Islamic Terrorism Timeline
- January 6, 1982: An explosion destroyed the Iraq-Iskenderun pipeline across Turkey which carried crude oil from Kirkuk to the Mediterranean terminal of Yumurtalik. The perpetrators were probably Shia Muslims trying to thwart Iraq's assault on Iran.
- January 8, 1982: An Iraqi oil pipeline was damaged for the second time in as many days. Turkish authorities said the 625-mile pipeline that brought Iraqi oil to Turkey's Mediterranean coast exploded 42 miles inside the Turkish border.
- January 9, 1982: The Arab May 15 Organization for the Liberation of Palestine claimed responsibility for a bomb attack on an Israeli airline office in Istanbul.
- January 13, 1982: An Algerian diplomat was found slain in Lebanon after he was reportedly abducted from his home. His bullet-ridden body was dumped on a street in a Muslim section of Beirut.
- January 15, 1982: German police searched for the perpetrators of a bomb attack that ripped through an Israeli restaurant in West Berlin. The blast killed a 14-month old girl and injured 25 diners. Six Palestinians belonging to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) were suspected.
The Berlin bureau of the Deutsche Presse-Agentur, the West German news agency, received two anonymous phone calls in connection with the explosion. The first claimed credit on behalf of the People's League of Free Palestine. The second called said that the deed was perpetrated by the Arab May 15 Organization for the Liberation of Palestine.
We first encountered the May 15th Group for the Liberation of Palestine on August 9th and 10th, 1981. There we discovered that the M15OLP was led by Muhammad al-Umari. He was known throughout Palestinian circles as Abu Ibrahim - the bomb man. His terrorist club was formed in 1979 as a splinter of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-Special Operations Group (PFLP-SOG) which was a splinter of the PFLP, which at the time was a wholly owned subsidiary of the PLO. Carlos the Jackal was also involved in its establishment. That very connection was established in this baby killing.
The stated goal of the M15OLP was the destruction of the state of Israel and the annihilation of the Jewish people. The organization maintained its headquarters in Iraq because it was funded by OPEC and received financial and logistical support from the Iraqi regime. Their most celebrated attack was the 1982 bombing of a Pan Am flight en route to Honolulu in which a Japanese teenager was killed. Mohammad Rashid is still being held in a U.S. prison in relation to that bombing.
The terrorist group disbanded in the late-1980s because most of its leadership joined Colonel Hawari's Special Operations Group of Fatah. Thus the May 15 Organization for the Liberation of Palestine became the al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigade.
- January 17, 1982: A bomb exploded outside the main office of West Germany's Lufthansa Airlines in Tel Aviv's hotel district. The incident may have been connected with the bomb attack on the Jewish restaurant in West Berlin.
- January 18, 1982: In Paris, U.S. Lieutenant Colonel Charles Ray was assassinated by a man who shot him at pointblank range as the American left his home. The same day in Beirut, a group calling itself the Lebanese Armed Revolutionary Faction claimed responsibility for the murder. The attack came two months after the attempted shooting of Christian Chapman, the charge d'affaires at the U.S. Embassy in Paris.
In February 1987, Georges Ibahim Abdallah was found guilty of having planned and ordered the assassination of Lt. Col. Ray, the assassination of an Israeli diplomat in March 1982, and the attempted murder of U.S. Consul Homme in 1984. He was sentenced to life in prison. The Lebanese Armed Revolutionary Faction conducted several bombing campaigns in France prior to the trial in order to secure Abdallah's release.
The Lebanese Armed Revolutionary Faction (Factions Armees Revolutionnaires Libanaises, or FARL) grew out of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-Special Operations Group (PFLP-SOG), after the death of its leader, Wadi Haddad, in 1979. The FARL, PFLP, and PFLP-SOG were all Marxist-Muslim organizations. And by this time, all three were subsidiaries of the PLO. They were united by their common desire to terrorize Israeli and American targets and their opposition to the constitutional government of Lebanon. The FARL was also opposed to the Christian Phalange party.
Investigations into the murder of Lt. Col. Ray established that the FARL collaborated with Action Directe in this and other attacks. The FARL also collaborated with the Italian Red Brigades in the 1984 Rome murder of Leamon Hunt, who was the American Chief of the Multinational Force and Observer Group assigned to monitor the Camp David accords between Israel and Egypt.
The FARL's leader, Georges Ibrahim Abdallah, was captured in France in 1984. After Abdallah's imprisonment the group ceased its activities. Abdallah was sentenced to life in prison in 1987 for the Ray murder. Abdallah released communiqués from prison in solidarity with other terrorist groups such as Action Directe and First of October Antifascist Resistance Group (GRAPO).
- January 18, 1982: Carlos the Jackal, flush with Iraqi funds, initiated a knucklehead plan to destroy a nuclear power plant under construction in Central France. Shortly before midnight on January 18, Carlos' girlfriend-turned-wife, Magdelana Kopp, stupidly fired an RPG-7 rocket launcher across the River Rhone at the outer shell of the reactor. Despite firing five rockets, all of them failed to penetrate the thick concrete causing only minor damage. She could have flown a 747 into the reinforced concrete shell and it would have bounced off.
Undeterred, in February 1982, the latest terrorist brain surgeon flew from Budapest back to Paris. Her companion on the trip was a Swiss terrorist who had previously served seven years of a fifteen-year sentence for attempting to smuggle explosives into Israel. As an active member of the PFLP at the time, he was the first European to be imprisoned for pro-Palestinian activities.
After arriving in Paris, the mission suffered a setback when Kopp's handbag, containing $50,000 in stolen cash and several fake passports, was stolen. Two days later she and Breguet were apprehended in an underground car park by security guards when their old car aroused suspicion because it bore new plates. During their arrest, they would have killed the policeman had their pistol not jammed.
A search of their vehicle uncovered another pistol, two kilos of explosives, two grenades, an alarm clock and a battery complete with electrical wiring - all the stuff you need for a romantic vacation. Despite undergoing intense questioning for several hours, the pair refused to talk other than to tell police that they were not about to commit any acts of terrorism on French soil. What they did not divulge was that their mission was to bomb the Paris office of Al Watan al Arabi, a magazine that had printed a story alleging the involvement of the Syrian government in the assassination of Louis Delamare, the French Ambassador to Beirut. The story angered the Syrian government so Syrian President Assad hired Carlos' new terrorist enterprise to carry out the bombing.
The Jackal learned of the arrest a day later while in Budapest but it took him a full week to respond. He wrote a letter to Gaston Deffere, the French Minister of the Interior, demanding the release of Kopp and Breguet within thirty days and their safe passage out of France. The Islamic love letter contained no threats, ending with, "We hope that this affair will end soon and in a happy way." It was signed, "Carlos - Organisation of Arab Armed Struggle Arm of the Arab Revolution." As a personal note, it bore samples of the Jackal's paw prints.
Although both Carlos and Deffere had wanted the letter kept a secret, its contents were soon printed in a Paris newspaper, angering both parties. Against his advisors' wishes, Deffere began negotiations with Carlos through his envoy Jacques Verges, a prominent defense attorney. Verges lobbied the French government for the release of the prisoners but was turned down. But as the trial of Kopp and Breguet approached, the judge dropped the charge of attempted murder and ordered the pair to stand trial in a magistrate's court where they would receive lighter sentences.
- January 26, 1982: In Iraq, the militias of the Kurdish Socialists Party reported they had captured two French surveyors. They said they would release them in exchange for Kurdish prisoners jailed by the Iraqis. The group claimed their captives were involved in military and nuclear projects.
- January 27, 1982: The Turkish consul general in Los Angeles, Kemal Arikan, was murdered as he sat in his car at a stoplight in West Los Angeles. Witnesses said that two young men approached the consul's car and fired at the Turkish diplomat. Harry Sassounian, 19, was booked on suspicion of murder.
The United Press International received a call shortly after the shooting "on behalf of the Justice Commandos of Armenian Genocide," claiming responsibility. The group, which had claimed credit for other terrorist attacks against Turkish diplomats, was based in Beirut where Harry Sassounian was born. Harry Sassounian's brother, Harout Sassounian, was already in custody for the October 1980 tossing a Molotov cocktail at Arikan's home.
The Justice Commandos for the Armenian Genocide was founded in hope of establishing an independent Armenian state. They wanted the world to know that Turkey (then, the Ottoman Empire) was responsible for the genocidal murder of over one million Armenians in 1915 as well as the forced expulsion of a million more from what is now Turkey. Many of those who survived crossed over into what later became the Soviet Republic of Armenia, while the majority formed communities abroad, the largest of which is in the United States.
Turkey has continued to make its government's representatives targets by denying that they perpetrated the mass murders and by failing to make appropriate reparations. While we would have preferred the Armenians used words rather than weapons, their cause was just and their targets were appropriate so long as they were Turkish government officials.
- February 12, 1982: Iranians blew up the home outside Paris, now empty, where the Ayatollah Khomeini had lived for five months before returning to Tehran in 1979. The house in the Yvelines district was completely destroyed.
- February 25, 1982: Twelve Shia gunmen, firing automatic weapons into the air, seized a Kuwaiti jetliner with 105 people aboard shortly after it landed at Beirut airport on a flight from Libya. The gunmen were seeking to draw attention to the disappearance of their religious leader in Libya. They threatened to blow up the plane unless they were granted their demands.
