2002 August - September
Islamic Terrorism Timeline
- August 1, 2002: In Iraq, four people were injured in an explosion near the Khurmal checkpoint. No one has claimed responsibility, but Ansar al-Islam ws suspected of involvement.
Ansar al-Islam is a fundamentalist Islamic organization headquartered in the Kurdish area of northern Iraq. The Helpers of Submission was founded in December 2001 by way of a merger between Jund al-Islam (Soldiers of Islam) and an unnamed group of jihadists led by Mullah Krekar - an Islamic cleric. Jund al-Islam was itself a conglomerate, formed from smaller groups that had broken off from the Islamic Movement of Kurdistan in the mid-nineties. It had close ties to the Tawhid Islamic Front as opposed to the more recent and infamous Tawhid and Jihad.
Ansar al-Islam's founding philosophy called for the establishment of an Islamic theocracy under Sharia, or strict Islamic law, in the Kurdish areas of northern Iraq. Its fundamental religious position and purpose put Submission's Helpers in direct conflict with Kurdish secular and democratic parties, such as the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK).
In March, 2003, America used cruise missiles valued at $25 million to attack Ansar al-Islam's mountainous sanctuary in Kurdistan/Iraq prior to its initial invasion. As a result, many of Submission's Helpers moved south where they became larger and stronger as a result of the U.S. occupation. Crusaders in the land of Islam spurred a massive infusion of new members, most of whom were foreign jihadists. The group now promotes the establishment of an Islamic state in all of Iraq. To achieve that goal, Ansar al-Islam is focused on killing American troops as well as the Muslims who support them. In a minor setback, the group's leader, Mullah Krekar, who enjoyed diplomatic immunity in Norway, was finally arrested in January 2004.
- August 1, 2002: In the Philippines, six Filipino Christian preachers were abducted by the Muslim Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG). The two male preachers were beheaded by the Islamic terrorists. Two of the women managed to escape in April 2003, when they were found wandering on the Southern part of Jolo Island. The other two remained in captivity on the Island.
The Abu Sayyaf Group (Sword Bearers) was formed in 1991 during the peace process between the Philippine government and the Islamic terrorist group known as the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF). Since the MNLF pledged to stop terrorizing the Philippines for concessions that included their own autonomous region, they simply created a new name for their militant wing.
The Abu Sayyaf Group's founder, Abdulrajik Abubakar Janjalani, served as the gang's leader until his death in 1998. Janjalani, like most terrorist leaders, was an Islamic scholar before he became a jihadist. One thing simply led to the other. Janjalani participated in the Afghan-Soviet mujahideen war and rubbed assault weapons with al-Qaeda and the Taliban. He purportedly met with Osama bin Laden.
In December 1998, Janjalani was killed during a clash with the Philippine military. Anih Sailani took over. He was a co-founder of the Abdurajak Janjalani Brigade, an affiliated faction of the Abu Sayyaf Group, of which Sailani was also an original member. Sailani was arrested on kidnapping charges by the Philippine military in September 2001. But in 2002, Sailani and his brother Itin escaped prison by disguising themselves as Muslim women. They just walked out of the facility following prisoner visitation hours. It was suspected that Muslim prison guards aided in the escape.
The Abu Sayyaf Group remains nominally committed to the formation of a Muslim state in the southern Philippines. However, corrupted by Islam their militants have shifted toward predominantly criminal enterprises. Some intelligence experts (who are not experts on Islam) have viewed recent ASG bombings as a possible sign that the group is returning to its fundamentalist roots.
The Philippine government has struggled for over three decades against the terrorist movement that began with MNLF's founding in 1972. The Abu Sayyaf Group is the most violent wing of that enterprise. Known by the alias, Al-Harakat Al-Islamiyyah, or Bearer of the Islamic Sword, Abu Sayyaf is closely allied with Jemaah Islamiyah, Laskar Jihad, the Moro National Liberation Front, and al-Qaeda. They were directly involved in the Oklahoma City Federal Building bombing, providing expertise, funding and personnel.
- August 1, 2002: In Algiers, Algeria, a homemade bomb was found in Sofia Square near the Central Post Office.
- August 1, 2002: Palestinians fired a Qassem rocket into a Jewish settlement in the northern Gaza Strip. It did not explode, and no one was hurt. HAMAS's Al-Qassem Brigades claimed credit for the failure.
