Islamic Terrorism Timeline
- January 9, 1976: A time bomb exploded in a crowded Jerusalem market, injuring eight pre-Sabbath shoppers. The PFLP claimed credit.
- January 10, 1976: The U.S. embassy in Beirut came under heavy sniper fire, although no one was injured.
- January 14, 1976: The Red Guerrilla Family claimed responsibility for a bomb explosion in the men's restroom adjacent to the Iranian Consulate in San Francisco. The blast caused property damage and several people were injured. The Red Guerrilla Family claimed the attack was done to "support the Iranian people's struggle to rid themselves of the CIA-backed shah".
- January 25, 1976: Three PFLP terrorists were arrested by authorities at Nairobi's Embakasi International Airport before they could fire their SAM-7 heat-seeking missiles at an El Al plane scheduled to stop over during its flight from Johannesburg, South Africa, to Tel Aviv. Some reports claim that the machine guns, grenades, pistols and SAM-7s were provided by Idi Amin of neighboring Uganda. A few days later, West Germans connected with the Baader-Meinhof Gang were sent to find out what had happened to their colleagues but were also arrested, apparently as a result of a tip by Israeli intelligence to the Kenya Security Service. The female German had instructions written on her stomach in invisible ink ordering the terrorists to carry out their attack. The release of the terrorists was demanded by a PFLP group that hijacked an Air France plane to Entebbe, Uganda on June 27, 1976. The Palestinians were held in Israeli jails until February 1980 when they were sentenced to 18-year prison terms. Two West Germans arrested with the Arabs were sentenced in September 1980 to 10-year prison terms.
- April 7, 1976: Three members of the anti-Christian Muslim group Moro Liberation Front hijacked a twin-engine BAC-111 over the Southern Philippines. Demands were made for the release of four prisoners held by the Philippine government and the payment of a $300,000 ransom; also a demand to be flown to Benghazi, Libya, via Manila. The plane was ordered to Manila where they exchanged the 72 passengers for 12 airline employees, then took off for the Mid-East. They landed in Bangkok to refuel. The 8,000-mile hijacking ended on April 17, 1976, ten days after the ordeal began. The hijackers consented to the release of their 12 hostages and the surrender of all their weapons except for one pistol. In return, they got a bigger, longer-range jet plane to take them on to Libya. The ordeal ended in Benghazi when Libyan authorities let the gunmen into the country for "humanitarian" reasons. Witnesses said that the money paid to the hijackers was left behind in the airline bag when they got off the plane. With the eyes of the media upon them, Libya returned the $300,000 ransom to the Philippine airline.
- April 1976: Disgruntled members of Black_September formed an offshoot called "Abu Nidal" and the "Black June Organization." Some suggest that it is affiliated with Carlos the Jackal and that these Islamic terrorists used some of the $40 million he had received from OPEC. Whatever their history may be, their first act was to seize the Semiramis Hotel in Damascus, Syria taking 90 hostages. Four hostages and all of the terrorists were killed in a subsequent gunfight, one that left 34 hostages injured.
- May 3, 1976: The DFLP (Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine) booby-trapped a motor scooter in Jerusalem's main shopping center, Ben Yehuda Street, that exploded and killed 1 person and injured 29.
- May 16, 1976: Edouard Saab, editor of the French language daily L'Orient le Jour and reporter for Le Monde and well known for speaking out against Palestinian violence, was killed by a sniper's bullet while driving across a line dividing the Christian and Muslim sectors of Beirut. The writer was a passenger in a car driven by Henry Tanner of the New York Times, who was slightly injured in the attack.
- May 21, 1976: Getting right back on the horse, 6 Moro National Liberation Front terrorists hijacked a Philippine Airline BAC-111 again. The demanded a $375,000 ransom this time, which must have been the $300,000 they forgot in there last foray plus overtime pay. They even submitted the same flight plan, demanding to be flown to Libya. The two-day siege ended in a gun battle that left 3 hijackers and 10 of their hostages dead. 22 hostages were wounded in the clash and 17 hostages were released prior to the fight. The remaining 54 hostages escaped through emergency exits during the gunfight. 3 hijackers were captured as they and other hostages rushed from the burning plane at Zamboanga airport on Eastern Mindanao Island.
- May 25, 1976: The PFLP killed 2 people injured 9 in a bombing at the Tel Aviv airport.
Fatah-the Revolutionary Council (Fatah al-Majles al-Thawry), more commonly known as the Abu Nidal Organization (ANO). At the height of his power in the 1970s and 1980s, 'Abu Nidal' meaning 'father of the struggle,' was regarded as the world's most ruthless terrorist leader." align=right class=image-right>- June 1, 1976: Syria entered the civil war in Lebanon on the side of the Christian Phalange and against the Palestinians and their Islamic allies. In response, the infamous Palestinian murderer Abu Nidal renamed his terrorist group to the Black June Organization. He then began attacking Syrian targets from his base of operations in Iraq.
- June 2, 1976: A Palestinian with a Syrian passport bombed the Syrian airline office in Kuwait. The bombing occurred one day after Palestinian organizations and resistance groups met in Kuwait and sent a cable to Arafat urging him to retaliate for the Phalangist and Syrian atrocities at the refugee camps in Lebanon. The Palestinian received a two-year prison sentence.
- June 16, 1976: Islamic gunmen in Beirut, Lebanon kidnapped and murdered U.S. Ambassador Maloy, Economic Officer Waring, and their driver.
- June 27, 1976: An Air France flight from Paris to Athens, with 258 passengers, was hijacked by Haddad's Lebanon-based Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) and taken to Entebbe, Uganda. Six additional terrorists joined the mission in Uganda. Between June 30 and July 1 a total of 149 non-Jewish passengers were freed in Uganda after Israel agreed to negotiate the release of terrorists it held. The Muslims demanded the release of 53 jailed "freedom fighters" in Israel, Kenya, and Europe, in exchange for the hostages.
- July 4, 1976 Israeli commandos rescued almost all of the remaining Jewish, Israeli, and Air France crew hostages in Uganda. Three civilian hostages were killed in the brief gun battle at the airport. Eight other persons were wounded. One hostage, Mrs. Dora Bloch, had been taken to a local hospital where she was murdered on Idi Amin's orders.