This act of terrorism, unlike that of the Armenians, was wrong in every way. Imam Sadr was the founder of a ruthless terrorist organization and he was killed because he actively advocated the creation of an Islamic theocracy in Libya. Further, the airline hostages were civilians - not Libyan government representatives. And even then, while the OPECing Qadhafi was a terrorist scoundrel, he only killed Sadr because Sadr had called for him to be deposed. The Libyan regime was worthy of condemnation to be sure, but they had not systematically slaughtered a million Christians.
There had been six previous hijackings by Shiites protesting the disappearance of Imam Moussa Sadr. The Iranian-born Shiite Islamic leader was the highest-ranking religious cleric in Lebanon. He was best known for having founded AMAL to terrorize the Lebanon into accepting a Shi'ite theocracy.
Sadr's AMAL terrorists surrendered when a Shiite leader promised that Islamic leaders from Lebanon, Syria, Algeria, and Iran would form delegations to press their case at the United Nations and the International Court of Justice. Seeing the jihadists as heroes, Lebanese security officials released the hijackers. When Western aviation officials asked the government where the hijackers had gone, a Lebanese official said, "They have gone home. They are probably sipping hot coffee with their kin.".
- February 26, 1982: An Air Tanzanian Boeing 737 with 99 passengers and crew on a flight to Dar es Salaam was hijacked by five Tanzanians with guns and grenades. The members of the Tanzanian Youth Democratic Movement forced the pilots to land at Nairobi for refueling. The plane made more refueling stops in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and Athens, Greece before touching down in Stansted, England. The English police refused to fuel the thirsty jet.
After three days, the hijackers freed the remaining passengers and surrendered to British police who arrested them. Their goal had been the removal of Tanzania's socialist leader, President Julius Nyerere. They accused Nyerere of imposing intolerable economic conditions on their East African nation. The drama was brought to an end with the intervention of former Tanzanian Foreign Minister Oscar Kambona, an exile, who persuaded the youths to surrender. On September 18, the five youths were convicted and sentenced to prison terms of between four and eight years.
- March 1, 1982: Nabil Aranki Hawwad, a Palestinian who had been living in Spain with his Spanish wife and children, was assassinated in Madrid. Hawwad was a member of the Arab Liberation Front, a Baghdad-based terrorist contingent of Fatah and the PLO. Seven Palestinians and Jordanians were arrested after the attack which appeared to be perpetrated by rival groups.
- March 3, 1982: A man wielding a submachine gun opened fire into a crowd of Yugoslav soccer fans in Brussels. Two people were killed and three were injured. The Belga news agency said a Fascist group from Yugoslav's Kosovo region claimed responsibility for the attack.
- March 9, 1982: Explosives were used to blow up a munitions-laden Lebanese cargo ship at the Palestinian terrorist-controlled port of Tyre. The Israeli military denied any responsibility for the attack.
- March 15, 1982: Ten days before his 30-day deadline, Carlos the Jackal detonated twelve pounds of explosives in the French Cultural Center in Beirut. The PFLP Muslim wounded eleven students and killed two professors. Four days after his deadline had passed, another bomb exploded in the Trans Europe express train that ran between Paris and Toulouse, killing five passengers and injuring thirty others.
Responsibility for the second bombing was claimed on Carlos' behalf by a group calling themselves "Terrorist International." They were supposedly affiliated with an ETA group Carlos had hired to bomb the train in exchange for OPEC-financed PFLP weapons. The "Terrorist International" bomb was detonated in a small suitcase which had been placed in the VIP section of the train.
A later inquiry revealed that Paris Mayor and former President Jacques Chirac should have been on the train at the time but had changed their plans at the last moment. The fact that the Basque ETA was tied directly to OPEC-financed PFLP terrorism was also intriguing.
- March 15, 1982: The Reagan Administration went public with what it called "physical evidence" of a Libyan plot to kill several hundred Americans living in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum. According to an official account, two bombs disguised as stereo speakers, each packed with more than 40 pounds of plastique explosive, were to have been planted in the dance hall in the American recreation club. They had been set to go off over a weekend when the hall would be full of American diplomats, military advisors, and their families.
According to the account, the bombs were discovered in Nairobi, en route to Khartoum - so there was a fair amount of speculation going on here. As evidence, the administration claimed that Libyan intelligence officers were working out of Kenya to "prepare the bombs and personally assure that they were boarded on a flight to Khartoum.".
It was a lie, every word of it. Reagan wanted an excuse to bomb Libya. The Libyans had close ties with the Sudan and were unwelcome in Kenya. But by promoting this account Reagan demonstrated America's complicity in the Sudanese genocide. The Islamic Arab regime in Khartoum would use American weapons and advisors to slaughter 2.7 million African Animists and Christians. America had no business dealing with the genocidal regime.
- March 16, 1982: A car bomb exploded in West Beirut, killing one woman and wounding 15 other people. The car was booby-trapped with 70 pounds of explosives. The vehicle had been parked a few yards from the abandoned Egyptian Embassy, which had been closed for three years since Lebanon joined other Arab nations in breaking diplomatic relations with Egypt following its peace treaty with Israel.
- March 17, 1982: Mohammed al-Mikdad, a diplomat in the British embassy who was a Lebanese British subject, was kidnapped in Beirut. The family did not say who the abductors were or if the $150,000 ransom demanded by them was paid.
- March 19, 1982: A South Korean student died and three other suffered burns in an hour-long blaze in the U.S. government offices in Pusan, 200 miles south of Seoul. Leaflets distributed at the mission just before the fire warned of more anti-American attacks. The leaflets demanded that the United States withdraw from Korea.
On April 4th, nine university students were charged in connection with the fire. Almost six thousand people were arrested as a result of the arson blaze. The prosecutor accused the planner, Kim Hyon Jang, of scheming to force U.S. troops to withdraw from South Korea so he could set up a socialist regime. He denied the allegation.
- March 22, 1982: A Cambridge, Mass. import store owned by Orhan Gunduz, the honorary Turkish consul general, was bombed, causing significant damage. An anonymous caller claiming to represent the Justice Commandos of the Armenian Genocide said they assaulted his shop to draw attention to the fact Turks had massacred over a million Armenians in 1915 and drove a million more into exile. The JCAG wanted reparations for the relatives plus an acknowledgment from the Turkish government that it was responsible for the crime.
- March 22, 1982: Ali Sultan, an Iraqi Embassy diplomat, was shot in the head and killed by three gunmen in East Beirut, the Christian section of town where the Iraqis had moved for the sake of safety. A December bomb blast had wrecked their embassy in Muslim West Beirut. The ambassador and at least 60 people had died in that explosion.
Most of the assassinations taking place in Lebanon were the result of the split within the Arab Muslim world over Syria's support of Iran in its war against Iraq. Dictators require money to stay in power and the Iranian religious OPECers were more generous with their bribes than the secular scrooge in Iraq.
- March 25, 1982: The U.S. consulate in Bombay, India was assaulted by a mob of 50 people who hurled Molotov cocktails and rocks at the building. Bandu Shingre, the leader of the religious-oriented Azad Hind Sena, stated he had staged the attack so he "could become famous." Later, he said he was protesting U.S. arms shipments to India's Islamic foe, Pakistan.
- March 29, 1982: Italian police defused a plastic explosive device placed outside the office of El Al Israel Airlines in central Rome. The bomb was found a few minutes after a Jewish-owned clothing store was destroyed nearby.
- March 31, 1982: Three hooded men with pistols fired 25 shots at an official Israeli arms purchasing mission in Paris. The embassy blamed the PLO, however, police traced the ammunition through ballistics tests to a gun previously used in attacks by Action Directe who were linked to the PFLP. The attack was claimed by another PFLP affiliate, the Lebanese Armed Revolutionary Faction in Beirut. This group had assassinated a U.S. Embassy military attaché on January 18th and an Israeli Embassy official on April 3rd, both in Paris.
- April 3, 1982: An Israeli diplomat, Yacov Barsimantov, was assassinated in Paris in his apartment, in front of his wife and children. The female assailant ran from the building and escaped into a subway station. The same gun, a Czech 7.65 mm pistol, was used to kill a U.S. Embassy military attaché in January.
The Israeli Cabinet considered the attack a clear violation of the July 30 ceasefire in southern Lebanon, and launched a retaliatory strike. The PLO denied any responsibility for the murder but they would lie even if the truth sounded better.
The attack was claimed by the Lebanese Armed Revolutionary Faction (LARF), the same gang who assassinated of Colonel Ray on January 18th, and the attempted assassination of Christian Chapman on November 12th, 1981. In February 1987, Georges Ibahim Abdallah was convicted of the murders of Charles Ray and Yacov Barsimantov, as well as the attempted assassination of American Consul Homme in 1984. He was sentenced to life in prison so LARF conducted several bombing campaigns in France prior to the trial in order to secure Abdallah's (Slave to Allah's) release.
- April 5, 1982: An arsonist destroyed a Lebanese restaurant in Brooklyn, New York, killing a woman who lived upstairs. The attack was claimed by anonymous callers who said they represented the Jewish Defense League and maintained that the restaurant was used as a meeting place for the PLO. The JDL officially denied any involvement in the incident and that's significant because they always accepted responsibility for their actions.
