Islamic Terrorism Timeline
- January 2, 1995: Investigators in the Philippines uncovered a plot conceived by Abdulrajik Janjalani's Abu Sayyaf Group and Abdel Rahman's Islamic Group to assassinate Pope John Paul II during his planned visit to Manila this month. And there is no doubting their will to do so. The Islamic Group had previously assassinated Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and working with Abu Sayyaf, they had twice attempted to kill Pakistan's Prime Minister Bhutto. Likewise, independently, Egypt's Islamic Group had been responsible for the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center and together, the Islamic Group and Abu Sayyaf had been behind the 1994 bombing of the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City.
These Muslim misfits, working with Rahman disciple Ramzi Yousef, were also planning to create undetectable liquid bombs which, larger than the one used by Yousef last month (December 11, 1994), would be smuggled onto a dozen U.S. jumbo jets en route from the Philippines, Indonesia, and Malaysia to the United States, blowing them all up in a coordinated attack. This was called the Bojinka plot. It was reconstituted in 2006 when some British Muslims following Yousef's example, schemed to hide nitro glycerin in beverage and cosmetic containers. It is why all airline passengers are inconvenienced today, and prohibited from having liquids in the carryon baggage. Traces of liquid explosives and computer files outlining the plan were found in Ramzi Yousef's Manila apartment.
But there is far more to this story. The Philippine investigators also discovered on Ramzi Yousef's computer, that these same Muslims had conceived a plot to provide flight training to Islamic pilots in U.S. flight schools for the purpose of flying passenger airliners into strategic American targets. Their targets included: the Pentagon, the World Trade Center, the CIA, the Sears Tower in Chicago, the Transamerica Tower in San Francisco, and an undisclosed U.S. nuclear facility. Evidence of this plan, the very essence of the September 2001 Islamic suicide bombing of the WTC and Pentagon, was submitted at Ramzi Yousef's and Abdel Rahman's trials. Therefore, for the United States government to say that 9/11 could not have been predicted is untrue. Three thousand Americans were killed by Muslims because their government failed them.
- January 4, 1995: In Sierra Leone, a Swiss employee of a French lumber company was kidnapped by Marxist Muslims. The RUF terrorists ambushed his convoy as it traveled between Kenema and Lago. Nine people were killed and mutilated in the attack. The Revolutionary United Front (RUF) were trained by Qadhafi in Libya.
- January 12, 1995: In Egypt, four people were injured when al-Gama'a al-Islamiya gunmen opened-fire on the train traveling from Luxor to Cairo.
- January 13, 1995: An Israeli student was killed in a drive-by shooting near Beit El. The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) claimed responsibility for the murder.
- January 15, 1995: Two Iranian men were kidnapped from their home in Atakoy, Istanbul. Their tortured bodies were found two weeks later in Silivri, Istanbul. Kurdish Muslim members of the PKK claimed credit for the abductions, mutilations, and murders.
The Kurdish Worker's Party said that the men had provided the Turkish government with a list of Turkish Kurds who supported the PKK. Understanding their history and motivation is important because a rotten as they are, the Kurds are the only people in Iraq with a legitimate gripe.
The Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) began life as a Marxist Muslim organization. In this regard, they were like so many other clubs and countries in the Islamic Middle East. They were founded in 1974 by a group of Turkish students of Kurdish descent. The group, led by Abdullah (Slave-to-Allah) Ocalan, formalized its agenda in the early 1980s and then went on the warpath. Their goal was to incite a revolution that would lead to an independent Kurdish state. As such, the group was violently opposed to the Turkish, Iraqi, and Iranian governments, as they had all oppressed Kurds and opposed them having an autonomous nation.
What was hypocritical about all of this was that the Turks, Iraqis, and Iranians were belligerent in their call for a Palestinian state to be carved out of Israel but opposed to allowing the same thing for Kurds. And yet Kurds outnumbered Palestinians by ten to twenty million and their claim to their homeland was not only centuries longer, it was actually legitimate. This observation alone, should be enough to awaken the world to the fact that the Palestinian Cause endorsed by the likes of Osama bin Laden and Jimmy Carter, by Iran's President Ahmadinejad and U.S. President Bush, is a farce hoisted by equally hypocritical men. The only thing that will be accomplished when they get their way, when U.N. Security Council Resolution 242 is imposed on Israel, is that the world will move to the cusp of world war. The world is less than twenty years away from the imposition of UN 242. The war which will follow in late 2027 will claim over a billion lives - one out of every four people living on the planet at the time.
During the early 1980s, the PKK focused its attention on consolidating its resources and powerbase. Immediately prior to the military coup in Turkey in 1980, the PKK fled that Islamic nation and established training camps in the Bekaa valley, the part of Lebanon controlled by the Syrian military.
Starting in 1984, the PKK initiated its first armed attacks in the Anatolia region of Turkey. They targeted government facilities and attacked Kurdish civilians who collaborated with the Turkish regime. While Turkey has claimed that the PKK killed over 30,000 civilians during the mid-80s, that is a grotesque exaggeration. The Turks simply wanted an excuse to hunt down Kurds and slaughter them as they had one million Armenian Christians in the aftermath of World War One.
In the late 1980s and early 1990s, the PKK was compelled to shun its secular and leftist ideology in favor of fundamentalist Islam. They did this in order to garner the support of the masses and to recruit a sufficient number of jihadists to accomplish their mission. During this time the PKK abandoned its previous strategy of attacking Kurdish civilians, focusing instead on Turkish and Iraqi regime targets.
In 1999, the PKK's leader, Abdullah Ocalan, was arrested in Kenya and extradited to Turkey where he faced the death penalty on terrorism charges. Ocalan declared a unilateral ceasefire and announced his desire to establish a "peace initiative" with Turkey on Kurdish issues. The PKK affirmed Ocalan's wishes, purportedly disavowing its violent history.
In 2002, the PKK changed its name to the Kurdistan Freedom and Democracy Congress (KADEK), which was laughable considering the fact they were Muslims. The religion of Submission is vehemently anti-choice and thus universally opposed to freedom and democracy.
In 2003, KADEK announced a three-stage "road map" for resolving the issue of Kurdish autonomy. Knowing that it wouldn't be accepted by the Turks, Iraqis, or Iranians, the renamed PKK continued training jihadists while planning and threatening terrorist attacks. When the peace process fizzled in the Islamic venue, in late 2003, KADEK announced that it was dissolving. In its place a new pan-Kurdish organization would be created called the Kurdistan People's Conference (KHK). The new moniker lasted a matter of months before the KHK was renamed the Kongra-Gel. These Muslims were pure jihadists, who were as opposed to disarmament as they were inclined to terrorism.
The ceasefire with the Turkish regime ended in the spring of 2004 and the violence continued. The same thing would have occurred in Iraq except America upset the camel cart. While the PKK was thrilled with the deposition of the secular Ba'ath regime, they were doomed when Iran's Shia clerics replaced them.
Coming full circle, in April 2005 the PKK officially decided to reclaim its original name. They claimed credit for three ambushes of Turkish forces in March 2006, in retaliation for the deaths of seven PKK members in February. They were also responsible for bombings in Ankara which killed three people and injured eighteen.
- January 18, 1995: In Sierra Leone, two British, a German, an Austrian, and two Swiss workers of a Swiss-owned mining company, Sierra Leone Ore and Metal Company were kidnapped by Revolutionary United Front terrorists in Mokanji. RUF targeted Europeans and mining workers for ransom and to compel foreign troops and advisors leave the country so that they could terrorize more indiscriminately.
- January 20, 1995: Two more British businessmen were abducted in Sierra Leone by Marxist Muslims. The latest victims worked for an American-Australian mining company in Gbangbatok. Revolutionary United Front rebels released these men in late April with the assistance of the International Committee of the Red Cross.
A brief history of the Socialist Islamic terrorist organization RUF (Revolutionary United Front) is useful here because many people were mutilated and murdered by these savages. As best we can piece together the puzzle, during the second half of the 1980s, many university students in Sierra Leone become radicalized by exposure to the doctrines of, Colonel Moamar Qadhafi, the Muslim Marxist Libyan dictator. In 1987 and ‘88, around fifty Sierra Leoneans were taken to Libya for training in the art of Islamic revolution. Among the students was a functional illiterate who had become part of a revolutionary cell in Kono, Foday Sankoh, a former army corporal who had been jailed for anti social behavior. Three of those trained in Qadhafi's Libya, including Foday Sankoh, started the Revolutionary United Front (RUF).
At the end of 1989, Charles Taylor launched an attack on Samuel Doe's government with a small band of men. Several of them, including Taylor himself, had received training in Libya from the Muslim Marxist Qaddafi. Taylor received considerable support from Foday Sankoh and the RUF.
A humanitarian crisis resulted in the early ‘90s from the RUF's tactics, which followed Islamic protocol and involved brutal attacks on unarmed civilians and children. Attempting to copy the ethnic and religious incitement that had served Charles Taylor in Liberia, the RUF like their mentor Muhammad, targeted traders, plundering and beheading more than 100. These atrocities and others caused rapid and widespread displacement.
Until about 1995, it was unclear what the RUF stood for, who Foday Sankoh was, and what he wanted. In his Revolutionary United Front's Footpaths to Democracy he proclaimed that his stated purpose was identical to the murderous sexual pervert Mao Zedong and Frantz Fanon (known as Abdullah, or Slave to Allah).
The RUF war in Sierra Leone ultimately caused the death of 75,000 people and forced over half of the country's population to leave their homes. The Muslim Marxist Revolutionary United Front waged a terrorist campaign which included the deliberate and systematic mutilation of civilians. Brutal attacks on non-military targets and public executions of minority ethnic groups where commonplace, producing millions of refugees. The RUF had two major calling cards: dead civilians and thousands of people with their hands, feet, ears or genitals crudely amputated. It was as if they had read Qur'an 5:33: "The punishment for those who wage war against Allah and his Prophet and perpetrate disorders in the land is to kill them or crucify them, or have a hand on one side and a foot on the other side cut off, banishing them from the land. Such is their disgrace in the world and in the hereafter their doom shall be dreadful."
- January 22, 1995: In Israel, two powerful bombs exploded at a bus stop. A total of 19 Jews were killed and 65 were wounded by a pair of Islamic suicide bombers.
The crowded bus stop at Beit Lid, near Netanya, was frequented by soldiers. The suicide bombers had disguised themselves in Israeli IDF uniforms. They detonated themselves within a few minutes of each other, causing further injuries as people rushed in to help those who had been wounded in the first blast.
Subhuman savages associated with Palestinian Islamic Jihad claimed that two of its members from Gaza were the suicide bombers. In August 2005, Sami Al-Arian and three other individuals were put on trial for funding, corrupting, equipping, and motivation the delusional Muslims who perpetrated this horrible crime.
I remain amazed that Muslim boys and girls who are recruited by Islamic clerics to be suicide bombers don't say: "If this is such a good idea, why aren't you doing it?" But such is the purpose of religion. It exists for clerics and kings to control others for power and money.
The Palestinian Islamic Jihad operates in Israel, Lebanon, Syria, Iran, and Iraq, as well as in Egypt and Jordan. Like HAMAS, Islamic Jihad is an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood, the Salafi Sunni Islamic religious movement that originated in Egypt that has spawned so much evil. They seek to impose by force fundamentalist Islamic social, moral, legal, educational, religious, and political ideologies on Israel, which they call Palestine, and then upon the world.
The Palestinian variant of Islamic Jihad is only one faction within a loosely organized, highly secretive group of Islamic Jihad movements that span the entire Middle East. For example, Egyptian al-Jihad, was larger when it merged into al-Qaeda. Born a Sunni organization, Palestinian Islamic Jihad is now sponsored by the Iranian and Shia Hizballah.
The PIJ was founded in the late 1970s by a group of fundamentalist Muslims living in Egypt. Led by Fathi Shaqaqi and Sheikh Abd al-Aziz Awda, they believed that the Muslim Brotherhood had become too moderate. Inspired by the Shi'a Islamic revolution in Iran, the PIJ blended Sunni religious fundamentalism and Shiite political revolutionary thought into an Islamic ideological agenda.
The Palestinian Islamic Jihad believes that the annihilation of Israel is a prerequisite for recreating a pan-Islamic empire. The PIJ stresses that the Islamic-Israeli conflict is not a national dispute over territory but rather a worldwide religious conflict. The group rejects any political or diplomatic solutions to bring peace to the war they have initiated. Islamic Jihad believes that terrorist violence will inspire Muslims to destroy Israel and conquer the rest of the world. They believe that they are following Muhammad's example and Allah's orders.
The PIJ initially operated out of Egypt, but after the assassination of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat in 1981 by fundamentalist Muslims, the leadership was exiled to the Gaza Strip. Starting in the early 1980s, Palestinian Islamic Jihad carried out a series of vicious attacks on Israelis.
During the first Palestinian Intifada that began in 1987, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad leadership was exiled to Lebanon. This allowed many Islamic Jihad leaders to establish direct contact with Iranian clerics by way of the Islamic Republic's embassies in Beirut and Damascus. PIJ operatives soon began training in Hezbollah camps in Lebanon under the supervision of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. Islamic Jihad terrorists stationed in Lebanon also carried out some joint operations with Hezbollah against Israelis during the 1990s.
While Shi'a Muslims have been conditioned to see Sunni Muslims as insufficiently Islamic, the simple truth is that apart from the leadership structure and a few holidays, there is no difference between a fundamentalist Shi'a and a Salafist Sunni. The five oldest Islamic sources, the Qur'an, Ishaq's Sira, Tabari's Ta'rikh, Bukhari's and Muslim's Hadith, were all written under Shi'a influence in Baghdad in Islamic Persia. That means that Shi'a Islam is Salafi Islam. Further, Salafi Islam forms the basis of Sunni Wahhabi Islam which is the Islam at the heart of Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, the Taliban, and al-Qaeda.
While we are on the subject of a Sunni terrorist organization transforming itself into a Shi'a militant group, it's important to recognize that Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, and Iran are now essentially one country. The political and religious leadership either comes from Iran or they are influenced by Tehran. You could call it a crescent from Babylon to the Promised Land.
Surrounding this Shi'ite crescent on the east is Pakistan, on the south, Saudi Arabia, on the west, Egypt, and in the north, Turkey. These fiefdoms form the heart and soul, the mind and fuel, of Sunni Islam. And while on a personal level, the Sunni and Shiite conflict gives the impression that Islam is a religion divided, understand that at the warlord and cleric level there is a consensus when it comes to most every important issue - including killing Christians and Jews en route to establishing a pan-Islamic world empire.
With militants in Lebanon, in 1989, the leadership of Islamic Jihad moved their headquarters to Damascus, where it has remained ever since - something it also shares with Hizballah. The Damascus PIJ office controls funding, engages in recruiting, and coordinates terrorist operations. In addition, it is widely known that Syria allows Iranian weaponry to pass through its territory en route to Palestinian terrorist groups such as Palestinian Islamic Jihad.
Palestinian Islamic Jihad strongly opposed the 1993 Oslo Accords because they elevated Fatah and PLO at the expense of their movement. Like Hamas, they attempted to derail the peace process by committing a number of terrorist attacks against Israel.
Israel dealt the Palestinian Islamic Jihad a temporary blow in 1995 with its assassination of Shaqaqi in Malta. However, with the beginning of the Fatah/PLO al-Aqsa Intifada in September of 2000, Islamic Jihad sprang back to life. Since 2000, it has claimed responsibility for countless terrorist attacks in Israel against Jews. In part, their "success" is a measure of Islamic Jihad's coordination with other Islamic terrorist groups such as HAMAS and Hezballah and a radical increase in Iranian OPEC funding. There is a direct correlation between the price of crude and the quantity of Islamic terror.
