by West Berlin police in connection with the April 5th bombing of the discotheque filled with American servicemen.
Hindawi's stooge/girlfriend, Anne-Marie Murphy had passed through all three security checks at London's Heathrow Airport and was about to board the El Al flight to Tel Aviv when the bomb was discovered by a member of El Al's own security team. Police believe the bomb almost certainly would have killed all 387 people aboard. Israeli investigators determined that Syria was behind the attack.
- April 17, 1986: In retaliation for British aid in the U.S. attack on Libya, British cameraman John McCarthy was kidnapped in Beirut by Islamic jihadists as he was driving to the Beirut airport in hopes of leaving the country.
This kidnapping occurred shortly after the bodies of two British professors were discovered, and only hours after the residence of the British ambassador was hit with a barrage of rocket-propelled grenades. The Arab Revolutionary Cells, an Abu Nidal brand, claimed credit. Although Abu Nidal claimed to have executed McCarthy, he was released on August 8, 1991.
- April 17, 1986: A Muslim man was seen throwing a gasoline bomb into the car of an American diplomat in Tunis, Tunisia. The action was in response to Libya's appeal to Arabs to attack American interests.
- April 18, 1986: The attempt by five Libyan Muslims to bomb a U.S. officers' club in Ankara was foiled by Turkish police. One of the suspects carried a bag filled with grenades and other explosives. The incident occurred on a Friday night when the club was full of American families who used the dining facilities.
There was speculation that the Libyan Ambassador to Turkey coordinated the attack. He had a long history of involvement with Libyan terrorist operations, including the assassination of Libyan dissidents residing in the U.S. Three of the five Libyans charged were protected by diplomatic immunity and could not be prosecuted.
- April 19, 1986: A bomb exploded at a Mormon Church in southeast Venezuela. The church was known for its U.S. affiliation and the assault was believed to have been carried out to protest U.S. attacks in Libya. Fortunately, only the terrorist was seriously injured.
- April 23, 1986: In Thailand, a homemade explosive device was thrown at the United States Consulate in the Sohgkhla Province. The Islamic Pattani United Liberation Organization was responsible.
Thai authorities said that the attack was designed to attract funding from OPEC. Founded in 1968, the Pattani United Liberation Organization sought to separate Thailand's predominately Muslim southern provinces from the rest of the country and to establish an Islamic state. Southern resistance to Thai rule has a long history, but PULO itself did not emerge as a leading Islamic terrorist group until the 1970s.
The Pattani United Liberation Organization fought along side several other jihadist groups. Their Islamic assault on Thailand was severe in the 1970s. It began to fade in the 1980s, and was nearly gone by the mid-1990s. It has since reemerged. Starting in 2001, a plethora of bombings and shootings terrorized Thailand's southern provinces. More than 800 people have been killed in the name of Allah and Islam. In July 2005, Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra reserved emergency powers to help combat the rise of the Muslim menace.
PULO's most common tactics were drive-by shootings and bombings. Their attacks focused on public buildings, such as schools and police stations, and also on public officials. The most serious incident of the recent revolt occurred in October of 2004, when protests broke out after six Muslim men were arrested for providing these terrorists with weapons. The current religious revival of terrorism in Thailand now includes arson and more sophisticated bombings. Coordinated attacks are increasingly common.
- April 24, 1986: Four militant Muslims serving Syria and Abu Nidal kidnapped Ilyas Khalid Baydun, a journalist who worked for the Kuwaiti paper Al-Qabas.
- April 24, 1986: A bomb destroyed the British Airways ticket office in London. One woman was injured by the blast. Although the building housed both an American Airlines and an American Express counter, authorities believed that British Airways had been the target. Several groups claimed responsibility, including the Angry Brigades and a Palestinian group called the Revolution Continues. The Palestinian claim was taken most seriously.
- April 24, 1986: A bomb was discovered in Lebanon 15 minutes before it was set to go off in front of the British Cultural Center in West Beirut. The package contained 33 pounds of incendiary chemicals attached to two pounds of TNT and a timer.
- April 25, 1986: Kenneth Marston, a British citizen who acted as regional director of Black & Decker, was murdered by a lone, masked gunman while he was on the lawn of his home in Lyon, France. An Arab/Muslim group claimed responsibility, without identifying itself. The spokesperson claimed that "they would destroy all Americans and English imperial interests in the world wherever they were.".
- April 25, 1986: A bomb exploded in the offices of American Express and Control Data in Lyon, France. One person was injured by the blast. On the walls of the building were spray-painted slogans against the American firms Black & Decker, Control Data, and American Express. The Arab Revolutionary Front claimed responsibility for the terrorist act.
- April 25, 1986: In North Yemen, Arthur Pollick, a communications officer with the U.S. Embassy in Sanaa was wounded by an angry jihadist.
- April 25, 1986: In Austria, a hand grenade exploded outside the offices of Saudia, the Saudi Arabian airline. The attack occurred as Interior Minister Karl Blecha and Prince Nayif ibn Abdulaziz, the Saudi Interior Minister, were meeting to discuss terrorism.
- April 26, 1986: A grenade was found taped to the door of the Kuwaiti Airlines offices in Austria.
- April 26, 1986: The British Bank of the Middle East was bombed in Beirut's Muslim-controlled sector. And unknown group claimed responsibility, saying that the blast was in retaliation for Britain's role in the U S. attack on Libya.
- April 27, 1986: Richard Roger, a French teacher, was wounded and his companion, Sohra Doukan, an employee of the American University, was killed when militant Muslims opened fire on them during a Beirut ambush.
- April 27, 1986: The Abu Nidal terrorist group claimed responsibility for the murder of British tourist Paul Appleby. He was visiting a religious shrine in Jerusalem at the time. The jihadist shot his victim in the base of his skull during the Passover holiday.
- April 28, 1986: Two Cypriot engineering students at the American University in Beirut were kidnapped. Stavros Yiannaki and Panayiotis Kirkas were on their way to school. The two were freed two months later following the "personal mediation" of PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat who had arranged their release in response to an appeal by Cypriot President Kyprianou.
- April 29, 1986: Kuwaiti security forces foiled the plan of 12 jihadists to hijack a Kuwait Airways 747.
- May 2, 1986: Two Muslim terrorists belonging to the "Call of Jesus Christ" said that they were working for Libya when they were arrested following their unsuccessful attempt to bomb the Bank of America in Madrid. The two were caught while placing four kilos of explosives in the bank. They say they were promised $70,000 to carry out attacks against U.S. businesses interests in Spain. They also admitted to having taken part in a recent bombing of an Air France office in Lisbon.
- May 3, 1986: In Sri Lanka, 21 people were killed and another 40 were injured when a bomb exploded aboard a Sri Lankan airliner at Colombo Airport. Had the flight been on time, and therefore airborne when the bomb went off, all 126 passengers would have been killed.
Tamil separatists were responsible. A customs officer told Sri Lanka police that terrorists had coerced him into planting a bomb aboard the jet by threatening to kill his family. Among the dead were two Japanese, a French citizen, three Ceylonese, a West German, and two people from the Maldive Islands. Three of the others were believed to be from the UK.
- May 3, 1986: In Columbia, American schoolteacher Joan Albel was stabbed in the heart while serving in a jungle province on behalf of the Summer Institute of Linguistics. One of the Institute's translators, Chester Bitterman, was kidnapped and murdered by the same leftist guerrillas in 1981. The institute was accused of interfering with Indian traditions.
- May 4, 1986: Force 17, Yasser Arafat's version of the Nazi SS, claimed responsibility for the bombing of a Jewish bakery in Jerusalem. Force 17 claimed it had carried out the attack because the bakery was "used by the Jewish enemy.".
- May 5, 1986: A former employee of Libya's diplomatic mission in Bonn who had informed the German government about upcoming Libyan terrorist plans, was found murdered in an East Berlin park. The victim's body was found two weeks after arrests were made in connection with the West Berlin discotheque bombing which prompted the U.S. air strike on Libya.
- May 7, 1986: A French businessman was kidnapped in Beirut by a group calling itself the Revolutionary Justice Organization. They were a Hizballah alias. Sontag was released by his captors on November 11th, 1986 after the payment of a ransom.