I was startled by the fact that Uganda's military was fighting on behalf of the Islamic terrorists. And that the Ugandan dictator, Idi Amin, ordered the murder of a hospitalized woman. So, I decided to examine the life and legacy of Idi Amin:
Idi Amin, who liked his friends to call him "Big Daddy," came to be known as "The Butcher of Uganda." He was born into the Kakwa tribe in Koboko, a city close to northern Sudan - one of the most ruthless Islamic states in history. His father was originally a Catholic named Andreas Nyabire, who converted to Islam in 1910 and renamed himself Amin Dada. His mother, Assa Aatte, was the daughter of a Lugbara Sultan and an occultist. Idi's father abandoned him shortly after his birth, when he suspected that Idi Amin was not his son. Having no father around, his mother's practice of sorcery, the influence of brutal Islamic warlords all around him, and considering he received very little education, Amin was primed to accept Islam.
As a young boy, Amin moved into the home of Sheikh Ahmed Hussein. There, he started reciting the Qur'an and learning about Muhammad. He tried to enroll in the equivalent of grammar school but he was not admitted. At twelve, the young Amin participated in the Nubian riots and was injured by protesting college students, exacerbating his disgust for education.
In 1941, Idi Amin enrolled in the Garaya Islamic school at Bombo. Over the next three years, Idi Amin was tutored by Islamic scholar Muhammad Al Rajab. Even though he was essentially illiterate, even as an adult, he excelled in reciting the Qur'an - winning an award for doing so. This is yet further proof of the mindless nature of Islam. A Muslim who can spew Qur'anic verses by rote, even though they may not not understand what they are saying, is worthy of praise and may even receive rewards for their excellence.
Idi Amin's first real job was as a door, hat, and coat attendant at the Imperial Hotel. It was there in 1946 that a British army officer, impressed by Big Daddy's stature, recruited Amin into the British colonial King's African Rifles association, where the wannabe dictator served with the laundry and kitchen staff. He moved on from there when he was assigned to take care of Shifta animal raiders in Somalia. This was a watershed moment in Amin's life. He started to finally get noticed as a ruthless and heartless thug, with his brutal treatment of suspected perpetrators.
Amin's celebrity began to fully bloom when he became Uganda's heavyweight boxing champion in 1951. He held unto the title until 1960, when it was stripped from him for his excessive use of torture. In 1952, Amin, then a corporal, was sent to suppress the Mau Mau revolt in Kenya. He was subsequently promoted to sergeant for his ability to fight and kill Mau Mau. He was eventually nominated to the rank of "efendi," which was the highest rank available to black soldiers, but he failed the written part of the promotion exam.
His "Dada" moniker was acquired while in Kenya. Each time he was caught with a young woman in his tent, he tried to avoid punishment by pleading that she was his "dada," or sister. He fathered two illegitimate children with two different "sisters" while on the warpath in Kenya.
British officers described him as "...a splendid (rugby) player with nothing but bone from the neck up, and needs things explained in words of one letter." Sadly, the Brits would go on to say of Idi: "He's a splendid and reliable soldier and a cheerful and energetic man, an incredible person who certainly isn't mad - very shrewd and cunning."
The "Big Dada" returned to Uganda in 1954, where he was selected "Best in the Parade" for Queen Elizabeth. He fathered another child with a Langi woman and continued to impress his superiors as a soldier.
In 1958, Big Daddy had another chance to show off his four years of Islamic schooling when he was up again for promotion to efendi, but he failed the written part of the test yet again. Acknowledging that Idi Amin was for all intents and purposes illiterate, the KAR accommodated his disability in 1959 by allowing him to complete a test that only involved field exercises. The man who would murder half a million of his own people became a prime example of what happens to Muslims who are trained to recite the Qur'an, and who are taught to follow Muhammad's example, to the exclusion of all else. The Butcher was the reincarnation of Islam's prophet, illiteracy and all.
Word spread about this good Muslim's sadistic treatment of tribesman suspected of being involved with cattle rustling in northern Uganda and the Turkana region in Kenya. The British authorities launched an investigation into what came to be known as the "Turkana Massacre." Exhumations revealed that Amin's victims had been sadistically tortured, they had testicles cut off, they were savagely bludgeoned to death, and in some cases, they were buried alive. However, with Uganda's pending independence only months away, the British colonial authorities decided that the court-martialing of one of Uganda's two black officers would lead to political turmoil. No charges were brought against this "overzealous" soldier.
On October 9, 1962, the Uganda People's Congress party and the Kabaka Yekka party united to beat out the larger Democratic Party. The Protestant Bugandans (Uganda's largest tribe) formed the Kabaka Yekka. The Uganda People's Congress represented the Muslim-dominated northern and western parts of the country. Catholics formed The Democratic Party to oppose the Kabaka Yekka, and attracted the smaller tribes and religions. It wouldn't take long for the Kabaka Yekka to learn about what happens when one sides with Muslims. The new coalition divided up the rule of the country. The Kabaka Yekka made Sir Edward Mutesa king, and the Uganda People's Congress appointed Apolo Milton Obote as Prime Minister. Amin, having been an Obote advocate and popular figure, was soon promoted to Major.
The first test to the new government came in early 1964, when the charismatic Amin succeeded in planting the seeds of revolt in the minds of his fellow soldiers, convincing them that the military was underappreciated by the new government. This led to a mutiny by the Ugandan Army, where they demanded higher pay and more rapid promotions. Obote was forced to call in British troops to help restore order. Ironically, Amin was even said to have been called to act as a mediator in the negotiations between the government and the military he had incited to riot.
The new government gave in and appeased the military. This ushered in the beginning of a trend where the military would become increasingly more important as a political force in Uganda. To this end, Obote took the popular Idi Amin as his personal protégé, and started promoting him quickly through the ranks. Amin soon reached the rank of Colonel and was assigned as Deputy Commander of the Army and Air Force (which was a collection of carrier pigeons and a boomerang at this time).
Interestingly, in 1963, the resolutely Muslim Amin was sent to Israel to take a paratrooper training course. There, he established relationships that would later be leveraged to enable Israelis to supply arms to the African Christian and Animist Anya Nya rebels fighting the genocide being perpetrated against them by the fundamentalist Islamic Arab government in the Sudan. While it might seem strange that Amin would knowingly assist those fighting Islamic tyranny, neighboring Muslim dictators seldom get along, especially when money is involved.