- April 5, 1982: The PFLP affiliated Red Army Faction sent a letter to The Hague on Carlos the Jackal's behalf, threatening additional violence if Kopp and Breguet were not released. When their demands were not met by April 15, Guy Cavallo, a French embassy employee stationed in Beirut was gunned down when he answered a knock at the door. His wife, who was seven months pregnant at the time, was also killed in the attack.
While the authorities described the Cavallo as "a lowly employee of the embassy," he was in reality an SDECE agent. This fact, together with the information concerning Chirac's travel plans, indicated that Carlos and the PFLP had acquired the best intelligence OPEC money could buy.
- April 8, 1982: In Canada, Kani Gungor, a commercial counselor at the Turkish embassy in Ottawa, was wounded by gunmen in the parking garage of his townhouse. In Beirut, Lebanon, the Armenian Secret Army for the Liberation of Armenia claimed responsibility in a call to the media. A letter from the group was also mailed to the media in Los Angeles.
While the assault was not an act of Islamic terrorism, it was motivated by one of history's worst examples of Islamic terrorism.
- April 11, 1982: An American-born Jew, Alan Goodman from Tenafly, New Jersey, wearing an Israeli IDF uniform, sprayed Islam's Dome of the Rock shrine with automatic rifle fire, killing two Arabs and touching off some of the worst Muslim rioting in Jerusalem since Israel captured the eastern part of the city in 1967. While we are in favor of destroying Islam's Ka'aba in Mecca in retribution for 9/11, and the Dome of the Rock on Yahweh's Temple Mount in retribution for Islam's 1948, 1967, and 1974 wars against Israel and their continued onslaught of terror, spraying a few bullets did more harm than good.
Muslims in Jerusalem reacted in their typical fashion. They rioted. At least 175 people were wounded in the chaos which followed. Police captured the gunman and hustled him away to save him from the angry Muslim Arabs. Goodman had been studying at a Jewish seminary in Jerusalem for six years and apparently was an Israeli army reservist. He said: "A lot of my friends and relatives have been killed, and I must take revenge.".
- April 11, 1982: In Madrid, a bomb damaged the offices of Egypt Tours. Police suspected Palestinian Muslims. The same day, bombs destroyed a building housing a Jordanian Alia airline office.
- April 13, 1982: A rocket-propelled grenade hit the third floor of the U.S. Embassy in Beirut. A previously unknown Islamic organization calling itself the "Aqsa Group" contacted two Beirut radio stations and said it was responsible for the attack. Al-Aqsa, meaning "the furthest," is the name of the mosques Muslims built into the southern wall of Yahweh's Temple Mount in Jerusalem. The name was chosen because the Temple Mount was as far a Muhammad traveled on his flying ass during his hallucinogenic "Night's Journey.".
- April 14, 1982: Eighteen Iranians ransacked the Iranian consulate in Geneva and held six officials hostage for several hours. Slogans attacking Ayatollah Khomeini were scrawled on the office walls. The group was protesting the execution in Iran political prisoners.
- April 15, 1982: The fundamentalist Muslim assassins of Anwar Sadat were publicly executed in Egypt. These included, Khaled al-Islambouli, the sharpshooter, and Muhammad Abed al-Salem, the author of The Missing Commitments - a book which explained how jihad fighting was an obligatory duty in Islam. The mastermind of the attack, the bind Qur'anic scholar Sheikh Rahman, was exonerated. Rather than say he didn't do it, he said that the Qur'an and Hadith require such behavior. He was right, which is what makes Islam wrong.
And speaking of wrong, ignorant of Islam, America gave the murdering Islamic cleric a visa to enter the United States. Working our of a New Jersey mosque, the world's most revered Qur'anic scholar went on to plot the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center and the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City.
- April 15, 1982: People opposed to the French power-sharing plan with Christians in Lebanon attempted to assassinate Guy Cavalot, an administrative employee at the French embassy in Beirut, as well as his wife when they opened the door to their home. They were expecting guests and the gunman posed as a flower deliveryman. Cavallo had no diplomatic status, but had told the Lebanese Foreign Ministry that he had received anonymous calls from people who threatened to kill him and other embassy officials.
- April 18, 1982: The French embassy in Vienna, Austria was bombed. A daily newspaper received a call from a man who claimed credit for the bombing in the name of the Islamic Revolutionary Group.
- April 19, 1982: The Vienna office of Air France was bombed. A search for the perpetrator was unsuccessful. A group calling itself the Islamic Revolutionary Guard claimed credit for the bombing, but the Austrian Interior Minister Erwin Lanc said there was no proof that such an organization was really involved. A daily newspaper received a call from a man who claimed credit for the group.
- April 21, 1982: Mercenaries paid by Carlos the Jackal exploded a truck bomb outside the French embassy in Vienna, killing an Austrian policeman who was guarding it. He was trying to illicit the freedom of his murdering parner, Magdelana Kopp.
- April 22, 1982: At 9:02 a.m. on April 22, as PFLP terrorists, Kopp and Breguet, were led into court, a massive car bomb exploded outside the offices of the Lebanese Islamic weekly, Al Watan al Arabi. By the time the smoke had cleared, one woman was dead and 63 people were injured, ten seriously.
The same afternoon Magdelana Kopp was sentenced to four years in prison while Breguet was given five years. Within hours of the verdict, France announced the expulsion of two Syrian diplomats and explained to the media that the expulsions were in relation to previous spying offences.
The French government blamed Syria for the actions of the PFLP because Syria was active in undermining France's power-sharing government in Lebanon. Within three hours after the blast, the two highest-ranking Syrian diplomats were ordered from the country and the French ambassador to Damascus was recalled to Paris.
French Interior Minister Gaston Defferre declared: "The method of the bombing was indicative of the mentality of the perpetrators of this type of attack, who do not hesitate to spill blood on French territory to settle accounts in which France has no involvement.".
Several weeks later, a rocket-propelled grenade was fired at the French Consulate building in Beirut in retaliation. Two weeks after that, a large bomb exploded inside the French Embassy in Beirut killing eleven and wounding twenty-seven.
In June, Christa-Margot Froelich, the woman who had carried the letter of demand to The Hague and was suspected of driving the car containing the bomb that exploded on the day Kopp was tried, was arrested at Leonardo da Vinci airport in Rome. Froelich was carrying a suitcase that contained over three kilos of explosive, detonators and an alarm clock.
In a related incident, a group of gunmen sent by Abu Nidal, attacked the patrons of Jo Goldberg's restaurant in a Jewish neighborhood in the heart of Paris. After throwing a grenade through the window, the gunmen opened fire with automatic weapons killing four and wounding another thirty, many of them seriously.
- April 24, 1982: A bomb exploded outside the offices of Agence France Presse in west Beirut causing considerable damage.
- April 26, 1982: A French officer assigned to the U.N. peacekeeping forces was seriously injured when a group of armed men in west Beirut opened fire on his car. It was all part of Islam's assault on the French for their support of power sharing governance - something Muslims, with the rise of fundamentalism, could no longer tolerate.
- April 26, 1982: The cultural attaché of the Syrian Embassy in Madrid, Hassan Dayoub, narrowly escaped death while he was driving home. A gunman opened fire on Dayoub's car, but he fired back and the wannabe assassin fled.
- April 26, 1982: A bomb was discovered and disarmed in time at the Kuwaiti consulate in the Hague.
- April 27, 1982: A bomb exploded in the entrance of a French news agency in Beirut.
- April 30, 1982: A U.S. embassy official had his car hijacked by gunmen in the largely Muslim west Beirut area.
- May 2, 1982: Renaldo Franceschi of Waco, Texas, was kidnapped by Kurdish rebels in Iraq and held for five months. He and a Canadian co-worker were attaked while supervising the construction of hospitals for a Canadian firm. Franceschi was freed on October 2nd with the help of the Iranian government.
- May 3, 1982: A bomb wrecked a nearly-completed mosque in Romans-sur-Isere, France.
- May 4, 1982: Rather than do the moral thing, and wage an all out campaign to address the legitimate grievances of the Christian Armenians, President Reagan sided with the dictatorial Islamic military junta in Turkey and ordered an all-out manhunt for the assassin of a Turkish diplomat. New England's honorary Turkish consul general in Sumerville, Massachusetts, Orhan Gunduz, whose import shop in Cambridge had been the target of a previous attack, was shot as he sat in his car. The Justice Commandos of the Armenian Genocide claimed credit for the attack through a phone call to the media.
Since a Turkish military government systematically murdered one million Armenians without acknowledging their crime, and since this regime forced another one million Armenians from their homes and land without compensation, the assassination of one government representative shouldn't have garnered a presidential response. Had Reagan and America been moral, the slaughter of one million people would have been found worthy of an all-out campaign to redress grievances.
- May 9, 1982: A car filled with explosives blew up outside the Syrian embassy in Tehran, Iran destroying the four-story building and wounding 16 bystanders. No embassy staff were in the building at the time of the blast. The Syrian ambassador to Iran blamed the attack on "Iraq and elements of imperialism and Israel.".
- May 10, 1982: An Armenian group calling itself the "World Punishment Organization," claimed responsibility for blasting two Geneva banks, which caused damage but no injury.
- May 11, 1982: A bomb exploded on the grounds of U.S. Air Force headquarters in Ramstein, Germany injuring 20 people. Responsibility was claimed by the Red Army Faction, the name adopted by members of the PFLP affiliated group once led by the late Andreas Baader and Ulrike Meinhof.