- May 12, 1986: The driver for the Indian diplomatic delegation in Lebanon was kidnapped. They left the man on a road after beating him and stealing his car.
- May 13, 1986: A U.S. military vessel came under fire as it was passing through the Suez Canal. Egyptian authorities briefly detained a young Arab Muslim in connection with the shootings.
- May 14, 1986: Rockets were fired at the U.S. and Japanese embassies in Indonesia. A car bomb went off outside a building housing Canada's mission in Jakarta. Anonymous telephone callers in London and Paris claimed responsibility on behalf of Marxist Muslims. There was speculation that the attacks were perpetrated with the support of Libya because three Libyans were spotted at the scene of the crime.
Indonesia has the largest Islamic population of any country in the world.
- May 17, 1986: In Nicaragua, U.S.-supported Contra rebels kidnapped eight West Germans working on housing construction projects. As a result, on May 19th seventy unarmed West German supporters of the Sandinista government protested inside the West German Embassy, demanding the release of the workers. The eight captives were released on June 10th.
- May 20, 1986: The bodyguards of the U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon were kidnapped and held by members of Hizballah.
- May 20, 1986: Members of the Palestinian Revolutionary Forces-General Command claimed responsibility for an attacking Israelis in Jerusalem. Six people were injured.
- May 25, 1986: A bomb went off at a hitchhiking station in Ashqelon, 30 miles south of Tel Aviv.
Later the same day, two bombs went off in central Israel, seriously injuring one man. One of the bombs exploded near a bus station, the other near an apartment building in Tel Aviv.
- May 27, 1986: A security guard was killed and five others were injured in Pakistan when a bomb was detonated outside the Pan Am office in Karachi. Abu Nidal was suspected.
- May 27, 1986: Bombs exploded at the Saudi finance office and at a Saudi cargo facility in Karachi, Pakistan. While any Shia Muslim group could have done the deed, Abu Nidal involvement was suspected, suggesting that either the Syrians or Libyans had a dispute with the Saudis.
- May 29, 1986: A bomb went off at the Egyptian-American bank building in Cairo. In July 1987, members of a terrorist cell supported by Iran and allied with Hezbollah were arrested in Egypt for this crime. Under interrogation, they admitted to having taken part in this attack.
- June 4, 1986: A French missionary was kidnapped by Muslims in the Philippines and held for three weeks.
- June 5, 1986: Two women were wounded when a bomb exploded in a supermarket in the Jewish section of Jerusalem. The attack coincided with the 19th anniversary of the 1967 Six Day War.
- June 6, 1986: A car bomb exploded in front of the Afghan consulate in Peshawar, Pakistan, killing five people and wounding 30 more.
- June 6, 1986: Muslims demanding the release of jihadists in Italian and French prisons blew up a car belonging to the Italian Embassy in East Beirut. Then they threatened more attacks against European interests. The "Committee for the Defense of Arab and Middle East Political Detainees in Europe" claimed responsibility. They were the Lebanese arm of the French Committee for Solidarity with Arab and Middle East Political Prisoners (CSPPA) and thus affiliated with Hizballah and sponsored by the religious regime in Iran.
- June 10, 1986: Khalid Nazal, a senior leader in the Palestine Liberation Organization, was murdered outside an Athens hotel. While rational people blamed PLO infighting, the PLO blamed the Israeli Mossad for the assassination.
- June 17, 1986: The U.S. Ambassador to Sweden was nearly assassinated by Islamic jihadists. The authorities believed the gunmen were acting on behalf of Muslim interests intent on avenging the U.S. air strike on Libya.
- June 18, 1986: The Al Ahmadi oil complex in southern Kuwait was partially destroyed by three simultaneous explosions. The oil wells and two pipeline networks were set ablaze and nine million barrels of crude oil was spilled and consumed. One worker was injured.
In a telephone call to a foreign news agency in Amman, Jordan, a group calling itself the United Arab Revolution claimed responsibility for the blast. The spokesperson said that they "were committed to attaining Arab-Muslim unity and boycotting the United States and the Arab parties which are its allies.".
Despite this claim, it quickly emerged that the actual perpetrators behind the attack were not a pro-Arab-Muslim unity organization. After an investigation by the Kuwaiti dictatorship, it was discovered that all of the alleged conspirators were Kuwaiti Shia Muslims under orders from the Iranian Security Services.
Shia Muslims make up 30% of the Kuwaiti population, and identify with the Shia-dominated theocracy Iran. Blowing up the al-Ahmadi oil complex had nothing to do with Muslim unity and Iran is Persian not Arab, so the jihadists were disingenuous in addition to being environmentally irresponsible.
The attack took place during the Iran-Iraq war in which Kuwait was one of Iraq's most staunch supporters. And that tells us a great deal about Muslim trustworthiness. As soon as the war was over with Iran, Iraq invaded Kuwait.
In addition to supplying financial support to Iraq, Kuwait also allowed Iraqi planes to use its airspace when mounting attacks on Iranian shipping. Iran was also angry with Kuwait over the Emir's refusal to lower oil production so as to more effectively gouge the West and thus pay for the war. The al-Ahmadi incident was one of many attacks on Kuwait by the Iranians in an effort to pressure the Kuwaitis to end support for Iraq, and accede to Iranian demands in terms of oil production.
The United Arab Revolution was not a terrorist organization, but simply a smokescreen created by Iran to throw investigators off the trail. In fact, none of the Kuwaiti Shia Muslims arrested for the attack, all of whom were hanged by the Kuwaiti government, claimed to be members of United Arab Revolution.
What's interesting here is that with the overthrow of the Saddam Hussein regime you'd think that the Kuwaitis would be breathing a sigh of relief, but that isn't the case. Iranian-Kuwaiti tensions have never been higher because Iran now controls Iraq, making the religious regime a very nasty enemy.
- June 21, 1986: Two missiles on launching pads were discovered aimed at the Iraqi Embassy in Austria. Syria's and Libya's Abu Nidal Group was to blame.
- June 23, 1986: Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for a car bomb south of Cairo. The explosion killed ten people and injured fifteen others.
- June 26, 1986: During this time, Marxist terrorists were active in Peru. Calling themselves the Sendero Luminoso, or Shining Path, they bombed a tourist train en route to Cuzco on this day, killing seven people and injuring forty. One American was among those killed.
Sendero Luminoso grew out of the Communist movement in Peru in the 1960s. Their Marxist ideology was shaped by their founder and long-time leader, Abimael Guzmán Reynoso. He had been a university professor, and was able to use his position within academia to gain credibility and entice students to his organization.
For more than 30 years, Sendero Luminoso waged a violent war based upon militant Maoist ideas and propaganda, unleashing a brutal terrorist campaign within Peru. They were implicated in the deaths of scores of Peruvian citizens.
Sendero Luminoso pushed for the destruction of all existing Peruvian institutions, imposing rigorous regulations on the rural populations the sporadically controlled. They prohibited the consumption of alcohol and all capitalist ventures.
In 1992, Abimael Guzmán was captured in Lima. Shortly after his arrest, the Shining Path founder called for a ceasefire from jail. The combination of the Peruvian government's crack-down, Guzmán's arrest, and his subsequent call for ceasefire, caused Sendero Luminoso's to shrink drastically. Membership has fallen from 10,000 to less than 500 Marxist terrorists.
- June 26, 1986: A bomb exploded at the El Al counter in Madrid's Barajas Airport, injuring a 12 people. The bomb had been hidden in a suitcase. Being a good Muslim, the person carrying the bag said that they were completely unaware of its contents.
The bomb went off when a security man observed smoke coming out of a suitcase and ordered the conveyor belt stopped. The bomb detonated upon opening. The Muslim stooge said that he had been paid $1,000 to deliver what he thought was a shipment of illegal drugs to Israel. His Palestinian supplier, who had been under surveillance, was arrested shortly thereafter. He confessed to having planted the bomb in the suitcase and stated that the bomb had been meant to explode while the El Al aircraft was in flight - killing every Jew aboard. The Palestinian terrorist also claimed that he was a member of the Syrian-backed Abu Musa organization, known as Al Fatah Intifada, or the Victorious Conquest and Uprising.
