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May Today in Terrorism

May 20, 2010: ‘Sovereign citizen’ shootings in US

On May 20, 2010 two US police officers in Arkansas were shot and killed during a traffic stop by a father and son duo later identified as sovereign citizens.

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April Today in Terrorism

April 30, 2000: Environmentalist attack in the US

On April 30, 2000 members of the Earth Liberation Front carried out an arson attack against logging equipment in Indiana, causing $500,000 in damage.

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March Today in Terrorism

March 18, 2004: Attack on media workers in Iraq

On March 18, 2004 three Iraqi journalists working for the occupying US forces were killed in a drive-by shooting near Baghdad.

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March Today in Terrorism

March 9, 1977: Black Muslim group takes hostages in Washington DC

Beginning on March 9, 1977 149 people were held hostage in Washington by 12 members of the Hanafi Movement.

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February Today in Terrorism

February 18, 2010: Man crashes plane into Texas IRS building

On February 18, 2010 a US citizen flew his plane into an IRS building in Austin, Texas, killing himself and one IRS manager and injuring 13.

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December Today in Terrorism

December 10, 2019: Anti-Semitic and anti-police killings in US

On December 10, 2019 three people were killed and another three wounded in a kosher grocery store in Jersey City by two Black Hebrew Israelites.

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Perspectives

Our struggles to define ‘terrorism’ continue…

Those who advocate or not so subtly justify the use of violence by environmental activists are terrorists, pure and simple.

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November Today in Terrorism

November 4, 2015: ISIS-inspired student stabs four at US university

On November 4, 2015 a college student at the Merced campus of the University of California stabbed four people before he was shot and killed by police.

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October Today in Terrorism

October 23, 2014: Terrorist attacks NYPD with hatchet in New York

On October 23, 2014 a radical Muslim convert attacked four NYPD officers in Queens, injuring two, one critically.

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October Today in Terrorism

October 20, 1981: Attempted robbery of an armoured car in New York

On October 20, 1981 ‘black nationalists’ tried to rob a Brinks armoured car in Nanuet, New York, killing one guard and injuring another.