Palestinian Islamic Jihad is smaller than HAMAS because the Iranian-funded organization has an exclusive focus on terrorism while the Saudi and Kuwaiti funded Hamas offers impoverished Palestinians a network of social services, including homes, financing, food, education, healthcare, and religion. But that all comes with a price - accept their charity and you join their cause.
Ramadan Shallah, who replaced Shaqaqi as Palestinian Islamic Jihad's leader, lacked the founder's charisma which diminished recruiting. Islamic Jihad's activities have further been hampered by a series of arrests and indictments in the United States following the September 11, 2001 attacks. Also, the construction of security fences by Israel along both the West Bank and Gaza border have made it more difficult for the Palestinian Islamic Jihad to execute terrorist attacks in Israel. Still, Islamic Jihad remains dedicated to the violent destruction of Israel and shows no interest in joining the political process.
Let's examine some of Islamic Jihad's leadership to better understand why these Muslims kill. Fathi Shaqaqi was born in 1951 in Gaza. He studied mathematics at Birzeit University in the West Bank and medicine in Egypt. He was inspired by the Muslim Brotherhood during his medical training. During the early 1980s, Shaqaqi and Sheikh Odeh formally established Palestinian Islamic Jihad. Shaqaqi believed that a campaign of spectacular terrorist attacks against Israel in the name of revolutionary Islam would inspire a popular revolt. He was arrested and sentenced by Israel to one year of prison in 1983, and to three years in 1986 for his treasonous activities. Israel then deported him to southern Lebanon in August 1988. He was a key player in setting up the National Alliance in 1994, a coalition of eight PLO groups, including the PIJ and Hamas which all rejected the Oslo Accords. Shaqaqi is said to have been behind many suicide bomb attacks in Israel. He was assassinated in Malta, apparently by Mossad agents on October 26, 1995. His funeral in Damascus was attended by 40,000 people. Terror is very popular in Islam.
Ramadan Abdullah Shallah was born in the Gaza Strip and spent five years at Durham University in northern England, where he reportedly coordinated the activities of Palestinian Islamic Jihad by sending and receiving orders to and from cells of the organization in Gaza, the West Bank, Lebanon, and Syria. From 1990 to 1995, Shallah lived in Tampa, Florida where he was a leading member of the Islamic Concern Project, also known as the Islamic Committee for Palestine. The organization distributed official Palestinian Islamic Jihad literature used to indoctrinate followers by glorifying suicide bombers as martyrs. Ramadan Abdullah Shallah headed an Islamic think tank called the World Islam and Studies Enterprise (WISE). It operating out of the University of South Florida. During this time, WISE sponsored the visits of Islamic fundamentalist and terrorist leaders to the United States. It's not a coincidence that the fundamentalist Muslims who murdered 3,000 Americans on 9/11 trained in central Florida flight schools. After Palestinian Islamic Jihad leader Fathi Shaqaqi's death in October 1995, Shallah became the new chief of Palestinian Islamic Jihad and a member of its Shura Supreme Council.
Born in Kuwait in 1958, Sami al-Arian grew up in Egypt before coming to the United States more than 30 years ago. Today he lives in a U.S. prison. Al-Arian was a University of South Florida professor who was arrested by the U.S. government in February 2003 on a number of charges relating to terrorism. The indictment against him listed more than a dozen PIJ attacks and 100 deaths that he was accused of facilitating. Al-Arian originally denied the charges claiming he was a martyr to free speech and a victim of anti-Muslim sentiment. In early 2006, he pleaded guilty in a secret hearing to a charge of conspiring to help a terrorist organization. Unsealed court papers have revealed that al-Arian admitted he raised money for Islamic Jihad and that he conspired to hide the identities of other members of the terrorist organization. In return for the plea, prosecutors agreed to drop the remaining eight charges against him. Al-Arian was deported from the U.S. after serving a prison sentence that amounted to a little more than time served. It is not clear as to what country Sami al-Arian was sent.
Abd al Aziz Awda was born in Gabaly, Israel. He was a founding member and spiritual leader of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad. In addition, he was a member of the Jihad Shura Council. At one point, Awda was the imam of the Al Qassem Mosque, located in the Gaza Strip. He was designated by the U.S. as a terrorist in January 1995. A few years later, in February 2003, a U.S. Department of Justice federal grand jury in Tampa, Florida indicted Awda, among others, on 50-counts of terrorism. Abd al Aziz Awda remains at large.
Musa Nafi was born in Egypt, and he currently resides in Oxfordshire, England. There he teaches Islamic Studies at Muslim College. A 1995 U.S. search warrant described Nafi as a significant leading member of the PIJ. He wrote much of the group's early ideology. Musa Nafi was a lecturer at the World Islam and Studies Enterprise (WISE) that was affiliated with the University of South Florida. Israeli officials claimed that while Nafi lived in England during the late 1980s, he was a communications link between terrorists in the field and Islamic Jihad's headquarters in Syria. In 1996, Nafi was deported from the U.S. back to England for visa violations.
Luay Saadi was a top commander in Palestinian Islamic Jihad before he was killed by the IDF in October 2005. His cell was responsible for several suicide bombings, including the Stage nightclub attack in Tel Aviv in February 2005.
When one comes to know Islamic Jihad, they come to understand Islam's role in terrorism. Islamic Jihad was born out of the Muslim Brotherhood - a Salafist Sunni organization and yet today they are armed, financed, trained, and directed by Shi'a clerics in Iran. Islamic Jihad has become indistinguishable from Allah's Party, known as Hezballah. Their goal is to annihilate Jews and Christians en route to establishing a worldwide Islamic state - and in that cause they are indistinguishable from al-Qaeda. The PIJ will infiltrate any academic, political, or religious organization anywhere in the world to achieve their means, publicly acknowledging that deception and terrorism are justified, even a glorified means to their ultimate goal of a worldwide Islamic Empire.
- January 22, 1995: In Algeria, a Frenchman was shot dead in his car by Armed Islamic Group (GIA) members in Port Said Square in Algiers. He had received death threats. One other person was seriously injured in the attack because the Muslim gunmen had opened fire on their target in the crowded square.
A statement by the GIA was issued the previous day to Al-Hayat Muslim daily in London warning French citizens to stay out of Algeria.
- January 23, 1995: An Iraqi employee of an Australian humanitarian organization was killed on a road in the Sulaymaniyah region. Several Kurdish colleagues of his were injured.
- January 24, 1995: The editor of Des Pardes, a Sikh newspaper in London, was shot and killed outside his office. He was a vocal advocate of the creation of a Sikh state in India. No one claimed responsibility.
- January 25, 1995: In Sierra Leone, seven nuns, six of whom were Italian, were kidnapped in an attack in Kambia by the Revolutionary United Front. The RUF leader, Foday Sankoh, demanded medicines, a generator and a mobile phone as a precondition to beginning peace talks with the government. They and a ransom were provided so the nuns were released in late March.
The same day, the British-based charity organization, Actionaid was attacked by RUF. Six of their staff were kidnapped. Actionaid suspended operations in Sierra Leone after this incident.
- January 30, 1995: In Algeria, a car bomb at police headquarters in Algiers killed 42, wounding 256. The Armed Islamic Group claimed that they were irresponsible.
The fundamentalist Muslims associated with the Armed Islamic Group were not radicals, they had not corrupted their religion, and they were not a fringe minority. The Armed Islamic Group was the new name of the Islamic Salvation Front, Algeria's majority political and religious organization. Their actions were directly responsible for the civil war raging at this time and for the deaths of nearly 100,000 people.
- January 31, 1995: In El Salvador, a French Jewish businessman and leader of the local Jewish community was kidnapped in San Salvador by six armed men. The villains were either communist or anti-communist rebels.
- February 4, 1995: In the Islamic hell hole of Somalia, fourteen UN aid workers assigned to the World Food Program were assaulted by Muslim militants in their Mogadishu compound. They were held for three days, preventing them from joining UN troops and civilians already gathered at the fortified port and airport awaiting departure from Somalia.
The jihadists demanded money that they claimed that it was owed to them. The release of the hostages was negotiated by Aideed's Somali National Alliance.
- February 8, 1995: In the killing fields of the Sudan, unidentified gunmen kidnapped eleven aid workers in the Upper Nile Province. They immediately released all but five foreigners. Of their remaining hostages, three were with the UN Operation Lifeline Sudan and one each was employed by Swiss Disaster Relief and Medecins de Monde.
- February 10, 1995: Mahmoud Khaled Eintour, alias Abu Ali Majed, the top assassin of the Abu Nidal Group, and before that, Black September, was arrested in Sidon.
- February 11, 1995: In Tunisia, Algerian Islamic militants attacked a border post, killing six Tunisian border guards. The Armed Islamic Group (GIA) and the Tunisian Islamic Front (FIT) jointly claimed responsibility. There were suspected links between the two groups which I suspect is Islam.
- February 14, 1995: A senior army officer of the deposed Afghani Marxist Muslim regime was assassinated at his home in Pakistan.
- February 20, 1995: In the Netherlands, a car bomb exploded in Rotterdam killing a Turkish man when it exploded. Kurdish Muslims were suspected.
- February 23, 1995: In Tajikistan, an anti-tank grenade was used against a Russian border guard bus transporting hospital workers. The attack, which occurred three days before the general election, left one person dead and six others injured. Islamic Tajik terrorists were responsible. Two Tajik Muslims were arrested in Kazakhstan in May for having planned the attack.
- February 23, 1995: A French diplomat was shot in the chest in Amman, Jordan. The Islamic jihadists said that they thought that he was Israeli, which would have made killing him legal.
It was in a skirmish with the Frenchman, that this shooting occurred. The attackers were members of the Islamic Renewal Movement, a fundamentalist group which sought to undermine Jordan's tourism industry so as to undermine the dictatorial state.
The Islamic Renewal Movement was active in Amman from the early to mid-1990s. They attacked foreigners in Jordan, and in doing so hoped to remove all non-Muslims from the country. The group had ties to the much larger Palestinian Islamic Jihad, which itself was now part of the world's largest terrorist organization: Hizballah - Allah's Party.
The group's leader, Sabel Muqbel, was Palestinian Muslim. He would received a seven year prison sentence in 1996 for possession of explosives and machine guns. He was 44 years old at the time of sentencing.
This attack was perpetrated by Salem Bakit and Ahmad Khaled. Both Bakit and Khaled were tried and convicted for attempted murder, and were sentenced to life in prison plus ten years each for "conspiring to carry out terrorist actions."
- February 25, 1995: Two Turkish travel agencies in Cologne, Germany were attacked by Muslim Kurds armed with Molotov cocktails. At the site of the crime, PKK Kurdish literature was found.
- February 27, 1995: Khidir Abd-al-Abbas Hamza, allegedly an exiled Iraqi nuclear scientist, was kidnapped in a suburb of Athens, Greece soon after revealing information about Iraq's nuclear weapons program. The Iraqi intelligence service, Mukhabarat, was suspected in the murder. Iraqi officials, however, denied kidnapping the man and claimed not to have known of the scientist. Only time would prove them right. Iraq did not have a significant or viable nuclear program. What little had been done in this regard was abandoned in 1991.
- February 28, 1995: An Islamic suicide bomber in Rabat, Morocco attacked the Russian Consulate. He was wearing a sign that had "Chechnya" written in Arabic on it. The Chechen Muslim died, but there were no other injuries.
The Socialist Soviets and Putin's Fascists after them, have been immoral, oppressive, and violent to be sure, but the Chechnya conflict isn't about them; it's about Islam. Muslims would go on to torment Russians at a significantly greater rate than they have Americans. That is until Russia made a deal with Iran. The trade was nukes for a cessation of terrorism.
- March 4, 1995: A Palestinian man was abducted from his parents' home in Borj el Bahri, east of Algiers, Algeria. He was later found several miles away with his throat slit. Even Muslims don't like Palestinians.
- March 7, 1995: An Algerian who worked at the United Nations information office in Algiers was shot and killed.
- March 8, 1995: Two American employees of the American consulate in Karachi, Pakistan were killed as they commuted to work. Another American was injured. Gunmen opened fire with AK-47s on their van from both sides as they stopped at a traffic light. No group claimed responsibility.
- March 8, 1995: Gunmen killed two U.S. diplomats and injured a third, in an attack on a van taking them to work at the U.S. Consulate in Karachi, Pakistan. Muslim militants, working for the Abu Sayyat Group, said through their press agency that it was in revenge for the World Trade Center bombing convictions. Since Ramzi Yousef and his truck-bombing pals were good Muslims following Allah's orders and Muhammad's example, they were heroes, not villains. Crime was a matter of perspective.
- March 14, 1995: In Germany, a Turkish mosque was firebombed in Buende by Kurdish Muslims.
- March 15, 1995: A Turkish social club in Hamburg, Germany was firebombed by Kurdish jihadists. The same day, a Turkish travel agency in Ludwigshafen was firebombed by the PKK in addition to a Turkish mosque in Hamburg.
- March 16, 1995: On the rampage, Muslim PKK terrorists blew up three Turkish travel agencies in Zurich.
- March 16, 1995: Another day, another bombing. A Turkish social club in Duren, Germany was firebombed by Kurdish Muslims. They also blew up a Turkish travel agency in Dortmund.
- March 17, 1995: A day without Muslims is a day without a bombing. So since there were Muslims in Germany, a Turkish club in Gengenbach was firebombed by Kurdish terrorists. They same day, a Turkish travel agency in Ulm, Germany was also firebombed, as was a Turkish mosque in Lahr, Germany and a Turkish cultural center in Guetersloh along the Rhine.
The following day, a Turkish sports club in Duisberg, Germany suffered an arson attack. Another Turkish mosque, this one in Munich was firebombed by Kurdish Muslims. And then to make certain there was no mistaking the nature of their religions, these jihadists bombed a Turkish social club in Ahlen, Germany.
- March 19, 1995: In Burundi, five people, including three Belgian citizens, were killed in an ambush near Bujumbura. The Hutu Muslims murdered the Belgians execution style with shots to the head and chest. One of their victims was a four-year-old girl.
- March 20, 1995: While the preponderance of terrorist incidents worldwide at this time were caused by Islam, not all were the legacy of Muhammad and his demonic religion. Or said another way, while not all Muslims are terrorists, most terrorists are Muslims.
Yet on this day, the Japanese Buddhist Aum Shinri Kyo cult deposited two containers containing Sarin poison gas in the Tokyo subway system. Twelve people were killed. While the perpetrators weren't Muslims, they were financed in part by Iran and were protected in their retreat by Syria.
The nerve gas was released from packages carried onto five different railway trains. Over 5000 were poisoned. In total, fifteen subway stations were affected by the gas. After the attack, Japanese police discovered that Aum Shinrikyo had accumulated hundreds of tons of chemicals in order to make enough Sarin gas to kill millions of people.
Aum Shinri Kyo means the Sublime or Supreme Truth. Their leader, Shoko Asahara, was indicted for these murders immediately after the attack. He was a charismatic and partially blind guru whose world-view evolved from an advocacy of esoteric mysticism to apocalyptic nihilism. This evolved to include a unique mix of Buddhism, Hinduism, New Age Secular Humanism. And like Scientology, he tossed in a little science fiction for giggles. Asahara even claimed to have supernatural powers because he had attained supreme enlightenment.
