Posted by: ZOA Staff
June 29, 2016
News Press Release

ZOA: World Must Finally Get Serious About Radical Islamist Terrorism After Istanbul Massacre

The Common Thread of Terrorism is Not a Gun Control Problem - But Islamist Terrorism
ZOA President Morton A. Klein

Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) President Morton Klein issued the following release:

The horrific terrorist attacks yesterday at the airport in Istanbul, Turkey, and elsewhere this week are yet another tragic reminder that the U.S. administration, Congress, all Muslim religious and political leaders, and the world must finally get serious about combatting radical Islamist terrorism.   It’s long past time to acknowledge the truth that radical Islamist terrorism is the problem – and that the problem is not gun control, “Islamophobia,” or unspecified “extremism”.

The common thread of the vast majority of terrorist attacks in the U.S., Turkey, France, Belgium, Africa, Pakistan, Iraq, Libya, Israel, Yemen, England, Bangladesh, Germany, Philippines, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Australia and elsewhere is that they are committed by radical Islamist terrorists frequently yelling Allahu Akbar. The common thread is  not that there is a gun control problem in all these countries. It is painful and even ludicrous to see the U.S. Congress, our Administration and the media almost exclusively discussing gun control and not the primary source of most of this Islamist terrorism-namely radical Islamist Jihadist terrorism. Here are some of the steps we should take to seriously address the real problem:

(1)  The U.S. administration must reverse its purge from our security services of vital information about the radical Islamist ideology that we are combatting.  The FBI, CIA, and all U.S. security services must be provided with tools and information about radical Islamist ideology to properly question, follow-up with and apprehend potential Islamist terrorists.

(2)  We must support Muslim Reformists such as Egyptian President Gen. Abdul Fateh al-Sisi, who called for Muslim religious officials to lead a “religious revolution” to stop Muslims throughout the world from killing and causing destruction.  We need to insist that Muslim political and religious leaders throughout the U.S. and throughout the world must join the reformers’ ranks, and announce to their congregations, constituents and on every available mechanism on social media that all forms of violence against innocents, Jews, Christians, Hindus, Buddhists, and innocent Muslims are wrong and must end. All mosques around the world must develop programs to teach this.

The common thread of the vast majority of terrorist attacks in the U.S. Turkey, France, Belgium. Africa, Pakistan, Iraq, Israel, Germany,…and elsewhere is that they are committed by radical Islamist Terrorists-not that there is a gun control problem in all these countries.

(3)  The U.S. administration should discontinue its policy of limiting groups of concern to “ISIL” (the Islamic State in Syria and the Levant) and al Qaeda.  It’s time to acknowledge that there is a much larger problem – radical Islamist ideology that includes the Muslim Brotherhood, Iran and Iranian-funded groups, Houthis, Hamas, Hezbollah, Fatah, ISIS’s incarnations throughout the world including both inside and outside of the Levant, Boko Haram, and much more.

(4)  It’s time to secure our borders, enforce our immigration laws, and halt the immigration of those whom U.S. security experts have testified cannot be properly vetted and will be infiltrated by terrorists.  In addition, the prohibitions on asking immigrants about their ideology must end.

(5)  We need to do everything possible to stop the flow of money and materials to terrorists – including by imposing new sanctions on Iran (which has violated the Iran deal and has increased its funding to and supply of weapons to terrorist organizations), ending funding to the Palestinian Authority, conditioning funding to other regimes (such as Pakistan) to assure they will combat and not support terror organization, and by increasing the sorties against ISIS, destroy ISIS Capitol Raqaa and bombing ISIS’s oil supplies and other supplies.

(6)  We need to end the insanity of releasing from incarceration terrorists who are likely to commit terror again (including hardcore al Queda terrorists in Gitmo and Arab Palestinian murderers of innocent Jews in Israeli prisons).

(7)  It’s time for the world to stop blaming Israel when Israel responds to Arab terrorism.  One of the ISIS terrorists in Turkey’s airport yesterday detonated a suicide bomb after he was shot and lying on the ground.  This should remind us that terrorists are often capable of wreaking damage even after they are supposedly incapacitated.   We should stop second-guessing those who act in good faith to forestall potential danger or additional danger from a terrorist.  And we should stop differentiating between terrorism directed at innocent Israelis and terrorism directed at other innocents throughout the world.

