Is Terrorism a Muslim Monopoly?
Is Terrorism a Muslim Monopoly?
Dr. Zakir Naik
According to Oxford dictionary Terrorism means, “the use of violent actions in order to achieve political aims or to force a government to act”. It was first coined during 1790’s during French revolution. 1793 – 1794 was called as the Reign of Terror.
International media is repeatedly publishing, “All Muslims are not terrorist but all terrorists are Muslims”.
Let us analyze some historical records and the data on terrorist attack in world history.
In the 19th Century we can hardly find any terrorist attack done by Muslims.
In 1882, Tsar Alexander II was assassinated. 21 other innocent human beings killed in a bomb blast. He was not killed by a Muslim. He was killed by a Non Muslim named Gnacy Hryniewhcki.
In 1886, a bomb blast took place in Haymarket Square, Chicago during a labor rally. 12 innocent human being and 1 police man died and later 7 more police men died at hospital. Responsible? 8 anarchists, all of them were Non Muslims.
6th September 1902, the US President William Mc Kinley was assassinated. By an anarchist named Leon Czolgosz. He was a Non Muslim.
1st October 1920, bomb blast in Los Angeles Times Newspaper building. 21 innocent people were killed. Bomb blast done by 2 Christians, James & Joseph (they were the Union leaders).
28th June 1914, Archduke of Austria and his wife were assassinated. Which precipitated the World War I. Assassination was done by members of young Bosnia, most of them were Serbs. They were Non Muslims.
16th April 1925, bomb blast in St. Nedelya Church in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. 150+ killed, 500+ injured. Biggest terrorist attack in Bulgaria. It was done by Bulgarian Communist Party. They were Non Muslims.
9th October 1934, King Alexander I of Yugoslavia was assasinated. By a gunman Vlada Georgieff, who was a Non Muslim.
1st May 1961, the first US aircraft was hijacked by Ramerez Ortiz who was a Non Muslim.
28th August 1968, the US ambassador to Guatemala was assassinated by a Non Muslim.
3rd September 1969, the US ambassador to Brazil was kidnapped by a Non Muslim.
30th July 1969, the US ambassador to Japan was knifed by a Japanese, a Non Muslim.
19th April 1995, Federal building bombing, Oklahoma City (Oklahoma bombing). 166 innocent people died and 100+ injured. Done by 2 Christians, Timothy & Terry.
From 1941 to 1948 after World War II 259 terrorist attacks conducted by Jewish terrorists by Irgun, Haganah and others.
22nd July 1946, bombing of King David Hotel by Menachem Begin. It was the biggest terrorist attack against the history British mandate. At that time Menachem Begin was called terrorist no. 1 by British Government. Later on after a few years he becomes the Prime Minister of Israel and after few years gets the Nobel Prize of Peace.
1968 – 1992, in Germany, Baader Meinhof Gang killed several innocent human beings.
In Italy Red Brigades kidnapped & killed Aldo Moro former Prime Minister of Italy.
20th March 1995, Aum Shinrikyo, a Buddhist cult used Nerve Gas in the Tokyo subway. Killed 12 people. 5000+ injured and wounded.
In UK, since hundreds years IRA – The Irish Republican Army is conducting terrorist attacks. They are Catholics, but they are not called as Catholic Terrorists, but as IRA.
1972, IRA conducted three bomb blasts In total 20+ people were killed.
1974, two bomb blasts. In total 25+ killed and 200+ injured.
1996 IRA bomb blast in London. Killed 2 persons and 100+ injured.
1996, IRA bomb blast in Manchester shopping center. 200+ injured.
August 1998, Banbridge bomb blast. 35 people were injured.
August 1998, Omagh bomb blast. 29 innocent people were killed and 330 injured.
In Spain and France, ETA conducted 36 terrorist attacks.
Lord’s Salvation Army, Christian Terrorist organization in Uganda.
Sri Lanka, LTTE, Tamil Tigers is the most notorious organization. Experts in suicide bombing. Who are they? They are Hindus. But they are not called as Hindu Terrorists, they say LTTE.
Sikh terrorist organization, Bhindranwale group in Punjab.
5th June 1984, Indian security forces took over Golden Temple in which 100 human beings were killed.
