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May Today in Terrorism

May 3, 2002: Multiple pipe bombs planted in midwestern United States

Beginning on this day in 2002 a 21-year old college student planted a series of pipe bombs in rural mailboxes across five midwestern US states.

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April Today in Terrorism

April 20, 1999: Massacre at Columbine high school

On this day in 1999 two teenagers shot 12 students and a teacher at Columbine high school, wounding 24 others, before turning their weapons on themselves.

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Mass shootings are terrifying, but are they all ‘terrorism’?

We have ‘terrorism on the brain’ and vested interests are using any excuse to label all acts of violence committed by any group as terrorist

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March Today in Terrorism

March 31, 2004: Murders of US mercenaries in Iraq

On this day in 2004 four members of Blackwater were ambushed and killed in the Iraqi city of Fallujah and subsequently hanged.

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March Today in Terrorism

March 21, 2002: Terrorists bomb American embassy in Peru

On this day in 2002 a car bomb exploded outside the American embassy in Lima, Peru late in the night, killing at least eight people and injuring 30 more.

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Perspectives Top 10 Video

Top 10 Worst Right-Wing Extremist Group Names

Following my earlier Top 10 Worst Terrorist Group Names, here is my take on the Top 10 Worst RWE Group Names.

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March Today in Terrorism

March 5, 2015: Man stabs US ambassador in South Korea

On this day in 2015 the US ambassador to South Korea was attacked by a knife-wielding man who said he opposed joint US-South Korean military exercises.

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March Today in Terrorism

March 4, 1973: Attempted assassination of Israeli prime minister in New York City

On this day in 1973 the Black September terrorist organisation hatched a plot to assassinate then-Israeli prime minister Golda Meir during a visit to New York

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March Today in Terrorism

March 1, 1994: Gunman targets Jewish students on Brooklyn Bridge

On this day in 1994 a gunman opened fire on a van carrying more than a dozen Hasidic students on the Brooklyn Bridge, killing one and injuring three others

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January Today in Terrorism

January 11, 2011: Attack in Ivory Coast

On this day in 2011 security forces loyal to the losing Ivory Coast president opened fire on civilians, killing at least four.