(8)  We need to stop the cries of “Islamophobia” that follow every terrorist attack by a radical Islamist and are heard at other times.   The fear of being called “Islamophobic” or a “bigot” makes people hesitate to call the authorities when they see suspicious activity, and keeps us from stopping terrorist attacks and deaths.

(9)  Instead of holding sit-ins over gun control, Congress should focus on real steps to counteract the dangers of radical Islamist ideology and terrorism.

Finally, we need to acknowledge and face the seriousness of the problem, and understand that radical Islamist terrorism is the greatest danger to the world since Naziism. The death toll and injuries caused by radical Islamists continues to mount. 

Islamist terrorist attacks take place virtually every day – often several times in a day in various parts of the world.  Here is just a small sample of the thousands of terror attacks and casualties caused by radical Islamists in the past year and a half:

June 28, 2016 – Istanbul, Turkey at Ataturk airport: 41 dead and over 200 wounded in 3 suicide bombings, ISIS believed to be responsible.

June 28, 2016 – Sharqat, Iraq: 4 dead (executed), 15 kidnapped, by ISIS.  ISIS also carries out or attempts bombing and other terrorist attacks, resulting in additional deaths and injuries in Iraq the same day.  (ISIS carries out attacks in Iraq almost daily.)

June 27, 2016 – Qaa, Lebanon (Christian village): 7 dead, 28 wounded, in 2 rounds of suicide bombings, ISIS believed to be responsible.  (Suicide bombers are not counted among the dead here or in other listings.)

June 27, 2016 – Al Mukalla (port city), Yemen:  50 dead, 37 injured, in seven simultaneous bombings of checkpoints, and a bombing of the entrance to a military camp, by ISIS.

June 25, 2016 – Gouzoudoum and Kaldjiwa, Cameroon: at least 4 dead, in Boko Haram shooting attacks on civilians.

June 25, 2016 – Pulwama, India:  8 dead, 24 injured (some critically), in shooting attack by Pakistani-based radical Islamist terrorist group Lashkar-e-Taiba.  (Lashkar-e-Taiba’s stated aim is an Islamist state in south Asia.  The group carried out the 2008 Mumbai attacks.)

June 22, 2016 – Karachi, Pakistan: famous Pakistani musician Amjad Sabri assassinated, by Islamist Pakistani splinter group, after Sabri was accused of blasphemy by groups saying music is “un-Islamic.”

June 22, 2016 – Garabulli, Libya: 30 dead, dozens injured in bombing believed to be by ISIS.

June 21, 2016 – Mindanao (island), Philippines:  3 dead.  ISIS gruesomely beheads 3 people, on video, declares Mindanao to be an official state of ISIS, and tells Asian Islamists to go there if they can’t get to Iraq or Syria.

June 17, 2016 – Kuda, Nigeria: over 24 dead, over 10 injured, in Boko Haram shooting attack at a funeral.

June 16, 2016 – Sinsil, Iraq: 4 dead.  ISIS stones to death 4 men for allegedly committing adultery.

June 16, 2016 – Sirte, Libya: over 22 dead, over 7 injured.  ISIS captures and executes 6 Libyan army scouts.  2 ISIS suicide bombers kill over 16 more people.

June 16, 2016 – Deir Ezzor, Syria:  at least 3 dead (crucified).  ISIS crucified 3 people for breaking fast during Ramadan.   ISIS has also crucified unknown numbers of other people.

June 14, 2016 – Magnanville, France: 2 dead. French police officer and his wife stabbed to death, in front of their 3-year-old child, by an Islamist swearing allegiance to ISIS.

June 14, 2016 – Jungles of the predominantly Muslim island province of Sulu, Philippines: 1 dead. Canadian hostage Robert Hall is tortured and beheaded (on camera) by Islamic State affiliate Abu Sayyaf.  Abu Sayyaf had also beheaded Canadian hostage John Ridsdel in late April.  Abu Sayyaf also has been holding two dozen hostages, including a Norwegian hostage captured with the Canadians in September from a resort on Samal Island.  Hall’s Filipina finance reports that Abu Sayyaf rejoiced after beheading each of the Canadians.

June 12, 2016 – Orlando, Florida (gay nightclub): 49 dead, 53 wounded, in ISIS or ISIS-inspired terrorist attack by radical Islamist terrorist Omar Mateen.