- June 30, 1986: A bomb exploded on a city bus, injuring five civilians. The Fatah Intifada/Uprising took responsibility for the attack.
The same day, Abu Musa's gang of goons detonated a second bomb on a city bus, injuring five additional people.
- July 1, 1986: A Libyan businessman was assassinated by masked gunmen who stormed his Versailles home. Qadhafi loyalists were presumed responsible.
- July 3, 1986: The emirs in Kuwait suspended the National Assembly.
- July 10, 1986: Four Arab Muslim terrorists were killed when their rubber dinghy was intercepted north of the Lebanese border. Their target had been Jewish civilians in northern Israel. Because two IDF soldiers were killed in the gunfight, the PFLP claimed responsibility for failed attack.
- July 10, 1986: A car bomb went off in front of a building housing British Embassy employees in Jall al-Dib, Lebanon.
- July 13, 1986: A bomb exploded in a rest home at the Pakistani border settlement of Teri Mengal, killing 10 Afghans and injuring 15 more. Pakistan blamed the Afghan government of killing its citizens. However, the real culprit was a little closer to home.
- July 17, 1986: A Saudi Arabian man was kidnapped in West Beirut. It was the first kidnapping since Syrian troops were deployed "to keep order" there twelve days earlier.
- July 20, 1986: In the Sudan, two American nuns were allegedly abducted by the Sudan People's Liberation Army. While they were quickly released, to get back home they had to walk many miles through the Sudanese countryside. The SPLA claimed that they had actually rescued the nuns after they were caught in cross fire during a battle near Juba between Islamic government troops and the rebels. The nuns were part of the Maryknoll order and had lived in the Sudan since 1983.
The Sudan People's Liberation Army was formed in 1983 to oppose the continual genocide being perpetrated upon the non-Muslim population in Southern Sudan by the fundamentalist Islamic regime in Khartoum. This timing was significant because it marked the occasion of the forced implementation of Shari'a Law, or strict Islamic oppression, by Sudanese President Nimeiri on the non-Muslim Animist and Christian south.
The Arab Muslim population of Sudan's Northern provinces had been plundering the Christians and Animists of the southern Sudan for many years - all with direct government assistance. Around 500,000 people had already been killed and at least a million more had had their home and farms stolen by the Muslims.
However, in 1983, the killing began all over again. The treaty that had slowed the Sudan's first genocidal wave in 1972, affirmed that the South was to be autonomous from the North. So when the Nimeiri regime forced Islamic Shari'a Law over the south, they violated the agreement, creating widespread resentment among the non-Muslim population.
Being an uncompromising, covetous, and bloodthirsty Islamic despot, Nimeri sent his American-equipped Army into the South to force the Africans into compliance with his oppressive dictate. But rather than obey those murderous orders, Lt. Col. John Garang instead chose to form the SPLA and resist the Muslim assault on his people. From an initial nucleus of 500 soldiers in 1983, Garang's defensive militia grew rapidly, becoming 50,000 strong by 1991.
The SPLA's stated goal was the formation of a secular, democratic state in the southern Sudan. However, more than that, they served as the only buffer, feeble and flawed as they were, to northern Arab Muslim aggression - and to genocide. Although the SPLA was designed to mount defensive militia operations against the Sudanese Army's invasion of the South, they occasionally targeted the oil industry to prevent crude proceeds from strengthening the government forces and their ability to finance mass murder.
In 2002 the Muslim Khartoum government and the SPLA were able to negotiate a temporary reduction in northern aggression, but it was too little too late. By this time 2.7 million Animist and Christian Africans were dead, and 4.0 million more had been forced from their land and out of their homes. Countless millions had been raped and mutilated.
And therein was the only reason the Arab Muslim government signed the accord. That which was worth stealing had already been stolen. Further, it was just a mirage. Government-sponsored Muslim militias took over for the Sudanese Army, and the killing continued. Moreover, the Islamic government turned its attention to the Darfur region in the West, using their Janjaweed state-sponsored terrorists to torment poor African Muslims.
With the vicious government's attention focused elsewhere, in January 2005, the SPLA signed another peace agreement with the Khartoum regime, officially ending the ferocity of the government-sponsored terrorism that had ravaged Southern Sudan since 1983. Under the terms of this agreement, and unlike that in 2002, the Southern Sudan gained religious autonomy and a token share of the nation's oil wealth. However, the regional peace may be short lived. After a 6-year period of autonomy, a referendum will be held on whether the South has the right to form an independent nation. Since three-quarters of the Animist and Christian Africans in the South have either been killed or exiled, they will not be able to garner sufficient votes to preclude a relapse of terror. Further, the violent humanitarian crisis going on in the Darfur region of western Sudan is evidence that the Islamic Khartoum government is incapable of being civil.
- July 20, 1986: A bomb exploded in Tel Aviv outside cafes which were full of people on their way to theaters in the vicinity. One teenager was injured by the blast. The bomb had been hidden in a garbage can.
- July 22, 1986: Islamic Polisario Front pirates in a speedboat opened fire on a Spanish trawler, killing one Spaniard and wounding another. The same day, these Muslims fired machine guns and mortars at a Soviet fishing ship off the Moroccan coast.
- July 25, 1986: A bomb was dismantled outside the U.S. Consulate in Muslim East Jerusalem. The failed attack came two days before the scheduled visit to Israel by Vice President George Bush.
- July 26, 1986: A large mob of Islamic jihadists organized by Hizballah (Party of Allah), attacked the Moroccan Embassy in West Beirut to protest King Hussein's meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Peres. Hizballah has gained so much power in Lebanon, when they call for protests today, over a million fundamentalist Shia Muslims pour into the streets of Beirut.
- August 1, 1986: Four Palestinian Muslims were arrested and charged with planning to bomb a synagogue in Casablanca, Morocco during the Jewish New Year (Rosh Hashanah - actually Taruwah, called Trumpets, meaning to shout good news and a warning) on October 4th. The four had brought explosives into the country camouflaged as decorative objects. Casablanca has the largest remaining Jewish community in the Muslim world, and yet these constantly terrorized people are but 5,000 amidst tens of millions.
- August 3, 1986: Rockets and mortar rounds were fired into the British air base at Akrotiri in southwest Cyprus. Two British women and a Cypriot bystander were wounded. While this was occurring, Islamic terrorists sprayed machine-gun fire indiscriminately into a nearby beach crowded with the families of British servicemen.
The Omar al-Mukhtar Martyr Group, which is associated with Palestinian terrorism, claimed responsibility in retaliation for Britain's support of the U.S. air strike on Libya in April. While they may have been involved, both acts of terror were attributed to Libyan agents by Cyprus authorities. The jihadists were intent on causing casualties in retribution for America having killed Qadhafi's adopted baby daughter.
- August 4, 1986: Two Armenians were murdered and thirty others were seriously wounded when a bomb hidden inside a suitcase exploded outside a cafe next to a police station in Christian East Beirut. The blast from the 15-pound bomb caused the two-story building housing the cafe to collapse. The residential district where the attack occurred was home to more than 80,000 displaced Armenians, and the café was frequented by elderly card players. Syria's Secret Service was blamed for the bombing.
- August 9, 1986: A group of Turkish terrorists ignited a can of gasoline at the entrance of the Turkish Consulate in Stuttgart, Germany and then fled.
- August 12, 1986: Two gas bombs were thrown at the Turkish Consulate in Strasbourg, France. The attackers fired shots as they fled.
- August 12, 1986: The Ayatollah Khomeini responded to Saddam Hussein's letter of peace by firing missiles at a refinery near Baghdad. Iraq replied by destroying the Iranian oil export terminal at Sirri Island, severely disrupting OPEC exports.
- August 13, 1986: In Afghanistan, the Polish Embassy in Kabul was damaged by rockets fired by Pakistani-sponsored and American-equipped jihadists.
- August 15, 1986: Turkish troops raided Kurdish camps inside Iraq. While the Kurds are Muslims, they like Palestinians are despised by most all surrounding Islamic regimes.