31st October 1984, Primer Minister Indira was assassinated by her Sikh security guard.
North East of India, Christian terrorist’s organization, ATTF, All Tripura Tigers Force.
NLFT, National Liberation Front of Tripura.
2nd October 2004, 44 Hindus were killed by Christian terrorists.
ULFA in 16 years 1990 – 2006 conducted successfully 749 terrorist attacks.
Maoists in Nepal in 7 years conducted 99 terrorist attacks.
Out of 600 districts in India, they are present in 150 districts. Maoists terrorist attacks in 1/3rd part of India!
We know that most of the religions they don’t preach that you should kill innocent human beings. But when we analyze, we have terrorist that clam to profess certain religions and when we analyze they are from all types of religion.
We have Christian terrorists
We have Catholic terrorist
We have Jewish terrorists
We have Hindu terrorists
We have Muslim terrorist
We have Buddhist terrorists
We have Sikh terrorists
Terrorists professing various different faiths and when we do a survey, (though we know that religions don’t encourage killing innocent human beings) and try and find out that the people who have killed the maximum human beings which religion do they profess…
The number 1 who killed the maximum number of human beings is…Hitler. He had incinerated 6 million Jews. And indirectly if you count all the people killed in World War II, 60 million people. Was he a Muslim!? He was a Christian.
Joseph Stalin (Uncle Joe) killed 20 million human beings. Including 14.5 million were starved to death.
Mao Tse Tsung of China. Killed 14 to 20 million human beings. He was a Non Muslim.
Benito Mussolini of Italy killed 400,000 human beings.
Maximilin Robespierre, during French Revolution starved and tortured to death 200,000 people and executed 40,000 people.
Ashoka in one battle of Kalinga alone killed more than 100,000 people. He was a Hindu.
Saddam Hussain killed a few 100,000 people.
In Indonesia Mohamed Suharto killed 500,000 people. But these are nothing compared to Hitler, Uncle Joe, Mao Tse Tsung.
Dear the whole world fear the truthess of islam (islam real islam not talibani islam). they feel fear from islam for this only muslium terror exist in the world. An other reason is that the muslium nation is the only nation of the world who face unjustics, war etc in the world so, for this our ex-president mushraf said plz cut the root casue of terrorism not terrors.
i have seen worst of the terrorism from Jews and Hindus .
history shows Muslims are the peace lovers .......
not a single drop of blood shed and Makkah was conquered .
not a single drop of blood shed and Sindh was conquered by Muslims .
in Pakistan movement,it was Hindus and Sikhs who were busy in cutting the throats of Muslims left,right,center.
in india ,Ahmedabad is the case history for every researcher ,who wanna conduct a through research on Hindu terrorism.
so now there is the competition ;who is is most terror ....
Amir I hope you are not refering to WHOLE WORLD as in USA UK AUSTRALIA GERMANY ITALY. The gang of eight Christian crusders and the enemies of islam.
Taliban hate the coward dallals of pakistani criminal elite.
The establishment would prefer the status quo.Meaning elite goes out of the country learn their masters language come and rule the poor brown slaves of Pakistan.99% Paksitani hate the status qou period.We are a islamic republic of Pakistan, not a prostitute of america UK understand that fact.Taliban are not any one `s whore.We need islam islam does not need us. It is allah deen he knows how to protect
spread his deen.
Few examples of christian jewish crimes.
Education in history 101 for my fellow Pakistanis on jewish crimes, later zionist hindu crimes against muslims.
SOME EARLY EXAMPLES OF JEWISH-ZIONIST TERROR.
August 20, 1937 - June 29, 1939. During this period, the Zionists carried out a series of attacks against Arab buses, resulting in the death of 24 persons and wounding 25 others.
November 25, 1940. S.S.Patria was blown up by Jewish terrorists in Haifa harbour, killing 268 illegal Jewish immigrants (see below).
November 6, 1944. Zionist terrorists of the Stern Gang assassinated the British Minister Resident in the Middle East, Lord Moyne, in Cairo.
July 22, 1946. Zionist terrorists blew up the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, which housed the central offices of the civilian administration of the government of Palestine, killing or injuring more than 200 persons. The Irgun officially claimed responsibility for the incident, but subsequent evidence indicated that both the Haganah and the Jewish Agency were involved.