June 8, 2016 – Tel Aviv, Israel: 4 dead, 17 wounded (many seriously) by two Arab Palestinians from Judea/Samaria (the “West Bank”) dressed in suits and ties, sitting at the popular café Max Brenner near the Sarona Market complex, who suddenly stood up, pulled out machine guns and started shooting.

June 7, 2016 – Jhenaidah, Bangladesh:  1 dead (in a wave of over 40 recent murders by Islamists in Bangladesh), elderly Hindu priest beheaded while riding his bicycle, by Islamists on motorcycles.   Hindu monastery worker murdered by an Islamist gang a few days later.  Other recent targets: Hindus, secularists, atheists, bloggers, converts to Christianity, police, and a senior police officer’s wife.  Al-Qaeda (Ansar al-Islam) and Islamic State took credit.   Islamist terrorist group Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) also believed to be involved in the murders.

June 2, 2016 – Mosul, Iraq: 19 dead.  ISIS burns 19 Yazidi girls alive in cages, for refusing to have sex with their ISIS captors, while hundreds of people watch, unable to help.   ISIS has captured and made thousands of Yazidis into sex slaves.

June 1, 2016 – Mogadishu, Somalia: 16 dead, 55 injured in car bombing followed by shooting and hostage taking at the Ambassador Hotel, by Islamist al-Shabaab terrorists.

May 30, 2016 – Tel Aviv, Israel:  1 injured.   A teenage Arab terrorist stabs a Jewish soldier with a screwdriver.

May 17, 2016 – Baghdad, Iraq:  over 101 dead, over 194 injured, in eight suicide, car bombing and shooting attacks by ISIS.  (Numerous other ISIS attacks in Iraq and Syria cause hundreds of other deaths throughout the month, and at other times.)

May 15, 2016 – Al Mukalla, Yemen: 15 dead, 12 injured in suicide bombing by AQAP (al Qaeda of the Arabian Peninsula).

May 11, 2016 – Baghdad, Iraq:  93 dead, many more injured in several bombings, including a car bomb attack at Sadr market filled with women and children that killed at least 40; ISIS claimed responsibility.

May 11, 2016 – Nineveh, Syria: 45 dead (buried alive!) by the Islamic State.

May 10, 2016 – Grafing (near Munich), Germany: 1 dead, 3 injured, in stabbing attack at railway station by man shouting “Allahu Akbar” and “infidels, you must die now.”

May 10, 2016 – Jerusalem and Hizma (near Jerusalem), Israel:  4 injured.  Young masked Arab terrorists stab 2 elderly women (ages 82 and 86).  Also, pipe bomb explosion seriously injure IDF officer and wounds an Israeli soldier on patrol.  IDF finds 5 more pipebombs, foiling a larger terrorist attack.

May 7, 2016 – Kahrez, Iraq: 3 dead, hundreds injured in chlorine gas attack by Islamic State.

May 7, 2016 – Ramadi, Iraq: over 160 people found in mass graves after ISIS committed a mass execution and genocide.

May 6, 2016 – Benghazi, Libya: 5 dead, 11 wounded, in Islamic State shelling of a political rally.

April 25, 2016 – Philippines: 1 dead, Canadian hostage John Ridsdel is beheaded (on camera) by Islamic State affiliate Abu Sayyaf (father of the swordsmith).   Abu Sayyaf held Ridsdel hostage since September 2015.

April 25, 2016 – Dhaka, Bangladesh:  Two gay rights activists, including an LGBT magazine editor and USAID worker, were hacked to death by al Qaeda affiliate Ansar al-Islam for promoting and practicing homosexuality.  Two days before, a professor was hacked to death at a bus stop.  6 bloggers were killed in the previous year.

April 19, 2016 – Kabul, Afghanistan:  64 dead, 347 wounded, including many civilians, in truck bomb and shooting attack by Taliban, targeting compound of security team protecting government VIPs.

April 19, 2016 – Jerusalem, Israel:  21 injured, in bus bombing and fire, by Hamas Islamist terrorist group.

April 3, 2016 – Rosh Ha-ayin, central Israel: 1 injured.  Female Arab woman terrorist attacked and wounded a young Israeli woman.

March 27, 2016 (Easter) – Lahore, Pakistan: 70 killed, 300 injured, in suicide bombing targeting Christians gathered at Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park for Easter, carried out by Pakistani Taliban faction Jamaat-ul-Ahra.

March 25, 2016 – Iskandariya, Iraq: 30 killed, 95 injured (mostly young people), in suicide bombing at a football stadium; ISIS claimed responsibility.

