Islamic Terror on American Soil
List of Islamic Terror Attacks
Following the horrific slaughter of thousands on 9/11, only one Muslim in America was killed in a vigilante "revenge" attack. This was Waqar Hasan, a convenience storeowner who was gunned down by Mark Anthony Stroman in Texas.
Hardly an average American, Stroman was a white supremacist with a felony criminal record who went on to shoot two more people in the following weeks. However, he did claim to be motivated by anger after having watched the twin towers fall.
For anyone keeping score:
People killed by radical Muslims on 9/11:2,996
Muslim-Americans killed "in revenge":1
Thankfully, an American jury sentenced Mark Stroman to death. The same cannot be said of many Muslim terrorists, including Palestinian mass murderers who who kill children. They are not only celebrated in some circles, but have even been invited to perform the Haj at Mecca - without a peep of protest from Muslim groups or individuals.
The overwhelming obsession with "Islamophobia" is not supported by a body count. That may sound crass, but since 9/11, an additional 90 Americans have been killed in 47 separate acts of deadly Islamic terror or Islam-related honor killing in the United States. Hundreds of mass murder plots have been thwarted or botched. The real story is not "Islamophobia" but American tolerance - which rightly refuses to punish the individual based on group identity.
As the Muslim population increases in the United States, so too will the number of Islamic terror attacks. This is because the pool from which the radicals recruit grows bigger. Studies show that between 5 - 25% of Muslims in America believe that violence in defense of Islam is justified. The number of potential terrorists therefore grows proportionately with the overall number, even if only a small minority actually plot terror.
Immigrants to America have killed and have plotted to kill. However, the real threat comes from successive generations of Muslims living in the West, which have proven to be more radical and more dangerous than their parents. Muslim immigration thus means that more Americans will eventually die. The benefits that offset this reality are not entirely clear.
For anyone wondering about the history of deadly Islamic terror on American soil since 1972, here’s what we came up with:
1972.04.14USANew York, NY13Ten members of a local mosque phone in a false alarm and then ambush responding officers, killing one.
1973.01.19USABrooklyn, NY11Muslim extremists rob a sporting goods store for weapons, gunning down a police officer who responds to the alarm.
1973.07.01USABethesda, MD10An Israeli diplomat is gunned down in his driveway by Palestinian terrorists.
1973.07.18USAWashington, DC82Nation of Islam members shoot seven members of a family to death in cold blood, including four children. A defendant in the case is later murdered in prison on orders from Elijah Muhammad.
1973.10.19USAOakland, CA11Nation of Islam terrorists kidnap a couple and nearly decapitate the man, while raping and leaving the woman for dead.
1973.10.29USABerkeley, CA10A woman is shot repeatedly in the face by Nation of Islam terrorists.
1973.11.25USAOakland, CA10A grocer is killed in his store by Nation of Islam terrorists.
1973.12.11USAOakland, CA10A man is killed by Nation of Islam terrorists while using a phone booth.
1973.12.13USAOakland, CA10A woman is shot to death on the sidewalk by Nation of Islam terrorists.
1973.12.20USAOakland, CA10Nation of Islam terrorists gun down an 81-year-old janitor.
1973.12.22USAOakland, CA20Nation of Islam terrorist kills two people in separate attacks on the same day.
1973.12.24USAOakland, CA10A man is kidnapped, tortured and decapitated by Nation of Islam terrorists.
1974.01.24USAOakland, CA41Five vicious shooting attacks by Nation of Islam terrorists leave three people dead and one paralyzed for life. Three of the victims were women.
1974.04.01USAOakland, CA11A Nation of Islam terrorist shoots at two Salvation Army members, killing a man and injuring a woman.
1974.04.16USAIngleside, CA10A man is killed while helping a friend move by Nation of Islam terrorists.
1977.03.09USAWashington, DC11Hanifi Muslims storm three buildings including a B'nai B'rith to hold 134 people hostage. At least two innocents were shot and one died.
1980.07.22USABethesda, MD10A political dissident is shot and killed in front of his home by an Iranian agent who was an American convert to Islam.
1980.08.31USASavou, IL20An Iranian student guns down his next-door neighbors, a husband and wife.
1989.11.06USASt. Louis, MO10A 17-year-old girl is stabbed to death by her parents for bringing 'dishonor' to their family by dating an 'infidel' African-American.
1990.01.31USATuscon, AZ10A Sunni cleric is assassinated in front of a Tuscon mosque after declaring that two verses of the Qur'an were invalid.
1990.11.05USANew York City, NY10An Israeli rabbi is shot to death by a Muslim attacker at a hotel.
1993.01.25USALangley, VA23A Pakistani with Mujahideen ties guns down two CIA agents outside of the headquarters.
1993.02.26USANew York, NY61040Islamic terrorists detonate a massive truck bomb under the World Trade Center, killing six people and injuring over 1,000 in an effort to collapse the towers.
1994.03.01USABrooklyn, NY10A Muslim gunman targets a van packed with Jewish boys, killing a 16-year-old.
1997.03.23USANew York, NY16A Palestinian leaves an anti-Jewish suicide note behind and travels to the top of the Empire State building where he shoot seven people in a Fedayeen attack.
1997.04.03USALompoc, CA10A prison guard is stabbed to death by a radical Muslim.
2000.03.17USAAtlanta, GA11A local imam and Muslim spiritual leader guns down a deputy sheriff and injures his partner.
2001.09.11USANew York, NY2752251Islamic hijackers steer two planes packed with fuel and passengers into the World Trade Center, killing hundreds on impact and eventually killing thousands when the towers collapsed. At least 200 are seriously injured.
2001.09.11USAWashington, DC18453Nearly 200 people are killed when Islamic hijackers steer a plane full of people into the Pentagon.