The eclectic religious organization was founded in 1984. Their original name was a bit odd, Aum Shinsen no Kai (Group of Gods/Supreme Beings). Buddha never identified a god so these terrorists had decided that they were divine, having the power of life and death - well death anyway.
The cult started as a small group focused on esoteric yoga. Their numbers swelled as a result of their leader's frequent lecture tours on college campuses. In particular, Aum Shinri Kyo recruited students from Japan's top universities. The cult even enlisted over 300 scientists, some with degrees in chemistry, medicine, genetic engineering and biology. At its peak, Aum had 10,000 members in Japan, with 35,000 in Russia. They had large memberships and offices in the United States, Germany and Taiwan. It doesn't take much to fool folks these days.
As one might expect of a religion, Aum Shinri Kyo amassed a considerable amount of wealth over the years. Japanese police concluded the group owned over $1 billion in assets, the majority of which was obtained through membership fees, the sale of its literature, donations, and advanced training courses in how to swindle others.
In the early days, before he became filthy rich and empowered, Asahara preached meditation, introspection and non violence. But when that wasn't enough for the man who wanted to be god, in the late 1980s he decided to run for office in the Japanese parliamentary elections of 1990. When he wasn't elected, Asahara became enraged and accused the Japanese government of rigging the process. Then, like Muhammad before him, he started justifying murder on spiritual grounds.
Asahara, again like Allah's messenger, became increasingly paranoid and started telling his followers about an approaching apocalypse, a day of doom. Then, once more following in Muhammad's footsteps, the religious cult began to assemble its own militia. Then in Islamic fashion, they were the only authorized government. Asahara reserved for himself the title of Supreme Leader. The gang, like Muslims before them, was now fully committed violent terrorist attacks in order to hasten their designs and dogma.
In June 1993, these religious misfits decided to release anthrax spores into a Tokyo office building. They failed only because the enlightened ones unknowingly use a non-lethal strain of the biochemical agent.
In June 1994, they killed seven people and injured 144 others in a Sarin gas test. The targets of that attack were three judges sitting on a panel hearing a lawsuit over a real-estate dispute in which Aum Shinrikyo was the defendant. Oddly enough, and despite the scale of Aum's attrosities, the Japanese government did not outlaw Aum Shinri Kyo.
After Asahara's imprisonment, trial, conviction, and incarceration, Fumihiro Joyu, a Aum Shinri Kyo spokesman, became the new leader of the terrorist religious organization. They changed their name to Aleph in 2000, and redefined Asahara's role as "founder" rather than "Supreme Leader."
In 2000, Aleph members were discovered gathering sensitive information on nuclear power plants. The cult hacked into classified computer networks to obtain data on nuclear facilities in Russia, Ukraine, China, South Korea, Taiwan, and Japan. Also, in 2000, Russian Aum followers planned a series of attacks against Japanese child care centers, all in an effort to gain Asahara's release.
As of today, Aleph is still seeking contributions, selling publications to members, organizing seminars, conducting training sessions on how to swindle fools out of their money. The cult holds some 50 seminars a month for current and potential members. It has been reported that at a thousand members are monk-like devotees and that mind control techniques are still part of Aleph's repertoire.
- March 20, 1995: A truck loaded with 400 pounds of explosives was found in southern Israel. It had been driven north from Gaza with the intent of murdering Jewish civilians in Beersheba. Six Hamas members were arrested in connection with the failed terror attempt.
- March 27, 1995: In Bahrain, Pakistani man died in an arsonist blaze in a video shop in Budaiya. While the Islamic government insisted that the fire had been started by foreign forces in an attempt to undermine public security, yet this has all the hallmarks of fundamentalist Muslims terrorizing those who profit from promoting Western influences. What's particularly interesting in the Islamic world is that they condemn and attack the West for being promiscuous, and yet sexual perversions of all kinds are epidemic in the lands poisoned by Islam.
- March 31, 1995: One Israeli civilian was killed and seven injured when as many as ten Iranian-made Katyusha rockets were fired into northern Israel from southern Lebanon. Hizballah (often mis-transliterated Hezbollah), the largest Islamic militia on earth, was responsible.
- April 9, 1995: In violation of Clinton's Oslo Accords, two Palestinian suicide bombers murdered eight people in Israel, including one American tourist. Too bad it wasn't Bill.
The Islamic suicide was from Gaza. In addition to those he murdered, forty others were burned and mutilated, including three more Americans. The bomb had been concealed in a van. The deadly cargo was detonated as the jihadist passed a bus full of passengers.
Because killing Jews is the most esteemed Islamic religious rite, the murderous attack was claimed by Hamas and by Palestinian Islamic Jihad. However, by this time, Islamic Jihad was a division of Hizallah, and thus Shia. Hamas by contrast is as Sunni as terrorist organization ever get.
- April 9, 1995: In Chechnya, an American working for the relief agency, Soros Foundation, was kidnapped by the Muslims he was trying to help. He had been setting up a hospital near Chechnya and delivering supplies to homeless Muslims.
- April 9, 1995: In the Republic of Georgia, a group called Algetskiye Volki (Algeti Wolves) claimed responsibility for attacks on the Russian Ambassador's residence in Tbilisi. The armed men forced security guards out of their guard station before blowing it up. Then they opened fire on a Russian office building nearby. The note left behind was signed by the Algeti Wolves. They were protesting Russian presence in the Russian state.
- April 10, 1995: In Israel, a HAMAS member was sentenced to fifteen years for training suicide bombers. Another member of the Islamic Resistance Party was sentenced to life for his role in a bombing which killed 21 Jews.
- April 10, 1995: A Turkish mosque in Hengelo, in the Netherlands, was firebombed.
- April 10, 1995: In Sierra Leone, a convoy of cars belonging to the Irish Christian Brother organization was ambushed by RUF (Revolutionary United Front) Muslims on the road from Bo to Freetown. One priest was killed.
- April 14, 1995: A Turkish Airlines office in Vienna, Austria was firebombed by terrorists representing Devrimici Halk Kurtulus Cephesi, the Revolutionary Kurdish People's Liberation Front. The attackers left a red flag with a yellow star and the inscription "DHKC" at the scene. This Marxist terrorist group prospered for a while but when the PKK converted from Marxism to Islam, they attracted infinitely more jihadists and eclipsed the DHKC.
- April 14, 1995: In Germany, five Turkish banks in Cologne were bombed. Police arrested nine Turkish men associated with Dev Sol.
- April 15, 1995: Turkish mosque in Utrecht, in the Netherlands was firebombed.
- April 17, 1995: A Turkish sports club in Backnang, Germany was bombed as was a club in the Ditzingen. Turkish Kurds were suspected.
- April 19, 1995: In a terrorist attack American politicians don't want linked to Islam, but is, a truck exploded outside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City. A total of 168 people, 19 of whom were children, were killed in the blast. Falling debris and burns injured 600 additional Americans.
The inspiration, strategy, financing, staffing and technical support for the terrorist attack came from Muslims in the Philippines with links to Pakistan, Iraq, and Egypt. The principle instigators were the Abu Sayyaf Group in the Philippines and Egypt's Islamic Group led by the bind Islamic cleric Sheikh Abdul Rahman and his Pakistani disciple, Ramzi Yousef.
That is not to say that neo-Nazis weren't involved. They were. The reason for this marriage of fascists and jihadists is that Nazism and Islam apart from time and place are indistinguishable doctrines. Karl Jung was asked if he had any views on what was likely to be the next step in religious development. He answered: "We do not know whether Hitler is going to found a new Islam. He is already on the way, however, and he is just like Mohammad. The emotion in Germany is Islamic; it is warlike and jihadists. They are all drunk with their wild god. That might be the future of religion." (Karl Jung, The Collected Works, Volume 18, "The Symbolic Life" chapter, Princeton University Press, page 281, published 1939) I go considerably further in Prophet of Doom. I dedicated 77 pages to the juxtaposition of Hitler's Mein Kampf with Muhammad's Quranic recital.
If you are interested in learning just how similar they were, turn to pages 195-196 of the "Demented Deity," chapter pages 388-402 of "Mein Kampf," pages 476-492 of "Islam's Holocaust," pages 545-560 of "Blood & Booty," and pages 658-670 of "Profitable Prophet Plan" for a comprehensive review of these anti-Semitic terrorist dogmas.
Most Americans are familiar with the event. A massive roadside truck bomb was detonated on the street outside the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. The attack took place shortly after parents had dropped their kids off at a daycare center located in the building, and many of the victims were children. The front half of the nine-story building was blown away by the explosive mixture of ammonium nitrate fertilizer and fuel oil.
Most know that Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols, Army friends, were indicted on eleven counts each, including conspiring to use weapons of mass destruction and for killing federal law enforcement agents. Both men pleaded not-guilty to the charges. In August of 1997, McVeigh was formally sentenced to death for his role in the bombing. Nichols was charged with conspiracy and manslaughter in late December 1997. He was sentenced to life in prison.
And many are aware that in March 2000, McVeigh told a reporter that he was disillusioned with the U.S. government after fighting Muslims in the Persian Gulf War. He did not express any remorse for carrying out the bombing or killing so many people. He was executed in June 2001.
But what most people don't know was that in the early 1990s, Terry Nichols, attended a Muslim militant meeting on the predominantly Islamic island of Mindanao, in the Philippines. As we have seen, and shall continue to witness, the Philippines was not only a hotbed of fundamentalist Islamic terrorism, the specific plan for the September 11th, 2001 aviation suicide bombings of the World Trade Center and Pentagon was conceived there. Terrorists, Ramzi Yousef, Abdul Hakim Murad, and Wali Khan Amin Shah, were all present at the meeting. The theme was training in the making and handling bombs sizable enough to destroy large buildings. Yousef, representing his mentor, Qur'an professor Sheikh Rahman, was later convicted of perpetrating the World Trade Center bombing in 1993. Moreover, Murad and Shah were convicted in the 1996 conspiracy to blow up 12 U.S. jetliners as part of Ramzi Yousef's Bojinka plot. These guys were good at what they did.
While we know that all the documents, Sandy Burger, Clinton's National Security Advisor, stole from the National Archives, covered issues critical of the administrations handling of Islamic terrorism, I am one of many who believe that FBI reports detailing the meeting between Nichols and Yousef were among the hundreds of classified forms he stuffed into his socks and down his pants. Clinton and Reno were all too happy to blame the Oklahoma City bombing on right-wing wackos. The fact it was perpetrated by Muslims, and tied directly to the first and second bombings of the World Trade Center, make them look like they were sleeping on the job. That is the only rational explanation of Sandy "Burglar's" illegal escapade.
Middle East expert, Dr. Laurie Mylroie, author of The War Against America, and a consultant to the McVeigh defense team, told Insight Magazine that "the connection between Terry Nichols, the Philippines, and Ramzi Yousef, the man responsible for the first World trade Center bombing, was a very important part of the puzzle that the FBI knew about but did not pursue because the Clinton administration didn't like where that would lead them." Dr. Mylroie's book marshals evidence that Ramzi Yousef was acting as an agent for Saddam Hussein as he tried to seek revenge for Americans ousting him from Kuwait. The foreword to her book was penned by former CIA Director James Woolsey two weeks after the September 11th attacks. In that piece and other articles since the Murrah Federal Building bombing, Woolsey has expressed his support for her thesis. He scorches the Clinton administration (under which he served) for an unwillingness to look at the evidence of Islamic state sponsorship of these acts.
Jayna Davis, an investigative reporter for the Oklahoma City NBC affiliate, KFOR-TV, interviewed eyewitnesses who had seen individuals identified as being of Middle Eastern extraction speeding away from the Murrah Building in a pickup truck immediately before the blast. Her investigative reports pointed to an Iraqi refugee, a former Republican Guard, who was living in Oklahoma City. He had come to the U.S. under a controversial Clinton program that had brought several thousand Iraqis here for resettlement without screening or security checks to weed out terrorists posing as students. Jayna Davis also located credible witnesses who placed this Iraqi in the company of Timothy McVeigh in the days prior to the bombing.
KFOR aired several stories with video footage of the Iraqi bombing suspect, but digitally blurred his face and did not identify him by name. They called him John Doe No. 2, and presented considerable evidence pointing to his involvement in the crime. They asked why federal authorities were completely uninterested in questioning him or looking at the evidence.
Once this murderous militant Muslim knew that the FBI wasn't going to pursue him for political reasons, the Iraqi suspect, Hussain Al-Hussaini, identified himself publicly and then launched a defamation lawsuit against Davis and KFOR.
Rather than looking objectively at Jayna Davis' or Dr. Laurie Mylroie's research, the national media adopted the Bill Clinton-Janet Reno thesis that the bombing was a domestic "right-wing" attack. While it suited them politically, a careful review of the evidence these investigations uncovered, will convince all but the jaundiced that Islam was at the very least, a co-conspirator. In fact, without Yousef's fuel and aluminum nitrate bomb making instructions, Terry Nichols and Timothy McVeigh could never have built their exploding truck. In their previous attempts, they hadn't been able to blow up a trash can.
- April 21, 1995: A tow truck driver was killed when a bomb exploded inside a car he was removing from an Istanbul car park for a left-wing newspaper and the Iranian Consulate.
- April 21, 1995: A Palestinian Muslim from Jordan crossed the border into Israel and attempted to kidnap an employee at the Dead Sea Works. The Palestinian was wounded in a gun battle with security guards.
- April 22, 1995: Two Turkish men were shot and wounded in a Turkish coffee house in The Hague by Kurdish militants. The gunmen warned against attending a planned demonstration the next day. He was opposed to the establishment of a Kurdish parliament in exile in the Netherlands.
- April 25, 1995: A New Zealand businessman was kidnapped in Kismayu, Somalia. Nearly 100 gunmen, joined by the man's own paid Somali security staff, kidnapped him using jeeps mounted with machineguns. The businessman was executed the following day. Islamic fundamentalists wishing to rid the Islamic hell hole of foreigners were responsible.
They want to be left alone. And while the immediate consequence of doing so is that hundreds of thousands of Muslim children would die, in the long run, that might be better as many of them would have grow up to be jihadists. But while the merits of helping those who don't want help, those who murder aid workers try to serve them, are morally debatable, trying to fix an Islamic country without first removing the problem, is akin to feeding cancer.
- April 25, 1995: A Hizballah suicide bomber wounded 22 Jews in an attack in southern Israel.
- April 30, 1995: President Clinton announced a halt to all U.S. trade and investment with OPEC founder, Iran, due to their links to state sponsorship and financing of terrorism. At the same time, Clinton announced that he would deploy America's military on behalf of one of the beneficiaries of Iran's deadly aid - Bosnian Muslims.
- April 1995: Following the bombing of a Sarajevo marketplace, NATO forces launched the largest military action in the alliance's history on behalf of the Muslim and Catholic populations and against the Serbian secular government. Two weeks of NATO aerial bombing strikes against non-Islamic, non-Catholic Ustashi forces, combined with a strong Croat-Catholic and Bosnian-Muslim offensive on the ground, pushed their victims, the Orthodox Christian Serbs to surrender - again. In November, the warring parties met in Dayton and agreed to a peace settlement that lasted about 15 minutes. Moreover, it was about as moral and rational as the Oslo Accords and the "Roadmap to Peace."
Many saw the U.S. led NATO air strikes as part of a political distraction. The attack may well have been designed to take attention away from one of Bill Clinton's many other lapses in moral judgment - this one being the indiscretion in the Oval Office with a 19-year-old intern.