- May 12, 1982: Reverend Juan Maria Fernandez Krohn was charged with the attempted murder of Pope John Paul. The accused was a Spanish Roman Catholic priest who lived in France. He rushed at the Pope with a bayonet as the religious potentate was climbing up to an altar in a Lisbon church.
Investigating police, stating the obvious, said: "The attack probably had a religious motivation." The attacker had received his ecclesiastical education at a seminary founded by Msgr. Marcel Lefebvre, who was suspended by Pope Paul for supporting traditional Roman Catholicism in opposition to the changes of the Second Vatican Council.
Witnesses reported that the man shouted "Down with the Pope" and "Down with Vatican." We concur, but there is no justification for rushing the pope off to hell before his time.
At his trial in October, Krohn stated that he acted because "the pontiff betrayed the church and encouraged communism through compromise with Soviet-Bloc countries." He said he got the idea when he saw the assassination of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat on television. The pontiff had betrayed Yahweh, not the Church.
- May 18, 1982: Two incendiary devices were tossed at a military vehicle on the eastern outskirts of Jerusalem. The attack came a day after the Israeli Cabinet decided to avoid confrontation with Palestinian terrorists along the Lebanese border.
- May 24, 1982: A car packed with over 70 pounds of high explosives was detonated by remote control just inside the gates of the French Embassy in West Beirut. The blast killed 14 people and injured 22 others.
The victims were mainly Lebanese nationals lining up outside the embassy's visa section. Four of the victims were embassy staff workers, including the woman who owned the car.
While the Front for the Liberation of Lebanon from Foreigners was blamed for the attack, the dastardly deed was perpetrated by Abu Nidal - terrorist for hire.
Abu Nidal, who was born Sabri Khalil al-Banna, was the founder of Fatah-the Revolutionary Council. Transliterated from the Arabic, his Fatah al-Majles al-Thawy became known to the world as the Abu Nidal Group. This terrorist who would become a mercenary, was born to a wealthy merchant who owned 6,000 acres of orange groves south of Jaffa, near today's Ashkelon in Israel. His father Muhammad Hajj Khalil al-Banna, was the richest man in the British Mandate of Palestine. His money allowed him to have 13 wives who bore him 16 sons and 8 daughters. And in this regard, Muhammad al-Banna was very similar to Muhammad bin Laden - Osama's wealthy father.
Abu Nidal's mother had been one of Muhammad al-Banna's maids, an Alawait girl who was just 15 when she was impregnated. Scorned by his brothers as a result, Abu Nidal was sent off to school - the College des Freres, a French Roman Catholic academy. Their records show that Abu Nidal finished the first grade. However, when Muhammad Hajj Khalil al-Banna died in 1945, the maid who had been Sabri Khalil's mother was kicked out of the house. At age seven, the future terrorist came under the custody of his brothers, who were all devout Muslims. They enrolled Sabri Khalil in the al-Umaria Islamic school in Jerusalem. There, he was able to successfully complete grades two and three.
The man we know today as Abu Nidal, first tasted blood on November 29th, 1947, when Arab Muslims rejected the United Nations partition plan which effectively established the state of Israel. Muslims rose up against Jews and militias tangled all over the Promised Land. As a result, Abu Nidal and his brothers fled to Gaza, then under the control of Egypt. Next, the clan moved to Nablus in the West Bank, which was at the time part of Jordan.
It was under the tutelage of the Jordanians that the future "Father of Jihad" finished grammar school. The student who was considered "not very bright" was said to have graduated from a Jordanian high school in 1955. With these credentials, he was allowed to study engineering at Cairo University, but he dropped out and returned to Nablus without a degree. But that does not mean that the aspiring jihadist left CU empty handed. It is virtually certain that the Abu Nidal would have been influenced by the Muslim Brotherhood while attending school in Cairo.
Back in Nablus, Abu Nidal joined the Ba'ath Party when he was 18, but being a dictator, King Hussein of Jordan closed the party down in 1957. It was then that the wannabe terrorist migrated to the land where Islamic jihad had begun - Saudi Arabia. While working for Aramco in the crude Saudi fiefdom, Nidal helped found the Palestine Secret Organization. Not so secret, Aramco found out and fired him. And since Aramco was a joint venture between American industrialists and the Saud warlords, the OPECers, following his dismissal in the mid 60s, imprisoned, tortured, and then expelled their Palestinian guest.
In 1967, Abu Nidal returned to Nablus and joined Yasser Arafat's Fatah faction of the PLO. That timing was not good either however, because it was coterminous with Israel's lopsided victory during the Six Day War. On the road again, AN moved to Amman, Jordan where he joined the Fatah underground known as the Fedayeen. It was then that he chose the nom de guerre, Abu Nidal, meaning "father of the struggle.".
Fatah's second in command, Abu Iyad, appointed Abu Nidal as their representative in Khartoum, Sudan in 1968. At the time, the Islamic Sudanese regime was commencing its slaughter of what would be 2.7 million African Christians and Animists. As such, it was the perfect post for the future psychopath.
Having been inspired by the Arab Muslim brutality and barbarism in the Sudan, two months before Black_September 1970, the Father of Jihad was sent to Baghdad, Iraq where he was safe from King Hussein's annihilation of 10,000 Palestinians in just 10 days. But that made the Fedayeen fighter look like a coward - like someone who would send others out to do his bidding. (Kind of like an Islamic Imam with a suicide bomber.).
Looking to redeem his tattered reputation, Abu Nidal sought to be included in Black_September, the PLO Fedayeen group that Yasser Arafat and Fatah were using as a cover to implement their most violent international crimes. Spurned by the really good terrorists, Nidal used the Voice of Palestine, the PLO-owned radio station in Iraq, to criticize Arafat and the PLO, saying that they were cowards.
But all of this hate-filled rhetoric must have endeared AN to his PLO colleagues because at Fatah's Third Congress in Damascus in 1971, Abu Nidal joined forces with Abu Daoud, one of Fatah's most ruthless commanders, and the mastermind behind Black_September's terrorist raid on Jews at the Munich Olympic Games.
Having moved up in the ranks of Islamic terror, and having made all the right contacts, on September 5th, 1973, the Father of Jihad undertook his first operation. Five Muslim gunmen using the name Al-Iqab (The Punishment) seized the Saudi Embassy in Paris, taking 11 hostages and threatening to kill them if Abu Dawud was not released from jail in Jordan. (Dawud was being held for an assassination attempt on King Hussein.) After a three-day siege and the intervention of the PLO, the gunmen surrendered, though not before the Kuwaiti government had agreed to pay King Hussein $12 million in exchange for Abu Dawud. This insight was provided during an interview Dawud himself gave to the author of Abu Nidal's biography, Patrick Seale.
Neither Abu Nidal nor the Punishment Squad were credited with this attack because the media blamed Fatah's Black_September. Yet Abu Iyad, Arafat's deputy, who acted as the liaison between Fatah and the BSO, had not authorized the mission. In fact, Abu Iyad and Mahmoud Abbas, the future "moderate" President of the Palestinian Authority, flew to Baghdad to confront Nidal. They recognized that while Dawud was a fellow jihadist and member of their team, and while Jordan was a foe, without the generous support of the Kuwaiti OPECers, Fatah, the PLO and BSO wouldn't have the wherewithal to continue their assault on Christians and Jews - especially Americans and Israelis. Angered by the affront, Abu Nidal severed his relationships with the PLO and became a mercenary.
And so it was that in the immediate aftermath of Islam losing the Yom Kippur War in October 1993, that Abu Nidal was hired to hijack a KLM airliner using the fictitious name: Arab Nationalist Youth Organization. Well, at least the ANO was a young organization at the time. The move was designed to thwart Arafat's political ambitions following Islam's defeat. For having the audacity to challenge the Ugly One, Arafat expelled Abu Nidal from Fatah in March 1974.
The excommunicated terrorist formed his own Fedayeen gang called Black June, after the timing of Syria's support for the Christians battling PLO Muslim militias in Lebanon. But when the Father of Jihad moved his new club from Baghdad to Syria, he thought better of it and deployed the Fatah - Revolutionary Council moniker.
During the height of his influence in the mid to late 1970s and 1980s, Abu Nidal became known to the Islamic world by the name he had chosen for himself: the "Father of Jihad." In an interview with Der Spiegel in 1985, the Muslim mass murderer said: "I am the evil spirit of the secret services. I am the evil spirit which moves around only at night causing them nightmares." The confession was true enough, as all good Muslims are in league with Satan, but it was so general it could be said of any Islamic terrorist.
Abu Nidal, himself, claims that he split with Yasser Arafat's al-Fatah and PLO as a result their June 8th, 1974 enactment of the "Phased Plan," which called for the establishment of a Palestinian state on any territory evacuated by Israel. The scheme was designed so that Israelis would be forced to flee their homes as a result of PLO-sponsored terrorism, and that once gone, their land would be deployed as a staging area for destroying the remainder of the Jewish state. While that plan was as sound as it was evil, and while that playbook is the one being implemented in Israel today by the Bush Administration and by Palestinian terrorists, Abu Nidal was an impatient thug and wanted noting to do with it.
As an independent contractor, Abu Nidal was set up as a terrorist for hire. Based over the years in Syria, Libya, Egypt, and Iraq, he found plenty of Muslims willing to finance his anti-Semitic and anti-American enterprise. It is estimated the Abu Nidal was responsible for killing over 1,000 Christians and Jews in twenty countries.
