Islamic extremist attacks in Europe

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The Muslim population of Belgium is about 800,000 out of 11 million people, the vast majority of whom come from Turkey and Morocco. Muslims make up around 25% of the population of Brussels. There are around 300 mosques in the country. 

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25 August 2017 – two soldiers were lightly wounded after a machete-wielding man attacked them in Brussels close to the Grand Place. The perpetrator was shot dead at the scene, and the surrounding area was promptly evacuated.

20 June 2017 – an explosion occurred in the Brussels Central train station, a failed bombing attempt by Moroccan lone wolf Oussama Zariou.

5 October 2016 – stabbing of Brussels police officers ISIS-inspired lone wolf stabbing of three police officers in Brussels.

22 March 2016 – Brussels bombings. Two ISIS suicide bombings occurred at Brussels Airport in Zaventem, and one at Maalbeek metro station in central Brussels. Thirty-two civilians and three perpetrators were killed, and more than 300 people were injured. Another bomb was found during a search of the airport. Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility for the attacks.

24 May 2014 – Jewish Museum of Belgium shooting. ISIS directed attack on the Jewish Museum of Belgium in Brussels by a French national in contact with ISIS.


20 Apr 2017 – A known terror suspect opens fire at police on the Champs Elysees in Paris, killing one and wounding two. He is shot dead – and the assault is claimed by IS

3 Feb 2017 – A machete-wielding Egyptian man shouting “Allahu akbar” attacks French soldiers at Paris’s Louvre Museum – he is shot and wounded

26 Jul 2016 – Two attackers slits the throat of a priest at his church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, in Normandy. They are shot dead by police

14 Jul 2016 – A huge lorry mows down a crowd of people on the Nice beachfront during Bastille Day celebrations, killing 86. IS claims the attack – by a Tunisian-born driver, later shot dead by police

13 Jun 2016 – A knife-wielding jihadist kills a police officer and his partner at their home in Magnanville, west of Paris. He declares allegiance to IS, and police later kill him

13 Nov 2015 – IS jihadists armed with bombs and assault rifles attack Paris, targeting the national stadium, cafes and Bataclan concert hall. The co-ordinated assault leaves 130 people dead, and more than 350 wounded

7-9 Jan 2015 – Two Islamist gunmen storm the Paris offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, killing 17 people. Another Islamist militant kills a policewoman the next day and takes hostages at a Jewish supermarket in Paris. Four hostages are killed before police shoot the gunman dead. The other two gunmen are cornered and killed by police in a siege

*source: BBC News, 2.10.2017


Nice – 14 July 2016

Video: Death toll rises to 84 in France following French-Tunisian driver truck attack



Video: Moment police stormed and killed truck driver

Scores of people were killed and dozens more injured after a truck plowed through a crowd during Bastille Day celebrations in Nice, in what has been called “the worst attack” in the city’s history. A truck driver was killed by police.




Germany was subjected to a year of terror with 22 innocent people killed in seven different attacks in 2016. Some 112 people were wounded in the attacks which used explosives, firearms, knives an axe and an articulated truck. Several of the attacks have been claimed by ISIS and have involved asylum seekers from Syria and Afghanistan. Communities across the country have been forced to confront the reality of random attacks. 

19 December 2016 – a hijacked truck was used to kill 12 people and injure 48 in a terrorist attack on a Berlin Christmas market.

24 July 2016 – Polish mother-of-four Jolanta Kijak, 45, was murdered at a kebab stall by a Syrian refugee. The victim and five bystanders were attacked by the killer with a large kebab knife.

24 July 2016 – in Ansbach, southern Germany, another Syrian refugee tried to blow up people at music festival. 15 people were injured outside a wine bar after the terrorist was denied access to the open-air venue.

22 July 2016 –  German-born Ali Sonboly, who is of Iranian origin launched a gun attack on a McDonalds Restaurant in Munich leaving nine dead and 35 injured. Investigators discovered he had purchased his firearms on the dark web and spent more than a year planning his deadly attack.

18 July 2016 – ISIS claimed Muhammad Riyad had attacked commuters on a train outside Wurzburg with an axe. Five people were wounded during the attack while German police shot dead Riyad as he tried to flee the scene.

16 April 2016 – three German-born Muslim teenagers went on trial for the attack on a Sikh Temple in the western city of Essen.

27 Feb 2016 – a teenage girl stabbed a policewoman in Hanover, northern Germany. The attacker, known only as Safia S told detectives she wanted to strike at home because she could not get to Syria.