March 25, 2016 – Aden, Yemen: at least 26 killed, additional injured, in 3 ISIS suicide bombings at security checkpoints.

March 17, 2016 – Ariel, Samaria, Israel:  1 female Israeli injured (seriously), stabbed by two Palestinian Arab terrorists at a bus stop.

March 8, 2016 – Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Israel:  1 dead (29-year-old American student Taylor Force), 10 Israelis wounded, in stabbing attacks by a Palestinian Arab terrorist, beginning near the Jaffa port and continuing along the Tel Aviv beach promenade.  On the same day, Palestinian Arab terrorists also wounded 4 other Israelis in terror stabbing attacks in Jerusalem, Israel and Petah Tikva, Israel, and in a shooting attack in Jerusalem Israel.

March 22, 2016 – Brussels, Belguim: 35 dead, over 300 wounded, in ISIS suicide bombings at Brussels Airport and the Brussels Metro.

March 20, 2016 – Anbar, Iraq: at least 24 dead, in ISIS suicide bombing at municipal building.

March 13, 2016 – Grand Bassam, Ivory Coast: 18 dead, in shooting attack at 3 beach resort hotels, by al Qaeda of the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM).

Feb. 26, 2016 – Yemen confirms to Al Arabiya that Hezbollah terrorists are training Iranian-backed Houthis for attacks in Yemen.

Feb. 21, 2016 – Homs, Syria: 57 dead, over 100 injured in car bombing and suicide bombing of civilian neighborhood by Islamic State.        

Feb. 21, 2016 – Sayyidah Zaynab, Syria: 83 to 134 dead, 180 wounded (including children) in car bombing and suicide bombings by Islamic State near a Shia shrine, when children were leaving an area school.

Feb. 18, 2016 – Sha’ar Binyamin, Israel: 1 dead, 1 injured.  Israelis were stabbed (and one killed) while trying to stop two 14-year old Palestinian Arab terrorists who entered a Rami Levi supermarket to stab shoppers.

Feb. 15, 2016 – Derbent, Russia: 2 dead, 17 injured in ISIS car bombing attack.

Feb. 12, 2016 – Kidal, Mali: 5 dead (UN peacekeepers), 30 wounded, in truck bombing and mortar fire attack on MINUSMA (United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali) base, by Ansar Dine (“Defenders of the Faith”) radical Islamist terrorists.

Feb. 11, 2016 – Columbus, Ohio: 4 injured, in brutal machete attack at “Nazareth Restaurant and Deli” owned by a pro-Israel Israeli Christian Arab Hany Baransi.   West African Islamist terrorist Mohammed Barry carried out the attack, after questioning patrons about the owner’s Israeli identity, leaving and returning.   The attacker was previously questioned by the FBI, which did not follow up.  Attacker shouted “Allahu Akbar” before police shot him.

Feb. 5, 2016 – Aden Adde International Airport, Somalia: 3 dead, additional injuries, by car bombing, Islamist group al-Shabaab believed responsible.

Feb. 3, 2016 – Jerusalem, Israel: 1 dead (Hadar Cohen, age 19), 2 injured, in shooting by Palestinian Arab terrorists from Jenin, armed with rifles, knives and explosives.

January 30, 2016 – Dalori Village, Nigeria: at least 86 killed (including children burned to death), at least 136 injured (many burnt), by Boko Haram terrorists who shot at and firebombed village.

Jan. 25, 2016 – Yaounde, Cameroon, at least 25 dead, 62 injured, by 2 Boko Haram suicide terrorists who blew themselves up in a market, and another Boko Haram terrorist who blew himself up on a bridge.  (Cameroon is a major target of Boko Haram attacks. Earlier in January, Cameroon Communication Minister Issa Tchiroma Bakary said that Boko Haram killed nearly 1,200 people since Boko Haram began attacks in Cameroon in 2013.)

Jan. 22, 2016 – Mogadishu, Somalia: over 20 dead, 17 injured, in Islamist group Al-Shabab shooting and suicide vest attack and seizure of beachside restaurant (while yelling “Allahu Akbar”).

Jan. 21, 2016 – Giza, Egypt:  10 dead (including 6 policemen), 10 injured, by Islamic State detonating bomb on road leading to the Pyramids of Giza, as police arrived at a building where terrorists were hiding.