Citing mostly mythical Serbian atrocities and ethnic cleansing in Kosovo against Muslims (the opposite having actually being true), in April 1999, the U.S. and NATO unleashed a second round of air strikes on Orthodox Christian Serbs after the failure of the Dayton peace initiative. President Clinton didn't bother justifying his use of the American military, didn't provide an exit strategy or a definition of victory, but did warn that air strikes would continue as long as necessary (to keep attention off of him).
Vast floods of refugees spilled into neighboring countries, threatening to enlarge the crisis while sparking criticism of the lack of planning by NATO. Since this time, one small nation has been splinted into postage-stamp-sized pieces, with the largest part becoming Fascist. Using this logic, it would only be fair to turn California 10 separate nations, one for Hispanics, Asians, Blacks, Caucasians, Jews, Roman Catholics, Protestants, Evangelicals, Muslims, neo-Nazis, and Socialist Secular Humanists. Shoot, why stop there? Why not let every town declare its independence? Why not create four Iraq's too, one for the Shia, the Sunni, the Kurds, and another for the secular Ba'athist?
What is of course stunning, and indeed unforgivable, is that NATO went to the aid of Bosnian Muslims and Croatian Catholic Fascists who had used deception and propaganda to paint themselves as the victims of genocide rather than the perpetrators of ethnic cleansing - toppling a secular democratic government in the process. And yet the American-led European forces did nothing while the Islamic government of the Sudan murdered three million Africans. If the United States was going to play "World Policeman" then the least it could do was go to places where the most good could be done.
I am of the belief that American troops should not be committed to battle unless one of the following three conditions are met: 1) An enemy force attacks America in a meaningful way, and only then when the real enemy, not a tactic or a symptom, is identified and pursued. 2) There is a clear, present, and viable threat to the security, prosperity, and liberty of the United States. Under these conditions, properly verified, a primitive strike can be justified so long as the likelihood of success is high and prospects of failure are low. (In other words, don't engage and make a bad situation worse as America did in Vietnam, Somalia, Afghanistan, and Iraq.) 3) When the mass murder or systematic starvation of hundreds of thousands of defenseless civilians at the hand of government forces compels a moral response - and only then if there is a plan that will rid the region of the motivation behind the mayhem.
Relatively recent examples where the death toll reached epidemic proportions are: the Armenian genocide by Muslims in Turkey (1 million killed and 1 million displaced), the Jewish Holocaust by Nazis in Germany (6 million Jews exterminated in addition to 6 million others), the Serbian Orthodox Christian genocide perpetrated by Bosnian Muslims and Croatian Catholic Ustashi Fascists (850,000 exterminated), the mass murder, plunder and rape of Koreans, Chinese, and Pilipino civilians by Imperial Japan (over 1 million executed), the Russian death camps under Lenin and Stalin (20 million exterminated), the mass starvation of Chinese farmers by Mao in China (40 million killed), mass starvations by the Communists in North Korea (over 1 million starved to death), the mass murder of Cambodians by the Communist Khamer Rouge (nearly 2 million tortured and killed), and most recently, the genocide of African Animists and Christians by Islamic governments in the Sudan (3 million killed and 3 million displaced and counting). The U.S. ignored every one of these genocides and actually aided and abetted many of them. While the nation engaged against the Nazis and Japanese, it wasn't for humanitarian reasons.
There are many aspects of the NATO bombings of Serbia that are deeply troubling. First, if America and NATO were in the business of preventing ethnic cleansing, then why not deploy in the Sudan where the real death toll was three million people rather than an imagined several thousand? Second, why fight on the side of mass murderers and against their victims? And, third, why deploy on the side of Islam and Fascism and against secularism and Christianity?
What follows has been presented in this timeline on other occasions. If you've read it before, skip it and move on. If not, now is the time to confront one of history's most immoral acts and cover ups - the story of what the Croatian Ustashi and Bosnian Muslims did to the Orthodox Christian Serbs.
The Croatian Ustashi has a long and ugly history, and it is one that torments us today. It begins in the aftermath of Hitler's attack on the Soviet Union in June 1941. Croatia declared war on the USSR and sent an army division to fight alongside the Nazis on the Eastern Front. After the Japanese Pearl Harbor attack on December 7, 1941, Croatian Catholics declared war on the United States.
Beginning on June 12th, 1941, a deal brokered and promoted by the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Muhammad Amin al-Husseini (a Palestinian Muslim cleric, political leader, and General in Hitler's SS), and the Nazis on behalf of the Ustashi, restricted the movement of all Jews and Serbs in Croatia. It was then that the mass killings began.
Since this Muslim is important, albeit in the most horrible sense imaginable, you should know that his title "Grand Mufti" means that Muhammad Husseini (Husayni) was considered to be an "Islamic Scholar." The Mufti title was awarded to Islamic clerics who were authorized to interpret the Qur'an, Hadith, Sunnah, and Sharia, and who, based upon their extensive knowledge of Islam, were licensed to issue binding religious dictates called fatwa.
With the Grand Mufti's help, during the four years between 1941 and 1945 the independent State of Croatia executed over 800,000 Orthodox Christian Serbs and Jews in its territory. Most all of the killings were orchestrated by the Ustashi - who were Roman Catholic fascists in league with Islam.
The genocide in Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina was accompanied by ritualistic beheadings in public places replete with sadistic and unbridled celebrations. Thousands of Serbs and Jews were hurled from mountain tops while others were beaten to death with clubs. Entire villages were burned to the ground. Women were raped, including little girls, and men and boys were sent on long death marches in the middle of winter.
And while that was horrid, it was not the end of the story. The devoutly religious Ustashi leader, Dr. Ante Pavelic, called the Croatian Fuehrer, or Poglavnik, is lauded today as a hero. His picture adorns the T-shirts of a new generation of Croatian Ustashi terrorists. The anti-Serbian state that America and NATO helped establish in the 1990s deploys the Ustashi flag, symbols, slogans, and uniforms.
The marriage of Catholicism, Islam, and Nazi-style Fascism is on the surface a strange one. The Encyclopedia of the Holocaust, under the entry Muhammad Husseini - Hitler's Supporter writes: "It so happened that Husseini made his contribution to the Axis war effort in his capacity as a Muslim, rather than as an Arab leader. He did so by recruiting and organizing in record time, during the spring of 1943, Bosnian Muslim Battalions in Croatia comprising some twenty-thousand men, These Islamic volunteer units, called Hanjar (Sword), were put in Waffen SS uniforms and they fought Yugoslav partisans in Bosnia. They also carried out police and security duties in Hungary. They participated in the massacre of civilians in Bosnia and volunteered to join in the hunt for Jews in Croatia. The Germans made a point of publicizing the fact that Husseini had flown from Berlin to Sarajevo for the sole purpose of giving his blessing to the Muslim Nazi SS Army and inspecting its arms and training exercises.".
A photograph of Muhammad al-Husayni, the Grand Mufti, shows him inspecting Muslim troops in Bosnia as they paraded by in SS uniforms and helmets. He was clearly proud of himself, not only for beguiling one in five Muslim men of fighting age into goosestepping with the Nazi war machine, but because of the role he had played in assuring that millions of Jews and Christians would die rather than immigrate out of Nazi-controlled Europe. We detailed the life of this horrid man on his death - July 4, 1974. To learn more about the leading role he played in the Holocaust and how the Mufti became the patriarch of Islamic terror, you will find his sorry life chronicled under Mufti Mujahideen in the Islamic Clubs listing.
The Ustashi held that the Bosnian Muslims were Croats of the Muslim faith, a religion which they saw as similar to Catholicism. So not only were the Muslims not persecuted by the Ustashi, they joined in with them in Muslim Waffen SS divisions. The 13th SS Mountain Division Handschar in Muslim Bosnia was led by the Grand Mufti Muhammad Husayni himself while the 23rd SS Grenadier Division Kama was led by Ustashi Colonel Ivan Markulj, who was later replaced by Colonel Pavelic. The Ustashi state even converted a museum in Zagreb for use as an Islamic mosque.
The Catholic/Muslim Ustashi murdered and tortured Jews and Serbs in indescribably bestial fashion. One of the most notorious concentration camps in Hitler's Europe, Jasenovac, was in Croatia. Here Ustashi Catholics and Muslims used primitive implements in putting their victims to death - knives, axes, hammers and other iron tools. A common practice was binding pairs of prisoners back to back, and then throwing them into the Sava River. Crowds of Jewish children were burned alive in old brick ovens, which were later transformed into crematories. Croat and German sources estimate that 770,000 Orthodox Christian Serbs, 60,000 Jews, and 25,000 Gypsies were murdered in the reign of horror - the worst genocide during World War II in proportion to a nation's population.
The ruler of WWII Croatia was Ante Pavelic, a zealous Croatian Roman Catholic, a racist and anti-Semite. When he founded the Ustashi terrorist organization he said: "A good Ustashi is he who can use his knife to cut a child from the womb of its mother.".
Nonpartisan sources confirm that the mass genocide of Orthodox Christians and Jews was endorsed by the Catholic Church in addition to the Islamic Grand Mufti. Pavelic's Ustashi was officially welcomed by the Catholic hierarchy through Archbishop Alojzije Stepinac. Stepinac was the head of the Council of Bishops in Yugoslavia and also the military apostolic vicar of the Ustashi army. Pope Pius XII not only bestowed his paternal protection upon Pavelic and the new Croatian state but allied the Roman Catholic church with Italian, Spanish, and German fascism. When World War II ended and the Roman Catholic Church's allies were defeated, Pavelic, who had sponsored the murder of 850,000 people, hid at the Vatican before going to Argentina.
Vjekoslav Luburic, commander-in-chef of all the Ustashi Croatian death camps, announced the great efficiency of this slaughterhouse at a ceremony and banquet, by reporting with pride: "We have slaughtered here at Jasenovac more people than the Ottoman Empire was able to do during its occupation of Europe." Ah, but the Ottoman's were still helping. They were the reason so many Croatian Muslims had signed up to assist the holocaust.
In the concentration camp at Jasenovac, on the night of August 29, 1942, orders were issued for mass executions. So bets were made as to who could liquidate the largest number of inmates. That night, Ustashi guard Peter Brzica cut the throats of 1,360 Serbs and Jews with a butcher's knife. Having been proclaimed the winner of the competition, he was elected King of the Cutthroats. A gold watch, a silver tea service, and a roasted pig and wine were his other rewards.
He evidently beat out a Catholic priest for his prize. A photograph taken that night shows a smiling Ustashi member in a uniform with large "U" on his cap (the "U" was for "Ustashi"). A note on the photo proclaims: "The former priest Miroslav Filipovic-Majstorovic, a member of the Jasenovac camp staff, was one of the cruelest murderers, one who killed scores of prisoners with his own hands. He was known as "Father Devil.".
The New Encyclopedia Britannica, in its 1986 edition, reports: "Catholic monks and other priests are alleged to have taken an active part in this struggle for the ‘purity' of the Croatian land.".
Ruth Mitchell, in her recent book on the subject, writes: "I began to get news from Croatia that told of slowly rising tide of murders, of unrepeatable atrocities, of massacres of defenseless Serbs by berserk-mad Croatians and by Muslims in Bosnian Croatia. In the little back parlors the tales were whispered. I could not believe a quarter of them. Unfortunately, I was soon to know that they were a weak understatement of the truth. Men were to arrive in Dubrovnik itself, hung with strings of Serbian tongues and with bowls of Serbian eyes for sale. The magnitude and the bestial nature of these atrocities makes it difficult to believe that such a thing could have happened in an allegedly civilized part of the world.".
A high-ranking Croat state official and Ustashi leader, Mile Budak, declared in Gospic on July 22, 1941: "We shall slay one third of the Serbian population, drive away another third, and the rest we shall convert to the Roman Catholic faith and thus assimilate them into becoming Croats. Thus we will destroy every trace of theirs, and all that which will be left, will be an evil memory of them.".
The Ustashi movement had its marching orders and began killing infants, children, women and aged Serbs and Jews. While they fell somewhat short of their "one-third" goals, it was not for lack of trying. At least 800,000 Serbs and Jews were killed, 200,000 Serbs were forced to convert to Catholicism, and quarter of a million more were forced into exile with their land, homes, and businesses confiscated by the Ustashi Muslim-Catholic alliance.
After the war, Bosnia-Herzegovina and other territories were included into Croatia, leaving the Ustashi to govern a population of seven million, of whom half were Croats, two million were Serbs, and one million were Muslims. The Minister of Education, the same Mile Budak we had heard from before, clarified the Ustasha aims: "Our new Croatia will get rid of all Serbs in our midst in order to become one hundred percent Catholic within ten years." It wasn't very nice of him to slight his Muslim friends. But lucky for him, as we shall soon see, the Pope came to their rescue.
Moving forward in time, we find that nothing much has changed. A Croatian Radio broadcast transcribed by the BBC's Summary of World program on August 28, 1995, revealed: "And there can be no return to the past, to the times when the Serbs were spreading cancer in the heart of Croatia, cancer which was destroying the Croatian national being and which did not allow the Croatian people to be the master in its own house and did not allow Croatia to lead an independent and sovereign life under this wide, blue sky and within the world community of sovereign nations. The Serbians driven from their homes by the Croatian Army didn't even have the time to take with them their filthy foreign currency or their knickers." The quote was from Franjo Tudjman, President of the Independent State of Croatia. And that causes one to question why Bill Clinton elected to intervene on behalf of the Croat Ustashi/Muslim alliance and against the Orthodox Christian Serbs.
The new American and NATO supported state was modeled on its Nazi predecessor. The genesis occured when Croatia violently seceded from Yugoslavia in June 1991 as a direct result of the German-American strategy of using terrorist forces to break up Yugoslavia. Tudjman had been trained by U.S. forces. He was armed by Germany. He had U.S. fighter-bombers flying air support for his Croatian Army. As a result, his Ustashi drove another 250,000 Serbs from their ancestral homes.
While the victims of the Ustashi are portrayed as the villains in the Balkans, the truth remains that Serbian farmers have owned and cultivated this land and have lived in the Krajina for over 400 years. Yet the New York Times, in support of their president, called these Serbs "rebels," thus lending legitimacy to the continuing nightmare. The Times' caption under pictures of Serbian refugees being stoned as they fled the neo-Ustashi offensive read: "Thousands of Serbs have been displaced in the Croatian offensive that recaptured three-quarters of a territory seized by Serbian forces in 1991." (The New York Times, August 10, 1995) It was not true.
The infamous Yugoslavian dictator Tito, was himself a Croat. The Communist dictator ordered the Ustashi genocide of the Serbs and Jews to be forgotten - to allow a new "Brotherhood and Unity" under his socialist dominion. The mountains of Serbian and Jewish corpses were plowed down and cemented over. And surviving Serbs were ordered not to come to the mass graves and morn their dead.
Ustashi Catholics and Muslims received positions in Tito's government. The Nazi elite (including the Croatian Fuehrer Pavelic) escaped through Vatican organized channels. The Roman Catholic Croatian priesthood became instrumental in helping some 50,000 of the worst European Nazis escape justice. And the whole operation was done with the full knowledge of British and American intelligence. The CIA proclaimed that the fascist murderers were "freedom fighters" against the Red Flood of Soviet aggression. They even incorporated them into the spy agency en masse. Many got positions in State Department and other government institutions. For a dose of reality from the recently declassified documents, read Unholy Trinity, by Mark Aarons and John Loftus.
But since Tito was a Communist, the Yugoslav economy collapsed, and the Ustashi, unencumbered by their former foe, came back to roost. Under the same Ustashi flag, and using the same rhetoric, Dr. Franjo Tudjman, became a holocaust revisionist and apologist for Hitler and the Nazi killing machine. For this, he won the first elections for new democratic and independent State of Croatia.