- August 1, 2002: In Afghanistan, two men hurled hand grenades into a building housing a United Nations agency in Qandahar. This was the first attack on the UN since workers returned to Afghanistan in January (three months after the American invasion).
- August 1, 2002: An Israeli was found shot to death in the Geshuri industrial zone on the Green Line near Tulkarm. His body had been tied up so his death was execution style.
- August 1, 2002: In Georgia, Islamic separatists blew up two houses in the Tsarche village. Authorities recognized that the aim of these attacks was to intimidate the local people and further destabilize the situation in the Georgian-Abkhaz conflict zone in hopes of establishing an Islamic state in the region.
- August 1, 2002: In Albania, a thirteen-year-old girl died and three other children and a woman were injured as a result of an explosion in a home in the Tale village. The blast was the result of TNT being mishandled as it was being prepared as a bomb.
- August 2, 2002: In Kashmir, Muslim militants gunned down a National Conference Block President in Koochipora. Pakistani jihadists also kidnapped and then murdered a man from Mustafabed. His body was recovered in the Malri village. The same day, a man was kidnapped from his home in Keri Ghlota and subsequently assassinated by the militants.
- August 2, 2002: In Croatia, a grenade exploded early in the morning on a street in the tourist town of Makarska. The mayor blamed the event on "the mafia." This is certainly possible but also not necessarily accurate.
- August 2, 2002: In Russia, the front door of a prosecutor's office was blown off in an explosion in St. Petersburg. The bomber had attempted to construct the bomb so that it would detonate in two phases - the initial minor explosion was designed to draw the attention of the prosecutor's staff while the larger explosion was crafted to kill them.
- August 2, 2002: In Pakistan, the land of pure Islam, a Spanish man and his female Palestinian associate were found murdered at their homes in Bumburat. The 35-year-old man had been a long-time resident and student in the Kalash Valley in Chitral. He had been accused by some residents of preaching Christianity. For that crime, the two had their throats slit.
Advocating anything that conflicts with Islam, and choosing a religion other then Islam, is a crime in all nations governed by Sharia Islamic Law. The religion of Islam is so foolish, so immoral, so counterproductive, and so obviously false, it is destroyed in an open and truthful discussion. Properly informed people, given a choice, will not choose Islam.
The West needs to learn two things from these murders. First, democracy, which is predicated upon freedom of choice, is not possible in a culture that makes choice illegal. Not only is Islam opposed to all forms of freedom, the religion will not tolerate a free press or secular education which are essential to making an informed choice. And that means that America's invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq never had any hope of success.
The second lesson is that Islamic terrorism can be stopped. Islam is so vulnerable to the truth, an open an honest discussion of its depravity and destructiveness is sufficient to destroy its credibility. That is why these two Christians were murdered. Without the assurance of paradise for jihad there is no terrorism. It is really that simple. .
- August 4, 2002: In Thailand, a bomb planted by Muslims exploded on a railway after a Bangkok-bound train had passed, damaging a coach and blowing a large hole in the earth but causing no injuries. Witnesses reported seeing a member of an Islamic separatist group leaving the scene of the crime.
- August 4, 2002: Three people were injured near the West Bank settlement of Avney Hafetz when a Palestinian gunmen opened fire on their car.
- August 4, 2002: Two Israelis were killed, and two more were wounded when shots were fired into their car near Ramallah. To add insult to injury, a bomb was also thrown into the car.
- August 4, 2002: In Lebanon, a bomb was detonated at the Ain al-Hilweh refugee camp, targeting a shop owned by a Palestinian.
- August 4, 2002: In East Jerusalem, a Palestinian injured 14 people and killed another in with his assault rifle. HAMAS said that they had equipped and motivated him to do this horrible thing.
- August 4, 2002: An Islamic suicide bomber attacked civilians riding on a bus in Safed, Israel. This indoctrinated soul murdered nine Jews and mutilated 50 innocent people who were just going about their lives.
The Islamic Resistance Group, known as HAMAS, claimed responsibility. So what is it that Islam must resist to such an extent that civil conduct and death are not barriers? Could it be an educated, productive, and free society - the one thing Israel represents in the Middle Eastern sea of Islamic indoctrination, failure, and oppression? Is the forced imposition of Islam, and with it the control over all things including people, required for the terrorist religion to survive?