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18 July 2017 – 1000 Migrants Attack German Town Fair – Volksfest – Baaden Wittenburg


31 December 2015 – 1,200 women were sexually assaulted by 2,000 men in German cities on New Year’s Eve

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The Netherlands

2 November 2004 – an outspoken film-maker, Theo van Gogh, was shot dead by a 26-year-old Dutch-born Muslim. Van Gogh’s murder was apparently sparked by a documentary he made earlier this year with Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a Somali-born woman politician who calls herself ‘an ex-Muslim’. The provocative film, broadcast on national television, featured quotes from the Koran, which Muslims believe is the word of God, projected on to a naked female body with a commentary composed of the testimonies of abused Muslim women. Van Gogh, a descendant of Vincent van Gogh’s brother, Theo, was shot and then stabbed with a knife left pinning two notes to his body. Police say that one of them was a five-page letter accusing Hirsi Ali, who fled to the Netherlands to escape a forced marriage, of ‘terrorising Muslims and Islam’.



One of the top five E.U. states in terms of its Muslim population — which is about 2.1 percent.

17 August 2017 – Barcelona/Cambrils – The Islamic State claimed credit for a van attack in Barcelona that left 13 dead and more than 100 injured. Hours after the Barcelona attack, an Audi A3 rammed into pedestrians in Cambrils, a seaside town about 70 miles southwest of Barcelona, killing one person. The perpertrators wore fake explosive belts and were shot dead.

April 2017 – police arrested nine suspected members of a jihadi group, believed to have links to the suspects arrested following the 2016 Brussels airport and subway attacks.

11 March 2004 – Madrid train bombings (also known in Spain as 11-M) – carried out by a group of North African extremists, killed 191 people and injured nearly 2,000 after 10 devices packed with dynamite and nails exploded in four trains heading to the Spanish capital. The al-Qaeda inspired attack was the worst terrorist incident in modern European history. The Spanish judiciary stated that a loose group of Moroccan, Syrian, and Algerian Muslims and two Guardia Civil and Spanish police informants were suspected of having carried out the attacks. On 11 April 2006, Judge Juan del Olmo charged 29 suspects for their involvement in the train bombings



7 April 2017 – Stockholm. A 39-year-old native of Uzbekistan drove a stolen truck into shoppers in Stockholm. The attack killed four people and wounded 15.

Rakhmat Akilov had applied for permanent residency in 2014, and the Swedish Migration Agency denied his application in June 2016. In December, he was given four weeks to leave the country, but eluded the grasp of authorities, despite being on their radar as a potential security risk. He provided an inaccurate address for himself.



The United Kingdom

SummaryUK facing most severe terror threat ever, warns MI5 chief (10.2017)



3 June 2017 – Borough Market, London attack. 8 people were confirmed dead and at least 48 injured, some critically. A white van drove at high speed across London Bridge, running into groups of people, then crashed. The occupants then ran to nearby Borough Market, where they stabbed many people. All three of the terrorists involved were shot dead by police eight minutes after the incident was reported. All three were wearing imitation suicide bomb vests.

22 May 2017 – Manchester Arena bombing – A large explosion caused by Salmen Abedi, a British suicide attacker with a bomb at the Manchester Arena, Manchester, killing 22 individuals and injuring 250. The attack occurred shortly after an Ariana Grande concert had concluded, and is the most deadly terror related incident in the United Kingdom since the 7/7 London bombings in 2005.

22 March 2017 – Westminster attack – Khalid Masood, a 52-year-old British man, born in Kent as Adrian Elms, drove a car into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge, before crashing the vehicle into the Palace of Westminster’s perimeter. He then entered the grounds of the Palace of Westminster, the meeting place of the Houses of Parliament, before being confronted by a police officer, whom he fatally stabbed before being shot himself. Six, including the perpetrator and the officer, were killed in the incident, and 49 people were injured. The attack is being treated as an act of terrorism motivated by Islamic extremism.

22 May 2013 – A British soldier, Lee Rigby, was murdered and decapitated in an attack in Woolwich by Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale, two Islamist extremists armed with a handgun and a number of bladed implements including a cleaver. Both men were sentenced to life imprisonment, with Adebolajo given a whole life order and Adebowale ordered to serve at least 45 years.

30 June 2007 – Glasgow International Airport attack perpetrated by Islamist extremists. Five people were injured and the only death was of one of the perpetrators.

7 July 2005 – 7/7 central London bombings conducted by four separate Islamist extremist suicide bombers, which targeted civilians using the public transport system during the morning rush hour. Three bombs were detonated on three separate trains on the London Underground and one on a double-decker bus. 56 people were killed and 700 were injured. It was the UK’s worst terrorist incident since the 1988 Lockerbie bombing and the first Islamist suicide attack in the country.


Rest of the World


Source: Militants kill Egyptian security forces in desert shoot-out (10.2017)




SourceNimer Mahmoud Jamal, the 37-year-old Palestinian terrorist who on September 25, 2017 murdered three Israelis at the entrance to Har Adar near Jerusalem



The Philippines

Source: Pro-Islamic State militants killed six soldiers and wounded four others on a southern Philippine island (10.11.2017)




Source: Sayfullo Saipov named as suspect in New York truck attack killings (10.2017)


Source: Suspect in New York attack had been working as Uber driver (10.2017)




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