But that didn't satiate "Big Daddy's" greed. In 1965-66, Obote and Amin were implicated in a scandal involving the smuggling of gold, coffee, and ivory out of the Congo. The proceeds were supposed to have been used to support troops loyal to the murdered DRC Prime Minister, Patrice Lumumba. However, the money mysteriously vanished. An investigation was ordered by Ugandan King Mutesa, and eventually culminated in a nearly unanimous "no confidence" vote being passed by the Ugandan ministers.
In response, Obote promoted Amin to Chief of Staff, had five ministers arrested, suspended the 1962 Constitution, and declared himself as President of Uganda for life. Amin then led an attack on King Mutesa's palace. Mutesa somehow managed to elude Amin's "crack" troops and escape into exile, by executing an amazing escape plan, which consisted entirely of jumping over the back wall and hailing a taxi in the street.
Amin was then rewarded with a promotion to Major-General and top Commander of the Army and the "Air Force." Idi Amin started to establish considerable loyalties within the army. He used his smuggling proceeds and creative use of military assets to recruit members of his own tribe as well as Muslims from the West Nile area near the all-Islamic northern Sudan border.
In December of 1969, unidentified assassins tried to kill President Obote as he was returning from a party rally. He escaped, but was badly wounded. During the ensuing investigation, Amin's whereabouts were conspicuously unknown. He showed up later in a meeting where the Deputy Army Commander indicated that they were closing in on the players in the attempted assassination, and planned to present their findings in a follow-up meeting on January 26, 1970. On January 25, at 11PM, shots were heard at the Deputy Commander's residence. Police found the investigator and his wife dead. Obote, suspicious of Amin, relieved him of his role as Commander of the Army and the Ugandan "kite brigade," and assigned him to an administrative desk job.
Obote eventually found an opportunity to squash the threat from Amin more thoroughly, and relayed orders to his loyal Langi officers, that Amin and his Army supporters were to be arrested. The word of the plan was leaked to Amin, and Big Daddy decided to strike first. On January 25, 1971, while President for Life Obote was out of the country at a Commonwealth Conference of Heads of Government meeting in Singapore, Amin staged a coup d'etat and took control of the country, declaring himself "President Idi Amin." The coup is reported to have been backed by Israel and Britain.
This was business as usual in the Islamic world, and "Big Daddy" was welcomed both within Uganda and by the international community. He gave the typical lip service that his rule was only temporary and he would of course hand the country back over to the rule of the people when matters stabilized. "I am not an ambitious man, personally," Amin said after taking power, "I am just a soldier with a concern for my country and its people."
Britain, Israel, and the U.S. were quick to recognize Idi Amin as the rightful leader of Uganda. In fact, a British intelligence operative remained alongside Amin as a mentor throughout his entire reign.
Amin's Islamic and military background determined the character of his rule. He instituted an Advisory Defense Council composed of military commanders, placed military tribunals above the system of civil law, appointed soldiers to top government posts and supporting agencies, and even informed the newly inducted civilian cabinet ministers that they would be subject to military discipline. Uganda was, in effect, governed from a collection of military barracks scattered across the country, where battalion commanders were the local warlords.
Amin earned massive cheers from Ugandans when he disbanded Obote's feared General Service Unit - Uganda's secret police. Then, following Muhammad's and Hitler's lead, the Butcher hired 15,000-18,000 thugs for the newly created "State Research Bureau" and the "Public Safety Unit." They became Amin's death squads and hunted down and murdered all Obote loyalists, which quickly evolved into mass executions of officers and troops.
In once incident, thirty-two officers were placed in a cell and blown up with dynamite. A survivor of one of Amin's prisons described how bullets were conserved and the nuisance of sharpening swords was avoided by strangling the prisoners and finishing them off with sledge hammers to the head. Amin's soldiers were sent to Akoroko, Milton Obote's native village, and killed everyone they could find. As many as 6,000 of the army's 9,000 officers were executed within The Butcher's first year of power.
Like all thugs, Amin was insecure. So he, like Muhammad, lashed out against those who made him feel inferior. His death squads next targeted the "intelligentsia" within Uganda. Amin selected prominent people from various factions of the Ugandan society to serve as examples for the rest of the country. He executed or had assassinated the former Prime Minister, the Ugandan Chief Justice, the Vice Chancellor of Makere College, the President of the Bank of Uganda, a prominent playwright, and several of his own parliamentary ministers. And to ensure that he was murdering enough infidels to be seen as a good Muslim, the Butcher added Janani Luwum, the Anglican Archbishop of Uganda, to the list.
As his taste for tyranny grew, he began ethnic cleansing and extended his rage to engulf the entire civilian population of Uganda. He imported troops from Zaire and the Sudan so that after a while, less than 25% of his army was Ugandan. He became justifiably paranoid, and regularly moved his residences, which helped Big Daddy survive 22 assassination attempts.
Once, the presidential limousine was ambushed and filled with bullets, killing everyone inside, but Amin had switched cars down the road. In another attempt, a grenade bounced off of Big Daddy's cheek and rolled away before it exploded, killing Amin's driver.
The Islamic dictator was said to have killed more than 300,000 Ugandan civilians, and the total is more likely 500,000 of his own countrymen during his 9-year reign. In addition, his troops killed tens and probably hundreds of thousands of non-Ugandans during his campaigns against neighboring nations.
Demonstrating a sense of style, the luxurious Nile Mansions Hotel in Kampala became Amin's terror and torture headquarters. As a nightly attraction for Amin and his guests, friend was pitted against friend in a battle to the death, with the promise that the survivor would be set free. When this bloodletting was over, other people were tortured and then killed. Ultimately, for their entertainment pleasure, tens of thousands of Ugandan citizens were abducted, mutilated, and murdered.
In 1972, Amin tried his best to follow in the footsteps of his mentors, Hitler and Muhammad. Their eerily similar, hateful, manipulative, and oppressive doctrines were laid out as how-to books for wannabe dictators like the Butcher of Uganda. (This grim reality is laid out in detail in Prophet of Doom - Chapter 16, "Mein Kampf.")