Today, Muslims and Catholic Croats are once again united. Their only common goal is to slaughter and expel the remaining Orthodox Christian Serbs and Jews. But this time it is different, the ethnic cleansing is being done with the direct aid and support of the United States.
The Ustashi flag flies in front of the United Nations. It flies in Jasenovac above the mass graves of 700,000 victims. And on May 1st, 1995, the Croatian army carrying the Ustashi flag, broke through the UN lines with the knowledge and support of Washington. They flooded into the so called "United Nations Protected Zone - West." The Serbs, who had been ordered by the international community to disarm had put down their weapons under UN supervision just days before. Now they were ripe for the slaughter. Ustashi tanks drove over civilians. Women and children were machine-gunned. A few thousand more were murdered in cold blood at pointblank range. All the while, the media praised the "liberation" of Croatia from those reprehensible Christians.
Since the end of the last world war, Germany has worked to create a re-born Ustashi state in Croatia, something that has caused considerable consternation among the Serbs. This concern was further heightened by the effort of the top Muslim leader in Bosnia, Alija Izetbegovic - a man who had been associated with Fascist/Muslim youth groups during the war. While Izetbegovic has been championed as a proponent of multiculturalism in the Western media; this was a blatant misrepresentation of his political and religious philosophy. Alija Izetbegovic wanted to turn Bosnia into an Islamic state and secede from the Confederation.
Diana Johnstone, an independent journalist who has written extensively on the conflict in the Balkans writes: "To his own countrymen, Izetbegovic has made his beliefs clear, that once a country has a Muslim majority, it should be ruled according to Islamic law. Islam, he insists, rejects the Western secular division between religion and political power. In Bosnia, demographic trends have recently caused the Muslim population to exceed that of the Serbs and might soon constitute an absolute majority. The prospect of having to live as a minority in an Islamic state was unacceptable to the Serbs, who as Christians had for centuries been reduced to serf status under the Islamic Ottoman Empire, which accorded all social, economic and political privileges to Muslims.".
Since memories are short, in 1991 and 1992 both Croatia and Slovenia, predominantly Catholic republics, declared their independence and Croatian President Franjo Tudjman came to power, ruling under the Ustashi flag. The Vatican was the first to recognize Croatian independence. Then, as predictable as sunrise, toward the end of 1993 Muslim militants begin their jihad against non-Islamic interests in the Balkans. Iran sent financial aid and several hundred revolutionary guards as military instructors to Bosnia.
Pope John Paul II, still in alliance with Islam, worked against the Orthodox Christian Serbs who had been forced to defend themselves once again against Islamic terrorism. The Pope pressured Western leaders to step in and the United States sent covert arms to the Muslims.
An important factor in the Roman Catholic support of the Muslim/Catholic Ustashi alliance against the Serbs was Opus Dei (The Work of God), a secret order with huge sums of money and 80,000 members worldwide. The most exhaustive book on the group, Their Kingdom Come: Inside the Secret World of Opus Dei, written by investigative reporter Robert Hutchson in 1997, says: "In 1994 Croatian Defense Minister Gojko Susak appealed to the Clinton administration for help ‘in educating the Croatian General Staff .' The State Department agreed to let Military Professional Resources go to Zagreb after a visit to the Croatian capital in September 1994 by Pope John Paul, who urged the Croats to continue standing firm for Christendom.
"The MPR team was led by retired U.S. Army generals and colonels. Its aim was to change Croatia's army into one that could get battlefield superiority over Serbia. Upon Croatia's request, Iran was also given the opportunity to ship arms to Bosnian Muslims through Croatia so they could fight the Serbs.
"While these developments with Croatia were taking place, John Paul was advised by Opus Dei leaders to form an alliance with Islamic fundamentalists to prevent the September 1994 United Nations-sponsored Cairo Conference on Population and Development from approving contraception and abortion. A papal envoy was sent to Iran and to Libya a month before the conference and deals were arranged for fundamentalist Islamic support in Cairo. Opus Dei also organized a closed-door conference in Barcelona, Spain, in early 1995 to deal with Islamic immigration to Europe because Islam was winning recruits among Europe's Catholics each year. These efforts were part of the Vatican's larger strategy to deal with Islam - enlisting others to fight the Vatican's wars.
Opus Dei operates on the basis of two rules, both of which are indistinguishable from Hasan's Islamic Fedayeen: "The lesson is clear, crystal clear: All things are lawful for me, but not all things are expedient," and "Dirty clothes are washed at home."
Continuing on with the Catholic-Islamic alliance, In February 1993 John Paul visited Khartoum, the capital of Sudan, where the worst genocide since WWII was occurring. The Arab Muslim government in Khartoum was well on their way to murdering 2.7 million Africans, most of whom were Animists. To accommodate the Pope, the Sudanese government cleaned up the Cathedral at Khartoum and prepared a nearby square for his open-air mass. Not long thereafter the Pope's visit, Sudanese Muslims began a new offensive against the south. The Vatican did not respond.
All the while, the new Croatian regime was mirroring the Ustashi of old, right down to its Fascist, pro-Nazi roots and Islamic alliances. With each passing day there were more ominous signs that the country had been reawakened to its evil past by the Saudis and Iranians, by the Vatican and Washington. The Fascist's brief socialist slumber is now little more than a faded memory.
The British Telegraph's Robert Fox reported in 1993 that the old Muslim Sword SS Division had been reformed. Speaking of their reincarnation, he said: "These are the men of the Handzar Division. ‘We do everything with the knife, and we always fight on the frontline,' a Handzar told one U.N. officer. Up to 6000 strong, the reconstituted Handzar Division glories in its fascist culture. They see themselves as the heirs of the SS Handzar Division, formed by Bosnian Muslims in 1943 to fight for the Nazis. Their spiritual model was Mohammed Amin al-Husseini, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem who sided with Hitler. According to the U.N. officials, ‘many of them are Albanian, whether from Kosovo...or from Albania itself.' They are trained and led by veterans from Afghanistan and Pakistan, say U.N. sources. Their first political act as a reconstituted militia was the murder of the two monks in a local monastery. As was the case in the Ustashi Croatia of Hitler's era, the police guard mysteriously disappeared a few minutes before the strike."
As with Bosnia's reborn Handzar Division, in Croatia Serb-cleansing found an aspiring Albanian volunteer, Agim Ceku. This Serb-hunting enthusiast high-tailed it to Croatia and became a colonel in the Croat army. He led Croatian troops in the 1993 offensive on Medak Pocket, where Serbs had been concentrated. Canadian journalist Scott Taylor wrote: "It was here that the men of the 2nd Battalion of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry came face to face with the savagery of which Agim Ceku was capable. Over 200 Serbian inhabitants of the Medak Pocket were slaughtered in a grotesque manner (the bodies of female rape victims were found after being burned alive). Our traumatized troops who buried the grisly remains were encouraged to collect evidence and were assured that the perpetrators would be brought to justice."
Nevertheless in 1995, Ceku, by then trained by U.S. instructors as a general of artillery, was still at large. In fact, he was the officer responsible for shelling the Serbian refugee columns and for targeting the UN-declared "safe" city of Knin during the Croatian offensive known as Operation Storm - which even the New York Times called "the largest single ethnic cleansing event of the war." Some 500 innocent Serbian civilians perished in those merciless barrages. Senior Canadian officers who witnessed the slaughter demanded that Ceku be indicted, but their pleas fell of deaf ears.
Today, the mass murdering Ceku is the Prime Minister of Kosovo. He enjoyed a warm reception from Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice when the two met over the summer to discuss how best to speed along independence for the Serbian province this war criminal governs, bereft of the rule of law and beholden to Islamic terrorists. As evidence, the "bin Laden Mosque," built in 2001 (aptly enough), stands tall in Kosovo, where Bill Clinton murals and Wesley Clark Streets are almost as prevalent as bin Laden key chains.
Throughout the NATO air campaign against the Serbian Christians, Ceku, who was commanding KLA terrorists, was portrayed as a loyal ally and was frequently included in NATO briefings with top generals such as Wesley Clark and Michael Jackson. Yet at the time he was driving the remaining Christian Serbs from their land, while harassing gypsies, Jews, Ashkalis, Gorani, and other non-Muslim or non-Albanians in Kosovo.
In 1995, the London Evening Standard's Edward Pearce wrote: "you can understand Croatia best by saying flatly that if there is one place in the world where a statue of Adolph Hitler would be revered, it would be in Zagreb.".
An AP report that same year revealed that American NATO Commander Gregory Fontenot turned to two African American soldiers in his brigade and said, "It'll be interesting to hear how you two are received because the Croatians are racist...They kill people for the color of their skin."
In 1998, New York Times columnist A.M. Rosenthal wrote: "In World War II, Hitler had no executioners more willing, no ally more passionate, than the fascists of Croatia. They are returning, 50 years later, from what should have been their eternal grave, the defeat of Nazi Germany. The Western Allies who dug that grave with the bodies of their servicemen had the power to stop them, but did not." On the contrary, America happily assisted them, bombing the Serbian Christians the Croatian Ustashi had slaughtered en masse.
In a 1997 Washington Times article titled "Pro-Nazi extremism lingers in Croatia," they reported: "A German tank rolls through a small village, and the peasants rush out, lining the road with their right arms raised in a Nazi salute as they chant ‘Heil Hitler.' Mobs chase minorities from their homes, kicking them and pelting them with eggs as they flee into the woods. Europe in the 1940s? No. Croatia in the 1990s."
In 2000, Julius Strauss wrote in the Daily Telegraph, "Five years may have passed since the end of the Bosnian war but in Ljubuski, one of dozens of Croat villages scattered through the mountains of southwestern Bosnia, hardliners are still in control. By way of greeting, the Croat party official said: ‘I hope you're not a Jew or an American. My father fought at Stalingrad. He wore the German insignia with pride. At the end it was only us Croats who stayed faithful to the SS.'".
Also in 2000, The Washington Post reported: "It was not unusual to see such chilling graffiti as: ‘We Croats do not drink wine, we drink the blood of Serbs from Knin,'...the capital of the Krajina region of Croatia where hundreds of thousands of Serbs were ethnically cleansed in 1995 by troops commanded by General Gotovina."
In her latest book Nazi Nostalgia in Croatia, Balkans expert Diana Johnstone wrote: "When I visited Croatia three years ago, the book most prominently displayed in the leading bookstores of the capital city Zagreb was a new edition of the notorious anti-Semitic classic , The Protocols of the Elders of Zion. Next came the memoirs of the World War II Croatian fascist Ustashe dictator Ante Pavelic, who was responsible for the organized genocide of Serbs, Jews and Romany gypsies that began in 1941, well before the German Nazi ‘final solution.'" Mired in a horrid past, in Zagreb today visiting Germans are often embarrassed when Croats enthusiastically welcome them with a raised arm and a Nazi "Heil!"
While the Russian Protocols farce was the best selling book in 1999 Croatia, the neo-Ustashi have made a new edition of Mein Kampf the top seller this year. The magazine Globus reported: "Mein Kampf is selling like hotcakes in all segments of Croatian society." Today, Croatia arrogantly flies its fascist flag without fear of condemnation from the world. It has renamed its streets after its Nazi war heroes, and proudly displays its ‘Sieg Heil' salute at weddings, funerals, and other public functions.
Richard Gere (in Bosnia) and Nicole Kidman (in Kosovo) have teamed up to further the politically-correct myth that the Serbian Christians are villains and not victims. The self-proclaimed experts and leftist do-gooders were polluted by the fabricated tales of Albanian Muslims. They evidently weren't interested in talking with the real victims in this case - the people the Ustashi Roman Catholics and Bosnian/Albanian Muslims slaughtered. But to be fair, that's not easy these days because the NATO has enclosed the surviving Serbs in remote, tightly guarded refugee camps.
Gere's movie entitled Spring Break in Bosnia portrays the victims of genocide as the terrorists - something that his become popular in Hollywood's secular socialist circles because the Serbs are Orthodox Christians. Shooting the movie among the Ustashi Croatians and Muslim Bosnians has been problematic, however, because the real terrorists are frightening the actors. After only a week of shooting, Gere bailed out, saying he was "too scared to stay." According to the BBC, "Gere disappeared down a small street in Sarajevo's Turkish quarter to film the next scene where the actor was put through his paces in the shadow of a mosque.".
Croatian film director Antun Vrdoljak has cast his son-in-law, ER actor Goran Visnjic, to play the role of the Hague's top Croatian war crimes suspect Ante Gotovina. Vrdoljak said he wanted to make the feature film because General Gotovina was "a real hero of the homeland war. General Gotovina is a metaphor for today's Croatia," Vrdoljak told the BBC.
According to London's Independent, "posters with Visnjic's photos are still plastered across Croatia. T-shirts, mugs and lighters bearing his image are sold and the Spanish wine he was drinking when arrested quickly sold out when it appeared in Croatian stores in December."
Mass murdering Bosnian Muslims and Roman Catholic Croats like Visnjic are routinely acquitted by the International Court in the Hague. These Ustashi killers are released to a hero's welcome while Serbs are rounded up and treated like cattle, with many being convicted of killing people who are not actually dead. For example, consider the subject of Gere's fascination - Karadzic. This Serb is being accused of "ordering the massacre of 8,000 Muslim males." Of these, 5,000 were simply reported missing by their families when they fled to fight elsewhere. Of those, 3,000 have since voted in local elections. The remaining 3,000 have since been found in and around Srebrenica. Some of these have since died, but they lost their lives during the intervening three years of fighting when Srebrenica Muslims raided Serb villages killing thousands of Christians. And that means that Serbs are accused of killing people who are not actually dead while Coat Ustashi and Bosnian Muslims are acquitted of genocide. But that's understandable since murdering Christians has become an internationally sanctioned activity. Not only has the slaughter of 800,000 Christian Serbs been forgotten, so has the murder of 1,300,000 Armenian Christians by the Muslim Turks and over 2,700,000 African Christians and Animists by the Sudanese Muslims.
- May 5, 1995: Algerian Muslims attacked the housing facility of a foreign-owned factory, killing eight people including a Brit, Canadian, and two Frenchmen as they slept. Three Algerian guards were also killed in the attack and four were wounded. The factory was located near Ghardaia, south of Algiers.
Since killing non-Muslims, and peaceful Muslims who assist them, is considered good in Islam, the Armed Islamic Group claimed responsibility for the murders. They were the armed wing of Algeria's majority political party - the Islamic Salvation Front.
- May 5, 1995: Five Katyusha rockets were fired into northern Israel from southern Lebanon by Hizballah's (Allah's Party's) military wing, the Islamic Resistance. Three Jewish civilians were wounded in the attack. Hezbollah sources said that their rockets landed in the town of Qiriyat Shemona.
- May 7, 1995: A convoy of foreign businessmen being escorted to their homes from work in Algeria were greeted by a mob of Muslim gunmen. Several of the security escorts were killed.
- May 17, 1995: In Iraq, unidentified gunmen opened fire on a car carrying three women associated with the Iranian-Iraqi terrorist groups People's Mujahideen and Mujahideen-e Khalq. Two of the women were killed and one was wounded. They blamed Iranian agents for the assassinations.
- May 18, 1995: In Sierra Leone, three Lebanese businessmen were kidnapped in Tumbudu Town in the diamond district of Kono. The Marxist-Muslim-Morally deprived Revolutionary United Front (RUF) was suspected.
- May 23, 1995: In the UK, an Iraqi citizen living in London was the target of a botched assassination attempt. The intended victim has previously served as one of Saddam Hussein's look-alikes for security purposes. The only person injured was the intended victim's security guard. He was stabbed.
- May 27, 1995: Khadir Abbas Hamza, a defecting Iraqi nuclear scientist, was adducted in Athens. Hamza had said that Iraq's nuclear program had fizzled. However, when he tried to find a publisher for the truth, there wasn't one, so he became rather infamous for claiming whatever would bring him the most money.
His story was linked to Hussein Kamel's. Both reported that Iraq's stockpile of chemical and biological warheads, which were manufactured before the 1991 Gulf War, had been destroyed after it, in many cases in response to ongoing inspections. In an interview conducted by the chairman of the U.N. inspection team, and two of his senior associates, they said, "Iraq has destroyed its arsenal of warheads. We were given instructions not to produce more chemical weapons. All weapons - biological, chemical, missile, nuclear - were destroyed."
After the meeting, Hamza sent publishers a proposal for a book tentatively entitled "Fizzle: Iraq and the Atomic Bomb." It described how Iraq had failed in its quest for a nuclear device. There were no takers, and Hamza changed his tune and started exaggerating his experiences. In 2000, Hamza published "Saddam's Bombmaker," a vivid account claiming that by 1991, when the Gulf War began, Iraq was closer than had been known to the production of a nuclear weapon - which wasn't, even by his own account, very close. He and others confirmed that Iraq had no realistic nuclear ambitions after 1991.
- June 6, 1995: A bomb exploded inside the home of a Lebanese-American businessman. He was killed in the blast. Allah's Party, Hizballah, claimed responsibility accusing the victim of being an Israeli agent.
- June 7, 1995: A French couple living in Algiers, Algeria, were shot and killed by fundamentalist Muslims serving the Armed Islamic Group. Their crime was not being Muslim in an Islamic country.
- June 12, 1995: A Vietnamese professor at the Tiaret University in Algeria was executed by Islamic terrorists.
- June 16, 1995: Six Iranian Shia Muslims received a life sentence in France for their 1991 assassination of former Iranian Prime Minister, Shapur Bakhtiar.
- June 23, 1995: A Club Med resort in Nahariya in northern Israel was assaulted by a barrage of Iranian Katyusha rockets fired by their Hezbollah militia based in Lebanon. A Frenchmen was killed and eight Jews were injured.
- June 25, 1995: In Pakistan, three German engineers working on an AEG Siemens power station, were kidnapped in Peshawar as they were returning home from work.
- June 26, 1995: An assassination attempt against Egyptian President/Dictator Hosni Mubarak in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, failed. His motorcade was blocked in an ambush and then the Islamic jihadists opened-fire on Mubarak's armored limousine. Two security guards were killed.
The five gunmen who were identified were Egyptians. They were all members of the Islamic Group - Egypt's most popular Islamic club and terrorist organization. Three Egyptians were arrested and charged in the attack. They were part of a nine-member team sent by al-Gama'a al-Islamiya. We know this because in a press release, the Islamic Group eagerly claimed responsibility for the murderous attack.
Not wanting to be left out, the Iranian Shiite Islamic Jihad division of Hizballah, also claimed credit even though they didn't so much as provide an assist. However, in the shed-the-blame-game, the Egyptian government accused Sudan's fundamentalist Islamic regime of being behind in the assault. Since that genocidal regime was a byproduct of the Islamic Brotherhood as was the Islamic Group, it was a credible claim. But, the real issue was that Egypt had made "peace" with the Islamic Group, releasing all of their militants from prison, and they had exonerated their founder, the blind Quranic scholar Abdel Rahman, of complicity in Anwar Sadat's assassination. Telling the truth, therefore, would have made them look as foolish as allowing Sheikh Rahman to emigrate into the United States legally from U.S. State Department offices in Khartoum, Sudan - and thereby allowing him to blow up the World Trade Center.
In April 1996, a report from the same Clinton administration which had found no reason to intervene on behalf of the three million African victims of Sudan's genocide, offered evidence of Sudanese involvement in the assassination attempt. In September 1996, an Egyptian court sentenced three Islamic terrorists to death for their role in killing the two security guards, and the wounding of three others. The three convicted men were all Egyptians, not from the Sudan, and were all members of the Egyptian al Gama'ah al-Islamiyah.
- June 26, 1995: Today, twelve Gama'at al-Islamiyya (Islamic Group) members were arrested in Milan, Italy for planning and perpetrating acts of terrorism against Italy.
- July 3, 1995: A Chrysler car dealership in Kassel, Germany was attacked in protest of the scheduled execution of Mumia Abu Jamal. The Muslim convict had been the leader of the now Islamic Black Panther organization in the US. Mumia Abu Jamal had been sentenced to death because he had been convicted of murder. While that's a good thing in Islam, it's considered bad in Judeo-Christian cultures.
- July 4, 1995: In the Kashmir state of India, Al-Faran Islamic terrorists kidnapped eight Christian tourists, both men and women, including three Americans and four from the UK. One of the American hostages escaped four days later.
In mid August, the decapitated body of a Norwegian man was found in Srinagar with a note attached. It said that the others would be beheaded if their demands were not met. The kidnappers demanded the release of 21 fellow jihadists from prisons in India.
These Muslim murderers executed four of these British and American hostages a year later, in mid 1996. The Pakistani financed and controlled Kashmiri Islamic group responsible for the savage behavior, lied, calling themselves al-Faran. Since that group didn't actually exist, those in the know said that al-Faran was actually a cover name for Pakistan's consortium of terror: Harkat-ul-Ansar (Order of Helpers), Jaish-e-Muhammad (Army of Muhammad), and Harkat-ul-Mujahideen (Order of Holy Warriors) - the largest terrorist organizations in the Land of Pure Islam at the time. (Al-Qaeda and the Taliban are now significantly larger and more popular in Pakistan.)
Unable to stop lying (which compared to kidnapping and killing wasn't their biggest sin), in February 1996 Pakistan's consortium of terror claimed that the Indian army was holding the hostages they themselves had abducted. Ignorant and immoral, in November 1996 U.S. officials offered a $2 million dollar reward for information leading to the release of the captives. There were no takers, and all they had to do was pick up the phone and call the Pakistani ISI. And so that we don't slight our Indian friends, the Indian government announced a $28,500 US dollar reward for their safe return.
Negotiations between the Pakistani state-sponsored Islamic terrorists and the Indian government over the fate of the remaining hostages broke down in 2002. One more was executed, and one more escaped, and the fate of the others is still unknown.
- July 8, 1995: A German and a Norwegian tourist were kidnapped by the Pakistani terrorists serving the Harkat-ul-Ansar, Jaish-e-Muhammad, and Harkat-ul-Mujahideen religious organizations. They issued a deadline of July 15th for the Indian government to meet their demands, which were to release their leaders imprisoned in India. Those jailed were members of Harkat-ul-Ansar, Harkat-ul-Mujahideen, and Jaish-e-Muhammad. The decapitated body of this Norwegian hostage was found on August 13th along with a written threat to kill the remaining captives.
- July 10, 1995: Three Iranian-Iraqi terrorists, and leaders of the Mujahideen-e Khalq (Holy Warriors of the Trench), were gunned down in Baghdad. Their car was sprayed with machinegun fire, killing all three. One of the gunmen, an Iranian, was arrested after a car chase. Iraq said that Iranian agents were responsible.
- July 11, 1995: Sheikh Abdel Bakr Sahraoui, co-founder of the Algerian Islamic Salvation Front, was killed in a Paris mosque. While the terrorist was welcomed at the mosque, the Sheikh's murder was further confirmation that Islam handles its business like the MAFIA.
The Islamic Salvation Front was not only Algeria's most popular political and religious organization, capturing over sixty percent of the vote in the 1991 elections; it was the parent of the ruthless Armed Islamic Group. These fundamentalist Muslims started the Algerian Civil war after a military junta denied them control of the Islamic nation following their victory at the poles. The blood of nearly 100,000 Algerians flowed in the streets as a result.
The reason good Algerian Muslims murdered the Islamic cleric was that he had abandoned the cause and was no longer sufficiently violent. He had actually been killed by the organization he founded. French police found a "hit list" during in a raid on a Armed Islamic Group cell in Paris which had Sahraoui's name on it in addition to others.
But since truth is in short supply in the Islamic world, and since truth makes Muslims look bad, an Islamic Salvation Front spokesman claimed that the Algerian government was responsible for the assassination.
- July 14, 1995: The Galata Tower, a tourist site in Istanbul, Turkey, was seized by the Devrimici Halk Kurtulus Cephesi (Revolutionary People's Liberation Front). These Marxist Muslim Kurdish terrorists held 30 people hostage including 16 foreign tourists. They hung banners from a top floor restaurant protesting the Turkish government.
The same day in Turkey, a Japanese tourist was kidnapped by Kurdish Muslim members of the PKK from a bus near Siirt. These Islamic jihadists stopped the bus, robbed the passengers, and then took the Japanese man with them. He was released on payment of a ransom.
- July 24, 1995: On this day there were a host of attacks on Turkish targets throughout Germany by Kurdish Muslims. The anarchy would continue a week or more.
- July 24, 1995: A Palestinian suicide bomber killed six Jews, wounding 32 more on bus in Tel Aviv, Israel. He, like most Muslim murderers, was videotaped quoting Qur'an verses before he blew himself to hell and to Allah. And he, like most Muslim murderers, wrapped his privates in a protective covering prior to strapping on the nail and rat poison laced bomb. Suicide bombers whose devices have failed to explode, have told police that they wanted to protect their instrument so that it would be ready for the virgins the Qur'an promises they would receive in paradise as a result of killing Jews in Allah's Cause. It's hard to believe anyone believes such demonic drivel, but Muslims evidently do.
The civilian commuter bus was bombed at 8:45 AM in order to maximize casualties. The suicide bomber was wearing nearly five pounds of explosives. He stood up in the middle of the bus before detonating himself.
The Islamic religious, political, and militant organization Hamas claimed responsibility for the bombing. Their press release specifically congratulated Yehiya Ayyash, the Engineer, for the fine bomb he had made in Allah's Cause. The Palestinian Muslim was on Israel's most wanted list. He was the mastermind behind this and other attacks.
The Party of Allah - Palestinian Division, also claimed credit for the bombing. Hizballah went so far as to name and congratulate the suicide bomber.
- July 25, 1995: Algeria's Gama'at al-Islamiyya, working with Algeria's Armed Islamic Group, detonated a bomb which killed seven and wounded 117 in the Paris Saint Michel metro station. Two Muslim men were later convicted of these murders.
The bomb exploded at 5:30 PM during rush hour in the station outside Notre Dame Cathedral. The Islamic greeting had been placed under a seat and then left. It was triggered by a timer.
Too morally corrupted by Islam to recognize that what they had done was wrong, the Algerian Armed Islamic Group claimed credit for the attack. The Algerian Islamic Jihad also claimed responsibility.
A month later, Algerian Abdel Drim Deneche, was arrested and held in Sweden under an anti-terrorism law as a suspect in this bombing. But then in October, Sweden decided not to extradite him to France, but instead deported him.
- July 25, 1995: Seven more Turkish institutions were firebombed in Germany by Muslims from the PKK.
- July 26, 1995: Three Turkish targets were bombed in southwestern Germany.
- July 28, 1995: The Turkish Consulate in Strasbourg, France was the target of an arsonist. Kurdish terrorists were suspected.
- July 28, 1995: Six more Turkish targets were attacked in Germany today by the PKK. These boys needed a real job in the worst way.
- August 2, 1995: The Kurdish Workers Party (PKK) firebombed a Turkish sports and cultural center in Paris, France. Eleven people were burned in the attack.
- August 3, 1995: In Afghanistan, seven Russians were held hostage after being forced to land their cargo aircraft. It had been shot down by Taliban Muslims. The Russians were taken hostage after it was found that their cargo included Kalashnikov rifles and 3.4 million rounds of ammunition.
The Taliban drew the obvious conclusion that Russia was arming Afghani jihadists to fight the Taliban regime. After being held for a year, the Russians escaped in August 1996.
- August 12, 1995: A heavily armed Muslim terrorist was apprehended as he attempted to cross into Israel from Jordan.
- August 13, 1995: In the Kashmir state of India, the beheaded body of Norwegian H.C. Ostroe was found. In addition to being executed, Pakistani Muslims had tortured and mutilated him. A note he was wearing predicted the same grizzly fate for the remaining four Western tourists, including an American and two British citizens.
- August 17, 1995: In a continuing crime spree, Islamic terrorists exploded a bomb near the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. Seventeen civilians were needlessly wounded by Islam.
A gas canister surrounded with nails had been placed in a trash bin near the Arc de Triomphe. It exploded around 5:00PM. Of those mutilated, one was from the UK, there were four Hungarians, four Italians, one German and one Portuguese man). Four of those wounded were children.
The Algerian Armed Islamic Group claimed responsibility for the bombing. They were so proud of what they had done, they called the French radio station RTL to announce their religious achievement.
- August 18, 1995: In Tajikistan, the decapitated bodies of three Russian civilians, including two local power station employees, were found near Dushanbe. Their hands had been bound, making their ghastly murder easier. Tajik authorities said that an Islamic group under the leadership of Sabzali, was responsible.
- August 20, 1995: In Paris, France, a Turkish sports and cultural facility was attacked by Kurdish Muslims wielding the only spirited beverage allowed in Islam - Molotov cocktails. Six people were burned in the attack.
- August 21, 1995: In Jerusalem, a HAMAS suicide bomber killed five more innocent people - including an American woman. Islam's blast wounded over 100 Israeli and U.S. citizens.
The bomb exploded on a bus in Ramot Eshkol, a suburb of Jerusalem. A caller claimed the bombing was carried out by jihadists equipped and trained by Yahya Ayyash, known as "The Engineer." He was an Izz al-Din al-Qassem Brigade member of Hamas and a skilled bomb maker.
This suicide bomber was a woman. That's rare in Islam in that women aren't generally enticed by the promise of female virgins in paradise. This one evidently was.
- August 24, 1995: In Islamabad, Pakistan, a mob of Muslims attacked the offices of the BBC. Two journalists, a Canadian and a Pakistani, were beaten to death in the assault.
A Molotov cocktail was thrown inside the office, setting the building ablaze. A Canadian woman and her two children, who were there because the facility also served as their home, escaped injury.
The jihadists chanted slogans supporting Maulana Azam Tariq of the Sunni Muslim Sipah-e-Shaba Pakistan organization in addition to giving their god credit with shouts of Allahu Akbar. Tariq had been arrested two months earlier for inciting violence against Shiite Muslims in Pakistan. The BBC was targeted because the Sipah-e-Shaba Pakistan terrorist group didn't like a report the BBC had filed which was critical of the violence they had incited.
- August 26, 1995: An unexploded bomb with faulty detonator was found on a railway line north of Lyon, France. The bomb was constructed using a 60-pound propane canister surrounded by explosives and nails.
Algerian Armed Islamic Group Muslims were just out being religious. But they weren't careful. The fingerprints of an Algerian-born Muslim, Khaled Kelkal, were found on the bomb. He was in turn shot and killed by police on in late September.
French authorities said that he was operating under orders from the Armed Islamic Group of Algeria and that he was also involved in the July assassination in Paris of Sahraoui, founder of Islamic Salvation Front. Since the bombs were the same, The French concluded that he was responsible for constructing the explosive device which killed seven and wounded a hundred more in the Paris Metro station outside the Notre Dame Cathedral in July. The only thing that they didn't figure out was that Islam was responsible for all of this mayhem and murder. In fact, had these attacks occurred today, al-Qaeda would have been blamed.
- August 27, 1995: Two bombs planted in trash cans exploded in Istanbul, Turkey killing two people, including a Jordanian woman. Another 30 people, including an American, an Austrian, an Italian, and a Jordanian, were wounded. The Kurdistan Islamic Unity Party claimed credit for the terrorist act.
The same day, another bombing in a public square in Istanbul severely injured two American tourists and six Ukrainians.
- August 27, 1995: Kurdish Muslims running amuck in Germany bombed three Turkish-owned businesses in Bonn - a travel agency, restaurant and a tea shop.
- August 31, 1995: Sheikh Nizar al-Halaby, head of the Islamic Charitable Association (the front funding the Sunni Muslim Habashi terrorist group), was assassinated outside of his home. Not long before the attack, graffiti appeared in Beirut in which the Habashis and the Partisans' League accused each other of betraying Islam.
Suspects arrested in the case claimed that they carried out the attack on the orders of Ahmed Abdul Karim al-Saadi, the head of Asbat al-Ansar. In January 1996, the Lebanese government issued a warrant for al-Saadi's arrest. He was later sentenced to death in absentia by a Beirut military court for his participation in al-Halaby's assassination.
Asbat al-Ansar, meaning the Band of Helpers, is a Sunni fundamentalist group operating out of Lebanon. The terrorist club was chiefly composed of Palestinian Muslims. Based in the Ayn al-Hilwah refugee camp in southern Lebanon, Asbat al-Ansar was funded by Saudi Wahhabists.
Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon, Jordan, Israel, and Syria were havens for breeding terrorists. While Hamas, Hizballah, and the PLO's al-Fatah generally fathered the most jihadists, smaller, boutique firms such as Asbat al-Ansar, drew membership from individuals ill at ease in the larger outfits.
Asbat al-Ansar, like Hamas, bases its religious ideology on Salafism. These Muslims are thus fundamentalists who believe in an accurate and pure interpretation of the Qur'an and Hadith. They are committed to following Muhammad's example and heeding his words which has made them virulently opposed to Israel, non-Muslims in the West, Christians and Druze in Lebanon, and of course Shia Muslims. Either delusional or unable to count, the Sunni group has sought to set up a Sunni Islamic state in Lebanon - a place where Shias and Hizballah dominate.
Allah's Band of Helpers was formed in the late 1980s by Sheikh Hisham Shreidi, a Palestinian refugee and Islamic cleric. Shreidi was killed in 1991 by Yasser Arafat's al-Fatah organization. After the imam's death, Asbat al-Ansar split in to three factions, Asbat al-Nour, Jama'at al-Nour, and Jund as-Sham. Asbat al-Nour was founded by Hisham's eldest son Abdullah (meaning Slave-to-Allah) in a dispute over control with Ahmad Abd al-Karim al-Saadi. Saadi, also known as Abu Mohjen, had been Sheikh Hisham Shreidi's senior militant commander.
Abdullah and his younger brother Muhammad, who founded another splinter group, were killed by the PLO's al-Fatah gunmen in 2003 and 2004 respectively. Down a pair of jihadists, Asbat al-Nour rejoined Asbat al-Ansar. The other faction, Jund as-Sham, was then incorporated into Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's Tawhid and Jihad (Monotheism and Holy War) network.
In this version of musical chairs with assault rifles, some reports have this faction at odds with the other two other Asbat al-Ansar derivatives. But only Allah knows. And since Abu Mohjen was named a top deputy by al-Zarqawi when he moved into Iraq to kill Americans, any disputes between the factions of Asbat al-Ansar are minor.
While Abu Mohjen has been sentenced to death in absentia on several occasions by the Lebanese government, he is still out killing. Most believe that he is currently in Iraq hunting infidels.
In its early stages, Asbat al-Ansar was responsible for attacks on soft targets such as social clubs, liquor stores, and movie theaters. These institutions violated the Islamic moral code while killing and arson did not. These fundamentalist Muslims were also keen on assassinating rival militant and religious leaders, including Sunnis who they deemed to be too moderate.
In the late 1990s, buoyed by funding from Pakistan, the group began attacking less vulnerable targets. For example, Asbat al-Ansar killed four Lebanese judges in 1999. They launched a rocket attack on the Russian Embassy in Lebanon in January 2000, apparently to express solidarity with Chechen Muslims. Allah's Band of Helpers were also thwarted in several attempts to assassinate the American Ambassador in Lebanon. Over the years they assaulted the Italian Embassy, the Ukrainian Consulate General, and Lebanese government offices.
Asbat al-Ansar organized a coup attempt in 2000 which was carried out in conjunction with one of its allies, Tafkir wa Hijra, another Salafi Sunni terrorist group in the region. In the past few years, Asbat al-Ansar has been tied to a number of bombings at fast food restaurants in Lebanon. And they have been embroiled in an ongoing battle with al-Fatah to control ‘Ayn al-Hilwah, a civil war of sorts which has cost many lives. Collectively, their attacks left scores of people dead, including Lebanese soldiers and civilians.
Although Asbat al-Ansar is still dedicated to its goal of using force to establish a Sunni Islamic state in Lebanon, Allah's Band of Helpers has non embraced the pan-Islamic ideals of world domination. They are beginning extend their terrorist operations beyond Lebanon into Syria, Israel, Jordan, and Iraq.
Sheikh Hisham Shreidi, a Palestinian Muslim, was the founder of Asbat al-Ansar. He had lived in the ‘Ayn al-Hilwah refugee camp in southern Lebanon. During Lebanon's Civil War, Sheikh Shreidi became the spiritual leader of the Islamic Association, a Sunni fundamentalist group. But in 1986 he was expelled for his alleged ties to Iran - a Shia fiefdom. He formed Allah's Band of Helpers shortly thereafter. But what is known is that in 1990 Asbat al-Ansar supported a failed uprising against al-Fatah, the dominant Muslim militia in the ‘Ayn al-Hilwah refugee camp. This revolt placed Asbat al-Ansar at odds with the PLO.
So in December 1991, Shreidi was murdered by al-Fatah gunmen inside his mosque. After Sheikh Shreidi's sons met a similar fate, undisputed control of Allah's Band of Helpers went to Ahmad Abd al-Karim al-Saadi (Abu Mohjen), better known as Abu Mohjen. Today, he is probably the leader of Tawhid and Jihad in Iraq due to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's untimely demise at the hands of the American Air Force. Following Sheikh Hisham Shreidi's death, Abu Mohjen transformed Allah's Band of Helpers from a Palestinian-Lebanese terrorist group into a more international outfit.
- August 31, 1995: In Lebanon, Sheikh Nizar al-Halabi, the religious leader of the al-Ahbash Sunni Muslim sect, was gunned down with machinegun fire in front of his home in Beirut. Ahmed Abdel Karim Saadi, known as Abu Mohjen, was tried in absentia for this murder.
- September 2, 1995: An Italian businessman was shot and killed in Canastel, Algeria by Armed Islamic Group gunmen.
- September 3, 1995: In Paris, France, a bomb in an open air market near the Place de Bastille fizzled after the detonator misfired. The small explosion caused by the faulty detonator, however, injured four people. The bomb, constructed of explosives packed into a pressure cooker, was made by the Armed Islamic Group. They claimed credit for this failure as well as other "successes" in their crusade to destroy France.
- September 3, 1995: Two nuns, one French and one Maltese, were execusted in Algiers, Algeria by Armed Islamic Group Muslims.
- September 4, 1995: A bomb was found and defused in a public bathroom near a primary school in Paris, France. It was the fifth in a series of bombings by Algerian Muslims. The bomb was made from a 60-pound gas cylinder packed with 55 pounds of explosives. The Armed Islamic Group claimed credit for this bombing because they were proud of their failure.
- September 4, 1995: In Angola, suspected UNITA Marxists ambushed a bus and killed 25 passengers in the Lunda Norte province. A UNITA representative denied responsibility for the attack.
The National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA) was formed in 1966 to fight for Angolan independence from Portugal. The group's leader, Jonas Savimbi, studied Maoist ideology and tactics in China. This became the basis of his political and organizational doctrine.
When Angolan independence was achieved in 1975, a struggle for power broke out among the various militias which had fought Portuguese rule. The Marxist Leninists of the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) emerged as the strongest politico-military organization, and its members took the highest posts in the government and the army. Savimbi, who had turned down an offer to join the MPLA in 1966, declared war on the new regime.
UNITA was defeated by the MPLA in the ensuing civil war between Socialists but retained control of the Southeastern portion of the country. From its headquarters in Jamba, Savimbi pursued a two-pronged strategy: indoctrinating the peasant population to "elevate their political consciousness," while conducting a bloody guerilla campaign against the MPLA. Although Savimbi was an avowed Maoist and terrorist, he received substantial support throughout the eighties and early nineties from Western governments, who disliked the Soviet-backed MPLA.
- September 5, 1995: A Jewish couple in the West Bank settlement of Maaleh Mikhmash were mutilated by a knife-wielding Muslim in their home. The man, who had recently emigrated from England, was stabbed to death. His pregnant American wife barely survived.
The Marxist Muslim PLO division, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, PFLP, claimed responsibility for the savage and senseless attack. These animals said in their press release that the murder of an innocent man and the mutilation of a pregnant woman was in retaliation for the arrest of three PFLP terrorists.
- September 5, 1995: Two Sudanese Muslims were shot and killed while in Ethiopia. Abdella El-Ghalli was head of the International Islamic Relief Agency. Alfatih Yusif was with the World Islamic League. While the names might sound benign, in Islam, good is bad and bad is good.
- September 5, 1995: A Turkish-owned nightclub in Frietal, Germany was firebombed by Kurdish Muslims associated with the PKK.
- September 6, 1995: A car packed with 35 pounds of TNT exploded outside the offices of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) in Irbil, Iraq. One person was killed and several were injured. The Islamic PKK was suspected.
- September 7, 1995: In France, a car bomb exploded outside the Jewish School of Lyon, wounding 14. The bomb went off a few minutes early, just minutes before school was dismissed. Had it been more timely, 700 students would have been mutilated and murdered.
The Algerian Armed Islamic Group (Gama'at al-Islamiyya) claimed responsibility for the bombing. They were demonstrating the Qur'an's approach to Jews.
- September 7, 1995: In India, a postal bomb delivered by a woman wearing a burqa, the veiled tent-like wardrobe imposed on devout Muslim women, exploded in the BBC/Reuters offices in Kashmir. The package was addressed to Mushtaq Ali, a reporter in the office. When he opened the package, it promptly exploded; killing him, and injuring two photographers - one fatally.
The Islamic fundamentalist Dukhtaran-e-Millat group was suspected of perpetrating this crime against Islam's most lethal enemy: free speech. We know this because the delivery woman announced that she was from the Daughters of the Faith.
Dukhtaran-e-Millat, known as the Daughters of the Faith and the Daughters of the Kashmir Nation, is unlike most Islamic terrorist groups because it comprises women, not men. They are however, like all other Islamic terrorist groups in that they are fundamentalist Muslims.
Dukhtaran-e-Millat is best known for its vigilante efforts to impose strict Islamic customs and practices in the Indian-administered Kashmir state. Further, they strive to aid other Pakistani terrorist groups operating in Kashmir. They are thus aligned with Hizbul Mujahideen, Jamiat ul-Mujahideen, and Lashkar-e-Jabbar.
Daughters of the Faith was formed in 1987 by Asiya Andrabi, a brash woman described as both a fundamentalist Muslim and a feminist. In other words, she was mentally deranged and schizophrenic. Andrabi formed Dukhtaran-e-Millat to help Kashmiri women gain rights conferred to them by Islam, but since the handful of rights that are mentioned at best explicitly and repeatedly state that a woman is worth half a man, her club quickly morphed into focusing on being more militant than feminist. Her religious crusade is now focused on the political objective of forcing Kashmir to merge into Islamic Pakistan. Violent jihad has been her weapon of choice, killing to bring change in the region and the world as a whole.
Like so many other fundamentalist Islamic groups, the Dukhtaran-e-Millat believes that it is their religious duty to terrorize those who visit establishments which play music, hair salons, bars, movie theatres, and any other institution deemed un-Islamic. The "feminist" group has beaten women for sitting with men and thrown acid on women who go outside without completely hiding themselves.
The Daughters of the Faith first made headlines in 1992 after attacking several Kashmiri women who defied their order requiring all women to wear the burqa (Islamic clothing that covers the whole body from head to toe, including the eyes, which are hidden behind a mesh veil). In 1993, Andrabi was arrested with her husband, a member of the Hizbul Mujahideen (Party of Holy Warriors). In 2001, they made headlines again for advocating a campaign of violence against women who refused to wear the burqa. Then in September 2005, Andrabi was arrested a second time and sentenced to two years in jail by the Indian government for beating a woman who was sitting with a man in a restaurant. Even thought the man was the victim's husband, it mattered not to this religious crusader. Nor did it matter to Andrabi's adoring fan base. Here detention caused widespread outrage and protest among Muslims in Kashmir, and Andrabi was released before her sentence was fully served.
To bankroll their religious acts the Daughters of the Faith traffic in illegal weapons, engage in money laundering, and provide covert operations and courier services for the Hizbul Mujahideen, Jamiat ul-Mujahideen, and Lashkar-e-Jabbar terrorist groups. Andrabi has, as one might expect, expressed support for Osama bin-Laden, al-Qaeda, and the Taliban.
- September 7, 1995: In Iraq, a massive 200-pound bomb exploded as a convoy of cars passed carrying the former leader of the Kurdish shadow government in northern Iraq. He survived the bombing but four bodyguards and a child were killed. Nine others were injured. The PKK, wanting an Islamic rather than secular Kurdish state, was responsible.
- September 8, 1995: An armed Palestinian man, thought to have been a terrorist, in Halhoul in the West Bank, was killed. By whom and why is a question.
An anonymous caller, saying he represented EYAL, initially claimed responsibility for shooting this Palestinian. However, the organization itself denied all involvement. EYAL (an acronym for Fighting Jewish Organization) was formed to oppose anti-Semitic British rule during the Mandate period following World War One. Now they were opposed another anti-Semitic institution: Islam. Their goal was to force all Islamic terrorists out of Israel.
EYAL became active again shortly after the 1993 Oslo Peace Accords. They correctly recognized that these accords were little more than America looting Israel to curry favor with the Islamic OPECers. The "peace process" was suicidal, so they openly opposed Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin for selling his nation out.
Another anonymous caller said that the "Sword of David" organization was responsibility for the attack. Police, however, said that the shooting was a criminal affair and had nothing to do with anti-Semitism, Islam, or Jews.
In a bizarre twist, Raviv, the man who is said to have founded EYAL, was actually an agent for the Israeli Shin Bet (their FBI), investigating right-wing groups. EYAL dissipated shortly after Raviv was found to be a collaborator, and the remaining members most likely joined the Kach movement and its affiliate Kahane Chai.
- September 11, 1995: Two bombs exploded at the Sri Lankan diplomatic mission in Madras, India. A note at the scene was signed by the Tamil Nadu Liberation Army (an Indian Tamil group). They demanded that Sri Lanka stop all military operations against the LTTE. They also called for the establishment of a Tamil state in Sri Lanka, known as Eelam.
- September 12, 1995: A PLO Fatah officer, Maarouf Abu Hamadeh, was found stabbed to death at the Rashidiyyeh refugee camp near Tyre, Lebanon.
- September 13, 1995: The U.S. Embassy in Moscow was attacked by a rocket-propelled grenade. It was fired in protest of NATO's continued bombing of Serbs. There was minor cosmetic damage and no injuries.
- September 16, 1995: Twelve aid workers serving Medecins Sans Frontieres Belgium, were kidnapped in Panthou, Sudan.
- September 17, 1995: The son of a key witness for the prosecution in Shapour Bakhtiar's murder was shot to death at his father's residence in Paris. The father was a member of the National Resistance Movement in Iran and gave key testimony of Iran being behind the murder of Bakhtiar - a the Prime Minister before the religious coup of Ayatollah Khomeini.
- September 17, 1995: Twenty-one foreign aid workers in Somalia were taken hostage when Aideed's forces captured the city of Baidoa. Among those held hostage were Americans and Australians.
- October 1, 1995: Islamic Sheikh Abdel Ar-Rahman, the world's foremost Qur'anic scholar, was convicted in the plot to blow up the U.N. and World Trade Center in New York City.
- October 6, 1995: A bomb exploded outside the Maison Blanche Metro station in Paris, France injuring twelve people. The bomb constructed out of a gas canister surrounded with nails and bolts. It had been placed in a trash bin.
The explosion occurred soon after the burial of Khaled Kelkal - an Islamic terrorist and murderer who had been killed in a police shootout. The Armed Islamic Group of Algeria claimed responsibility for this bombing.
- October 9, 1995: A bomb exploded at the entrance to the Russian Embassy in Baghdad. There were no injuries. No group claimed responsibility.
- October 10, 1995: In Tajikistan, jihadists from Afghanistan's Badakhshan province crossed the border and attacked a truck carrying Russian soldiers. Six were killed and four others were injured.
- October 16, 1995: An apartment building in Amsterdam was firebombed. Anti-Turkish and anti-Moroccan graffiti was found on the walls.
- October 17, 1995: Another bomb exploded on the Paris Metro during the morning rush hour as the train neared Quai d'Orsay. Twenty-nine people were injured, five seriously. It was the eighth bombing by Algerian Muslims in France since July. And as usual, the Armed Islamic Group openly claimed responsibility for their actions.
- October 18, 1995: A firebomb exploded in a Turkish-owned bakery in Munich. Police suspected the PKK.
- October 19, 1995: In Serbia, the Hungarian Cultural Club in Subotica was bombed. The bombing occurred the day before the Hungarian Prime minister was to visit Belgrade.
- October 20, 1995: In Croatia, a car bomb exploded outside the police headquarters in Rijeka. The Egyptian al-Gama'a al-Islamiya (Islamic Group) claimed credit for the attack. One person was killed and 29 were injured by these Muslims.
The Islamic terrorist group was protesting the detention of one of it leaders, Tal'at Fu'ad Qasim. They warned that they would continue to attack Croatian targets until Qasim was released.
Al-Gamat al-Islamiya, known as the Islamic Group, is Egypt's largest terrorist organization. An outgrowth of the Muslim Brotherhood, the Islamic religious group was founded by the blind Qur'anic scholar, Sheikh Omar Adel Rahman - the man just this month convicted of the first World Trade Center bombing in 1993. In Egypt, Croatia, and in the United States, they have murdered thousands of infidels.
- October 20, 1995: A bomb exploded in the waiting room of the Telegraph Office in Peshawar, Pakistan. An Afghani refugee was planting the bomb when it exploded prematurely, severely wounding him.
- October 20, 1995: In Saudi Arabia, a bomb exploded in a mosque in al-Qawba. Eight people were killed, including one Egyptian and one Indian. One hundred more were injured in this example of Muslim on Muslim sectarian violence.
- October 21, 1995: In Argentina, an Iranian diplomat in his nation's embassy in Buenos Aires was the target of an assassination attempt. The attaché and his family were in their car when a man on a motorcycle shot at them, wounding the Iranian diplomat in the chest. The Jewish group Kahane Chai claimed responsibility.
It was known that Hizballah operating under directions passed through the Iranian Embassy in Buenos Aires had perpetrated the Argentine bombing of a Jewish community center in July 18, 1994 which had killed 100 Jews. And being anti-Semitic, the Argentine government had done nothing about it. So Kahane Chai did the responsible thing. Too bad they weren't better at it.
Kahane Chai is an offshoot of Kach, the political group formed by Rabbi Meir Kahane. Following Kahane's assassination in 1990 by Muslims serving the blind Quranic scholar Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman, the Rabbi's son Binyamin Kahane formed Kahane Chai (which means Kahane lives). Sadly, Binyamin Kahane was killed in 2000, also by Muslims.
Kahane Chai and Kach are devoted to reinstating the ancient Biblical kingdom of Judea. They are thus committed to the expulsion of Muslims from Israeli territory and the creation of a Jewish state more in line with the Tanack - Old Covenant.
Kahane Chai actively protested of Ariel Sharon's plan to dismantle settlements in the Gaza Strip and West Bank. They were right and Sharon was wrong. And although their opposition to disengagement was widespread, it was rarely violent. Kahane Chai has not conducted any terrorist attacks.
- October 24, 1995: A bomb made of Semtex and wrapped in a white plastic bag was found and defused at a Turkish bank in Amsterdam.
- October 24, 1995: A Liberian UN driver was forced out of his marked vehicle and stabbed but not killed. His attackers were protesting what they claimed was the insufficient help provided by the UN. By stabbing the man they were saying that they wanted the UN to do more for Liberia.
- October 25, 1995: Rockets were fired onto the runway of Kabul's Airport just as an International Committee of the Red Cross chartered flight was about to take off. Three more rockets landed on the runway after the plane departed. The attack was perpetrated by the Taliban Islamic militia.
- October 26, 1995: In Malta, the leader of the Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine, Dr. Fathi al-Shaqaqi, was assassinated by two gunmen on motorbikes outside his hotel in Sliema. He was shot in the head five times. He was carrying a Lebanese passport under the name of Ibrahim al-Shawish.
- October 28, 1995: A Saudi Muslim fired seven shots at a U.S. army captain in Tabuk, Saudi Arabia.
- October 29, 1995: A bomb exploded on a rail track near Peshawar, Pakistan. Police linked this bombing to three others which occurred over the next few days. They suspected Afghani refugees.
- October 29, 1995: The Palestinian Islamic terrorist group Black September hijacked a Lufthansa Boeing 727. They demanded the release of their colleagues held in the 1972 Olympic athletes' massacre of Jews.
- October 30, 1995: A bomb planted along a street in Peshawar, Pakistan exploded. Pakistani police suspected Afghani involvement.
- November 2, 1995: An Islamic suicide car bomber detonated himself near a bus in the Gaza Strip. An army jeep escort noticed a suspicious car and forced it to the side of the road before it exploded thus preventing more serious injuries to the passengers aboard the bus. Three soldiers in the jeep and eight passengers on the bus were injured.
Another suicide car bomb exploded nearby minutes later. A case of premature detonation, it only killed the Muslim bomber.
- November 3, 1995: An Eritrean Muslim in Zimbabwe attempted to assassinate former Ethiopian dictator Mengistu in Harare.
- November 4, 1995: Israeli Prime Minister, Yitzak Rabin, was assassinated by, Yigal Amir, a law student, for having sold Israel out at Oslo and Camp David. As a direct result of Rabin's malfeasance, thousands of Jews would die.
- November 6, 1995: An arson attack on a Turkish home in Bayreuth, Germany resulted in the death of one person and injuries to two others.
- November 7, 1995: A tourist train from Luxor to Cairo was assaulted, injuring 10 passengers. Al-Gama'a al-Islamiya claimed responsibility. The Islamic Group warned foreigners/infidels to leave the country.
- November 9, 1995: Islamic terrorists opened fire on a train en route from Aswan to Cairo in Egypt, this time injuring two foreign tourists. The next day the the Tal'at Yasin division of al-Gama'a al-Islamiya (the Islamic Group) issued a statement claiming responsibility.
- November 9, 1995: The Algerian Armed Islamic Group set a U.S. Embassy warehouse in Algiers ablaze.
- November 10, 1995: Two French nuns associated with the Little Sisters Sacred Heart, were shot in Algiers, Algeria as they left their home. One nun was died of her injuries and barely survived. The Armed Islamic Group was responsible.
- November 13, 1995: A car bomb at a military advisory facility in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia where U.S. servicemen trained the Saudi National Guard, killed seven people, including five Americans. More than 60 others were wounded in the attack - two thirds of whom were Americans doing the wrong thing in the wrong place.
The murderers were said to be tied to Iran's Party of Allah, known as Hizballah, although the Islamic Movement of Change claimed responsibility as did the Tigers of the Gulf, the International Justice Group, Islamic Jihad, and the Combatant Partisans of Allah. Another group, this one the Movement for the Liberation and Holy War in the Arabian Peninsula, was probably responsible. They had distributed leaflets in May and September making threats if foreign forces did not withdraw from Saudi Arabia. The leaflets indicated that the group is part of the mainstream Sunni sect in Saudi Arabia - a product of the Saudi education and religious system.
A Chevrolet van packed with 100 pound of expensive Semtex explosives was detonated outside the Office of the Program Manager of the Saudi Arabian National Guard (OPM/SANG). The bombing occurred at midday when most Saudis were at midday prayers and many Americans were in a local snack bar, relaxing. The van was parked on the street just outside the snack bar.
Four Saudi Muslims were arrested in April 1996 for involvement in the bombing. Following their confessions under torture, they were sentenced to death and beheaded in May 1996.
- November 13, 1995: An Egyptian diplomat was assassinated in Geneva, Switzerland. He was part of the Egyptian delegation to the World Trade Organization. He was shot six times in the underground garage of his apartment building.
The assassination was claimed by the International Justice Group (Gama'a al-Adela al-Alamiya), who said he was murdered because of his involvement in tracking down Muslim activists.
Gama'a al-Adela al-Alamiya claimed responsibility for two high-profile attacks on Egyptian targets in Switzerland and Pakistan. They were a front for al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya (the Islamic Group), Egypt's most popular religious, political, and terrorist organization.
- November 18, 1995: Al-Gama'a al-Islamiya members opened fire on a tourist train about 250 miles south of Cairo. The train was coming from Aswan. One Egyptian train worker was killed and another was injured as were several passengers.
- November 19, 1995: The Egyptian Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan was destroyed in a suicide truck bombing initially claimed by Egyptian al-Jihad. A total of 16 people were killed and another 60 were injured in the blast. The bombing occurred on the 18th anniversary of Anwar Sadat's historic 1977 visit to Jerusalem.
The truck doing the damage was packed with over 600 pounds of explosives, destroying many other buildings in a half-mile radius. Three groups, all of which were related, claimed credit for the bombing including al-Gama'a al-Islamiya, al-Jihad, and the International Justice Group.
An Egyptian-Canadian citizen was arrested on suspicion of involvement in financing the bombing in December 1995. And in February 1996, the Pakistani government announced the arrest of three Sudanese Muslims in connection with the attack. Also in February, Egyptian police stormed the headquarters of the Islamic Group in Egypt and killed several people they later claimed were later linked to this bombing. Then in August 1996, Egypt's security services announced that it was convinced that al-Jihad was responsible for the attack and arrested 41 of their members. Under torture, they also offered confessions. According to their worthless testimony, al-Jihad leaders in Europe planned and financed the attack.
It should be noted that in al-Jihad's claim of responsibility, they demanded the release of Sheik Omar Ahmad Ali Abdel Rahman, leader of the Islamic Group who was imprisoned in the United States for his role in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. So despite the multiple claims of credit, it is reasonably certain that this was an Islamic Group bombing in which al-Jihad was simply a mouthpiece. The connection between these groups is the American-financed Great Jihad in Afghanistan. Ayman al-Zawahir, al-Jihad's founder, Abdel Rahman, the Islamic Group's founder, and Osama bin Laden are all buds.
- November 20, 1995: The Egyptian Ambassador's residence in Sofia, Bulgaria was attacked by fundamentalist Muslims. Security had been increased after a jihadists told one of the guards that he would be dead by the end of the day. Bulgarian authorities said the incident was designed to show of solidarity with other Muslims for their attack on the Egyptian Embassy in Pakistan.
- November 22, 1995: A bomb exploded outside of a restaurant in Connaught Place, New Delhi injuring 30 people. The bomb was made out of plastic explosives and it had a sophisticated timing device - suggesting state sponsorship.
The attack was claimed by the Jammu Kashmir Islamic Front. The group's spokesman said they were protesting violence.
The Jammu and Kashmir Islamic Front was formed by Pakistan's intelligence agency, Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), in 1994. These state-sponsored terrorists were responsible for many bombings in crowded civilian sections of major urban areas in India.
- November 26, 1995: A car bomb exploded at the offices of the Iranian opposition Mujahideen-e Khalq (the People's Holy Warriors of the Trench) in Baghdad. They blamed diplomats in the Iranian Embassy for the bombing.
- November 27, 1995: In the UK, a Libyan opposition leader, a founder of National Front for the Salvation of Libya, was found stabbed to death in his London store. British-based Libyan groups believe that he was assassinated by Libyan agents.
- November 27, 1995: Hizballah terrorists fired several volleys of Katyusha rockets into the Kiyat Shmona and Ezba Hagalil region of northern Israel. The resulting blasts injured seven civilians. The rockets were fired from the Lebanese Wadi Sluki region, an Allah's Party stronghold.
- November 28, 1995: A Turkish Jewish businessman was shot to death in Bursa. A caller claimed that the murder was in retaliation for the killing of Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine leader, Fathi al-Shaqaqi in Malta in October. Hizballah also claimed responsibility for the execution.
- November 30, 1995: Al-Gama'a al-Islamiya (Islamic Group) members opened fire on a tourist train about south of Cairo.
- November 30, 1995: The Algerian Armed Islamic Group ambushed Lithuanian sailors in the Casbah in Algiers. Two were killed and one was injured.
- December 3, 1995: An American working for the UN mission in Guatemala, who had been assigned to monitor human rights violations, was the target of an attempted kidnapping. She escaped from her abductors by jumping out of the car. This incident came two days after the bodies of two foreign women abductees were found tossed alongside of the road.
- December 12, 1995: In Tajikistan, a local reporter working for the BBC was shot and killed. His body was left the next day in Dushanbe near the University of Tajikistan. The reporter was head of the Persian language service in the area. Tajik officials said opponents of the current regime were seeking to disrupt talks being held in Ashgabat.
- December 16, 1995: In Spain, several bombs exploded within an hour of each other at a department store in Valencia. One woman was killed and eight people were injured, including one American. A warning had been called into a radio station in Vitoria by ETA. It was one of the relatively few times these political separatists were lethal.
- December 18, 1995: A gang of 20 armed jihadists kidnapped an Italian aid worker in Mogadishu, Somalia. The man, who worked for the Italian agency CEFA, was seized after an exchange of fire between the kidnappers and his bodyguards.
A decision by CEFA to abandon its operations in southern Mogadishu was cited as the motive. The man was released unharmed several days later.
- December 21, 1995: A car bomb exploded in a market in Peshawar, Pakistan, killing 45 people and injuring 100 more. Afghani refugees were blamed although no group claimed responsibility.
- December 28, 1995: In the Philippines, Abu Sayyaf members kidnapped 16 people, six of whom were Americans. They were taken from a resort near Lake Sebu in South Cotabato.
Four of the hostages were released to deliver a ransom demand for $58,000 (one million Philippine pesos). The ransom was not paid but the mayor of General Santos, a nearby town, promised new homes for Muslims and a Muslim school and cemetery.