Jan. 21, 2016 – Pakistan: at least 22 killed in Taliban attack on Bacha Khan University.

Jan. 18, 2016 – Tekoa, Israel:  1 injured.  15-year-old Arab Palestinian terrorist stabs and wounds pregnant Jewish woman.

Jan. 15, 2016 – El Adde, Somalia: over 63 dead, others injured, in attack by Al-Shabaab terrorists.

Jan. 15, 2016 – Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: over 20 dead, over 15 injured, in attack by Islamist gunmen on the Cappuccino restaurant and Splendid Hotel.

Jan. 14, 2016 – Jakarta, Indonesia:  2 dead, 24 injured in attack orchestrated and financed by ISIS in Syria.

Jan. 12, 2016 – Istanbul, Turkey (historical center): 10 (tourists) dead, 15 injured, in ISIS suicide bombing.

Jan. 11, 2016 – Marseille, France:   A 15-year old Turkish ISIL supporter attacked a teacher from a Jewish school in Marseille with a machete. 1 injured.

Iraq January 11, 2016 – ISIL gunmen detonate suicide vests in a shopping mall, killing at least 20 and wounding more than 40 people.

Egypt January 8, 2016 – In the 2016 Hurghada attack two militants armed with a melee weapon and a signal flare stormed the Bella Vista Hotel. 3 injured.

Jan. 7, 2016   Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:  1 (police officer) injured, gunman wearing white robe ambushed and shot 11 rounds at officer; gunman pledged allegiance to ISIS and said he acted “in the name of Islam.”

Jan. 7, 2016 – Ras Lanuf (oil port) Libya: 7 dead, 11 wounded, in ISIS car bombing at a checkpoint.

Jan. 7, 2016 – Zliten, Libya: 60 dead, 200 wounded, in suicide truck bombing at a police training camp, by Islamist militants (believed to be the Islamic State).

Jan. 7, 2016 – Paris, France:  1 injured.  Islamist asylum seeker from Morocco, inspired by the Islamic State, wearing a fake explosive belt, shouted “Allahu Akbar!” and attacked police officers with a meat cleaver at a police station.

Jan. 4, 2016 – Kabul, Afghanistan: 30 injured (including children).   Militant drove a truck packed with explosives to the armored gates of a compound for civilian contractors near Kabul’s airport before detonating. 30 people injured, including children.

Jan. 3, 2016 – Iraq:  15 dead, 22 injured, in attack by five Islamist suicide bombers on an Iraqi military base.

Jan. 3, 2016 – Cave of the Patriarchs, Hebron, Judea, Israel and Hakvasim Junction in South Hebron Hills, Judea, Israel: 2 injured.  Palestinian Arab snipers shoot and wound Israeli female soldier and another Israeli soldier.

Jan. 2, 2016 – Pathankot, India: 8 dead, 20 injured, in 15-hour attack on an Indian air base by Kashmiri Islamist terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammed (army of Mohammed) terrorists disguised as Indian soldiers.

Jan. 1, 2016 – Kabul, Afghanistan:  2 dead, 15 injured, in Taliban suicide bombing at French “Le Jardin” restaurant.

Jan. 1, 2016 – Tel Aviv, Israel: 3 dead, 8 injured (all civilians), in shooting attack on a crowded pub and other businesses on Tel Aviv’s busy Dizengoff Street, by Arab terrorist Nasha’at Melhem (who was an Israeli citizen).  The terrorist then fled and took a cab, and then shot the cab driver.  The terrorist was believed to have been ISIS-inspired. 

Dec. 23, 2015 – Jerusalem, Israel: 2 dead (including a Rabbi), 1 injured, in stabbing attack by Palestinian Arab terrorists.

Dec. 9, 2015 – Afula (northern Israel), Samaria and Hebron, Israel: 4 injured, in various attacks by Palestinian Arab terrorists, including a drive-by shooting attack (in which 23 bullets hit an injured Israeli couple’s car); a knife attack by 3 Arab teens; and a knife attack at a checkpoint.

Dec. 7, 2015 – Hebron, Israel, near the Tomb of the Patriarchs: 1 injured.  An Israeli man was very critically injured in a stabbing attack by a Palestinian Arab.

Dec. 6, 2015 – Jerusalem, Israel: 3 injured in car-ramming attack by Palestinian Arab, who first hit two pedestrians with his car, then exited his car and stabbed another pedestrian.