- August 18, 1986: Turkish terrorists in Germany were caught with explosives while trespassing the premises of Turkey's Hamburg Consulate. The jihadists had intended to assassinate Consul General Mehmet Nuri Ezen, but security guards foiled the plot.
- August 19, 1986: A building housing an Iranian news and employment agency in London was destroyed by a bomb which killed one person and injured 13 others. The news agency was opposed to the Iranian religious regime of the Ayatollah Khomeini and had been known to sell anti-Khomeini videotapes. (If you'd like some insight into just how laughably ridiculous the supreme Shia ruler was in his religious instruction, please read The Ayatollah's Little Green Book, free at the Prophet of Doom site under Resources.
Two weeks earlier, the warning, "your death is coming" were written in Persian on the front of the building. It should also be noted that the consulate of the Islamic Republic of Iran was located directly behind the bookstore and employment agency. And it was later learned that a Shia jihadist posing as an Iran Air security guard had slipped into London to carry out the attack.
- August 22, 1986: An Irish member of the U.N. peacekeeping force in southern Lebanon was killed by a roadside bomb. Two other Irishmen were wounded in the blast.
- August 22, 1986: A spokesperson for the Palestinian Revolutionary Forces-General Command claimed responsibility for the fatal stabbing of two Israeli soldiers who were on patrol duty in Jerusalem.
- August 24, 1986: The Arab Fedayeen Cells claimed credit for bombing Bank of America in Beirut, Lebanon. The same group was responsible for the abduction of a British journalist and murder of three other British citizens in April 1986.
The Arab Fedayeen Cell were an alias of the Abu Nidal Group. The entrepreneurial terrorist had many active brands in his jihad conglomerate. The Arab Fedayeen Cell was the conservative counterpart for his liberal Revolutionary Union of Socialist Muslims.
While Abu Nidal was an important player on the terrorist scene, what mattered most is who supported him. Qadhafi's OPEC regime in Libya was his primary benefactor and Assad's dictatorial regime in Syria provided arms and cover.
- August 24, 1986: The Finnish contingent of the UN peacekeeping force in Lebanon was attacked by jihadists while deployed in the south. The troops were hit with machinegun fire and rockets.
- August 28, 1986: Islamic Jihad, a Hizballah affiliate and Iran beneficiary, kidnapped an Iraqi citizen in Beirut. They claimed the Iraqi was a "secret agent." They offered to exchange him for the two Shiite Iraqi terrorists who had recently been deported from France to Iraq.
- August 30, 1986: Abu Nidal's Arab Fedayeen Cells claimed responsibility for a bomb attack against a British bank in the Christian sector of Beirut, Lebanon.
- September 2, 1986: A tear-gas canister was opened in the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City. It required a more hurried evacuation of the theater. The USSR's Moiseyev Dance Company had just finished their performance.
Minutes after the tear gas was released, the news service received a call saying that "members of the Jewish Defense League movement" were responsible for the irritating fumes. Soviet Ambassador, Yuri Dubinin, was one of those in attendance. Three members of the JDL were arrested in May 1987 in connection with the incident and they were given long prison terms.
This begs two questions. Why did the United States allow the Soviet state-sponsored performance knowing that the USSR had been directly complicit in the deaths of 55, 000 American soldiers in Vietnam? Why did the American government prosecute the JDL when their actions against the USSR were measured and moral?
- September 4, 1986: Three French members of the UN peacekeeping force in Lebanon were killed and a fourth was wounded when a roadside bomb exploded as they jogged past in southern Lebanon. Shiite fundamentalists were responsible.
- September 4, 1986: In a resumption of their earlier bombing campaign, Shia Muslim students in France planted a bomb on a crowded subway train. Luckily, it failed to detonate. The CSPPA, a misnomer for Hizballah, claimed credit for their failures, both moral and mental.
- September 5, 1986: Twenty-one people, including two Americans, were killed in the aborted hijacking of Pan Am flight 73. The Pan Am Boeing 747 was about to take off from the Karachi Airport in Pakistan when it was seized by four Arab Muslims dressed in airport security guard uniforms.
The ordeal ended 17 hours later when the lights onboard the aircraft went out as the APU ran out of fuel and was no longer able to power to the ship's battery. The terrorists panicked, opening fire on the passengers. At least 19 passengers were killed by the jihadists' indiscriminate shooting. Another 127 innocent people were wounded by the hail of bullets.
The Islamic hijackers had demanded the release of three terrorists who are currently in prison in Cyprus for the 1985 murder of three Israelis. Uninjured, the hijackers were taken into custody by the Pakistani authorities.
Evidence was later discovered which confirmed that the hijacking was intended to be a suicide mission. The Muslim murderers intended to destroy the plane in flight. In July 1988, five Palestinians, all members of the OPEC-financed Abu Nidal Group, were sentenced to death by hanging for their involvement in the mass murders and mutilations.
- September 6, 1986: Abu Nidal's Palestinian Islamic terrorist club attacked a synagogue in Istanbul, Turkey, killing 22 worshippers. Two Arab Muslim ran into the synagogue in the midst of the Sabbath services and opened fire. Then these miserable Muslims herded the Jews together, doused their victims' bodies with gasoline, and set them afire.
Displaying mental prowess that matched their moral depravity, the two jihadists were killed when a grenade exploded in their hands. Whether they were committing suicide in hopes of entering Allah's Brothel, or intending to mutilate more innocent people and simply held the grenade too long, it matters not. These good Muslims not only demonstrated the demonic nature of their religion, they revealed just how similar Islam is to Nazism.
Since killing and torturing Jews was touted as the highest form of jihad by Muhammad, earning double bonus points with Allah, three Islamic groups claimed credit for the inhuman assault. The Palestine Revenge Organization and the Northern Arab Unity Group claimed responsibility as did the Islamic Resistance Party. The IRP claimed that they had masterminded the action against Jewish civilians in retaliation for a recent Israeli raid on a terrorist training base in southern Lebanon.
In November, Turkey's Security Court released an indictment which claimed that the Abu Nidal Group had been responsible for the hideous display. Then in June 1987, two members of the Abu Nidal Group who had planned the mass murder and incineration were arrested in Italy.
- September 8, 1986: Ten Kurdish Muslims armed with fake grenades, took eight people hostage at an Iraqi Airways office in Paris before surrendering to police. The Kurds' only demand was that French television broadcast a statement protesting Iraq's "mistreatment of the Kurdish population." Although the broadcast was never made, the Kurds seemed satisfied with the publicity that they had managed to get from the incident.
- September 8, 1986: The post office in the Paris City Hall was bombed, leaving one person dead and 18 injured. Another police officer died of his wounds a week later. The Committee of Solidarity with the Arab and Middle East Political Prisoners (CSPPA) claimed responsibility. That meant that Islamic students living in Paris were to blame. The Hizballah cell was composed of Shia youth and was sponsored by the Ayatollah Khomeini.
- September 9, 1986: A bomb was discovered on the doorstep of a delirious Libyan outfit called "The Appeal of Islam.".
- September 11, 1986: Syrian Victor Kano was kidnapped in West Beirut. He was an executive with the International Lions Club. The Arab Revolutionary Cells, an Abu Nidal affiliate, claimed responsibility. Kano was released by his captors a year later on August 14, 1987 after a ransom was paid.
- September 12, 1986: With Muslims now in control (if we can be so kind) of Lebanon, it had become a very uncivil place. Joseph Cicippio, controller of the American University in Beirut, was kidnapped by Hizballah. He wouldn't be released for 5 years.
He was abducted from the university's guarded campus in West Beirut. The Revolutionary Justice Organization claimed responsibility. The RJO was neither "revolutionary" nor "just" but they were part of Hizballah so truth was irrelevent.
On February 6, 1987, the Revolutionary Justice Organization sent a note to Western news agencies in Beirut which was accompanied by pictures of Joseph Ciccipio and Jean-Luis Normandin (a Frenchman taken hostage in March 1986). They warned that any attempt by the U.S. military to rescue their kidnap victims would place the captives' lives in danger.
