On 4 October 2003, 21 people were killed and 60 wounded in a suicide bombing carried out by a female terrorist in the Maxim restaurant in Haifa, Israel.
On this day in 1991, five black Muslim followers of JuF stood accused of conspiring to simultaneously blow up two Toronto Hindu buildings in an attempt to kill 4,500 people.
Assam is probably not an area of the world at the forefront of many people’s minds. This state in northeast India near the border with Bangladesh (this is important as we shall see) is known for its tea more than anything. It is also, alas, a land that has witnessed a fair bit of violence […]
On this day in 1910, a time bomb built of 16 sticks of connected to a cheap windup alarm clock exploded in an alley next to the Los Angeles Times.
Terrorists acts vary widely – very widely – in scope. At the one end, the end with the highest casualties, we have 9/11 of course: almost 3,000 dead, countless wounded and trillions of dollars in damages. At the other end we have no casualties (dead or wounded): this is not to say that people are […]
In all the terrorist movements in all the nations over all the years there is usually a debate over just what is terrorism after all. Depending on which side of the fence you happen to be on, terrorists are either ‘freedom fighters’ and heroes or cold-blooded monsters who only understand violence and hence must be […]
Japan is not a nation one normally associates with terrorism. In fact, aside from the Aum Shinrikyo attacks in 1995 in the Tokyo subway, I challenge anyone to come up with a long list of attacks or even attempted attacks in the ‘land of the rising sun’. It just doesn’t seem to be the target […]
Terrorism is not always as ‘in your face’ as we sometimes think. Campaigns of violence, often mislabeled as the work of ‘insurgents’ or ‘militants’ can go on for years and even decades with little reverberation in the news, especially if the killing occurs in a faraway land or part of a country well off the […]
In all the debates about what is more important today from a terrorism angle, i.e. where we should put the greatest concentration of resources to counter it, I find there is one glaring omission. As we go back and forth on whether to put all our eggs in the jihadi basket or the far right […]
Does the term ‘Dirty War’ mean anything to you? By this I mean the upper case Dirty War and not some generic concept as I would bet that most wars, if not all, have a dirty phase to them. In this instance I am referring to the Argentine Dirty War from 1976 to 1983, a […]