The Acholi and Lango tribes served as great substitutes for the Christians and Jews of the Qur'an and Mein Kampf, but they didn't have sufficient booty to steal. For this, Idi Amin turned to the Asians, most of whom were Indian. They dominated the manufacturing and trade businesses in Uganda. They were lawyers, doctors, the owners of factories, and successful businessmen. Just like Muhammad, Amin claimed that Allah talked to him and told him to chase away the Asian exploiters and hand over the economy to the Ugandans. He declared an "economic war" on the Asian population. 50-90,000 Indians and Pakistanis were given 90 days to leave the country. As they gathered their possessions, Amin's soldiers plundered them with impunity. When the Indians checked their luggage to board planes to leave, Amin's troops simply confiscated it. Then in keeping with Islamic tradition, called Sunnah, Amin divided the spoils amongst his thugs. The abandoned businesses and houses were handed over to his supporters; the choicest of which went to those who had proven themselves the most adept at organizing the slaughter of his rivals. Amin had become indistinguishable from Muhammad - kissing cousin to Adolf Hitler.
After Amin's demands for increased assistance from Britain were ignored, he severed ties in 1972. Like his Muslim brothers throughout the Middle East, he nationalized 85 British-owned businesses. He expelled the Israeli military advisers after they refused to give him a squadron of Phantom jets to bomb Kenya and Tanzania. He advised Golda Meir to "tuck up her knickers" and run to Washington. Amin then turned to Colonel Muammar Muhammad al-Qadhafi and the Soviet Union for support.
With the Asians gone, Amin directed his hatred toward Jews, making a number of anti-Semitic declarations, including publicly praising Adolf Hitler for killing six-million Jews during World War II. He had planned to have a statue of Hitler erected in the center of Kampala, the nation's capitol. Amin's anti-Semitism was exemplified in a bizarre telegram to Kurt Waldheim, the Secretary General of the United Nations, which stated that he had analyzed the Middle East situation and found that all of the problems were caused by the hated Jews, saying: "Germany was right when Hitler was the supreme commander. He burnt over six-million Jews. This is because Hitler and all German people knew that the Israelis are not people who are working in the interest of others in the world. That is why they burnt the Israelis alive with gas."
President Amin agreed to officially change Uganda into a Muslim state after Saudi Arabia and Libya agreed to provide the money necessary to enforce that level of societal oppression. However, against Qadhafi's and the Saud family's wishes, Amin did not spend the OPEC funds they ultimately supplied on mosques or the Islamic indoctrination programs necessary to maintain a Muslim dictatorship. Instead, he spent the money buying U.S. fighters, Russian tanks, and then lined his pockets as well as those of his friends. Big Daddy was known to go around with great wads of money literally bulging out of his pants.
The Butcher of Uganda was able to build a large military with Libyan OPEC money and with the alleged confiscation of $1.5 billion in foreign aid stolen from the U.S. and Britain. Most of his weapons came from his new communist friends.
This caused grave concerns in Kenya. In June of 1975, they impounded multiple shiploads of Soviet-made arms en route to Uganda. Tensions steadily rose until like his mentor Muhammad with Mecca, Adolf with Austria and Czechoslovakia, and Saddam with Kuwait, Idi Amin announced that large parts of southern (non-Muslim) Sudan and western and central Kenya, within just a few miles of Nairobi, were historically part of Uganda. Amin backed down, as bullies do, when Kenya deployed troops and armored vehicles along the Uganda-Kenya border.
It was during this period that Idi Amin formed strong ties with the Palestinian Liberation Organization, giving the PLO another nation in which to hide in addition to Libya, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, and Yemen. Big Daddy even offered himself as the "first volunteer in the jihad to uproot Jews from Palestine." Fittingly, the former Israeli embassy in Uganda was offered to the PLO as a headquarters.
In 1976, Amin conspired with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). He invited them to bring their hijacked Air France A-300B Airbus filled with 258 hostages to the friendly confines of his Islamic state. After landing in Entebbe, Amin personally greeted the PFLP terrorists and their anti-Semite German Baader-Meinhof terrorists playmates at the airport, where he made an inspirational speech and supplied the Palestinian terrorists with weapons and extra Ugandan troops. Between June 30th and July 1st, all 149 of the non-Jewish and non-Israeli hostages were freed after Israel agreed to negotiate for the release of 53 jailed "freedom fighters" held in Israel, Kenya, and Europe. However, rather than make the mistake of caving in to terrorists, despite having several close friends on the plane, Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin gave the go-ahead for Operation Thunderbolt. On July 4th, 29 Israeli commandos flew 2,500 miles from Israel on three C-130 Hercules transport planes. They staggered their departures and left in separate directions to avoid suspicion, and flew under 100 feet above the Sinai and the Red Sea to avoid being shot down by Saudi Arabia and Egypt. Israel had the blueprints to the airport, allowing them to negotiate an undetected landing. A black Mercedes with Land Rovers escorts trying to appear as a visiting Amin motorcade, rolled off the C-130s packed with Israeli commandos in Ugandan army uniforms, and stormed the airport building. Seven hijackers, their accomplices and approximately twenty Uganda soldiers were killed. Hostages Pasco Cohen, Ida Borovitch, and Jean Jacques were killed in the shooting and eight others were wounded. The Israeli officer who led the raid, Lieutenant Colonel Yonatan Netanyahu, who was the older brother of Israel's future Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, was the only commando killed. One of the hostages, unbeknownst to the Israelis, had been previously taken to a local hospital when a piece of meat had been caught in her throat. The day after the raid, Idi Amin ordered the execution of all surviving air-traffic controllers, policemen, and anyone else on duty during the raid. He then sent his State Research Bureau to pick up the 74-year-old Mrs. Dora Bloch. They dragged her kicking and screaming out of the hospital in plain view of patients and staff and threw her into the trunk of a car. She was on the plane with her oldest son to go to her youngest son's wedding. Her body was later found dumped in a forest 20 miles away from the hospital. As an adjunct to the raid, to ensure the safety of the rescue forces and to prevent a retaliatory strike, Israel commandos destroyed 11 of Uganda's MIG fighters at the Entebbe airport, which amounted to about 25% of the Ugandan air force.