The Shia Islamic gang was also holding Edward Tracy, an American would be kidnapped October 21, 1986 in West Beirut. In their note, they warned France about delivering arms to Iraq. Joseph Ciccipio, a man who had donated his time to educate Muslims, would not be released by the Islamic savages until December 1991.
- September 12, 1986: One person was injured when a bomb exploded inside a British bank in the Christian sector of Beirut. The Arab Fedayeen Cells claimed responsibility.
- September 12, 1986: A bomb exploded in a cafeteria at a busy shopping center in Paris, France, injuring 42 people. The Committee of Solidarity with the Arab and Middle East Political Prisoners claimed responsibility for burning and mutilating the innocent shoppers. Iran and its Hizballah were completely out of control - but so was France for allowing them safe sanctuary.
As you may recall from the February 3rd entry, thirty-four members of the Shia fundamentalist group Hizballah (Hezbollah), who had been residing in France as students, were responsible for this onslaught of terrorist bombings. At the time, the French Interior Minister accused the Ayatollah Khomeini of having personally directed the bombing campaign in France, but it was his country's policies which had made France vulnerable.
In early 1987, investigators learned from an informer that the attacks had been carried out by a group of Shiite Muslims based in an Islamic school in a Paris suburb. The religious institution was run by Shia imam Fouad Ben Ali Saleh. Subsequent wiretaps led investigators to suspect Wahid Gordji, a translator at Iran's Paris Embassy, of coordinating the student attacks. In June, French authorities subpoenaed Gordji but he fled to the Iranian Embassy in Paris and claimed political asylum. Although Gordji was not registered as a diplomat and therefore did not have immunity, the Iranian government argued that Gordji was protected as a member of their embassy staff.
In 1992, seven years after the fact, Fouad Ben Ali Saleh, the religious and scholastic leader of the Islamic student network that carried out the bombings, was sentenced to life imprisonment for his role. Two academic accomplices were also jailed for life, and a third received a 20-year sentence. Several Lebanese Shia were tried in absentia because they had fled the country.
- September 13, 1986: A French participant in the U.N. peacekeeping force was killed and five others were wounded by a roadside bomb - the jihadist weapon of choice.
- September 14, 1986: Polisario Front jihadists attacked a Spanish merchant ship with machine guns and mortars. One crewman was killed.
- September 14, 1986: North Korea was accused of being a terrorist state by the U.S. government and yet today's bombing in Seoul's Kimpo International Airport was the first significant attack linked to them in the past 26 years. The Marxists killed five people and wounded nineteen more who had come to watch the Asian Games. While no one claimed credit, South Koreans blamed the North Korean regime.
- September 14, 1986: An Iraqi diplomat was killed when a remote-controlled IED (Improvised Explosive Device) went off under his car. Being good Muslims, Iran's religious regime denied any involvement in the assassination.
- September 14, 1986: One police officer was killed and two others were seriously wounded by a bomb detonated outside a Champs Elysees restaurant in Paris. The blast was the fourth in a crowded Paris site in the past ten days. Iran's and Hizballah's Committee of Solidarity with the Arab and Middle East Political Prisoners (CSPPA) claimed responsibility which meant that Islamic students in Paris perpetrated the dastardly deed.
- September 15, 1986: The Paris police headquarters was blown up by a bomb planted by Shia Muslims living in France. One person was killed in the blast and 51 more were wounded.
In Beirut, Lebanon, a French-speaking telephone caller took responsibility for the bombing on behalf of the Committee of Solidarity for Arab and Middle East Political Prisoners.
- September 17, 1986: Consumed with killing, Muslims in France detonated a bomb inside a crowded discount clothing store in Paris. This time the jihadist Shia Muslims killed five people and injured 60, many of whom were seriously burned and mutilated.
The bomb was thrown by two young Muslim men in a passing car. Posters picturing the Lebanese Shia Muslims were plastered all over Paris. They offered a reward of $150,000 for information leading to their arrest, explaining that the two had unleashed the bomb in order to blackmail France into releasing their older brother - who had murdered an American and an Israeli. However, Maurice Ibrahim Abdallah and Robert Ibrahim Abdallah had fled to Lebanon where they held a news conference in Tripoli saying that they were the victims of discrimination and hate crimes against Muslims in France. It was standard Islamic deception. If nothing else, Muslims had become good at blaming others for their crimes.
- September 17, 1986: Fatah's Force 17 has claimed responsibility for bombing the El Al Airlines office in Tel Aviv.
- September 18, 1986: The Front of Justice and Revenge claimed credit for the assassination of a French military attaché outside the French Embassy in East Beirut. A lone Shiite assassin shot Col. Christian Goutierre three times in the head at point-blank range.
In London, the Anti-Imperialist International Brigade also sought credit for the assassination. The caller stated: "Until Georges Abdallah is released from French prison, assassinations of French diplomats will continue." Not wanting to be left out of the killing of a Frenchman, Hizballah's Committee for Solidarity with Arab and Middle East Political Prisoners, also claimed that they were involved in the same plot. While it is unclear which of these organizations was actually culpable, it is certain they were all related to Islam.
The Front of Justice and Revenge, said in a statement released by the group, that their purpose was to eliminate French influence in the Middle East and to pressure the French government to release three terrorists. One of these jihadists was Georges Ibrahim Abdallah, the leader of the Lebanese Armed Revolutionary Faction, who would later be sentenced to life imprisonment for his role in the 1982 murders of a U.S. military attaché and an Israeli diplomat in Paris.
- September 9, 1986: Frank Reed, the director of a private Christian school in West Beirut, was kidnapped. An anonymous caller claimed the abduction on behalf of Islamic Jihad.
The educator was held hostage for 4 years. When he was finally released, he had to be hospitalized for arsenic poisoning. His kidnappers, known as Allah's Party, were financed by the OPEC clerical regime in Iran.
- September 20, 1986: Three Iranian Shia Muslims were arrested in Turkey after an attempt to smuggle a briefcase wired for explosives aboard a Turk Air flight to northern Cyprus.
- September 21, 1986: Four armed Shia Muslims penetrated security at the Islamabad Airport and got onto the runway where they shot a security guard and fled. The incident occurred thirty minutes before a Saudi Arabian airliner was scheduled to land.
- September 24, 1986: A Nepalese soldier serving with the United Nations peacekeeping force was shot in the face by a militant Shiite Muslim in southern Lebanon. Islamic Jihadists came up to the Nepalese battalion stationed outside a Kadmus school near the port of Tyre, and asked for water to drink. One of the Muslims shot the Nepalese sentry in the face, after he had offered to help, and then walked away.
The Nepalese contingent had thaken over the Kadmus post from the French three days previous to the attack. The French battalion, the largest in the force, had abandoned the school and region and decided to move to safer areas after its positions had come under repeated attacks by Hizballah jihadists.
- September 26, 1986: David Hirst, a correspondent for the Guardian newspaper, fought off kidnappers who dragged him out of a taxi while his three armed escorts were fixing a flat tire.
Hirst said the three gunmen shoved him into the back of a BMW, blindfolded him and sped off. When the car arrived at a house on the southern outskirts of Beirut, he managed to break away from his captors and jumped into a passing taxi. The gunmen, who claimed to be members of the AMAL terrorist group, were so shocked by Hirst's bravado, they did not even attempt to chase after him.
- September 28, 1986: French journalist Jean-Marc Sroussi was kidnapped in West Beirut. Srousi managed to escape by enlarging a hole in the wall with a brick that his captors had inadvertently left in his room. Sroussi said his abductors were members of Hizballah.
- October 1, 1986: In Afghanistan, Pakistani and American-backed Islamic jihadists attacked the Soviet Embassy in Kabul, killing two Soviet children and a guard.
- October 3, 1986: The Syrian consul was kidnapped in Tehran, Iran when Muslims in a BMW sedan and an in ambulance intercepted his car in an ambush. Iyad Mahmoud was freed several hours later after high level contacts between the governments. The incident was downplayed by the Iranian government because they were on the verge of making Syria a client state.
- October 15, 1986: Multiple grenades were tossed into minions of Jews bobbing their heads in ritual prayer at the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem. The Palestinian Muslims managed to kill one Israeli while wounding 65 others.