- August 4, 2002: Multitasking on this day, Muslims killed two and wounded 17 when a Fatah terrorist opened fire with a pistol near the Damascus Gate of Jerusalem's Old City. These murders took place less than a stone's throw from where the Messiah Yahushua was crucified.
- August 5, 2002: In Pakistan, masked Muslim gunmen savaged a Christian Missionary school in Murree attended by the children of missionaries from around the world. Six innocent people were murdered and three additional students were wounded.
A revolting Islamic group called al-Intigami al-Pakistani claimed responsibility for the heinous behavior. A note left at the scene said that they "held resentment against world powers." The reason Muslims resent "world powers," is that life isn't worth living in the lands poisoned by Islam.
A witness to the savagery testified that the masked Muslims confessed to their crime, calling out, "Allah is the Great!" or "Allahu Akbar!" in Arabic during the attack. In this confession we have the motivation for terror. These murderers, like every jihadist throughout history, have been fooled into believing that Allah is God, a god who rewards murderers.
Little is known about al-Intiqami al Pakistani beyond the fact that these Muslims were sufficiently afraid of Christianity and Western education that they were willing kill to keep it from spreading. Known also as the Revenge of Jihad and the Revenge of the Pakistanis, these religious terrorists declared that their attack was predicated upon and justified by for the mistreatment of Muslims in Afghanistan. And therin lies one of the problems with Islam - misinformation. Muslims have been treated poorly in Afghanistan, but not by Christians, by fundamentalist Muslims - the very people these terrorists were serving. There were virtually no Christians in Afghanistan and the few who had served there were aid workers - educators, healthcare providers, and food suppliers.
In addition to Afghanistan, the "Revenge" letter stated, "This is just a beginning of revenge atrocities the U.S. committing in Pakistan, Kashmir, and Palestine, and we will continue attacking." Pakistan is the land of pure Islam by its own definition, a place virtually devoid of American influence. And on the Kashmir issue, America has been moot. The nuclear issue between India and Pakistan has caused the U.S. to stand down when the nation should have stood up.
So that brings us to "Palestine." While there is no such place, the so-called "Palestinian people" (Arabs living in Israel) were the most free, most prosperous, and best educated Muslims in the world before Yasser Arafat called for the first intifada, or Muslim uprising against Jews. The Palestinians didn't go to work, attend school, or participate in the state that had treated them so well. Instead they began murdering and mutilating those who had provided a better lifestyle for them than any Islamic overlord in history. As a result, today the so-called Palestinians are just like all other Muslims. They are indoctrinated, oppressed, impoverished, and hateful. They are so ignorant and confused they, just like these Pakistani terrorists, kill for unjustifiable reasons.
The al-Intiqami al Pakistani terrorists suspected of having participated in these murders blew themselves up after being cornered by police two days later. Not only had they worn masks to hide their identities, they now had to flee life itself. Moravet Shah, the regional police commander, said the suspects confessed to the jihad mission prior to killing themselves. According to Shah, they said, "We have no hatred toward Muslims...Our targets are only Americans and nonbelievers.".
- August 5, 2002: Avi Wolanski, age 29, and his wife Avital, 27, of Eli, Israel, were killed and their three-year-old child was wounded when Islamic terrorists opened fire on their car as they were traveling on the Ramallah-Nablus road in Samaria. The Martyrs of the Palestinian Popular Army, a splinter group associated with Arafat's Fatah movement, claimed responsibility for this savagery.
- August 5, 2002: In Islamic Indonesia, eight bombs exploded around Poso, Sulawesi. The home of a legislator was damaged in one of the blasts.
- August 5, 2002: A Muslim man wearing an explosive belt detonated himself prematurely in a car near Umm al-Fahm. In addition to killing himself, he injured his Israeli-Islamic driver. This team of murdering Muslims was believed to have been on his way to Afula to carry out a suicide bombing. An unknown Palestinian group calling itself Al-Nadhir and affiliated with Fatah, claimed responsibility for the failure.
- August 6, 2002: Armed Muslim militants attacked a group of Hindu pilgrims with guns and grenades in Pahalgam, Kashmir. Nine Hindus were killed and 32 were wounded. The Islamic Lashkar-e-Tayyba claimed responsibility.
Lashkar-e-Tayyba is the terrorist wing of the Pakistan-based Islamic religious organization, Markaz-ud-Dawa-wal-Irshad. MDI is an Islamic anti-Christian missionary organization that was formed in 1989.
The LT is one of the three largest and best-trained terrorist groups murdering and mutilating Hindus in Kashmir. In 1994, the LT became one of the primary recipients of funds from Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), Pakistan's intelligence agency, after the Jamaat-e-Islami and the Hezbul Mujahideen terrorist organizations refused to accept new conditions attached to ISI money. However, Lashkar-e-Tayyba agreed to support Kashmir's forced annexation with Pakistan, to attack the Hindus in the Jammu Division, and to assist in training Muslim youth in the rest of India to be jihadists. Along with the Army of Muhammad and Al Badr, Lashkar-e-Tayyba is thought to be responsible for the majority of the violence in Kashmir.
In December 2001, the United States designated the Pakistani financed Lashkar-e-Tayyba a foreign terrorist organization. LT then reorganized in an attempt to separate its military-sponsored terrorist actions in Kashmir from its Islamic religious undertakings in Pakistan. The LT's agenda was outlined in a pamphlet entitled "Why are we waging jihad?" The answer is: "the restoration of Islamic rule over all of India." In harmony with the Pakistan government and the ISI, the Lashkar-e-Tayyba pamphlet propagates Islamic fundamentalism based on the Wahhabi Salafi sect. LT also challenges India's sovereignty over the State of Jammu and Kashmir. It seeks to bring about a union of all Muslim majority regions in countries that surround Pakistan.
Lashkar-e-Tayyba is a member of Osama bin Laden's International Islamic Front for Jihad against the US and Israel, as well as of the United Jihad Council. And that is a problem since its chief sponsor is the Pakistani government.
Zafar Iqbal founded Lashkar-e-Taiba along with Hafiz Mohammed Saeed and Zaki ur Rehman Lakhwi. Iqbal left the organization with Saeed in late 2001 to work for Jamaat-al-Dawat, Saeed's Islamic preaching organization, where he is the group's director of education.. Jamaat-al-Dawat operates several Islamic schools, known as madrassas, in Pakistan, indoctrinating thousands of students to hate and kill Christians and Jews.
Hafiz Mohammed Saeed was an academic by profession. Some sources report that Saeed leads Jamaat al-Dawat's Islamic seminary organization. Saeed has been arrested by Pakistani authorities several times, most recently in February 2006 after leading a violent demonstration against the publication of cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed inspiring Islamic violence.
Today, Maulana Abdul Wahid Kashmiri is the official leader of Lashkar-e-Tayyba, though some reports assert that the group is still led by the spiritual insights of Hafiz Muhammad Saeed. Saeed officially relinquished leadership of LT to Abdul Wahid after the former's arrest in December 2001. The arrest prompted Saeed to split his organization into an armed militant wing and a purely religious wing devoted to preaching.
The radical increase in Islamic terrorism being perpetrated on Indian Kashmir is a direct result of the American invasion of Afghanistan. The terrorist training bases the United States bombed out of existence were being used to equip Pakistanis to terrorize Kashmir into an Islamic union with Pakistan. An understanding of this reality is essential as we progress because there is a direct connection between al-Qaeda, the Taliban, Pakistan, and Islamic terrorism.
- August 6, 2002: In Lebanon, a bomb went off outside Major Jamil Zaydan's house in the Ain al-Hilweh refugee camp, destroying his car. He was a PLO member and an aide to the Fatah Secretary of the Sidon region. And that would have made him an enemy of Hizballah.
- August 7, 2002: In Kashmir, two people were killed by Islamic gunmen at a house in the Luthang village. The same day, Pakistani-financed terrorists shot and killed an official of the National Conference who was visiting Srinagar. Four members of a family were murdered when Muslim militants entered their house in the Patrada village and sprayed them with gunfire.
- August 7, 2002: An Israeli was fired on near Ramallah while traveling on the Abud bypass road.
- August 8, 2002: In Israel, two mortar shells were lobbed into an Israeli settlement in the northern part of Gaza's Qatif Bloc. A LAN missile was fired at the Yarqonim Junction - a popular shopping mall near the northeast of Tel Aviv.
- August 9, 2002: In Pakistan, five Christian nurses were killed, and another 23 healthcare providers were wounded in a grenade attack on the Presbyterian Missionary Hospital in Taxila. This was the second attack on Christian missionary communities in one week. Lashkar-eTaiba claimed credit.
- August 9, 2002: In Indonesia, Islamic gunmen fired on a bus in central Sulawesi, killing an Italian tourist.
- August 9, 2002: In Algeria, a homemade bomb exploded at a coastal resort near Skikda, killing five and injuring six.
- August 9, 2002: In Pakistan, the director-general of the National Database and Registration Authority, was wounded when gunmen opened fire on his car in Quetta. Now that the most famous Islamic jihad mujahideen database had moved into town in the form of al-Qaeda, the other one was superfluous.
- August 10, 2002: In Kashmir, an alleged informer was shot to death by United Jihad Council gunmen at Uhan in Bandipora.
- August 10, 2002: In Russia, a bomb in front of an apartment building was defused by police in Novosibirsk. It was made of TNT, plastic explosive, fuel oil, and sharp metal objects such as bolts and screws.
- August 10, 2002: Three firebombs were thrown at Israeli cars near Jaljuluyah and Kefar Saba.
- August 10, 2002: Yafit Herenstein, 31, was killed and her husband, Arno, was seriously wounded when a Fatah Muslim terrorist infiltrated their community and opened fire outside their home in the Jordan Valley. Fatah's al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades confessed to, no actually celebrated, the murder.
- August 11, 2002: In Kashmir, Pakistani gunmen shot and killed three members of a Muslim family in Poonch.
- August 11, 2002: Palestinians opened fire on a group of surveyors who were working at the entrance to Dugit settlement in the northern Gaza Strip. The Israel Defense Force engaged the shooters, but they escaped. One of the surveyors was wounded in the exchange. HAMAS's al-Qassem Brigades announced that one of their men was killed.
- August 12, 2002: In Russia, the head of the Medecin Sans Frontieres in Makhachkala, was kidnapped. Chechen Muslims didn't like the healthcare worker serving in the refugee camps they were using as a source of recruits. The victim was the second NGO official to be kidnapped in the Caucasus in a month. He would be held in captivity for two years.
- August 12, 2002: In Iraq, a number of unidentified gunmen attacked the power station in Halabjah, using both firearms and rocket-propelled grenades. No injuries were reported, but the station suffered heavy damage.
- August 13, 2002: In Lebanon, two people were killed and six were wounded when Lebanese Hizballah Islamists attacked Palestinian Fatah positions in the Ain al-Hilwah refugee camp near Sidon with automatic gunfire, hand grenades, and rocket-propelled grenades. Tensions had been high in the camp since the Palestinian factions turned a Lebanese militant into the authorities in July 2001. The Hizballah terrorist, Badie Hamadeh, was wanted for the deaths of three security officers.
- August 13, 2002: In Islamic Indonesia, five people were killed by gunmen in raids on two Christian villages in Sulawesi. The following day, a bomb exploded behind a hotel in Banda Aceh.
- August 14, 2002: In Algeria, a bomb exploded near a movie theater and the headquarters of the Islamist Movement for National Reform in Tebessa. An Islamic reformation isn't desirable, or even possible. The Islam of the terrorists is fundamentalist Islam - the Islam of Muhammad and his Companions. Should Islam reform on that foundation the percentage of fundamentalist Muslims would increase from its current 60% of the population. And that would increase, not decrease terrorism.
- August 15, 2002: In India, three crude bombs exploded on a passenger train in Jharkand.
- August 16, 2002: In Indonesia, a bomb planted beneath a tree injured two people. The next day, a home-made bomb was thrown into a crowd in Banda Aceh during an Independence Day celebration. Police blamed the Free Aceh Movement.
- August 16, 2002: In Afghanistan, a bomb exploded outside the Communications Ministry in Kabul.
- August 16, 2002: A hand grenade was thrown into a pastry shop in a Macedonian village. The purpose of the bomb was to threaten the local Muslim Albanian population into submission.
- August 16, 2002: In Pakistan, the Director-General of Balochistan's Agriculture Department, was shot and wounded by Islamic terrorists while in his car. His driver was also wounded.
- August 17, 2002: A British soldier committed suicide after shooting and killing a fellow soldier in a protected area near the Kabul Airport in Afghanistan.
- August 18, 2002: An explosive device was detonated between the West Bank settlements of Enav and Avney Hefetz. The Al Quds Brigades of HAMAS claimed responsibility for the attack.
- August 18, 2002: Border Police in Israel safely detonated a 25-pound bomb planted in Hebron's Wadi al-Hariya neighborhood. The same day, a second explosive device was detonated near Enav. Then, for the third day in a row, a barrage of mortar shells were lobbed into settlements in the northern Gaza Strip.
- August 19, 2002: In Chechnya, the head of the Village Administration in Kalinovskaya was assassinated. News reports credit Chechen Muslims for the killing.
- August 20, 2002: In Kashmir, a Hindu shopkeeper was killed by Muslim militants. Pakistani gunmen fired at a truck near Zawoora, killing the driver and injuring his associate. The same day in Kashmir, Muslim militants set fire to more than thirty homes in the Mangota village. Indian authorities blamed Hezbul Mujahideen - the Party of Holy Islamic Warriors.
Hezbul Mujahideen, often written as or Hezb-ul-Mujahideen, is the largest Pakistani/Kashmiri militant group. They officially support the establishment of an Islamic theocracy in Kashmir. Ultimately, they envision Kashmir's accession to Pakistan, but only after Pakistan becomes Allah's enclave.
The Party of Holy Islamic Warriors is the militant wing of Pakistan's largest political party - the Jamaat-i-Islami. In that regard it is similar to al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades being the terrorist arm of Yasser Arafat's Fatah political party. However, to be fair, the terrorist organization HAMAS is now the largest Islamic party of the so-called "Palestinian people.".
Hezbul Mujahideen jihadists have targeted Indian security forces and pro-choice Hindu politicians in Kashmir. Quite often they conduct joint operations with other Kashmiri/Pakistani militants - most especially Jaish-e-Muhammad.
The Party of Holy Islamic Warriors reportedly operated in Afghanistan through the mid-1990s during the Great Jihad. If it is true, they would have trained alongside the Afghan Hezb-ul-Islami Gulbuddin until the Taliban takeover. Allah's associates originally called themselves "Al Badr" in honor of Muhammad's first semi-successful terrorist raid.
The Hezb-ul-Mujahideen is made up primarily of fundamentalist Kashmiri and Pakistani Muslims but with some foreign jihadists. While Indian intelligence reports that the Islamic club is responsible for about 20% of terrorist strikes, Pakistani reports estimate that it controls about 60% of the Islamic terrorists operating in Kashmir.
The Jamaat-e-Islami Party set up its terrorist front at the urging of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence - the Land of Pure Islam's equivalent to America's CIA. The salafi Muslims in the ISI envisioned Hezb-ul-Mujahideen as an fundamentalist Islamic weapon they could deploy without engendering the wrath of the West - which is easily fooled by names and usually blames symptoms rather than sources.
Since 1997, the Party of Holy Warriors has been operating in tandem with the Lashkar-e-Tayyba and Jaish-e-Muhammad. HM provides the local knowledge and support to organizations like Harkat-ul Ansar and the Lashkar-e-Tayyba, whose cadre are largely foreign jihadists.
Muhammad Yusuf Shah, better known as Syed Salahuddin, is the founder and supreme commander of Hezb-ul-Mujahideen. Salahuddin is also the leader of the United Jihad Council, a conglomeration of 14 Islamic terrorist organizations operating in Kashmir at the direction of Pakistan. In addition to his own organization, members of the United Jihad Council include Lashkar-e-Tayyba, Jamiat-ul-Mujahideen, and Jaish-e-Muhammad.
Salahuddin was born in Indian-administered Kashmir in 1946. A good student, he originally pursued a career in medicine before deciding to major in political science at the University of Kashmir in the early 1970s. During his time in college, Salahuddin became involved with Islamist political parties such as the Jamaat-e-Islami, and in 1987 he attempted to run for state assembly as a member of the Muslim United Front Party. However, he was arrested by Indian security forces before the elections for promoting the overthrow of the Indian government by violent means. Once released from prison, Salahuddin was named the leader of Hezb-ul-Mujahideen in 1990.
Under his control, the Party of Holy Warriors became an extremely violent terrorist organization. Although Salahuddin publicly denounced attacks on civilians, HM assaults have killed countless innocent people over the years.
Abdul Majeed Dar eventually came to lead Salahuddin's Hizbul Mujahideen. As chief commander of operations, Majeed Dar was influential in preparing new militants for terrorist assaults. He oversaw recruitment, indoctrination, and training. He also managed several terrorist camps throughout Pakistan.
Majeed Dar was chiefly responsible for a ceasefire offer made to the Indian government on July 24th, 2000. He met with Indian officials to discuss the deal on August 3rd. Though the offer was withdrawn within a week of the meeting, the initiative ruined Dar's standing in Hezb-ul-Mujahideen. Dar split with the group's spiritual leader, Syed Salahuddin, sparking bloody rivalry.
Dar went into hiding in Kashmir. During this time his ties to the Pakistani intelligence service, military, and government withered. So Salahuddin went on the offensive, killing Dar loyalists and accusing Dar himself of working with the Indians. Salahuddin formally expelled Dar from the group in May 2002 - calling his an apostate - a peace-loving Muslim who must be killed. Dar was subsequently murdered in his home near Sopore, Kashmir on March 23, 2003 by two Islamic gunman. Before his death, the Western media and politicians, not understanding the Qur'an condemnation of peaceful Muslim hypocrites in the Qur'an's 9th surah, considered Majeed Dar as a promising moderate Muslim with whom they could negotiate.
- August 20, 2002: In the Philippines, six Jehovah's Witnesses selling cosmetics for their church were abducted by Islamic gunmen on Jolo Islamd. Two of the Christians were beheaded the following day by the Muslim murderers. The heads were left in a market with a note calling for a holy war, or jihad.
- August 20, 2002: In Afghanistan, a shopkeeper in Kabul alerted a security patrol to a powerful bomb left in a crowded bazaar on the capital's airport road, not far from the U.S. Embassy.
- August 20, 2002: The Israel Defense Force discovered an explosive device in the Nablus area and safely detonated it.
- August 20, 2002: In Germany, Iraqi dissidents penetrated the Iraqi Embassy in Berlin and held employees hostage for seven hours. A group calling itself the Democratic Iraqi Opposition of Germany claimed that the attack was to press for the overthrow of Saddam Hussein. The German police ended the conflict, freeing ten hostages and arresting the five people involved. Abu Qasi A, the mastermind behind the attack, had been living in Germany for twenty-five years.
The assailants were said to be Sunni Muslims that formed this group to be "included in the recent talks between opposition groups and the U.S. over the future status of Iraq." By this time the world knew that George Bush had decided to invade Iraq, and that as a result of deposing the secular government of Saddam Hussein, there would be a religious scramble for power.
The five Iraqi Muslims who were arrested were brought to trial in March 2003. Their lawyer argued that the group had the same goals as the U.S.-led war on Iraq, to depose Saddam Hussein and replace his secular government with an Islamic one.
- August 20, 2002: Three more car bombs in Jakarta, Indonesia were detonated by good Muslims who were rehearsing their upcoming attack in Bali that would leave hundreds dead.
- August 21, 2002: In Pakistan, Islamic jihadists shot and killed a Wana village man. His corpse was discovered several days later. He had been suspected of spying for U.S. forces in the region. U.S. dollars were found on his body.
- August 21, 2002: An Israeli Muslim was wounded by shots fired during a Palestinian ambush on the trans-Samaria highway in the Jordan Valley. His vehicle was mistaken for settlers by the Palestinian gunmen because it had Israeli license plates.
- August 21, 2002: In Afghanistan, a small bomb went off in the Bakhtar Cinema in Kabul. Cinemas were a popular targets for the deposed Taliban regime, under which most forms of entertainment, including films and music, were banned.