Amin was considered by many to be a charismatic leader, and was often portrayed by the international press as a popular African independence figure. He was even elected president of the Organization of African Unity (although the presidents of Tanzania, Zambia, and Botswana, did boycott the meeting).
As the years went on, Amin became increasingly erratic and outspoken. He had his tunics specially lengthened so that he could wear more World War II medals, including the Military Cross and the Victoria Cross. He granted himself a number of titles, including "King of Scotland," and even appeared at a royal Saudi Arabian funeral in 1975 wearing a kilt. Just like the delusional Muslim terrorists today, after Britain broke diplomatic relations with his regime, Amin declared he had beaten the British and conferred on himself the decoration of "Conqueror of the British Empire." Radio Uganda then read out the whole of his new title: "His Excellency President for Life, Field Marshal Al Hadji Doctor Idi Amin, VC, DSO, MC, Lord of all the Beasts of the Earth and Fishes of the Sea, and Conqueror of the British Empire in Africa in General and Uganda in Particular."
Despite his treatment of and public statements against the United Kingdom, Britain maintained diplomatic relations with Amin. Still remembered as Queen Elizabeth II's "Best in Show", Amin was invited to a formal dinner celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Queen's coronation in 1978. During the meal, President Amin asked Queen Elizabeth to "send him her 25-year-old knickers to mark the occasion."
It is commonly believed that he suffered from neurosyphilis, which he likely shared amongst all of his wives and scores of concubines. His obsession with sex, his sexual perversions, and utter disregard for women became legendary. In yet another way, Idi Amin had become just like Muhammad. As his collection of wives grew, Big Daddy divorced three wives over national radio under the grounds that they violated Islamic law by running businesses. These businesses were actually given to them by Amin from his booty stolen from the Indians. His second wife spoke out against the divorce and was later found with her arms and legs removed. He had her children, between 4 and 8 years old, brought in front of her body, where he shouted at them about how bad their mother was and how she brought this upon herself. This demented pervert would ultimately father an estimated 45 children with his 5 wives and 30-50 mistresses.
Amin dabbled in Kakwa blood rituals and cannibalism. He publicly bragged, "I have eaten human meat," and "I ate them before they ate me." He said to an adviser as they sat down to dinner, "I want your heart. I want to eat your children." He liked to feed the corpses of his executed countrymen to the crocodiles in the Nile. When the killings became too numerous, and the crocodiles couldn't keep up, scores of bloated corpses would float down the Nile. So many bodies were tossed into the river, that workers at a dam were assigned to monitor and clean out the intake ducts to prevent them from being clogged with corpses. Rumor has it that he kept the severed heads of his political rivals in his freezer and would have them brought out on silver platters at dinner so he could scold/taunt them while he was eating. While he didn't have a freezer, Muhammad did the same thing with corpses following the battle of Badr.
By 1977, Uganda's economy was in a shambles - as is every Islamic nation's. Apart from OPEC funding, Islamic states are universally bankrupt. Amin's Ugandans, like Muhammad's Arabs, were unable to keep the businesses they stole functioning. Inflation of over 1,000 percent destroyed the nation's currency, making Uganda's bills only useful as leaflets to distribute the pictures of Idi Amin that they bore. Like their Islamic neighbors, Uganda produced nothing - that is except terrorists. (Even the "production" of oil cannot be credited to Islamic states since they stole/nationalized the facilities from foreign companies, and to this day foreigners run every aspect of oil production.)
Adding to Ugandas economic woes, world support for Big Daddy's regime faltered as accounts of Amin's mass murders reached the international press. The United States put crushing economic and political pressure on Idi Amin by going so far as to limit its purchase of coffee from Uganda. Of course, the U.S. didn't get around to doing this until 1978 - seven years into Idi's campaign to kill a half-million people. It's also important to keep in mind that countries had already stopped buying coffee from Uganda a few years before this "boycott," due to uncertain delivery dates and past failures in fulfilling contracts.
In October 1978, Amin sent some of his last loyal troops to deal with multiple Ugandan units that had rebelled. Some of the mutineers fled across the Tanzanian border. Amin then accused Tanzania's President Nyerere of inciting the rebellion. Any good regime leader knows that creating a foreign enemy is the best way to rally the support of their countrymen - helping them forget any concerns or freedoms they may have previously considered important. Amin invaded Tanzanian territory and formally annexed a section across the Kagera River boundary on November 1, 1978. Nyerere mobilized his citizen army reserves and counterattacked, joined by Ugandan exiles united as the Uganda National Liberation Army (UNLA). The Ugandan army retreated steadily, not forgetting to dedicate themselves to looting along the way. Qadhafi sent 3,000 troops to aid his fellow Muslims, but the Libyans soon found themselves on the front line, while the Ugandan Army units were using the supply trucks to carry their plundered wealth in the opposite direction. By April, 1979 Tanzania had taken the capital city of Kampala. Idi Amin was offered asylum by Qadhafi and he fled to Libya with his four living wives and many of his 30 or so sex slaves. It is said that he brought as many as 20 or 30 of his children with him too. The Amins probably couldn't remember the last time they were able to get the whole family together.
The Amins' stay didn't last long, however. Idi's security guards got involved in an altercation with Libyan police, and Big Daddy was forced to leave the same year he arrived. He lived for a short time in Iraq before being invited by the Saud family of Wahhabi warlords to live in Saudi Arabia - where he spent the next 23 years. His Muslim dictatorial brothers gave Amin, one of the most inhuman men in history, a monthly stipend, domestic servants, drivers, and luxury automobiles. OPEC loves mass murderers.
In 1999, the Butcher of Uganda gave an interview to a Ugandan newspaper. He talked about how great his life was and that he liked to spend his days fishing, swimming, playing the accordion, and reciting from the Qur'an. He expressed absolutely no remorse about killing a half-million people. He was quoted saying, "I'm very happy now, much happier then when I was president."
On August 16th, 2003 Idi Amin died in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The cause of death was reported to be multiple organ failure. He was quickly buried in Saudi Arabia to adhere to Muslim Sunnah. Upon his death, Uganda's ambassador to the United States, Edith Sempala commented: "Ugandans are kind of relieved. But on the other hand, we do sympathize with the family. Idi Amin had children. He had wives. They're hurting, obviously." She also said, "He could have been buried in Uganda. It's just when Muslims die, they are buried immediately. There's just no way he could have been brought to Uganda in time."