He came within a whisker of taking my life because I was scheduled to fly on TWA flight 841, the first plane sent to the bottom of the sea by an Abu Nidal bomb. His Muslim killing business was so immature in September 1974, that when they murdered 88 Christians and Jews aboard the TWA flight from Athens to Rome, the Abu Nidal Group wasn't given credit, even though their press release admitted responsibility. While the subsequent investigations confirmed that Abu Nidal was complicit in the crime, at that time the Arabic names Sabri Khalil al-Banna and Fatah al-Majles al-Thawy meant nothing to the victims, to their politicians, or to the media.
Therefore, the Abu Nidal Organization's coming out party occurred on December 27th, 1985 when his Islamic jihadists attacked the El Al ticket counters at the Rome and Vienna airports. It turns out that Nidal had ripped a page from Hasan's Hashshashin Fedayeen playbook and doped his assassins up on amphetamines before they opened fire on the passengers, murdering 18 and mutilating 120 more.
Nidal may have also been a student of Adam Weishaupt, the founder of modern day Fascism, Communism, and the religion of man, Secular Humanism. Each new fedayeen recruit was given several days to write out his entire life story by hand, including names and addresses of family members, friends, and lovers, then was required to sign a paper saying he agreed to be executed if anything was found to be untrue. As evidence he meant business, Nidal was known to torture jihadists who got out of line.
In the late 1980s, the source of Abu Nidal's funding became the Bank of Credit and Commerce International, or BCCI. And that is a tale of intrigue that includes George W. Bush, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Khalid bin Mahfouz, the bin Ladens including Osama, the Saudi Arabian ruling family, and the government of Pakistan. It is detailed in the September 3rd, 1967 Islamic Terror Timeline entry detailing the fallout from Muhammad bin Laden's death. While we won't revisit those financial ties here, suffice it to say that the Abu Nidal Group had no difficulty getting Islamic, German, British, and American companies to sell them the weapons of terror.
Abu Nidal's other benefactor was the syphilis-ridden, OPECing Muslim, Colonel Qadhafi of Libya. Muammar and Abu became best friends. It is why Qadhafi chose Nidal to execute his vengeance against America after the April 15th, 1986 strike by U.S. warplanes left Hannad Qadhafi, the dictator's baby daughter, dead. The ANG bombed a Berlin nightclub frequented by U.S. troops. Then they schemed together to blow up American aircraft, beginning with the September 5th, 1986 hijacking of Pan Am flight 73 out of Karachi, Pakistan in which 22 passengers were murdered. That led to a failed attempt on a flight emanating from Belgrade. This failure motivated Nidal's ANG and Qadhafi's Libyan Intelligence Service to collaborate on the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103. On December 21st, 1988, it exploded over Lockerbie, Scotland when a bomb was detonated in the forward cargo hold, killing all 259 passengers and crew as well as 11 people on the ground. Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al Megrahi, the former head of security for Libyan Arab Airlines was not only commissioned with the task by Qadhafi and Nidal, he was convicted for the crime.
The ANG's last known assault was the 1991 assassination of Abu Iyad, the deputy chief of the PLO who had called his former associate "the father of chaos." Issam Sartawi, a Palestinian physician, called Nidal a "psychopath whose world was comprised of plots and counterplots," an accusation that reads like the Qur'an.
In the fall of his career, Abu Nidal was known to have entered Iraq in 1999 after being expelled from Libya by Qadhafi, who was trying to distance himself from known terrorists because it was cutting into his OPEC-derived income. For a while Saddam Hussein must have found the retired terrorist entertaining because Nidal was allowed to live in a mansion owned by the Mukhabarat, Iraq's secret police.
On August 21, 2002, Iraq's chief of intelligence, Taher Jalil Habbush, held a press conference and handed out pictures of Abu Nidal's bloodied body, along with a coroner's report that said that he had died from a single gunshot wound to the mouth which had exited his skull. Habbush told the assembled that his agents had arrived at the house to arrest Nidal on suspicion of him conspiring with the Kuwaiti Emirs and Saud warlords to assassinate Saddam Hussein and bring down his Ba'ath government. When they arrived, they allowed Nidal to go into his bedroom to change his clothes at which time he was said to have shot himself.
Palestinian sources say that Saddam Hussein ordered the assassination of the Islamic terrorist because he was the only internationally known jihadist living in Iraq before America's invasion. They claimed that the Palestinian's body was riddled with bullets in an assault perpetrated by some 30 Mukhabarat agents. Knowing that their former comrade was a mercenary and traitor, they said that Saddam would have seen Abu Nidal as a threat - as an assassin willing to sell his deadly services to the highest bidder.
Of his death, the British Guardian wrote: "He was a patriot turned psychopath. His warped personal drives pushed him into hideous crimes. He became the ultimate mercenary." They got everything right except the reason his personality had been warped, turning him into a psychotic mercenary who committed hideous crimes. Abu Nidal was a Muslim.
- June 3, 1982: Abu Nidal terrorists critically injured the Israeli ambassador to the United Kingdom in an attack in London. The government of Israel used the incident as one of many pretexts for launching the invasion of Lebanon in the "Peace for Galilee" operation whereby Israel sought to diminish the onslaught on its people by way of Islamic terrorists hiding under United Nation's protection in Southern Lebanon.
Israeli Ambassador to Britain Shlomo Argov was shot in the head while leaving a banquet in London by an assailant wielding a submachine gun and aided by accomplices. The Palestine Liberation Organization denied having anything to do with the attack but Israel recognized that Abu Nidal's standing in the terrorist world was all attributable to his relationship with Fatah.
Five weeks after the murder, Israeli planes bombed PLO targets in Lebanon. Israeli troops moved in and took three Arabs, two Jordanians and one Iraqi, into custody. The three jihadists belonged to "Black June," the transitional moniker Abu Nidal had chosen during his transition from PLO leadership to independent contractor.
- June 4, 1982: A diplomat in the Kuwaiti Embassy in New Delhi was killed by in front of his home. Recent attacks against Kuwaiti diplomatic offices had been attributed to Palestinian groups under the leadership of Abu Nidal.
- June, 1982: Iran demanded $150 billion in war reparations and the Islamic clerics pledged to continue to fight until Saddam Hussein was deposed. They got their wish, courtesy of the American taxpayer and soldier. Unfortunately the cost of turning Iraq over to Iran would exceed 500 billion U.S. dollars and 3,000 American lives.
At the same time of Iran's request, Iraq declared a unilateral ceasefire. Iran's clerics responded to that peaceful gesture by attacking Iraq.
- June 5, 1982: A bomb exploded at the offices of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank in Paris. Responsibility for the bombing was claimed by a French Marxist group with PFLP associations called Direct Action. The target of this attack was interesting in that knowledgeable conservatives despise the World Bank and IMF for its counterproductive activities, but socialists typically love the corrupt institution.
- June 6, 1982: Israel entered terrorist enclaves in Southern Lebanon to disrupt Islam's ability to attack Israelis.
- June 12, 1982: A bomb exploded at the home of Nazi war-crimes hunter Simon Wiesenthal.
- June 13, 1982: Two bombs exploded outside Jewish cafes in Paris, wounding one person.
- June 13, 1982: King Fahd came to power in Saudi Arabia after the death of his half-brother, Khalid - a man named after Muhammad's most merciless terrorist.
- June 17, 1982: Kamal Hussein, 33, a Jordanian who was deputy chief of the PLO office in Rome, and his terrorist associate, Nezeyk Matar, were killed in car bombs outside Rome.
Ever delusional, the PLO office in Rome, which was obviously devoid of mirrors, blamed the killings on "terrorist squads of Prime Minister Menachem Begin who have a free hand in Rome and are trying to annihilate the political cadres of the Palestine people.".
The murders took place following an anti-Semitic march organized by the PLO and Italian leftists. Matar had gone to the march with Nemer Hammad, the head of the PLO's official Rome office.
- June 18, 1982: Two men and two women set fire to the Pan American Airlines office in Ankara, Turkey in protest against Israel's invasion of Lebanon.
- June 18, 1982: A bomb exploded outside the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society in central Rome. I suppose Begin's "free handed terrorist squads" delivered it.
The same day, a bomb exploded outside the Italian-Israeli Chamber of Commerce in central Rome.
- June 18, 1982: In the terrorist haven of Corsica, three bombing attacks were committed against the homes and autos of three Moroccan residents.
- June 19, 1982: David Dodge, president of the American University of Beirut, was kidnapped by Muslims and held for one year. He was released and kidnapped again, tortured, and finally murdered by Hizballah.
- June 19, 1982: An Iranian student studying in France, was severely injured by a booby-trapped package he had just picked up at a post office in Paris. A passerby was also wounded.
- June 24, 1982: In Pakistan, a time bomb destroyed a car parked at the Karachi airport near where Prime Minister Dom Mintoff of Malta was expected.
- June 26, 1982: A bomb exploded at the home of Alexander Giese, a well-known Jewish journalist and television commentator. A member of the Austria-Israeli society, Giese had been an advocate for Israel.
- June 27, 1982: General Mobutu, head of Zaire, escaped an attempt on his life as he landed in Bombay. An armed Palestinian was caught attempting to enter the presidential plane. The attack was believed to be due to Arab discontent with Zaire's diplomatic relationship with Israel.