October 1, 1946. The British Embassy in Rome was badly damaged by bomb explosions, for which Irgun claimed responsibility.
June 1947. Letters sent to British Cabinet Ministers were found to contain bombs.
September 3, 1947. A postal bomb addressed to the British War Office exploded in the post office sorting room in London, injuring 2 persons. It was attributed to Irgun or Stern Gangs. (The Sunday Times, Sept. 24, 1972, p.8)
December 11, 1947. Six Arabs were killed and 30 wounded when bombs were thrown from Jewish trucks at Arab buses in Haifa; 12 Arabs were killed and others injured in an attack by armed Zionists on an Arab coastal village near Haifa.
December 13,1947. Zionist terrorists, believed to be members of Irgun Zvai Leumi, killed 18 Arabs and wounded nearly 60 in Jerusalem, Jaffa and Lydda areas. In Jerusalem, bombs were thrown in an Arab market-place near the Damascus Gate; in Jaffa, bombs were thrown into an Arab cafe; in the Arab village of Al Abbasya, near Lydda, 12 Arabs were killed in an attack with mortars and automatic weapons.
December 19, 1947. Haganah terrorists attacked an Arab village near Safad, blowing up two houses, in the ruins of which were found the bodies of 10 Arabs, including 5 children. Haganah admitted responsibility for the attack.
December 29, 1947. Two British constables and 11 Arabs were killed and 32 Arabs injured, at the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem when Irgun members threw a bomb from a taxi.
December 30,1947. A mixed force of the Zionist Palmach and the "Carmel Brigade" attacked the village of Balad al Sheikh, killing more than 60 Arabs.
1947 -- 1948. Over 700,000 Palestinian Arabs were uprooted from their homes and land, and forced to live in refugee camps on Israel's borders. They have been denied the right to return to their homes. They have been refused compensation for their homes, orchards, farms and other property stolen from them by the Israeli government. After their expulsion, the "Israeli Forces" totally obliterated (usually by bulldozing) 385 Arab villages and towns, out of a total of 475. Commonly, Israeli villages were built on the remaining rubble.
January 1, 1948. Haganah terrorists attacked a village on the slopes of Mount Carmel; 17 Arabs were killed and 33 wounded.
January 4, 1948. Haganah terrorists wearing British Army uniforms penetrated into the center of Jaffa and blew up the Serai (the old Turkish Government House) which was used as a headquarters of the Arab National Committee, killing more than 40 persons and wounding 98 others.
January 5, 1948. The Arab-owned Semiramis Hotel in Jerusalem was blown up, killing 20 persons, among them Viscount de Tapia, the Spanish Consul. Haganah admitted responsibility for this crime.
January 7, 1948. Seventeen Arabs were killed by a bomb at the Jaffa Gate in Jerusalem, 3 of them while trying to escape. Further casualties, including the murder of a British officer near Hebron, were reported from different parts of the country.
January 16, 1948. Zionists blew up three Arab buildings. In the first, 8 children between the ages of 18 months and 12 years, died.
December 13, 1947 -- February 10, 1948. Seven incidents of bomb-tossing at innocent Arab civilians in cafes and markets, killing 138 and wounding 271 others, During this period, there were 9 attacks on Arab buses. Zionists mined passenger trains on at least 4 occasions, killing 93 persons and wounding 161 others.
February 15, 1948. Haganah terrorists attacked an Arab village near Safad, blew up several houses, killing 11 Arabs, including 4 children..
March 3, 1948. Heavy damage was done to the Arab-owned Salam building in Haifa (a 7 story block of apartments and shops) by Zionists who drove an army lorry ( truck) up to the building and escaped before the detonation of 400 Ib. of explosives; casualties numbered 11 Arabs and 3 Armenians killed and 23 injured. The Stern Gang claimed responsibility for the incident.
March 22, 1948. A housing block in Iraq Street in Haifa was blown up killing 17 and injuring 100 others. Four members of the Stern Gang drove two truck-loads of explosives into the street and abandoned the vehicles before the explosion.
March 31, 1948. The Cairo-Haifa Express was mined, for the second time in a month, by an electronically-detonated land mine near Benyamina, killing 40 persons and wounding 60 others.