The Muslim dictator Idi Amin was never tried for his crimes against mankind.
- July 1, 1976: Four Britons were killed and three others wounded when their military vehicle was blown up in Taqah, Oman. The PFLP took credit for the successful murders.
- July 18, 1976: A bomb exploded on a bus near Tel Aviv,Israel injuring 11 persons. Three Arab Muslims injured by the explosion in the suburb of Ramat Gan were among the suspects. They were either too incompetent to get out of the way of their own bomb, or too incompetent to blow themselves up with their own bomb. No one took credit for the incident, since the Muslims had again shown their incompetence. The bombing was suspected to be a follow through on one of the many threats the humiliated Muslims at leveled at Israel in response to the embarassment they suffered at the hands of the Israeli special forces in their rescue of the 100 hijacked hostages in Entebbe, Uganda.
- July 25, 1976: One person was killed and three others were wounded by a a bomb planted by Arab Muslims in a restaurant in Nablus's Balata refugee camp on the West Bank.
- July 30, 1976: Two French tourists were injured in Jerusalem, Israel when a booby-trapped package lying on the sidewalk exploded.
- August 1, 1976: The Greek vessel "Tina" was sunk by three limpet mines. The attackers were believed to be members of a Lebanese Christian Group. The vessel was partly loaded with arms. They were very likely destined for Al Fatah terrorists.
- August 5, 1976: Heavily armed members of the Arab-backed Somali Liberation Front stormed a tourist hotel at Moyale, Ethiopia near the Kenyan border. They killed five persons and wounded twenty more. Including in the victims were French schoolteachers touring the area. The group ransacked the hotel, and took the opportunity to play with some of their new Cuban and Arab-supplied Soviet toys, shooting thousands of machine guns rounds and tossing grenades inside the hotel. They left with another French teacher, Alain Galaup, but released him on August 17.
- August 6, 1976: Two bombs exploded in the afternoon on the fifth floor of a crowded government office complex in Cairo, Egypt, wounding fourteen people. In good Muslim bombing fashion, the second bomb went off ninety minutes later, injuring several security people and rescue workers investigating the first blast. The Egyptian student arrested for the attack confessed that he had received $750 from Libyan authorities as an advance payment and was promised $2,500 more after planting the bombs in Tahrir Square.
- August 6, 1976: Mohammed Ali Haitham, a former South Yemen premier, was wounded and his driver was killed by Muslim assailants. They were almost certainly working for Muammar Qaddafi's administration. The attack occured the same day as the bombing attack by an Egyptian student who admitted to be working with the Libyan administration. And hijackers of the Egyptian airline flight on the 23rd who claimed to be working for Libya's leader, Muammar Qaddafi, asked for the release of the Palestinian and Yemeni Muslim terrorists who were later arrested as suspects in this murder and assassination attempt.
- August 9, 1976: Another Greek Cypriot cargo ship, the "Athena", was sunk in an explosion in Tyre, Lebanon. No one was on board at the time. In all likelihood, this was another attack by fighters trying to stop the shipment of arms to Muslim terrorists in Lebanon.
- August 11, 1976: Two members of the "Dr. George Habash Organization" (PFLP) threw a hand grenade and sprayed submachine gun fire at a line of passengers waiting to board an Israeli El Al jetliner at Istanbul's Yesilkoy airport. Four people were killed, including Harold Rosenthal, an aide to U.S. Senator Jacob Javits. Twenty people were injured. The Muslims then took a Turkish policewoman hostage. After an hour-long standoff, the terrorists surrendered. The PFLP had finally managed to get their pound of flesh for the Muslim humiliation suffered after the Israeli rescue raid on Uganda's Entebbe airport on July 3, 1976.
- August 13, 1976: An automobile with diplomatic plates belonging to an official of the Indian embassy in Washington, D.C., United States was destroyed in a fire.
- August 14, 1976: Eight people were killed and 59 were wounded when a time bomb exploded on an Alexandria, Egypt. It had been stated that the four perpetrators were working with the backing or were a part of the Libyan intelligence service.
- August 16, 1976: The Indian embassy employee whose car was firebombed three days earlier had his Montgomery, Maryland home set on fire. All four of the family made it out of the house physically unharmed. The media and authorities did not report about who might be behind the attack or whether or not it was even an attack. So, this was either a very upset mistress or it was just one very unlucky Indian who should maybe reconsider continuing with his hobby of collecting old gas cans and matchbooks. That would be much more likely than this having something to do with a country/religion that has used violence and terror against Indians for a few decades. Especially since American officials know that terrorists don't attack on U.S. soil.
- August 23, 1976: Three hijackers took 95 hostages on an Egyptian Boeing 737 en route from Cairo to Luxor. Once the plane landed at Luxor, they asked for the release of a couple of Muslim assassin teams: The three Libyans imprisoned for the attempted assassination of a former member of the Libyan Revolutionary Command Council, who fled Libya in August 1975. and the two Muslims arrested for the August 6 attempted assassination of former South Yemen Premier Mohammed Ali Haitham. Some of the hostages were released after some compromises with the terrorists were made. A force of Egyptian commandos posing as mechanics managed to storm the plane and free the remaining passengers at Luxor. All three hijackers were wounded, but not killed, and none of the passengers or crew was injured.. After their arrest, the Muslims confessed that they were offeref $148,000 by Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi to divert the Egyptian plane to Tripoli, Libya. The Libyan government denied the accusation. The three terrorists were sentenced by a military tribunal in Cairo to life imprisonment at hard labor. They were acquitted on charges of collusion with Libya in the incident.
- August 28, 1976: Three U.S. Rockwell International employees working on the $1 billion IBEX electronic surveillance project for the Iranian military, were assassinated as they were being driven to work at an Iranian Air Force installation in Tehran. The People's Strugglers (Mujahiddin e Khalq) used a VW Bug to cut off the victims' car, while a second car blocked them from behind. Four gunmen jumped out, ordered the chauffeur to get out of the car, and then blasted the car with Polish M-63 machine gun pistols and a Browning 9-mm pistol. The group stole the briefcase of one of the victims and fled on foot and in the rear car.