The attackers escaped by car into the Arab quarter, but it didn't matter, because the PLO claimed responsibility for the attack. Three suspects, who were later arrested, claimed they had been recruited by Al Fatah, but that they were members of Islamic Jihad. Since there was no longer any connection between the groups (other than Islam) now that IJ had switched from Sunni Islam to Shia for Iranian funding, it suggested that Shia Muslims were more murderous than Sunni - at least at the moment.
- October 16, 1986: Two Eritrean jihadists confessed to deploying a car bomb to kill a rival Eritrean leader and injured another in the Sudan. Islamic Sudanese police attributed the incident to internal disputes between warring Eritrean factions.
The Eritrean Islamic Jihad Movement, as one might expect, was composed of Islamic terrorists who were financed, trained, and armed by the fundamentalist Islamic government in neighboring Sudan. Also known as the Islamic Reform Movement and the Islamic Salvation Group (Harakat al Khalas al Islami), the terrorist club sought to depose the current secular government in Eritrea and replace it with an Islamic theocracy based upon Sharia Law.
Led by Sheikh Khalil Muhammad Amer, the EIJM claimed to represent the religious and political aspirations of Eritrea's Muslim population (now at 50% and growing). They were however, based in Khartoum, Sudan and they commenced most of their terrorist raids from Sudanese soil. And that's not good since the Sudan was home to the most ruthless Islamic regime in the world - a Muslim government which had sponsored the genocide of 2.7 million Africans.
The People's Front for Democracy and Justice (PFDJ), the ruling party in Eritrea, confirmed the close ties between the Erithrean Islamic Jihad Movement and the Islamic Sudanese government by showing how the Sudan provided the EIJM with weapons, training sites, and a safe haven. The secular Eritrean government cited the use of weapons of Sudanese origin such as Kalashnikov assault rifles and RPG-7 grenade launchers, as proof of foreign involvement in its internal affairs.
The EIJM was the product of many less than ideal alliances. At various times it included members of the Munezemet Arrewad al Muslimin al Eritrea (Eritrean Pioneer Muslim Organization), the Jebhat Tahrir al Eritrea al Islamiya Wataniya (Eritrean National Islamic Liberation Front), the Lejnet al Difae al Islami (Islamic Defense Committee), the Harekat al Mustedafeen al Eritrea (Movement of Oppressed Eritreans), and al Intifada Islamiya (Islamic Uprising). Due to this amalgamation of Islamic terrorist clubs, the EIJM includes political dissidents and fundamentalist Islamists.
The Eritrean Liberation Front, the other party in this dispute, was formed by a group of Eritrean students and intellectuals in Cairo, Egypt in July 1960. They were a splinter of the Eritrean Islamic Jihad Movement. The Eritrean Liberation Front (ELF) began offensive actions against the Ethiopian government in 1961. The primary objective of these Muslims was to force Ethiopia to abandon Eritrea so that they could impose Islamic rule.
The terrorist group manifest all of the characteristics of an Islamic organization and showed signs of being affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood. By 1970, an internal dispute led to the creation of a splinter group, the Eritrean People's Liberation Front which became indistinguishable from any other Islamic terrorist organization.
Between 1885 and 1952, Eritrea was governed by Italy and Great Britain, successively. In 1952, the United Nations federated Eritrea with neighboring Ethiopia. While Eritrea gained some measures of autonomy, the resolution stopped short of creating an independent Eritrean republic.
In 1991 EPLF mujahideen defeated Ethiopian troops. Then they created a provisional Islamic government of Eritrea. In a 1993 referendum, the Eritrean people voted for the creation of a fully independent state. The current president of Eritrea was once a member of the Eritrean Liberation Front. Eritrean president Isaias Afewerki joined the ELF in 1966. In 1970 he co-founded the Eritrean People's Liberation Forces.
- October 21, 1986: Edward Tracy, a U.S. citizen, was kidnapped in Lebanon by Hizballah's Revolutionary Justice Organization. He wouldn't be released for 5 long years. Had Americans paid attention to the hostility shown Americans in Lebanon by the people they were there to serve, the nation would not have sent its troops into Iraq.
What was odd regarding Mr. Tracy, is that he was salesman, selling of all things the Qur'an (Quran or Koran). This rather odd circumstance caused Tracy's Shia captors to accuse the American of "being a CIA spy for the Mossad.".
For more insights into the Revolutionary Justice Organization, a pseudonym for Hezbollah, see March 8th and October 12. Tracy was released on August 11th, 1991.
- October 21, 1986: In Greece, Abu Ghazala, a member of the National Palestinian Council of the PLO, the Revolutionary Council of Al Fatah, and the Supreme Military Council of the Revolutionary Palestinian Forces, was assassinated by a car bomb in Athens. A group calling itself the "Palestinian Revenge Organization-Deir Yassin Unit" claimed they had murdered Ghazala. It was a case of terrorists engaged in the war on terrorism.
- October 21, 1986: An IED was detonated outside the French Embassy in Beirut. Two French soldiers guarding the facility were injured.
- October 21, 1986: Demonstrating that not all terrorists were Muslims, Marxist members of the Shining Path shot a group of Jehovah's Witness with assault rifles. The Communists killed five and wounded eight Christians. Shining Path then taunted the survivors, accusing them of being "servants of Yankee imperialism."
- October 22, 1986: For the second time this month, the Soviet Embassy in Lebanon was fired on by gunmen in a passing car. Muslims were not pleased that the Soviets had played hardball when compelled to rescue kidnap victims.
- October 23, 1986: Shia Muslims in Beirut attempted to kidnap a Greek military attaché who was en route from the embassy to his home.
- October 24, 1986: Britain expelled the Syrian Ambassador. Loutof Haydar had assisted Muslim militants as they had tried to blow up an Israeli El Al aircraft. His accomplice, Nezar Hindawi, had placed plastic explosive in his girlfriend's carry-on luggage. While the handbag had passed unnoticed through two x-ray machines, it was detected by an inspector who noticed that it looked almost too heavy for the woman to carry. There was also testimony, that the carryon had started smoking.
British investigators proved that the bomb was manufactured inside the Syrian Embassy in London. The Syrian government admitted at trial that Hindawi had met with Ambassador Loutof Haydar before and after the botched terrorist assault, and that Nezar Hindawi had used Syrian Embassy to avoid the police.
This is something to think about as one contemplates the Iraq Study Group's recommendation to engage Syria to help disengage America from its debacle in Iraq.
- October 24, 1986: The former bodyguard of the late Shah of Iran was assassinated by a Shia Muslim who murdered him at point blank range in an Istanbul, Turkey suburb. Col. Ahmad Hamed Monfared was the third former Iranian army officer to be killed in Turkey in the past year.
- October 25, 1986: A bomb placed under a car with diplomatic plates went off in front of the Italian Embassy in Beirut. An Italian diplomat was injured by the blast. An Shia Muslim claiming to speak on behalf of the Committee for Solidarity with Arab and Middle Eastern Prisoners said "This is a warning to Italy and France (that Islamic is ruthless, intolerant, and violent)" He demanded the immediate release of murdering Muslims held in France and Italy.
- October 26, 1986: In Israel, a young Palestinian Muslim hijacked a bus carrying schoolgirls. The subhuman religious dupe then tried to force the driver to veer the bus off a cliff near Jerusalem. A young female passenger wrestled with the attacker after the Islamic jihadist struck the driver with a stone.
- October 28, 1986: A bomb was detonated in Iran outside the offices of an Afghan opposition group in Zahedan. Nine people were injured. The Northern Alliance had been financed by Iranian clerics because the Taliban was a client of Sunni Pakistanis.
- October 31, 1986: The Arab Liberation Front-Lebanon claimed responsibility for a car bomb outside the U.S. Tempelhof Air Base in West Berlin. And Arab man was seen running from the vehicle yelling Allahu Akbar just before the explosion.
- November 5, 1986: In Bahrain, two rockets were fired into the Romanian Embassy. The Fatah Revolutionary Council led by former PLO diplomat and now PLO dissident Abu Nidal, condemned a meeting in Romania between Israeli pacifists and members of Fatah.
- November 11, 1986: In Belgium, the Libyan-sponsored Muslim group calling itself "the Call of Jesus Christ," claimed credit for a bomb that exploded outside one of the country's largest synagogues, this one in the Jewish quarter in Antwerp.
- November 11, 1986: A car rigged with a bomb was discovered near the U.S. Embassy in Cairo. The device was deactivated minutes before it was set to explode.
- November 11, 1986: Sunni Muslims opened fire on the Iranian Embassy in West Beirut.
- November 14, 1986: In Israel, a Yeshiva student was murdered in Jerusalem by three Arab-Muslim youths. The PLO's Force 17, Yasser Arafat's personal militia, claimed credit for the killing. However, conflicting reports suggest that blame might more appropriately be laid at the doorstep of the PFLP.
- November 20, 1986: An Islamic suicide car bomber killed three members of the U.N. peacekeeping force from Fiji and four civilian staffers at a U.N. roadblock in southern Lebanon. The driver was also killed but he was no longer human. Two other Fijian soldiers, three other civilians were injured.
- November 27, 1986: A Spanish fishing boat was attacked by machinegun fire off the Saharan coast. The craft was set ablaze by the Islamic pirates.
- December 4, 1986: In France, a high-ranking Syrian politician and the son of the Syrian vice-president, Rif'at al-Assad, was found dead on a highway near Montelivar. He had been shot in the head at close range.
- December 23, 1986: After receiving threats on a daily basis, a suitcase filled with explosives was delivered to the Lebanese embassy in Paris.
- December 25, 1986: In Madrid, Spain, a bomb went off in a French-owned hotel in Madrid just after a member of ETA called the hotel with a warning. There were no injuries and little damage as a result of the warning.
During this time a variety of Renault and Peugeot auto dealerships were bombed near Bilbao. Unidentified callers, often claiming to belong to the ETA, called in warnings before the small makeshift bombs exploded, minimizing damage and eliminating casualties.
- December 25, 1986: A Libyan diplomat was assassinated in a Syrian-controlled section of Beirut. A passenger in his car was injured. AMAL Shiites were suspected.
- December 25, 1986: Sixty-seven people were killed when an Iraqi Airways jet en route from Baghdad to Saudi Arabia crashed in the desert after being hijacked shortly after takeoff. Islamic Jihad, a subsidiary of Hizballah and the Iranian regime, claimed responsibility for the hijacking.
The Gulf News Agency quoted an Iraqi official as saying that one of the two hijackers was killed by a security officer and that the other died in the crash. He testified that both hijackers were agents of the Iranian government.
An hour after takeoff a Shia Muslim man with a hand grenade jumped up from his seat in the economy class section and ran towards the cockpit. A shootout ensued and continued for about twenty minutes before an explosion went off inside the cockpit, dooming the plane and passengers. The fatalities included 23 Iraqi Sunnis, 22 Sudanese Muslims, 14 Egyptians, 2 Jordanians, 2 Palestinians, 2 Saudis, and 2 Hizballah hijackers.
Hizballah (also transliterated from the Arabic as Hizbullah and Hezbollah) was founded and is managed by Islamic clerics in Iran. Tens of thousands of militants strong, Allah's Party is financed by OPEC. It is a religious organization whose sole purpose is to terrorize and kill non-Muslims, and most especially, Jews.
Hizballah's logo says it all. The letters in Allah's name are morphed into an upraised arm and first in which is held an AK-47 assault rifle. Under the gun's ammunition clip hangs the world. It depicts their motive, their means, and the scope of their conquest.
Islamic Jihad is now a Hizballah alias. HAMAS is now a Hizballah ally. They have made Lebanon, the nation in which they are most numerously deployed, a satellite of Tehran.
Hizballah perpetrated the second largest single terrorist attack on the United States with its October 1983 truck bombing of the Marine barracks in Beirut. The clerically-led religious organization had already and would go on to murder many more Americans, especially at the U.S. Embassy in Beirut. But these Islamic barbarians weren't limited to Lebanon. They have attacked U.S. and Israeli targets in Africa, Sweden, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq, Denmark, Thailand, Argentina, in the United Kingdom, and in America. Moreover, the largest and best coordinated militia attack on American troops in the Iraq War was perpetrated by Islamic Jihad - a Party of Allah subsidiary.
The Shi'ite terrorist organization has a common agenda with all salafi Islamic terrorist groups, indeed with all fundamentalist Muslims. They want to overturn the government of the country in which they live, making it an Islamic theocracy. Then, should they be successful, they will use terror to overthrow neighboring states until the entire world, and most especially Israel who they hate and the U.S. who they envy, submits to Allah (known to the enlightened as Satan).
Allah's Party has gradually become inseparable from the Lebanese government. They hold seats in the Parliament and they are the nation's de facto "security force." And they hold sway over people's lives by way of OPEC crude. Since there isn't a viable economy in the Islamic world, OPEC funds provide housing, food, health care and education. And while that might sound good, nothing could be worse. Those who provide these things require tangible adherence to fundamentalist Islam. They, like Muhammad before them, are bribing the next generation of Islamic terrorists. This has been the mechanism behind the Palestinian shift from Marxist Muslim Fatah to Salafi fundamentalist HAMAS. In addition to OPEC, Hizballah supplements its crude Iranian funding through Islamic charities throughout Europe and America.
Consider these words from the Party of Allah's founder and spiritual leader, Sheik Muhammad Fadlallah. It opens with a chilling quote: "What martyrdom is greater than making yourself a human bomb detonating it among the enemy? What spiritualism is greater than this spiritualism in which a person loses all feeling of his body and life for the sake of his cause and mission?".
What follows is the Islamic cleric and terrorist's life story. He reveals his path to Islamic indoctrination and how that led him to terrorism as well as his plans for those who oppose world submission to Islam. As you read this, keep in mind that Iraqi and Iranian Shi'ites are now the political, religious, and militant power in Iraq.
"I was born in 1935 in Najaf, Iraq, to a Shi'i Muslim family. My father, Ayatollah Abd-al Rauf Fadlallah, was an alim (Islamic religious scholar) in Najaf, a shrine and university city. I underwent all of my schooling in Najaf, where Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr also studied. Baqir al-Sadr became my friend and mentor, and it was he who encouraged me to combine my religious convictions with political and social participation. Consequently, when the ulama (community of Islamic religious scholars) appointed me, in 1966, to Nab'ah, an impoverished suburb of Beirut, I began opening community centers and cultural clubs for our youth, as well as free clinics.
When the Maronites, a Lebanese Christian sect associated with Roman Catholicism, destroyed Nab'ah, in 1976, I went to southern Lebanon with fellow Shi'i Muslim refugees. Several years later, when the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini launched his successful revolution in Iran, I began to recognize the necessity for an Islamic revolution in Lebanon.
Since 1985, I have been president of the Lebanese council of Hizballah. In that capacity, I helped draft the Lebanese Islamic Constitution, which was inspired by the model cast by my friend Baqir al-Sadr in Najaf in 1979. In addition to drafting the constitution, I provided authoritative opinions, advice, and decisions for Hizballah members and Islamists everywhere, as we prepare for a full Islamic revolution. Such a revolution will lead to an Islamic economy and social structure. Despite my influence, however, I do not participate directly with political or military affairs any longer. Instead, I have assumed the role of spiritual leader for the party, serving as a highly influential beacon of Islamic truth for all the oppressed peoples of the world.
Politically, my primary objective is to see the Islamic revolution in Lebanon brought to fruition. The newly dissolved and recreated Lebanese government, led by men like Hrawi, Berrih, and Jumblatt, is clearly an obstacle in the path to revolution, and I believe that this government has been put together by imperialist Americans hoping to achieve their own ends in the Middle East. The United States and Israel are full partners in a war against the people of the Middle East. Therefore, we must secure their departure from Lebanon as a precursor to Israel's obliteration from existence, and as the first step towards liberating our people from the talons of Western imperialism. Only then may we begin to construct a political system favored by the people based upon the teachings of the holy Quran.
All those who seek peace with Israel are traitors to our cause, including the treasonous Yasser Arafat. We reject the accords signed between Israel and the PLO, just as we have rejected Camp David, the Fahd, Fez, Reagan, Brezhnev, and French-Egyptian plans, and any other plan that offers even tacit recognition of the Zionist entity.
Land for Peace is a betrayal of Palestinian blood and of the sacred cause of Palestine. Arafat, just like Israel, America, and the rest of the Western world stand in our way of revolution. So too, the secular government in Lebanon stands in our way. So too the Amal with its Syrian ties and secular orientation. The latter two have gone so far as to combat their kin, the Palestinian refugees in Beirut, during the camp wars of the mid-80s. We stood up for our people then, as we do now, while traitors like the Syrians strive for accords with the Zionists and imperialists.
Only Iran stands firmly by the Palestinian cause. Khomeini provided inspiration with the Iranian revolution, and then military and financial support in later years. Since Khomeini's death, Iran under Khamenai and Rafsanjani has continued to support us, although to a lesser degree. Still, they remain allies against the Zionist/Imperialist menace.
The Hizballah (Party of Allah) has also cultivated allies from a wide array of groups, including the Islamic Resistance Movement (HAMAS), Jund Allah, the Hussein Suicide Squad, al Dawa, Holy Warriors for Freedom, The Organization of the Oppressed of the Earth, Islamic Amal, and Revolutionary Justice Organization. Together, we fight for an Islamic nation.
In addition, as articulated in the Hizballah's covenant, also known as the open letter, we consider all the downtrodden people of the world to be our allies. Whether they are Muslim or not, we believe that they will discover a path to freedom through Islamic principles.
Thus far, we have celebrated one major achievement, namely the military defeat of the Israeli occupation forces in Lebanon - freed from Zionist clutches. Yet, that was but a small step towards the ultimate goal: Our finest hour will arrive when the revolution is complete and Lebanon is reconstructed along Islamic lines.
For the most part, my political ideologies are shaped by theological convictions. I write commentaries on the Quran, as well as spiritual poetry. However, I also try to include historical and psycho-sociological perspectives in my speeches and sermons. My influence is manifested through speeches and sermons. I welcome cooperation with non-Muslims, and I am willing to leave margin for compromise, provided no interference arises hindering the creation of an Islamic state. I do not believe that conditions are right yet for an Islamic state in Lebanon due to the significant non-Muslim minority, but the time will come soon for revolution. That is our primary objective.".
Be aware that Allah's Party manifests itself in many national stripes. For example, Saudi Hizballah is the Sunni terrorist organization which perpetrated the 1996 bombing of the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia which killed 19 American soldiers and wounded 515 others.
The face of Hizballah today is Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah. The Shi'ite cleric has become a cult figure held in immense prestige throughout the Islamic world, much like Iranian/Iraqi al-Sadr and his Mahdi Militia in Iraq. And rather than condemning the government of Syria, Nesrallah is an honored guest. It is one of the many casualties of the Iraqi invasion. Syria's King Assad, a fellow Ba'athist, was once aligned with Iraq but dependant upon OPEC, Assad surrendered his fiefdom to Iran and Shia Islam.
Hizballah must be understood in the context of Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, and its October 1983 truck bombing of the Marine barracks in Beirut. In that regard, here is the Islamic Terror Timeline's review of that horrible day:.
On October 23, 1983, Islamic Jihad (Islamic Holy War) in consort with Hizballah (Allah's Party) truck-bombed the U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut, Lebanon, killing 241 Marines and 58 French paratroopers. The Shiite Muslim suicide bombers claimed responsibility under the moniker Imad Magniyah. They were sponsored by Iran, and thus financed by OPEC. America had once again funded its own funeral.
In response, the U.S. bombed Syrian Air Defense stations while the French bombed Iranian Guard posts in Syria. Reagan was too busy invading Grenada to hold Islam responsible for murdering over two hundred American soldiers. Within four months, both France and America abandoned Lebanon, allowing Muslims to do what they do best: destroy the place.
Lebanon had been disintegrating ever since the Jordanian massacre of Palestinians caused a mass of refugees to flee across the boarder. Just as they had done in Jordan and were doing in Israel, the PLO set out to destroy the government so that they could rule in its place.
Ignorant of Islam, in the early 1980s the United States deployed troops to Lebanon and placed itself in the midst of a multi-faceted civil war. In the first deployment, U.S. Marines were sent to oversee the reduction of PLO/PFLP influence in Beirut. It was an impossible mission because Americans couldn't distinguish a Palestinian from a PLO member, an Islamic terrorist from a Muslim civilian.
In the second deployment, 1,800 Marines were sent as part of a multinational force to protect Muslims after Lebanese Christians attacked a PLO-controlled refugee camp in the immediate aftermath of the PLO-sponsored assassination of the Lebanese President-elect and Christian Phalangist leader, Bashir al-Jumayyil (Bashi Gemayel) in a car bombing on September 3rd of last year. This was akin to Bill Clinton protecting Croats and Muslims from Serbian Christians in Bosnia and Kosovo, after the Croats and Muslims had slaughtered 800,000 Serbs. America was making a bad habit of being on the wrong side of most every conflict.
This mission, like the last, was impossible. The Shia majority in Lebanon saw Americans as infidel invaders and not as liberators. American soldiers became jihad targets. Ronald Reagan's flawed incursion into Lebanon was in reality nothing more than a foretaste of what would befall the ignorant and now immoral nation in Iraq. Good men would die making a bad situation much worse.
Lebanon, like Iraq, became a religious and political cesspool where many warring factions strove to make life so unbearable, suicide bombers flourished. In Lebanon the rival factions were composed of a powerless and undermined Lebanese government; virtually unarmed minority Christian Phalangists; heavily armed Syrian occupying troops; ruthless Syrian-sponsored Abu Nidal terrorists; plentiful Iraqi, Saudi, and Kuwaiti-sponsored Palestinian terrorists associated with Fatah and the PLO; dominant Iranian-sponsored fundamentalist Islamic terrorists associated with Hizballah, Islamic Jihad, and AMAL; and a smattering of Marxist revolutionaries associated with the Ba'ath party, LAR, LARF, and the PFLP. Of these, the Shiites were the power to recon with in most every measure that counted: money, arms, men, religious authority, political influence, and devotion. There was no winning because there was no party worthy of the nation's trust, of its soldier's lives. And in these aspects, Lebanon was a replay of Vietnam and a foreshadowing of Iraq. In these contexts, victory was and is unachievable.
It was in this miserable Muslim milieu that on October 23rd, a truck bomb driven by good Shia Muslims exploded at the front door of the vulnerable Marine headquarters, killing 241 Americans - the largest loss of life in a military operation since Vietnam. Beirut became a symbol of ill-considered political objectives and poorly-defined rules of engagement. It was a lesson the nation would forget at the cost of 3,000 additional military casualties.
President Reagan pulled Americans out of Lebanon as a result of the Shiite attack. Islamicists used the retreat to recruit jihadists, saying that all Muslims had to do to get the Crusaders out of Islamic lands was to bloody their nose. America had its first taste of the lose-lose game it would play out many times over in the land of Islam.
To be fair, the U.S. would have lost more men and gained nothing in the exchange if American troops had remained in Lebanon. But by "cutting and running," Muslim militants were motivated to murder Americans anywhere they didn't like them - which was most everywhere. America's mistake was engaging without first understanding the enemy, and of fighting on the wrong side. In this regard, twenty years later, America would depose a secular dictator in Iraq, only to sponsor a government composed of the same Shiites which had perpetrated the attack on the Beirut Marine barracks.
There is a solution to Islamic terrorism but the only strategy less effective than America deployed in Lebanon, Somalia, and Saudi Arabia of cutting and running, is the strategy America is deploying in Iraq of "staying the course." In the months immediately after 9/11 I published a three part plan that would have instantly eliminated the threat of Islamic terrorism, so I'm neither second guessing nor criticizing without a plan. In support of that three-part plan, I wrote Tea With Terrorists - Who They Are, Why They Kill, & What Will Stop Them. While I predicted the future, I'm not a prophet, just informed.