Dec. 3, 2015 – San Bernardino, California: 14 dead, 21 injured, at a county employee Christmas party (plus 2 police officers injured at subsequent shootout), by husband and wife ISIS terrorists.

Nov. 13, 2015 – Paris, France: 137 dead, 368 injured, in coordinated mass shooting and suicide bombing attacks at the Bataclan concert hall, Stade de France stadium and restaurants.  ISIS claimed credit.   It was the most fatal event in France since World War II.

Nov. 13, 2015 – Baghdad, Iraq – 21 killed, 41 wounded, at a Shia funeral, by an ISIS suicide bomber.

Nov. 12, 2015 – Beirut, Lebanon – 43 killed, 239 injured, in a pair of suicide bombings, believed to be by an ISIS cell dispatched to Lebanon from Syria.  Surviving would-be suicide bomber admitted he was an ISIS recruit.

Nov. 4, 2015 – Merced, California: 4 injured (2 students and 2 University of California staff members) on UC campus, stabbed by ISIS or ISIS-inspired UC student Faisal Mohammed.

Oct. 31, 2015 – Sinai, Egypt:  224 killed, by bomb on board a Russian Metrojet bound for St. Petersburg, Russia.  ISIS claimed credit, and published pictures of the soda can bomb used to explode the plane.

Oct. 3, 2015 – Sydney, Australia: 1 dead (civilian police worker), shot in the back by Iranian-born teenage terrorist.

Oct. 1, 2015 – Judea/Samaria, Israel – 2 killed.   Rabbi Eitam Henkin and his wife Naama killed in front of 4 of their children, by Hamas drive-by shooting on on the couple’s car.

(This is one of many terrorist attacks by Palestinian Arabs on innocent Arabs during the wave of terror that began in September 2015 continuing to this day.)

Sept. 24, 2015 – Sana’a, Yemen – 25 killed, dozens injured, in bombing attack on a Shia mosque during a Muslim holiday, carried out by ISIS.

Sept. 21, 2015 – Maiduguri, Nigeria: at least 54 dead, many others wounded, in explosions in a marketplace, mosque and business center, carried out by Boko Haram.

Sept. 17, 2015 – Berlin, German:  1 injured in stabbing attack by Islamist of Iraqi descent.

Sept. 13, 2015 – Israel:  First deadly attack in a wave of terror by Palestinian Arab terrorists, in which 38 innocent Israelis have been killed and 466 innocent Israelis have been killed over a nine-month period.

Aug. 28–30, 2015 – 3 Nigerian villages: 79 killed, others injured, in massacres by Boko Haram.

Aug. 21, 2015 – train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris, France: 5 injured in terrorist shooting and stabbing attack by a radical Islamist.

July 16, 2015 – Chattanooga, Tennessee: 5 dead (including 4 Marines and a Navy sailor), 2 injured, by radical Islamist gunman.

May 3, 2015 – Garland, Texas: 1 (guard) injured, in attempted shooting attack at Prophet Mohammed art contest event, by 2 ISIS terrorists who had traveled to event from Arizona.

April 27, 2015 – Zvornik, Bosnia and Herzegovina:  1 killed, 2 injured in shooting by Islamist wahabist.

March 20, 2015 – Sana’a, Yemen: 135 killed in ISIS bombings of several mosques.

March 18, 2015 – Bardo National Museum, Tunisia: 21 killed, 50 injured, in shooting attack at the museum by Islamic State.

March 15, 2015 – Lahore, Pakistan:  at least 15 dead, over 70 wounded, in suicide bombing attacks on two Christian churches.  Pakistani Taliban branch Jamatul Ahrar claimed credit.

March 7, 2015 – Maiduguri, Nigeria: 58 dead, 143 wounded in five suicide bomb blasts, including at a fish market and crowded bus station, believed to have been carried out by Boko Haram.

Feb. 14–15, 2015 – Copenhagen, Denmark: 2 dead, 5 injured.  Islamist gunman Omar Abdel Hamid el-Hussein opens fire at the Krudttoenden café during a free-speech debate and later at the Great Synagogue in Copenhagen, murdering a young Jewish man and a Danish film director.

January 7–9, 2015 – Paris, France:  17 dead, 22 injured, in five attacks by radical Islamists, including the shooting at Charlie Hebdo magazine, and hostage taking and shooting of four Jewish men at the HyperCacher kosher supermarket.