April 9, 1948. A combined force of Irgun Zvai Leumi and the Stern Gang, supported by the Palmach forces, captured the Arab village of Deir Yassin and killed more than 200 unarmed civilians, including countless women and children. Older men and young women were captured and paraded in chains in the Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem; 20 of the hostages were then shot in the quarry of Gevaat Shaul.
April 16, 1948. Zionists attacked the former British army camp at Tel Litvinsky, killing 90 Arabs there.
April 19, 1948. Fourteen Arabs were killed in a house in Tiberias, which was blown up by Zionist terrorists.
May 3, 1948. A book bomb addressed to a British Army officer, who had been stationed in Palestine exploded, killing his brother, Rex Farran.
May11, 1948. A letter bomb addressed to Sir Evelyn Barker, former Commanding Officer in Palestine, was detected in the nick of time by his wife.
April 25, 1948 -- May 13, 1948. Wholesale looting of Jaffa was carried out following armed attacks by Irgun and Haganah terrorists. They stripped and carried away everything they could, destroying what they could not take with them.
THE SS PATRIA.
November 25, 1940. In September, 1940, around 3,000 Jewish refugees from Vienna, Prague and Danzig were attempting to reach Palestine. In a convoy of four river steamers, they set sail down the Danube and reached the Romanian port of Tulcea where they transferred to three Greek cargo ships named Atlantic, Pacific and Milos. Conditions on board these three ships were horrendous, reminiscent of Japanese hell-ships later in the war. Eventually the ships reached Palestinian waters, but the British Colonial Office refused them permission to land. It was finally decided to deport the refugees to the island of Mauritius where a special camp was to be built. The three ships were then brought into Haifa harbour where the liner Patria was berthed. The refugees were then embarked on the Patria and as the last passengers from the Atlantic were coming on board, a tremendous explosion ripped the liner apart. The death toll amounted to 267 refugees killed. The explosion was the work of the Jewish underground army, the Haganah, who had meant only to damage the ship to prevent it sailing but had miscalculated the amount of explosives needed to disable the ship. Many say that this was no miscalculation and was deliberate murder of Jews by Jews, in an attempt to influence British immigration policy to Palestine.
A LIGHT UNTO THE NATIONS.
The first act of air piracy in the history of civil aviation was carried out by Israel, in Dec. 1954, when a civilian Syrian airliner was forced down in Tel Aviv and its passengers and crew held for days, despite international condemnation.
In 1968, Israeli commandos blew up 13 civilian airliners at Beirut airport in Lebanon.
The first deliberate shooting down a civilian airliner was carried out by Israel, when a Libyan airliner was shot down by Israeli jet fighters over Sinai, in Feb. 1973, on the direct orders of Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir, killing all 107 of its passengers and the entire French crew.
if u die for a country then its a patriotrism and if u die for islam them its a terrorism.
wah yar kya baat hay !!!
I normally let you go away with many things which I reckon you simply say because you are compelled to say something.
But what is this???
"not a single drop of blood shed and Sindh was conquered by Muslims."
An excerpt from Wikipedia:
"Where resistance was strong, prolonged and intensive, often resulting in considerable Arab casualties, Muhammad bin Qasim's response was dramatic, inflicting 6,000 deaths at Rawar, between 6,000 and 26,000 at Brahmanabad, 4,000 at Iskalandah and 6,000 at Multan."
That only in the 3rd attempt of Arabs to conquer Sindh (42,000 ppl died from one side). They were failed on first two attempts. "Not a single drop of blood" sounds a ridiculously huge exaggeration to me.
Just because we are muslims doesn't meant that we were/are/or will be anglels. Please don't let the prejudice and biases blind you. Mohammad Bin Qasim was an Aggressor and Raja Dahir was the defender of land. King or Raja Dahir himself died in the battlefield. But for us, an Aggressor is made Hero in our course books and the Defender is portrayed as villian. Height of Hypocricy!
I am also feeling strong urge to refute your comment: "in Pakistan movement,it was Hindus and Sikhs who were busy in cutting the throats of Muslims left,right,center." but I decide not to :).
PS: Piece of advice in good faith. You should learn about the history of land on which you live.