- September 1976: The now unemployed terrorists, Carlos and Klein, flew to Belgrade and spent three weeks holidaying in Yugoslavia - an idyllic place that was soon to be shattered into pieces as a result of a power struggle between Muslims and the secularist-socialist government. West German intelligence notified Belgrade's National Security Council, and asked that Carlos and his accomplice be arrested and extradited. The NSC complied, sort of.
After four days in custody, Carlos was released by order of Marshall Tito, the Marxist Yugoslav dictator because he did not want the political embarrassment of having Carlos in Belgrade during the official visit of French President Valery Giscard d'Estaing. When the United States and German governments criticized Tito's excuse they were told that there was no evidence to indicate that Carlos had ever been in Yugoslavia. Meanwhile Carlos and Klein had been put on a plane headed for Baghdad by way of Damascus.
But when they landed in Syria, they were refused permission to take off again. Having been discharged from the Muslim mob, Carlos believed that he and Klein would be shot the moment they left the plane because the Syrians were in cahoots with the PFLP. Their fears were confirmed when armed secret service police, posing as cleaning staff, tried to board the aircraft but failed when the pilot informed them that the plane constituted foreign territory. These must have been politically correct police, for having given up that easily.
Five hours of intense negotiations followed during which the "cleaners" loosened the plane's wheels to prevent it from taking off. Only after the intervention of two Yugoslav diplomats was the plane released and allowed to fly to Baghdad where the terrorists were supplied with free accommodation, bodyguards and a chauffeured limousine. Carlos's three week stay in Iraq, however, was unsettled because he learned that Saudi Arabia had put a million dollar bounty on his head. The Ayatollah wasn't the only one who could issue an expensive fatwah.
Carlos the Terrorist had been treated like royalty in the OPEC regimes of Algeria, Libya, and Iraq - all Marxist Muslim regimes, because he had robbed the OPEC Fascist fiefdoms of Saudi Arabia and Iran. It was the crudest of family feuds.
Scampering out of Iraq, the Jackal eventually chose to settle in Aden, South Yemen, another universally Islamic enclave. Once again, the most visible of the OPECers, Qadhafi, paid his expenses. During his stay, Carlos spent some time training other terrorist groups, which may have included Abu Nidal, giving them the benefit of his vast experience. But being a mentor for aspiring Muslim militants was not what he wanted to do with his life.
An aspiring entrepreneur in Allah's Cause, Carlos dreamt of only one thing: running his own terrorist organization. For his business plan to prevail, however, he would have to have a base for his operation, something that is a bit delicate to achieve when one's business is murdering civilians. Only a select few governments view such promotional activities favorable. And since an IPO was out of the question, Carlos the CEO would have to turn to OPEC for capital. The problem, though, was that he had just robbed the richest of them. And even with a factory and capital secured, recruiting would be an issue. Loyalty is a rare commodity when the pool of recruits is composed of the world's most immoral souls. Moreover, in this deadly business, turnover would be high.
For his first draft selection, Carlos turned to the West German. Unfortunately, his first choice, for second in command, Wilfred Bose, had been killed at Entebbe, so Carlos sent for Johannes Weinrich, the man who had assisted in the rocket attack at on the EL Al jet at Orly airport. Weinrich had previously been arrested for providing the cars used in the Orly attack (not for firing two missiles at a fully loaded jumbo jet) and was subsequently sent to prison. However, just eight months into his sentence, he was released on probation for health reasons and promptly jumped bail. He was still on the run when Carlos's offer reached him, which he promptly accepted. His first task was to recruit Joachim Klein, from the OPEC kidnappings, but after tracking him to a chalet in the Italian Alps, he found that Klein was disillusioned with the cause.
Next, Carlos left Yemen for Columbia where he hoped to find more suitable recruits. But the atmosphere in Latin America was even less receptive to his business plan, evidently because terrorism was less profitable than cocaine. So the Jackal returned to the Muslim Middle East to fulfill all remaining staffing requirements from a plentiful and monopolistic pool of Muslim militants.
- September 5, 1976: Three Palestinians took 80 hostages when they hijacked a KLM Royal Dutch jetliner in Nice, France, commandeering it to Tunisia and on to Cyprus. The hijackers next had the airliner fly toward Israel and demanded the release of eight Palestinians, a member of the PFLP partner Japanese Red Army terrorist group, who took part in a 1972 terrorist attack on Tel Aviv airport; and the Greek Catholic Archbishop Hilarion Capucci, caught smuggling arms to Muslim Palestinian terrorists. The plane did not go to Israel, and returned back to the Larnarca Airport in Cyprus, where the hijackers released their hostages in exchange for a safe conduct promise from Greek Cypriot authorities. However, no airlines would let them on one of their planes, and they became stranded in Athens, Greece. The hijackers indicated that they had operated under orders from a Libyan-based unit of the Popular Front.
- September 10, 1976: Six Muslims hijacked an Indian Airlines 737 flying from New Delhi to Bombay and took eighty four passengers and seven crew members hostage. They claimed to be Libyans and simply wanted a lift for their Haj pilgrammage to the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia so they could do laps around the rock idol Allah. They had the plane land in Pakistan and most of the passengers were allowed to leave. After nine hours on the ground the hijackers said that they would keep the remaining passengers until the next day when they would issue further demands. However, the hijackers made the mistake of landing in an Islamic country, and they knew how to thwart a mind trained by Islam. The police drugged the water that was brought on board the plane, knocking out the hijackers.
The hijackers' instinct to take the plane to a friendly nation was eventually rewarded, however. Pakistan released the six hijackers, citing lack of evidence to bring them to trial. This one bears repeating: There were not enough witnesses nor evidence to convict six people who commandeered a $40,000,000 plane, detained and threatened to kill 91 people, likely attracted the attention of maybe a thousand or so people in the Indian and Pakistani security forces and airlines, and were almost certainly reported on by scores of different media sources, who of course were reporting to possibly hundreds of thousands in their audiences. The divine inspiration of Sharia Law certainly earned its five prostrations that day.
- September 25, 1976: It was a busy day for the Ghassan Kanafani Commandos (GKC), a group named after a famous Palestinian novelist, spokesperson for the PFLP, and editor-in-chief of its weekly Al-Hadaf. who was said to have been assassinated by Israeli agents. The members kicked it off with some cocktails at the Rome, Italy office of the United Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society and threw some more of their Molotov cocktails at a synagogue. Next, they got bombed, or actually set off bombs at every branch of the Bank of America and Italy in Rome. Not wanting to leave the Jews out, they firebombed a warehouse of an Israeli-Italian company. Too bombed to drive, they capped off the night by blowing up an Avis car rental office. In case people would not know why they were bombing U.S. and Israeli property, they sent out a release that they were protesting Syria's involvement in Lebanon. Fearing that might cause some to mistake them for Jew lovers, they ended their announcement with "Death to Zionism. Death to imperialism.".
- September 26, 1976: Four Palestinian terrorists seized the Hotel Semiramis in Damascus and took 90 people hostage. They got on television and announced that they were members of Al Fatah, were protesting Syria's interference in Lebanon, and that they wanted to exchange the hostages for Palestinians in Syrian prisons. Some reports stated that they were members of the "Black June" terrorist group. Syrian soldiers stormed the hotel, and one terrorist and four hostages were killed during a three-hour shootout. Thirty-four other hostages were wounded. The three remaining terrorists were captured by Syrian military police. They were publicly hanged less than 24 hours later in front of the hotel.
- September 30, 1976: The Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) firebombed Syrian Arab airline offices in Rawalpindi and Karachi, Pakistan.
- October 1, 1976: A Molotov cocktail was thrown through a window of the Syrian Arab Airlines office in Munich, Germany to protest Syria's recent actions against the Palestinians in Lebanon.
- October 10, 1976: Ali Hassan Salamah, believed to be the Black_September planner of the Munich Olympics attack, was critically wounded when he was shot in the stomach while walking down the street in Beirut, Lebanon. The Mossad was believed to be behind the assassination.
- October 11, 1976: Three Palestinians from the Black June Movement shot their way into the Syrian embassy in Rome, Italy, and took five hostages, then surrendered to the police after a couple of hours after a firefight with Syrian authorities. A Syrian counselor was wounded in the leg in the gun battle. The terrorist leader said that the embassy attack was meant to "draw the attention of the world to the betrayal of the Syrian government." They also hoped to enlighten the world about the plot of Arab states against the Palestinian people. This is a truth that is rarely talked about by Arabs, but is easy to see throughout the history of the Middle East.
- October 11, 1976: The Palestinians extended their protest of Syrian abuse in the Lebanese civil war. Three Palestinians attacked the Syrian embassy and the ambassador's residence in Islamabad, Pakistan. Unconfirmed reports said one of the terrorists was killed and the other two were wounded in a gun battle with Pakistani police.
- October 16, 1976: A cleaning woman found a bomb on top of an air conditioner of the Pan Am office in Izmir, Turkey. The terrorists involved were too embarassed to take credit for this one.
- October 23, 1976: Three more Greek vessels "Eko," "Riri," and "Spiro" were sunk off the shores of Lebanon by frogmen who placed limpet mines on the hulls of the vessels during the night. The attackers were again likely from a Lebanese Christian group trying to stop arms shipments to the Muslims.
- October 24, 1976: Israeli terrorists struck out and and firebombed the Tunisian Mission to the United Nations in the United States, causing minor damage. The militant Jewish organization Save our Israel Land claimed responsibility.
- November 2, 1976: An Iranian diplomat was shot and seriously wounded near his Paris, France residence by two Muslims terrorists from a motorcycle. An off-duty policeman was wounded trying to prevent the attack. Both terrorists escaped. An anonymous caller told a French news agency that the "Reza REZAI International Brigades" was responsible for the shooting, and had attacked the diplomat because he was a member of the Shah's Iranian state Security police.
- November 6, 1976: Bombs exploded in Istanbul, Turkey at the Egyptian consulate, an Iranian business, a Dutch business, and at the El Al Airlines office . A group professing to be followers of the late Mahir Cayan, founder of the People's Liberation Party-Front of Turkey (THKP-C) who was killed in 1972, claimed responsibility. The THKP-C is dedicated to ridding Turkey of non-Muslim influences - in particular that of the United States.
- November 13, 1976: A bomb exploded in the car of a U.S. Air Force sergeant in Athens, Greece. Two other bombs, placed at the USAF exchange annex and in a USAF vehicle, were discovered and deactivated.
- November 17, 1976: Four Palestinian terrorists from "Black June" seized the Intercontinental Hotel in Jordan and took some of the guests hostage. They were overpowered by Jordanian army commandos. Three of the terrorists were killed along with two hotel employees and two Jordanian soldiers during the gun batlle. The fourth terrorist was seriously wounded. Three guests, a hotel employee, and a soldier were also wounded. The surviving terrorist was executed by the Jordanian government on December 18th, 1976.
- December 1, 1976: Syrian Foreign Minister Abd-al-Halim Khaddam was shot and wounded in his car in an assassination attempt in Damascus. Abu Nidal's Black June organization claimed responsibility for the attack, and said it was but one part of the plan to wipe out Syrian officials. This was another attack directed at Syria for their betrayal of the Palestinians in Lebanon.
- December 13, 1976: One U.S. seaman was wounded when a bus taking three U.S. servicemen to work was shot at north of Manila, Philippines.
- December 15, 1976: A bomb that exploded inside a suitcase on an Egyptian Airlines jet from Damascus. The plane had just landed at Baghdad International Airport when the bomb went off. The exact amount of deaths and injuries are unknown, but some press reports claimed that forty people were killed and another 300 were injured by the blast. A terrorist group calling themselves Free Iraq took credit for the murders.
- December 15, 1976: Kurdish rebels kidnapped four Polish agricultural experts in northeast Iraq. The kidnappers demanded the release of Kurds imprisoned in Iraq. On Feb. 28, 1977, the Kurds added took three more foreign hostages. The Kurdish kidnappers added to their demands that the Iraqi army stop their massacre of the Kurds. The hostages were mistreated to the point where they were released on March 29, 1977 due to their incredibly poor health.
- December 24, 1976: Unknown gunmen fired twelve bullets into the Western Beirut, Lebanon home of a central committee member of the PFLP. The Palestinian terrorist and his wife were unharmed.