March Today in Terrorism

March 12, 2012: Attack on Shia mosque in Belgium

On March 12, 2012 a petrol bomb was thrown through the window of the Imam Reza mosque in Brussels killing the resident imam.

February Today in Terrorism

February 8, 2009: Terrorists target Shiite pilgrims in Iraq

On February 8, 2009 a roadside bomb exploded near a crowd of Shiite pilgrims in Baghdad, killing two people and wounding 12

November Today in Terrorism

November 23, 2006: Car bombs target Shia Muslims in Iraq

On November 23, 2006 a series of car bombings struck Sadr City, a Shia dominated slum in Baghdad, killing 202 people and wounding another 250.

Canadian Intelligence Eh!

Ahmed Patel – Why are many Muslims in denial over Islamist terrorism?

Episode 112 – Phil is joined by UK activist and Sufi Muslim Ahmed Patel, brother-in-law of the London 7/7 bomber.

October Today in Terrorism

October 7, 2004: Car bomber targets Sunni rally in Pakistan

On October 7, 2004 a remote-controlled car bomb targeting Sunni Muslims exploded in the Pakistani city of Multan, killing at least 40 people and wounding more than 100

July Today in Terrorism

July 16, 2005: Suicide bombers create deadly inferno in Iraq

On July 16, 2005 a suicide bomber attacked a crowded market in a town south of Baghdad, killing 100 and wounding 150.

June Today in Terrorism

June 20, 2009: Suicide bombing at mausoleum in Iran

On June 20, 2009 a suicide bomber exploded his device at the mausoleum to Ayatollah Khomeini killing two and wounding eight

June Today in Terrorism

June 10, 2014: ISIS massacres Shia Muslims from Iraqi prison

On June 10, 2014 up to 670 prisoners from Badush prison in the Iraqi city of Mosul were killed by ISIS


So who gets to decide what is and what is not a terrorist group?

The decision to name some groups as terrorist is often a very biased one: it is important to see why certain groups are labeled as such

April Today in Terrorism

April 1, 2018: Killing of Hazara Shiite in Pakistan

On this day in 2018, a member of Quetta’s Shia Hazara community was killed and another was injured in what was suspected to be a targeted killing.