- June 28, 1982: A Palestinian tried to murder workers at a salt plant in Elat. Officials reported that he was recruited and equipped by Fatah in Damascus. He had crossed from Syria into Jordan, then into Israel. He was equipped with two Kalashnikov assault rifles, sixteen hand grenades, six sticks of dynamite and five pound of plastic explosives.
- June 30, 1982: The French ambassador and his secretary were attacked on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan. In a letter to the French Embassy, the attack was claimed by the "Muslim Commandos." They said: "The mission was merely an initial protest against the withdrawal of two French nuclear technicians," who were helping to build Pakistan's nuclear program. The Islamic terrorists demanded that France complete the Chasma nuclear plant so that the Pakistanis could make atomic bombs.
Since Pakistan sponsors substantially more terrorists than Iran, and since Pakistan is harboring al-Qaeda and the Taliban, it's peculiar that America is so complacent about Pakistan's nuclear arsenal and so troubled by Iran's designs.
- July 3, 1982: The Revolutionary Popular Struggle assumed responsibility for the bombings of an American Express Bank branch in Athens and the Amcor-Israel Solar Energy heaters in Kholargos. They were protesting the Israeli invasion of Lebanon and American support for it. Alliances between Marxists and Muslims were so common, and were their tactics and targets, it became obvious that they were guided by the same spirit.
The Marxist Revolutionary People's Struggle organization was opposed to the military regime that controlled Greece from 1967 to 1974. Not recognizing that Communism was a capitalist system, that Socialists, like Muslims were colonializing imperialists, or that the USSR was built and sustained by greedy American industrialists, the RPS declared themselves to be anti-capitalist, anti-imperialist, and anti-American.
While that didn't make the Marxists very smart, their antipathy toward the United States was justified because America was responsible for the undemocratic military junta which controlled Greece. The Revolutionary Popular Struggle organization served as an umbrella for all leftist Greek terrorists. Its members went on to found the Revolutionary People's Solidarity, 1 May, Anti-State Struggle, Popular Struggle, Red Initiative, Autonomous Cells, and the Revolutionary Nuclei.
From 1975 to 1995, RPS affiliates set off over 200 bombs. Fortunately, they only killed two people and the group appears to have disbanded.
- July 4, 1982: A bomb damaged a Yugoslavian travel agency in Queens, New York. It was the second time a bomb had been detonated there. Police suspected Croatian Fascists who were, and remain, in league with Islam.
- July 4, 1982: The Iranian diplomat, Mohsen Mousavi, disappeared along with three aides. Iran accused the Phalangists of abducting Mousavi but the Phalangists denied it. As a Shia leader, he would have had ample Sunni terrorists from the PLO hostile to him.
- July 5, 1982: An incendiary device was removed from the Yugoslav Airlines offices near St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York moments before the bomb was set to detonate. The IED was described as "awesome" in its potential to maim and destroy. Police said that if it had exploded, the devastation in life and property would have been tragic. Croatian nationalists, who were Roman Catholic Fascists associated with the Ustashi movement, were responsible.
To appreciate just how ignorant and immoral America was when it bombed the victims of the Croat Ustashi in the Balkans during the Clinton administration as a distraction for the Monica Lewinski affair, please read the Ustashi entry in the Islamic Clubs listing.
- July 7, 1982: Customs agents discovered three pounds of plastic explosives beneath the false bottom of a suitcase at Orly Airport outside Paris. The bag's owner, an Iranian, told authorities he had intended to use the explosives to murder the exiled former president of Iran, Abolhassan Bani-Sadr.
- July 19, 1982: In Lebanon, Islamic gunmen kidnapped David Dodge, the acting president of the American University of Beirut, as he was walking home from his office. Witnesses reported that at least two Arab men armed with pistols threatened the educator, struck him when he resisted, forced him into a car, and sped away. This was the second abduction of Dodge who had lived in Beirut for three decades. The recent attacks were witness to the destabilization of the country following the Palestinian invasion, the Iranian incursion, Syrian meddling, and Islam's turn toward fundamentalism.
Lebanese officials said that Dodge was "almost certainly held by Iranian Embassy officials" who were hoping to exchange him for an Iranian envoy who was kidnapped on July 4th. On August 3rd, Lebanese government sources revised their story somewhat and said that Dodge was being held by the pro-Iranian militia of the Shiite terrorist group AMAL.
- July 20, 1982: Marxist Muslim bombers struck two Paris-based Israeli businesses. Pro-Palestinian and anti-Semitic papers were left at the bank.
- July 23, 1982: Fadl Dani, a director of the Palestine Liberation Organization and the organization's second highest "diplomat" in France, was killed in a car bombing attack outside his home in Paris. Ibrahim Souss, the senior Fatah terrorist in France, blamed Israel for the assassination. The Israel embassy said its agents weren't at fault.
- July 23, 1982: In Zimbabwe, six tourists, two Americans, two Australians, and two Brits, kidnapped by African terrorists. The victimes were seized at a roadblock ambush made from felled trees near Victoria Falls. The bodies of the six tourists were found in March 1985 and were determined to have been killed three days after their abduction.
- July 28, 1982: A bomb exploded outside a Jewish-owned business in Salzburg. Anti-Semitic leaflets were found scattered nearby.
- July 31, 1982: A bomb hidden in a suitcase exploded at a check-in station at Munich Airport for El Al flights. Seven people were injured by the blast.
- July 31, 1982: A pro-Iranian group claimed responsibility for a bomb attack on the London office of a Saudi Arabian newspaper.
- August 1, 1982: The Marxist Direct Action serving the Muslim PFLP took responsibility for the machine gunning of a car owned by an employee of the Israeli embassy.
- August 1, 1982: A firebomb was thrown into a Jewish bank in Vienna.
- August 4, 1982: Afghanis aligned with the Taliban, directed by Pakistan, and financed the United States, attacked the Soviet Embassy in Kabul wounding two government soldiers and capturing two others.
- August 7, 1982: Nine people, including one American, were killed and more than 70 were wounded, in an attack on the Ankara airport in Turkey by the Armenian Secret Army for the Liberation of Armenia. It was their first and only terrorist strike against civilian targets.
The terrorists used bombs and machine-gun fire. The Armenian Secret Army for the Liberation of Armenia stated that the attack was against the "Turkish fascist occupation of our land," and warned of suicide attacks in the United States, Canada, England, Sweden, and Switzerland unless 85 prisoners held in those countries were not released within seven days.
The Secret Army is one of two Armenian terrorist groups responsible for the assassination of 22 Turkish officials since 1973. Sounding Islamic, a caller to the press stated that the operation was staged by the "Martyr Kharmian Hayrik Suicide Squad." But the killers were not Muslim because one of them expressed remorse. While on the stand at his trial, he said: "I came to the airport motivated by belief, however, after this incident, I understand how ridiculous and wrong that belief was....".
- August 7, 1982: A bomb destroyed a bank patronized by Jewish residents in Paris. The bank was once owned by the Jewish Rothschilds family.
- August 9, 1982: A woman walking her dog was seriously wounded when a bomb exploded outside a Paris shop which sold Israeli produce. The Marxist Direct Action serving its Muslim paymasters took responsibility for this and three other recent attacks against Jews. Their press release stated that the bombing were in retaliation for "Israel's invasion of Lebanon to rout the PLO." However, Direct Action denied that it was responsible for the "bloodbath at Goldenberg's restaurant," which occured later this day.
- August 9, 1982: Four Arab Muslims fired submachine guns into a crowd of patrons at Goldenberg's restaurant in Paris. These savages also tossed grenades into the midst of the Jewish families who were dining there. Then the Islamic terrorists burst into the adjoining kosher butcher shop and sprayed the room with bullets, killing a man behind the counter. Not finished demonstrating the corruptive nature of their religion, they stormed the restaurant spraying additional machinegun fire at the diners. Six people were killed and 22 more had their bodies mutilated by Muhammad's legacy.
French Jews called the attack "the worst postwar display of anti-Semitic violence in Europe." Two of those murdered by the Islamic jihadists were Americans. The Muslim murderers fled down the street, indiscriminately firing at pedestrians. Because of similarities in weapons, target, and tactics, Abu Nidal's Black June splinter of the PLO was suspected.
- August 11, 1982: Palestinian terrorist Muhammad Rashid killed a Japanese teenager and injured fourteen other passengers on a Pan Am flight to Honolulu, Hawaii. An explosion ripped through the interior of the Boeing 747 as it approached Hawaii from Tokyo with 285 persons aboard. The murdered child's name was Toru Ozawa.
The bomb was detonated under Ozawa's seat, killing him and burning 14 Japanese citizens. The explosion blew a hole one foot by three feet wide in the floor of the plane beneath the victim's seat. The loss of cabin pressure forced a harrowing rapid decent from 21,000.
The investigation determined that the Islamic bomb was composed of nitroglycerin. In June, 1988, a Palestinian Muslim, Mohammed Rashid, identified as a member of the PLO faction known as the Hawari Group, was arrested in Athens in connection with this bombing. On January 8, 1992, he was found guilty and was sentenced to 18 years in prison. But since Greece is anti-Semitic due largely to the influence of the Greek Orthodox Church, and thus sympathetic to Muslim murderers, Muhammad was released in 1996.
- August 11, 1982: With the largest Islamic population in Europe, France had become a sandbox for Islamic terrorists. Today, a powerful car bomb exploded outside the Iraqi Embassy. The Movement of Islamic Action of Iraq claimed responsibility for the blast which burned six people, three of whom were small children. The Islamic Action Shi'ite spokesperson said that they had named the operation "Khaled Al Islambouli" in honor of the leader of the jihadists who assassinated Egyptian President Anwar Sadat in October 1981. The bombing was meant to "warn French authorities against furnishing military aid to Iraq.".
These Muslim barbarians told the media that the bombed the building to demonstrate their support for the Islamic religious/political leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeni who was at the time at war with Iraq.
The Islamic Action of Iraq was a popular and established fundamentalist Shia group which continues to be actively involved in both terrorism and politics in Iraq.
- August 12, 1982: A bomb exploded in a U.S. military barracks in Frankfurt, Germany. Unsigned letters expressing sympathy for the Palestine Liberation Organization and hostility toward Israel were found outside.
- August 12, 1982: Marxists in Guatemala tossed bombs at the Israeli Embassy and at the nation's only synagogue. The reason Marxists and Muslims behave similarly and the reason they hate the same people is because they serve the same spirit.
- August 13, 1982: An unidentified gunman fired at police guarding a Turkish travel agency in Paris. The agency was part of a complex of buildings housing offices of Middle Eastern governments so they may not have been the target. Not knowing who was trying to kill whom, the wave of international terrorism in France led many to call for restrictions on France's liberal policies on political asylum and immigration.
- August 14, 1982: The Italian Red Brigades and the West German Baader Meinhof Group said in a joint communiqué that they had kidnapped five Israeli officers whom they were holding to be exchanged for two members of their gang who had been arrested recently in Lebanon. While it was wrong of them to falsify a kidnapping of Israelis, it was nice of these Marxists to confirm that they were associating with and serving Muslims.
The handwritten press release said that Israeli intelligence services had only "two days" to free those who had been arrested in Lebanon and who "were being held in East Beirut." Not only didn't Israel have any influence over the Lebanese government, the IDF said that none of its officers were missing.
- August 14, 1982: In France, another Jewish synagogue was bombed outside Paris. The synagogue was unoccupied at the time for summer holidays, but the ensuing fire badly damaged the interior. A note addressed to the police was marked with a swastika and a Star of David. Being illiterate, the writing on the terrorist note was not decipherable.
- August 16, 1982: In Corsica, France, a bomb destroyed the offices of Morocco's national airline, Royal Air Maroc, in Bastia.
- August 21, 1982: In France, a bomb was planted under the car of Roderick Grant, commercial advisor to the U.S. Embassy in Paris. It exploded while it was being dismantled, killing bomb disposal expert, Bernard Le Dreau, and severely injuring, Bernard Mauron, who died later on September 7th.
The spokesman for the Lebanese Armed Revolution Factions claimed credit for the attack on America. Direct Action also claimed responsibility; then denied it.
- August 21, 1982: A lone hijacker armed with a pistol and a hand grenade, hijacked a Boeing 737 on a flight from Bombay to New Delhi. The religious hijacker demanded that political authority in India's northwestern state of Punjab be transferred to the Sikh Akali Dal party. When the hijacker appeared at the open door of the plane after it landed in the Sikh holy city of Amritsar, security forces shot and killed him. None of the passengers or crew were injured.
- August 23, 1982: In Kuwait, a man posing as a journalist and carrying a Jordanian passport wounded a United Arab Emirates diplomat. Mohammed Ibrahim al-Juwayad was shot in both hands and jaw. Iran claimed that Iraq was responsible. Iraq said that Iran was up to its usual campaign of attempting to create tension in the area and to cover up its own terrorist practices by accusing others to divert attention from the facts. Iraq said that it had taken an unswerving stand against international terrorism. In the midst of this political and religious propaganda and pandering, authorities determined that the jihadist was a Palestinian who had recently arrived from Bulgaria.
- September 2, 1982: TNT was found on the driveway of the Yugoslavian Embassy in Washington, D.C., but no detonator was attached. No one claimed credit for the oversight but the Croat Roman Catholic neo-Nazi Ustashi was suspected.
- September 3, 1982: Lebanese President-elect and Christian Phalangist leader, Bashir al-Jumayyil (Bashi Gemayel) was assassinated by a car bomb parked outside his party's Beirut headquarters. When Muslims don't win popular votes they nullify the majority will with bombs and bullets.
In response to the Palestinian Muslim murder of the Lebanese Christian President, Phalangists attacked a PLO camp. Since they shared a common enemy, the Israeli army surrounded the PLO base during the attack. For reasons which were not disclosed, Defense Minister Ariel Sharon resigned after an investigation into his decision to aid the Phalangists against the PLO.
- September 4, 1982: Muslim mujahideen issued a statement in Damascus saying that eight Israeli soldiers had been captured by "joint forces' elements" and that the "International Committee of the Red Cross had been informed." The "Combined Forces of the Palestinian and Lebanese Fighters" announced they were "holding the soldiers as prisoners of war in the Bhamdun area" south of Beirut.
An unknown group calling itself the August 23 Movement also claimed responsibility for the disappearance of the Israeli troops. An anonymous caller told the Lebanese daily As-Safir that the kidnapping operation was in response to the election on August 23 of Christian Phalangist leader Bashir al-Jumayyil (Sashi Gemayel) as president of Lebanon and to the "crimes he had committed during the past six years against the Lebanese and Palestinian masses." The spokesperson for the PLO jihadists who had been occupying Lebanon since they were booted out of Jordan in September 1970 said the group "planned to keep up operations against the Israeli occupier and its agents" until the "fall of the tyrant" and the definitive withdrawal of Israeli troops from Lebanon.
These boys could use a mirror.
- September 11, 1982: A grenade was hurled at an Israeli car traveling on the Trans-Samaria road. The IDF closed off a section of the road after stones were thrown at Israeli vehicles on many other occasions. Ultimately, a blockade was imposed on three Palestinian villages in the area.
- September, 1982: Having created a terrorist state in Lebanon, and having destabilized that nation, the PLO leadership was expelled. It was the second time in a dozen years that the PLO and Palestinian followers had become unwelcomed guests. Yasser Arafat relocated to Tunis.
- September 15, 1982: The PLO's Black_September seized control of the Egyptian Embassy in Madrid.
- September 15, 1982: The Lebanese civil war escalated as hundreds of PLO/Black_September Palestinian terrorists were killed in fighting with Christian Phalangists. The murder of Lebanese President-elect and Christian Phalangist leader, Bashir al-Jumayyil, had been one too many.
- September 16, 1982: A diplomat in the Kuwait Embassy was killed and his chauffeur was wounded when a gunman fired at their car in Madrid. The assailant identified himself as Ibrahim Nasser Hamdan, 28. He was a Palestinian Muslim. He said that he belonged to the Abu Nidal faction of the Palestine Liberation Organization. He he had been in Spain four months planning the attack on the Kuwaiti Ambassador but shot the first secretary by mistake.
- September 16, 1982: In Pakistan, jihadists opened fire on the Kuwaiti Consul Hammad Saleh al-Jutaili, in Karachi.
- September 17, 1982: Islamic terrorists in France booby-trapped a car with Israeli diplomatic license plates, seriously injuring an official of the Israeli mission in Paris. More than 40 others were injured, many seriously, including young children attending a school nearby. Amos Man-El, Zoltan Mandel-Schmidt, and his wife, Veronica, were badly burned.
There had been over 20 terrorist attacks in Paris against Israel, Iraqi, Iranian, Syrian, Lebanese, and American targets in the last thirty days. The Armed Factions of the Lebanese Revolution took responsibility for this bombing.
- September 18, 1982: A lone attacker wounded four people in front of a synagogue in Brussels. Guards protecting the synagogue were taken by surprise and the gunman escaped. Police believed "an international terrorist group ws responsible for the attack, possibly Abu Nidal, the Palestinian Liberation Organization, or Black_September.".
- September 18, 1982: An organization calling itself "Black Lebanon" claimed responsibility for an assault on an Israeli mission in Brussels. The jihadists were quoted in the London-based newspaper Al-Arab saying that "the successful operation was the beginning of war against every Zionist all over the world in retaliation for the massacres perpetrated by Zionist forces in Lebanon's Sabra and Shatila camps. We intended to confront terrorism with violence.".
- September 21, 1982: Five Christian missionaries in Mozambique were kidnapped by antigovernment rebels in Mavumba. The five included an Italian missionary, three Italian nuns, and a Brazilian nun.
- September 21, 1982: A powerful bomb exploded in Madrid at an Iraqi cultural center a few hours before the opening of a photo exhibit on the war between Iraq and Iran. The pictures were destroyed.
- September 22, 1982: A terrorist group calling itself the "Iraqi Democratic Front" claimed responsibility for a bomb attack on the Iraqi Embassy in Austria and for another at the Iraqi airlines building.
The Iraqi Democratic Front was a political/religious group in Iraq which was opposed to the secular regime of Saddam Hussein. Composed of Kurdish Muslims, the Iraqi Democratic Front is currently one of many political groups vying for representation in post-Saddam Iraq. However, they are a meaningless political force which received very few votes in the Shia dominated nation.
- September 22, 1982: In Morocco, the first secretary of the Soviet Embassy in Rabat, Anatoli Bogaty, his wife and two children, were kidnapped. The diplomat's abandoned car was found outside Rabat.
- September 23, 1982: Marxist druglords in Columbia used dynamite to attack the Israeli Embassy in Bogota. Then a vehicle sped past the embassy machine gunning the building. M-19, the Colombian 19 April Movement, claimed credit for the blast. Two people were injured, one of whom was the ambassador's wife. An anonymous spokesman for M-19 stated that the bombing was an act of solidarity with the Palestinians killed in Beirut.
- September 27, 1982: Now that Yasser Arafat and his PLO were headquartered in Tunisia, Islamic rioters looted and torched the homes and shops of Jewish residents.
- September 27, 1982: A man was killed and a woman was seriously injured by a bombing in front of the offices of the Jordanian airline, Alia, in Frankfurt. The PLO hates Jordan.
- September 27, 1982: The offices of Pan American Airlines and two West German travel agencies were bombed. The attacks were directed against Israel. The targeted agencies arranged flights to the Holy Land.
- September 28, 1982: In Israel, two Islamic terrorists were apprehended. They were armed with AK-47s, 16 hand grenades, five pounds of TNT, six demolition bricks, electronic detonators, mines, and Katyusha rockets. These Muslims planned to infiltrate into the Jewish community of Eilat on the Gulf of Aqaba and perpetrate mass murder.
One of the two jihadists got cold feet right before crossing the border. The other threw a grenade at an Israeli car. He then entered a Dead Sea factory and opened fire on the workers. The terrorist was captured and it was discovered that he was a member of Arafat's al-Fatah.
- September 30, 1982: In Italy, a bomb exploded in front of the Jewish community center in Milan. The attack was claimed by the Communist Armed Group.
Nuclei Armati Comunista, or Armed Communist Group demanded that Italy rescind its membership in NATO. This attack and message occurred shortly after the affiliated Red Brigade kidnapped U.S. Brigadier General James Dozier, the highest ranking NATO official in Italy.
- October 4, 1982: An Israeli Army bus transporting soldiers back to Israel on leave was ambushed in the Beirut suburb of Alayh. The attack, carried out with rocket-propelled grenades and machine guns, left six Israelis dead and 11 wounded. The operation was carried out by terrorist teams from the Syrian-controlled Al-Bika valley. A spokesman for the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) stated that his organization would confront any Israeli move on the Al-Bika valley.
- October 9, 1982: In Italy, Marxists working for Muslims threw hand grenades and fired submachine guns at worshippers leaving a Rome synagogue at the conclusion of their Sabbath services. A two-year-old boy was killed and 34 other people were wounded, many seriously. Although an offshoot of the Red Brigades claimed responsibility for this attack, Arab Muslims were believed responsible.
- October 18, 1982: An Israeli club was bombed in Cochabamba City, Bolivia.
- October 20, 1982: A bomb seriously damaged the Lebanese Embassy in Rome, on the eve of a visit by President Amin Gemayel. The attack came less than two weeks after a raid on Rome's main synagogue.
- October 20, 1982: Roman Catholic Archbishop, Alexandre do Nascimento of Lubango, Angola, was kidnapped while visiting the province of Cunene. Nine nuns and 15 Red Cross workers were kidnapped in the same area shortly thereafter.
A spokesman for the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola said they wanted to contact the Vatican to arrange the release of the archbishop, claiming he had been kidnapped by mistake on the assumption that he was a government official disguised as a churchman.
- October 22, 1982: Daniel Jordan, a leader in the Bahai faith from California was assassinated by Iranian anti-Bahai terrorists. Jordan's body was found in a Stamford, Connecticut parking lot. He had been murdered by a single stab wound in the neck. Jordan was dean of education at National University in San Diego. Followers of the religion had been executed in Iran under orders of the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.
- October 22, 1982: Afghanis fired American-supplied rockets into the Soviet Embassy in Kabul in the first major attack against the compound since the Soviet Union intervened militarily in Afghanistan in December 1979.
- October 28, 1982: Italian terrorists hurled Molotov cocktails at a building housing a small synagogue and Jewish community center in Rome.
- November 1, 1982: In Ecuador, a bomb damaged an Israeli-Ecuadorian goodwill association near the Quito synagogue on the Jewish new year.
- November 3, 1982: A booby-trapped car exploded close to U.S. Marine positions on a Beirut beach in what police described as "a direct attack on the American peacekeeping troops in Lebanon." Two Lebanese civilians were seriously wounded and a Marine was grazed by debris that showered the beach after the blast.
- November 3, 1982: Nine armed terrorists belonging to the Turkish Dev-Sol Revolutionary organization occupied the Turkish Consulate in Cologne following a fierce firefight. They took 80 hostages. Five people were injured. About an hour after the consulate was rushed, the Marxist Muslims unfurled a red banner bearing the slogan "No to the Junta constitution in Turkey" in both German and Turkish. The banner was emblazoned with a Communist hammer and sickle and an Islamic white star.
- November 4, 1982: Anticommunist Afghan Muslims blew up the pipeline from the Soviet Union twice in three days. They hit the pipeline near Bagram Air Force Base north of Kabul and at Dasht-e-Qalagai in northern Samangan Province bordering the Soviet Union. Several workmen were killed at Dasht-e-Qalagai when they stepped on landmines planted close to the damaged crude conduit. The interruption of the pipeline's flow forced a reduction in Soviet military operations.
- November 5, 1982: A group of ten militants belonging to the Turkish Dev-Sol movement occupied the Turkish information office in Amsterdam. The militants said they were protesting against the constitution of the American-influenced fascist junta in Turkey. America was indeed guilty of propping up the undemocratic, fascist military regime.
- November 12, 1982: Nubar Yalemian, an Armenian youth born in Turkey and living in the Middle East and Europe, was gunned down in the Dutch town of Utrecht where he had recently moved. He had been employed as an interpreter. Turkish sources claimed that Yalemian was affiliated with the Armenian Secret Army for the Liberation of Armenia and was killed by a recently created Turkish-anti-Armenian group hunting Armenians. It was something the Turks were particularly good at.
Yalemain was a member of ASALA, and an active participant in the Turkish Communist Party which was outlawed in Turkey but flourished in Europe among the millions of Turks who live there. Yalemian was assassinated by a handgun equipped with a silencer.
- November 15, 1982: In Germany, around 3,000 residents, most of them Americans, were evacuated from a 26-story apartment building in Eschborn while experts destroyed a timer set to trigger a 12-pound bomb in the building's basement. Residents alerted the U.S. military police after they discovered wires protruding from a fire extinguisher packed in a plastic bag near the cars parked adjacent to the building's gas supply pipes.
- November 26, 1982: A bomb hidden inside a briefcase that had been left by a youth in the Israeli Embassy in Quito, Ecuador exploded while a policeman was carrying it from the building. The officer was killed. Another policeman standing nearby, and a woman, who was blown through a window were also killed.
Because of the sophistication of the bomb, diplomatic authorities said no local militants were under suspicion for the attack. That left the PLO which accused Israeli secret police of attempting to undermine relations between Latin America and the PLO.
- December 2, 1982: In Thailand, a large bomb destroyed the Iraqi Consulate, killing the police department's bomb disposal expert and injuring six officers and eleven civilians. According to employees, a tall, thin, mustached Arab wearing sunglasses and carrying a brown briefcase entered the building several hours before the blast. He left the briefcase behind. The employees became suspicious and after about an hour called for help. The bomb exploded two hours later as it was being dismantled. Authorities suspected that the motive was political and religious, probably related to the ongoing war between Iran and Iraq. The attack was claimed several days later by a Shi'ite Muslim organization calling itself the "April 20 Group-Supporters of Iran.".
- December 3, 1982: A synagogue in Medellin, Columbia was attacked by twelve armed militants who harassed the Jewish worshippers and burned Torah scrolls, U.S., and Israeli flags. The terrorist, three of whom were women, wore masks over their faces with the letters PLO inscribed on them. The attackers pushed the worshippers against the wall and covered them in red dye. Since the Muslims wore PLO tags on their masques, the PLO dispensed with their usual denials and didn't bother blaming the "Israeli secret police.".
- December 5, 1982: In Cyprus, a bomb damaged a travel agency serving two Arab airlines, Gulf Air and North Yemen Airlines.
- December 8, 1982: In Greece, two youths riding a motorcycle threw a bomb into the Kuwait Airline office. The Saudi Arabian Airlines office located nearby was also targeted. Not skilled at their craft, one of the bombers killed himself. The other youth, Vaheh Kontaverdian, was from Iran.
- December 22, 1982: Italian soldiers assigned to the pro-PLO multinational peacekeeping force found two time bombs made from anti-tank mines in two U.N. schools for Palestinian refugees. The bombs had been set to explode before school started, destroying the buildings while not injuring any students. The detonators failed.
- December 23, 1982: A bomb destroyed a building housing the Israeli Consulate in Sydney, Australia injuring two people. Four hours later two more bombs exploded at a Jewish club. While an anonymous caller said the blasts were the responsibility of the mysterious, and perhaps mythical Organization for the Liberation of Lebanon from Foreigners," that would be senseless because Israel shared that same goal. Israeli officials blamed the PLO.
- December 24, 1982: In Lebanon, Minas Bedros Simonian, an Armenian youth, was killed in an assassination attempt attributed to agents of Turkey. As we have said, Turkish Muslims are very good at hunting down and killing Armenians.