2001.09.11USAShanksville, PA400Forty passengers are killed after Islamic radicals hijack the plane in an attempt to steer it into the U.S. Capitol building.
2002.03.19USATuscon, AZ10A 60-year-old man is gunned down by Muslim snipers on a golf course.
2002.05.27USADenton, TX10Muslim snipers kill a man as he works in his yard.
2002.07.04USALos Angeles, CA20Muslim man pulls out a gun at the counter of an Israeli airline and kills two people.
2002.09.21USAAtlanta, GA10Muslim terrorists gun down an employee at a liquor store.
2002.09.21USAMontgomery, AL11Muslim snipers shoot two women, killing one.
2002.09.23USABaton Rouge, LA10A Korean mother is shot in the back by Muslim snipers.
2002.10.02USAWheaton, MD10Muslim snipers gun down a program analyst in a store parking lot.
2002.10.03USAMontgomery County, MD50Muslim snipers kill three men and two women in separate attacks over a 15-hour period.
2002.10.09USAManassas, VA11A man is killed by Muslim snipers while pumping gas two days after a 13-year-old is wounded by the same team.
2002.10.11USAFredericksburg, VA10Another man is killed by Muslim snipers while pumping gas.
2002.10.14USAArlington, VA10A woman is killed by Muslim snipers in a Home Depot parking lot.
2002.10.22USAAspen Hill, MD10A bus driver is killed by Muslim snipers.
2003.08.06USAHouston, TX10After undergoing a 'religious revival', a Saudi college student slashes the throat of a Jewish student with a 4" butterfly knife, nearly decapitating the young man.
2004.04.15USAScottsville, NY12In an honor killing, a Muslim father kills his wife and attacks his two daughters with a knife and hammer because he feared that they had been sexually molested.
2006.06.16USABaltimore, MD10A 62-year-old Jewish moviegoer is shot to death by a Muslim medical student in an unprovoked terror attack.
2006.06.25USADenver, CO15Saying that it was 'Allah's choice', a Muslim shoots four of his co-workers and a police officer.
2006.07.28USASeattle, WA15An 'angry' Muslim-American uses a young girl as hostage to enter a local Jewish center, where he shoots six women, one of whom dies.
2008.01.01USAIrving, TX20A Muslim immigrant shoots his two daughters to death on concerns about their 'Western' lifestyle.
2008.07.06USAJonesboro, GA10A devout Muslim strangles his 25-year-old daughter in an honor killing.
2009.02.12USABuffalo, NY10The founder of a Muslim TV station beheads his wife in the hallway for seeking a divorce.
2009.04.12USAPhoenix, AZ20A man shoots his brother-in-law and another man to death after finding out that they visited a strip club, in contradiction to Islamic values.
2009.06.01USALittle Rock, AR11A Muslim shoots a local soldier to death inside a recruiting center explicitly in the name of Allah.
2009.11.02USAGlendale, AZ11A woman dies from injuries suffered when her father runs her down with a car for being too 'Westernized.' (10-20-09)
2009.11.05USAFt. Hood, TX1331A Muslim psychiatrist guns down thirteen unarmed soldiers while yelling praises to Allah.
2009.12.04USABinghamton, NY10A non-Muslim Islamic studies professor is stabbed to death by a Muslim grad student in revenge for 'persecuted' Muslims.
2010.04.14USAMarquette Park, IL52After quarrelling with his wife over Islamic dress, a Muslim convert shoots his family members to 'take them back to Allah' and out of the 'world of sinners'.
2011.04.30USAWarren, MI10A 20-year-old woman is shot in the head by her stepfather for not adhering to Islamic practices.
2011.09.11USAWaltham, MA30Three Jewish men have their throats slashed by Muslim terrorists.
2012.01.15USAHouston, TX10A 30-year-old Christian convert is shot to death by a devout Muslim for helping to convert his daughter.
2012.11.12USAHouston, TX10A 28-year-old American man is shot to death by a conservative Muslim over an alleged role in converting a woman to Christianity.
2013.02.07USABuena Vista, NJ20A Muslim targets and beheads two Christian Coptic immigrants.
2013.03.24USAAshtabula, OH10A Muslim convert walks into a church service with a Quran and guns down his Christian father while praising Allah.
2013.04.15USABoston, MA3264Foreign-born Muslims describing themselves as 'very religious' detonate two bombs packed with ball bearings at the Boston Marathon, killing three people and causing several more to lose limbs.
2013.04.19USABoston, MA11Jihadists gun down a university police officer sitting in his car.
2013.08.04USARichmond, CA10A convert "on a mission from Allah" stabs a store clerk to death.
2014.03.06USAPort Bolivar, TX20A Muslim man shoots his lesbian daughter and her lover to death and leaves a copy of the Quran open to a page condemning homosexuality.
2014.04.27USASkyway, WA10A 30-year-old man is murdered by a Muslim fanatic.
2014.06.01USASeattle, WA20Two homosexuals are murdered by an Islamic extremist.
2014.06.25USAWest Orange, NJ10A 19-year-old college student is shot to death 'in revenge' for Muslim deaths overseas.
2014.09.25USAMoore, OK11A Sharia advocate beheads a woman after calling for Islamic terror and posting an Islamist beheading photo.
2014.12.18USAMorganton, NC10A 74-year-old man is shot several times in the head by a 'radicalized' ISIS supporter.
2015.07.16USAChattanooga, TN52A 'devout Muslim' stages a suicide attack on a recruiting center at a strip mall and a naval center which leaves five dead.
2015.12.02USASan Bernardino, CA1417A 'very religious' Muslim shoots up a Christmas party with his wife, leaving fourteen dead.
These are only attacks in which fatalities occurred.
See also "The Misunderstanders Roster" from D.C. Watson: