Islamic Terrorism Timeline
- January 1, 1977: U.S. Ambassador Frank Meloy and Robert O.Waring, the U.S. economic counselor, were kidnapped and later shot to death in Lebanon by the PFLP as they crossed a militia checkpoint separating the Christian and Muslim sections of Beirut.
- January 6, 1977: Just a little galavanting around Bangledesh that involved the throwing of grenades from cars At least one was lobbed at the United States Information Service (USIS) building in Chittagong. No deaths occurred, so no one took credit for the spree. Therefore, we don't know if this was a local terrorist group in the Islamic country, or if it was just some group of hooligans.
- February 6, 1977: While in the midst of a "recruiting drive," a dozen or so armed men stormed the Masumi Catholic mission near Salisbury, Rhodesia (today's Zimbabwe). They kidnapped 300 boarding students and some of the staff members. But the real jackpot in the church was the nice assortment of Christian missionaries. They slaughtered three Jesuits, two British priests, an Irish brother, three Dominican nuns from West Germany and one nun from England. The crime scene showed that the assailants were able to dispense of these 7 deadly enemies with a mere 111 or more bullets from Soviet-made machine guns. This behavior would be replicated countles times by Muslim miltants just north of Zimbabwe in the Sudan. However, most of the violence in the Sudan goes on unreported, because of Islam's intolerance of all forms of freedom, especially free speech.
- February 10, 1977: A spy from the Sunni-dominated country of Syria was caught trying to blow up a Shiite mosque in Karbala with a suitcase bomb.
- February 18, 1977: Another bomb attack on a USIS building. This one was in Turkey, instead of Bangladesh, however. Maybe Muslims were beginning to show their displeasure towards the United States having intelligence offices in their countries.
- February 27, 1977: Nine people were injured when a time bomb went off in a hotel in Alexandria,Egypt. The bomb was planted by an Egyptian working for Libyan intelligence.
- March 1977: Libya joined with Egypt and Syria in announcing its Communist affiliation, renaming the state: The Socialists Peoples Libyan Arab Jamahiriya (rule of the masses). At this point, most every Islamic country was either a Fascist fiefdom or a Marxist Muslim dictatorship. It was the land of the unfree; of those who submit; of Islam.
- March 1, 1977: The body of Rubio Diaz, a Spanish-born Roman Catholic who had been a missionary in Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) for 28 years, was found bludgeoned to death near the Mozambique border.
- March 9, 1977: Five men who claimed to have been trained and to be working for Libyan intelligence, were caught planting bombs on the railroad tracks going west from Al-Alamein, Egypt.
- March 9, 1977: Hanafi Muslim terrorists seized the Washington D.C. City Council Chambers, B'nai B'rith, and the Islamic Center, taking 134 hostages. One man was killed and twelve were wounded - one of whom was Washington City Councilman Marion Berry. The hostages were released after a two-day standoff.
- March 15, 1977: Not having the personnel to execute terrorism that involved any significant planning, Fatah hired a group of Europeans to attack a Gulf Oil refinery in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
- March 19, 1977: A Turkish airlines flight from Diyarbakir to Ankara was hijacked by two young Turkish Muslims armed with pistols. They ordered the plane flown to Lebanon, and demanded a visit to the nearest Palestinian refugee camp. Shortly after the aircraft's arrival in Beirut, all 174 passengers were released unharmed. The hijackers surrendered later that day to Lebanese authorities.
- March 20, 1977: Yet another attack on a USIS building; this one in Addis Adaba, Ethiopa. Like the other attacks, it was a drive-by bombing. The bombs this time were Molotov cocktails. However, it appears that although Ethiopia has many good Muslims, they don't have good arms like the rock-throwers in the Middle East. Two of the Molotov cocktails didn't even make it to the building, and one hit a window and didn't break it nor the bottle. The press of course again reported that the persons responsible were not known. One would think that by this time the media would at least start calling them "The Drive-By USIS Building Bombers.".
- March 27, 1977: An American missionary was shot and killed on his front lawn in Gode, Ethiopia by an armed group of guerillas. His son and a worker from World Vision who had come to help him pack to go back to the US after living in Ethiopia for 25 years managed to avoid the attackers' gunfire and escaped.
- March 29, 1977: Automatic weapons fire from a passing car riddled the U.S. consul general's residence in Izmir, Turkey. No one was injured despite the fact the consul general and his wife were in the residence at the time. An unexploded pipe bomb was found in the street behind the house. The attack was thought to be part of a terrorist campaign to commemorate the March 30th anniversary of the death of Islamic Marxist and terrorist Mahir Cayan - founder of the Turkish People's Liberation Front (THKP-C or TPLF). Several Turkish youths, believed to be members of the Acilciler faction of the Turkish Peoples Liberation Party, were arrested in late May and charged for this attack and the February 18th bombing of the USIS library.
- March 30, 1977: To protest the upcoming trial of Muslim terrorists arrested for the firebombong of US foreign service vehicles, about 18 more vehicles with foreign service license plates were firebombed in downtown Athens, Greece and near the Hellenikon Air Base.
- April 1, 1977: Dr. Glen Eschtruth from St. Clair Shores, Michigan left a lucrative medical practice in 1960 to work for free to develop and run the United Methodist Mission Hospital in Kapanga, Zaire (Republic of Congo). He and his wife and a number of foreign missionaries and aid workers were placed under house arrest by invading mercenaries from the Angola Marxist regime led by the recent recipient of the Lenin Peace Prize, President Agostinho Neto. Dr. Eschtruth was marched away, and his body was found in a shallow grave some distance from Kapanga.
- April 10, 1977: Muslim Zuhair Akache fired into the car of Qadi Abdullah Ali Hajri, the deputy chief of the North Yemen Supreme Court, former North Yemen prime minister from 1972 to 1974. He, his wife, and Abdullah Ali Hammami, a minister at the North Yemeni embassy there in London, England were all killed. Akache escaped into a subway station, and is reported to have escpaded to Baghdad via an Iraqi Airways jet shortly thereafter. Zuhair Akache showed up again just a few months later as "Captain Mamoud" in the October 13, 1977 Lufthansa hijacking, where he was killed in a shootout with a hostage rescue team.
- April 24, 1977: A bomb exploded on board an Israeli bus on its way to Beersheba. Twenty-eight people were injured, but amazingly no one was killed, which again means no one took credit. Multiple accounts from the victims recalled that a group of Arab workers had left the bus just a few minutes before the explosion.
- April 26, 1977: Two members of the Nationalist Marxist Muslim Eritrean Liberation Front (ELF) attempted to divert an Ethiopian Airlines flight to Saudi Arabia or Sudan. Security guards shot and killed the hijackers in a gun battle. Several passengers were wounded, but none were killed.
- May 1, 1977: The Algerian and Libyan-backed Polisario guerrillas attacked a Mauritanian (country later annexed by Morocco) mining facility near Zouerate with mortar and small arms fire. Two French citizens were killed during the attack and six others were kidnapped by the Polisario Front. Extensive damage was done to the mining facilities.
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- May 12, 1977: As fundamental Islamic fever was increasing in Iran, two Muslim terrorists were killed by Iranian police while attempting to force their way into what was referred to as a "Jewish Agency." Two security men at the facility were wounded in the firefight with the terrorists.
- May 17, 1977: A bomb was set off at the USIS Center in Madrid, Spain. No one was seriously injured. The anti-US communist terrorist group GRAPO claimed responsibility for the attack. So, unlike the other USIS building attacks, it wasn't directly accredited to Islam, a group took credit for the attack, and it didn't involve bombs being tossed out of moving vehicles. However, the timing of the event conspicuously falls into place with the other USIS attacks, and it would not be a surprise if GRAPO, a group still somewhat active today and who openly praised the 9/11 attacks, had let the Muslims know that they could handle the Spain portion of the worldwide Muslim USIS building bombing campaign.
- June 17, 1977: The PLO and Fatah are essentially the same organization, one fueled by terror and dedicated to the slaughter of Jews. But as one would suspect from an organization this morally bankrupt, there was infighting manifest in the form of kidnapping and assassination. In Cyprus today, four Muslims driving a car with diplomatic plates attempted to kidnap George Atallah, a Palestinian who was living in Lebanon, after he was released from a Nicosia clinic for a leg injury. They were able to force him aboard a Middle East Airlines flight to Beirut, Lebanon. The local press claimed that he was a member of Fatah who had expressed interest in returning to Israel where he had been arrested for treason and terror, showing that he was more afraid of going home to be with his Islamic brothers than he was to live with and/or be incarcerated by his enemy. The PLO was accused by the press of being behind the kidnapping attempt and of intending to assassinate Atallah after a mock trial.
- June 29, 1977: A Gulf Air plane was hijacked while flying from Dubai to Muscat, Oman, by a lone Lebanese man. The hijacker, armed with a pistol and hand grenades, forced the plane to fly to Doha, Qatar, demanded a $12,800 ransom for the release of the 64 hostages, and insisted upon a commitment by Qatar to intervene in the Lebanese Civl War. He said he took over the plane to publicize the situation in south Lebanon, which he said was "subjected every day to thousands of shells and savage, repeated aggressions." He was eventually persuaded to release the passengers and crew members and was apprehended by Qatari troops.
- July 2, 1977: Five unidentified men forced their way into the grounds of the French ambassador's summer residence in Istanbul, Turkey. They cut telephone lines linking the gate to the residence and fired at the gate guard. All five of the brave men fled when the lone ambushed guard returned their fire.
- July 5, 1977: General Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq (whose name means "Muhammad - Light of the Truth") overthrew Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto in a bloodless military coup d'état to take control of Pakistan, known as Operation Fairplay. He immediately imposed martial law, which quickly took the form of strict Islamic Sharia law. The U.S. was accused of helping to overthrow Bhutto to prevent the development of a Pakistani nuclear reprocessing plant.
The elections he had promised during the coup were of course postponed. The excuse was that the higher priority for Pakistan was for the politicians that had forced Zia's hand to enact his coup needed to be held accountable. The "retribution first, elections later" plan was enacted, and several politicians, including ousted Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, were found guilty of malpractice and they were disqualified from participating in Pakistani politics.
Despite the dismissal of most of the Bhutto government, the President of Pakistan, Fazal Ilahi Chaudhry, was persuaded to continue in office. After completing his term, and despite General Zia's insistence to accept an extension as President, Mr Chaudhry resigned, and General Zia also assumed the office of President of Pakistan on September 16, 1978. As acting Chief Martial Law Administrator and President of Pakistan, General Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq further anchored his position as the undisputed ruler of the country.
Nusrat Bhutto, the wife of the deposed Prime Minister, filed a suit against General Zia's military regime, challenging the validity of the July 1977 military coup. In what would later be known as the Doctrine of Necessity, the Supreme Court of Pakistan ruled, that given the dangerously unstable political situation of the time, General Zia's overthrowing of the Bhutto government was legal on the grounds of necessity. The judgment cemented Zia's hold on the country.
On April 4, 1979, former Prime Minister Bhutto was hanged, after the Supreme Court upheld the death sentence as passed by the Lahore High Court. The High Court had given him the death sentence on charges of the murder of the father of Ahmed Raza Kasuri, a dissident politician from Bhuto's Pakistan People's Party. Despite many clemency appeals from foreign leaders requesting Zia to commute Bhutto's death sentence, Zia dismissed the appeals as "trade union activity" and upheld the death sentence.
During his rule, Zia had tried to maintain very close ties and help to rally the Muslim cause around the world. He worked vigorously with other Muslim states to stop hostilities between Iraq and Iran. He worked with the U.S as early as July of 1979 to start arming Pakistani and Afghani Mujahideen to fight against the Soviet-backed government in Afghanistan, a fact that has only somewhat recently come out as former CIA and NSA officials have jumped up to claim their credit for helping to tear down the Soviet Union. Robert Gates, former director of the CIA, professed to this in his memoirs titled From the Shadows. In an interview with the French Le Nouvel Observateur in 1998, former National Security Adviser to Jimmy Carter, Zbigniew Brzezinski, said, "According to the official version of history, CIA aid to the Mujahadeen began during 1980, that is to say, after the Soviet army invaded Afghanistan, Dec 24, 1979. But the reality, closely guarded until now, is completely otherwise: Indeed, it was July 3, 1979 that President Carter signed the first directive for secret aid to the opponents of the pro-Soviet regime in Kabul. And that very day, I wrote a note to the President in which I explained to him that in my opinion this aid was going to induce a Soviet military intervention." This is stunning, since the U.S. vilified the Soviet Union for being a cold-hearted oppressive aggressor and Jimmy Carter scoffed at their "lies" when the Soviets claimed they were trying to fight against the secret involvement of foreign influences in Afghanistan. When Brzezinski was asked if he regretted pulling off such a massive deception against the world, he replied, "Regret what? That secret operation was an excellent idea. It had the effect of drawing the Russians into the Afghan trap and you want me to regret it? The day that the Soviets officially crossed the border, I wrote to President Carter, in substance: We now have the opportunity of giving to the USSR its Vietnam war. Indeed, for almost 10 years, Moscow had to carry on a war unsupportable by the government, a conflict that brought about the demoralization and finally the breakup of the Soviet empire." Brzezinski caps off his amazing confession with a callous disregard for the consequences of aiding and abetting Islamic jihadists, "What is most important to the history of the world? The Taliban or the collapse of the Soviet empire? Some stirred-up Moslems or the liberation of Central Europe and the end of the cold war?" The interviewer, even in 1998 and being a member of the typically Islam-tolerant French media threw back, "Some stirred-up Moslems? But it has been said and repeated:Islamic fundamentalism represents a world menace today." Brzezinski angered at his interviewer's attempt to diminish his great accomplishment of thwarting Communism while also trying to hold him accountable for his actions, responded, "Nonsense! It is said that the West had a global policy in regard to Islam. That is stupid. There isn't a global Islam. Look at Islam in a rational manner and without demagoguery or emotion. It is the leading religion of the world with 1.5 billion followers. But what is there in common among Saudi Arabian fundamentalism, moderate Morocco, Pakistan militarism, Egyptian pro-Western or Central Asian secularism? Nothing more than what unites the Christian countries."
Brzezinski's ignorance of Islam and his errant comparison of it to Christianity set the stage for an onslaught from Islamic terrorism that has encompassed the world with fear, enslaved billions with its oppression, killed 3 million people, and is on an ever-growing path of increasing devastation. The U.S. not only manufactured a more lethal enemy than it eliminated by miscategorizing that enemy, Brzezinski and the others in the American government put the country and the world in far more danger. What's interesting here too is the hypocrisy of it all. The holier-than-thou Jimmy Carter boycotted the 1980 Olympics in protest of the Soviet Union's incursion, and set into motion an international anti-Soviet propaganda machine vilifying them as oppressive aggressors and a threat to world peace, when he himself was the instigator.
In late December, 1979, six months or more after the beginning of the build up of U.S. and Pakistani-backed resistance, the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan. Pakistan under General Zia was instrumental in fighting the Soviets. Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and Special Service Group were actively involved in the conflict, and in cooperation with the CIA and the United States Army Special Forces, supported the armed struggle against the Soviets. It is speculated that United Kingdom's Special Air Service also played an unpublicized role during the war. In addition to the resources Pakistan gave to the Mujahideen, Pakistan was the essential conduit for foreign military aid to these Muslim factions. By the mid-80s, the United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, and China began their support of the Islamic anti-Soviet fighters. Zia later began diverting Pakistani and US military aid and resources to the Muslim Kashmir terrorists in the late 1980s as the Soviet presence in Afghanistan started to diminish. The last Soviet soldiers left Afghanistan on February 15, 1989. Exact casualties of Afghanis are unknown. General estimates for all sides - the government, the rebels, and civilians - are around 1.3 million people. Only 14,453 of these deaths were Soviet soldiers, and many of those were from hepatitis and typhoid fever.
In December 1984, a referendum was held asking the people if they wanted Islamic Sharia law enforced in the country, which was also a vote to have General Zia preside as President for a five-year term. The official tally said over 62% of the country voted and 98% of them voted for Sharia law under President Zia-ul-Haq. The opposition disputed this claim, stating that only 10-15% of the people had voted, however. In February 1985, Zia lifted martial law and held partyless elections where he appointed Muhammad Khan Junejo to be Prime Minister of Pakistan, but not before he had made certain amendments to the Constitution allowing the President of Pakistan absolute power under the premise of safeguarding national security in a state of emergency. (Thoughts about circumventing checks and balances with unsanctioned phone taps, the freedoms removed by the Patriot Act, reductions in personal privacy at airports, legislation to allow US citizens to be imprisoned indefinitely and without charges being brought against them if they are said to be involved in terrorism, and unfounded premises for a declaration of war should be coming to mind if you are a U.S. citizen reading this.) However, the Prime Minister was not the puppet for which Zia had hoped. Junejo had his minister of state for foreign affairs sign the Geneva Accords to end the fighting in Soviet-occupied Afghanistan, before the Soviets had withdrawn, which Zia had insisted upon as a condition for the signing. Next, Junejo challenged Zia's appointment of two army generals and also demanded that General Zia step down from his role as Army Chief of Staff, a position he had held since 1976. Zia effected no serious reprisals on Junejo, however, until after the Ojhri Camp incident on April 10, 1988.
The Ojhri Camp in Rawalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan, was used as an ammunition depot for the Afghan Mujahideen, and served as a primary store for US-supplied arms. The camp was destroyed and thousands were killed when thousands of rockets rained down on Islamabad and Rawalpindi. A Pakistani investigation reported that General Akhtar Abdur Rahman, Zia's most powerful general and strategic military ally, and another Pakistani general were behind the attacks. The report cited the motive for the attacks as being to cover up many millions of dollars in US arms that were sold off to other countries or reappropriated to various Pakistani-backed Islamic terrorist movements - mostly in Kashmir. Included in these arms was a significant number of Stinger missiles, the favorite asset of Muslim terrorists. The report further validated its findings by noting that the attacks occurred just days before a US Defense Department audit team was scheduled to check up on their supplies as the Soviet-Afghan conflict was wrapping up. So think about this for a moment... The Islamic leaders of Pakistan used American weapons to murder thousands of innocent civilians, for no other reason than to cover up the fact that they had personally profited by transferring American-supplied weapons to the world's most lethal Islamic terrorists. Sobering as that thought is, America continues to support the Pakistani military with billions of dollars of American aid and weapon systems. And today, its leaders, who are still corrupted by Islam, possess nuclear weapons - a program that began under General Zia.
Zia defended his generals and himself by playing the Islam card. On May 29, 1988, he invoked an amendment that he had recently added to the Pakistani Constitution that allowed him to dismiss the Prime Minister, dissolve the National Assembly and all provincial assemblies - basically, the entire legislative portions of the government outside of the Presidency. Zia's loyalists in the military were called to form an interim government. President Zia justified his actions and diverted attention from his corruption by focusing on how the further Islamization of Pakistan had been negligently delayed by Junejo and his government.
His second bloodless military coup d'état went well, and included the same promise as the first to have general elections in 90 days. The country rallied around blaming the woes of the nation on its deviation from Allah's manifesto. However, Zia had upset many powerful people within Pakistan as well as the U.S. On August 17, 1988, with again no sign of keeping his promise to hold new elections, the longest reign in Pakistan's short history ended when Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq died along with almost the entire Pakistani military elite and the U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan in a plane crash surrounded by suspicion. The plane was a Hercules C-130 and there are reports from witnesses who stated that the plane blew up in mid-air. For those unfamiliar with a C-130, it is a flying tank and can take an amazing amount of punishment and still land safely. Even under enemy fire, C-130s don't blow up in the air. Therefore, something inside the plane is almost certainly what exploded.
Here is some interesting pre-Pakistani Corps Commander background on General Zia: After receiving his early education from Government High School Simla, he received his B. A. Honors from St. Stephen College, Delhi. He was commissioned in the British Army in 1943 and served in Burma, Malaya, and Indonesia during World War II. When the war was over, he joined the armored corps. At the time of Pakistani Independence, like most of the Muslim officers in the British Army, Zia-ul-Haq joined the Pakistan Army. As a Major he got an opportunity to do a training course in the Commander and Staff College of the United States of America in 1963-64. During the 1965 War, he acted as the Assistant Quarter Master for the 101 Infantry Division, which was posted at the Kiran Sector. He remained posted in Jordan from 1967 till 1970, where he was involved in training and leading Jordon's military. He is still highy respected in Jordan for his role in the Black_September operations in support of King Hussein, where he commanded Jordan's 2nd division. Zia's troops were heavily involved in street-to-street urban fighting and are credited with killing scores of Palestinians. Black_September was a great example of how the Arab nations despise the Palestinians, and their support of them only goes as far as to encourage and help the Palestinians to kill Jews.
- July 6, 1977: Twenty-one people were injured, four very seriously, and one person was killed by a pipe bomb planted underneath a vegetable stand in a crowded open-air market in Petah Tiqva, a suburb in Tel Aviv, Israel. Since an innocent shopper was successfully murdered, the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP / PDFLP) claimed credit.
- July 8, 1977: A Kuwait Airways plane en route from Beirut to Kuwait was hijacked by seven Palestinians. The aircraft landed in Kuwait for refueling, but stayed on the tarmac for two days negotiating with Kuwaiti officials. The hijackers released their hostages in exchange for safe passage to South Yemen and released the rest of the hostages in exchange for three Arab officials who volunteered to be the hostages' replacements. Once airborne the hijackers redirected the plane from South Yemen to Damascus, Syria. On July 10, after l0 hours of unsuccessful negotiations with Syrian authorities, five of the six hijackers overpowered their leader as the aircraft was preparing for takeoff. All seven were taken into custody. The hijackers never pronounced their motivation for the hijacking. Maybe because they were unsuccessful. Maybe they were thinking about starting their own airline. Or maybe they just saw so many of their Muslim brothers hijacking planes and thought that it looked like fun.
- July 20, 1977: A bomb injured five people in a supermarket in Nahariya,Israel. Again, no deaths, and no one took credit.
- July 25, 1977: Morris J. Amitay, the executive director of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee survived a dynamite attack in the middle of the night on his Rockville, Maryland home. The AIPAC is an influential pro-Israel lobby in Washington D.C. Palestinian groups denied responsibility, and no other groups took credit for the attack since they were unable to kill an unguarded sleeping man with a bundle of dynamite.
- September 5, 1977: The Red Army Faction (RAF) aka the "Baader-Meinhof Gang" kidnapped German Christian Democratic Union member and German Employers' Association President, Hanns Martin Schleyer, killing two police officers, Schleyer's driver, and his bodyguard during the kidnapping. They demanded the release of imprisoned RAF memebers Andreas Baader, Gudrun Ensslin, Jan-Carl Raspe, and Irmgard Möller. The RAF had worked on many occassions with the PFLP and later the PLO. Baader, a founder of the RAF, had trained in a Fedayeen camp in Jordan. After 43 days, the RAF killed Schleyer after they caught wind that Baader, Ensslin, and Raspe were found dead in their cells and Möller was seriously wounded from an apparent simultaneous suicide. The RAF kidnappers probably were taunted by their Muslim friends for kidnapping and killing such a great anti-Semite. Schleyer was a "visionary" in the Socialist and Nazi movements in Germany in the early 30s and was a captain in Hitler's SS.
- October 13, 1977: The Marxist Muslim terrorist organization, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) hijacked a Lufthansa 737 airliner to Somalia. German commandos freed the hostages five days later. During that time, they had flown from Mallorca to Frankfurt, to Rome, to Cyprus, Bahrain, Dubai, Aden, and finally to Mogadishu.
In that we are following this drama more closely than others, here's how the PFLP bungled its third terrorist raid in as many tires. With Carlos the Jackal sidelined, Haddad selected a new team to launch an attack in retaliation for the failed Entebbe raid. Carlos had, of course, hoped that the PFLP's Executive Director, might have changed his mind, selecting him to lead the mission. But even with a stellar resume, it was not to be. In place of Carlos, Haddad picked Souhalia Andrawes to lead the PFLP's delegation.
So on October 13, 1977, Miss Andrawes and three accomplices hijacked a Lufthansa 737 and after taking it on a tour of Islamic nations, headed for the Marxist Muslim killing fields of Somalia. They held the eighty-six passengers and crew hostage hoping to exchange them for the release of Palestinian and Baader-Meinhof guerrillas held in custody and a $15 million ransom. Muhammad had set the standard. Kidnap for ransom was therefore Islam's trademark business. It's just that they weren't very good at it.
In the five days that followed, the plane's captain was forced to fly to Italy, and then on to Cyprus, Bahrain, Dubai and South Yemen while the passengers sat strapped in their seats doused with flammable liquids. The only thing more incendiary than pure Islam, is a blend of Secular Humanism with the religion of submission. It makes the accomplices more malleable and their prey more susceptible.
For the duration of the oasis-jumping flight Miss Andrawes strode up and down the aisle yelling abusive slurs at passengers she had covered in combustible liquids. Brandishing live grenades, the pins of which she had strapped to her fingers, the militant was the new poster girl for how effectively Islam corrupts.
When the plane reached South Yemen, Mahmoud, one of Andrawes' Muslim accomplices, accused the pilot of attempting to orchestrate an escape. He dragged the captain out in front of the passengers and shot him through the head. Andrawes, who witnessed the event, burst out laughing. Loving death more than life, she ordered that the pilot's dead body be left in the aisle for all to see. When the smell got too bad, however, and the fun had worn off, his body was thrown out onto the tarmac.
The co-pilot was then ordered to fly to Mogadishu, Somalia's port city. Shortly after the plane landed it was attacked by a West German GSG-9 commando unit. Using stun grenades supplied by the British SAS, the commandos stormed the plane and killed the terrorists with the exception of Andrawes who had been hiding in a toilet. When the Germans learned of her hiding place, they fired through the door wounding her in the shoulders and legs. As Miss Muslim was carried away on a stretcher, despite being seriously wounded, Satan's little helper raised her hand in a victory salute and shouted, "the Arabs will win." It's a wonder women serve Islam knowing that in Islam/Submission all women lose.
With the failure of yet another of Haddad's plans, Carlos was inspired to push ahead with one of his own. So in December, accompanied by OPEC Libyan intelligence officers, Carlos traveled to Baghdad, Iraq where he met with the aspiring Marxist Muslim OPEC dictator, Saddam Hussein. The gun-toting despot would be the first to offer his support Carlos's new terrorist enterprise. He provided the required start-up capital by pledging OPEC funds. This was an important victory for Carlos as it also guaranteed the support of Iraq's KGB trained secret service, the Al Mukharabat.
The Jackal's plan received another boost in March 1978 when Wadi Haddad, just forty-nine, died of Leukemia. His death cleared the way for Carlos to approach other Islamic fiefdoms and offer his services as a "terrorist for hire." For some, the fact that Haddad's death came at a time when Carlos was vying for position, suggests that he may have been a victim of foul play. The favorite theory is that the Iraqis who openly supported Carlos poisoned Haddad.
- December 3, 1977: Six people were wounded by a bomb that was set off in a market in Israel. No deaths, so no one took credit, and the media didn't want to make any guesses as to who would want to set off a bomb amongst shoppers in Israel.