- August 21, 2002: In the region between Afghanistan and Pakistan, two men suspected of spying for U.S. forces were mutilated and murdered in Shwal - Pakistan's Federally Administered Tribal Area. It is believed that the two were accomplices of a Wana village man previously assassinated on suspicion of passing information to the Americans. The two men's bodies were badly mutilated with their ears, nose and hands chopped up and U.S. dollars stuffed in their pockets.
- August 22, 2002: In Kashmir, a farmer was hanged after being abducted earlier in the day from Wadebala. The same day, the Party of Holy Warriors kidnapped a Hindu and killed him. His body was found the next day in Nandmarg. Then, a street sweeper suspected of working as an informer was murdered in Handwara.
- August 22, 2002: In the Philippines, less than three weeks after U.S. Special Forces ended a six-month counter-terrorism exercise, the heads of two Jehovah's Witnesses were found in a jungle on Jolo Island, where they and six others were kidnapped by Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) Islamic terrorists. The two dead men were identified as Lemuel Bantolo and Leonel Mantic. Mantic's wife was among the captives. For details concerning the Abu Sayyaf Group, see August 1st.
- August 23, 2002: In Kashmir, the Army of Muhammad slit the throats of residents of Dodasanbala near the Ghai Pass. Eight people from three families were murdered. A separate attack took place nearby, killing two.
- August 23, 2002: In Iraq, a bomb was detonated outside a house in Arbil's Shorish District, killing one and injuring two others. It was the first lethal terrorist attack in Iraq this year. Within seven months time, following the American invasion, Iraqi Muslims would commence over 100 raids a day against American troops and launch another 100 terrorist attacks each day against rival Muslims. As a direct result of America's failed "War Against Terror" fatalities attributed to terrorism would increase from one a year to 50 per day - an increase of 1,825,000%. Bob Woodward's book, State of Denial, which claimed this very thing, was 40,000 lives and 1,500 days late.
- August 23, 2002: In Pakistan, the New Delhi-based Regional Director of the International Red Cross was found dead in his room at Islamabad's Best Western Hotel. Dr. Bo, a Burmese national, was in town for a four-day seminar. Pakistani police claimed Dr. Bo committed suicide, but hotel workers say he was found tied up and strangled.
- August 24, 2002: In Kashmir, the beheaded body of a Sarwala man, Jagdish Kumar, was recovered by police. He had been missing for over a year.
On the same day, the United Jihad Council had its militants slit the throats of two rival Muslims near the Ghai Pass. Then the Army of Muhammad murdered eight others, including a Warapora woman near Bandipore. They set fire to five houses of Kashmiri Hindu migrants at Khayyar in the Islamabad district.
- August 24, 2002: The body of a Palestinian woman suspected of collaborating with Israel was found riddled with bullets. She had been kidnapped previously. Fatah's al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades said she was killed after having admitted to supplying Israel with information that helped the IDF assassinate of two senior Fatah members who were responsible for pervious suicide bombings.
- August 25, 2002: In Kashmir, the body of a Judi Thethri man who had been abducted by jihadists from his home was found mutilated. Other jihadists shot and killed a woman in Jai Dhar. Her brother was injured in the attack. Then the United Jihad Council ordered its men to assassinate a rival outside his home in Wana Beoli in the Jammu Division.
- August 25, 2002: In Afghanistan, a bomb exploded in a garbage bin next to a United Nations guest house in Kabul, injuring two Afghans. The attack came during a visit by General Tommy Franks, head of U.S. Central Command.
- August 25, 2002: In Kosovo, an explosion in Istok targeted LDK official Ferat Hajzeraj.
- August 26, 2002: In Kashmir, Pakistani gunmen shot and killed a National Conference activist outside his home in Palhalan-Pattan.
- August 26, 2002: In Afghanistan, rival Muslims fired at the car carrying Sayd Homayun Bamiani, head of the Islamic Youth of Afghanistan (a political party), in Kabul.
- August 27, 2002: In Turkey, two Muslims threw a bomb at the entrance to the Nationalist Action Party building in Istanbul.
- August 29, 2002: In Kashmir, gunmen kidnapped a man from his home in Mandwal Gundna, and later shot him to death.
- August , 2002: In Kosovo, Albanian Muslims fired on Serbian woodcutters, police, and ultimately KFOR troops before fleeing. One KFOR officer was injured.
- August 30, 2002: In Kashmir, Muslim militants shot and killed three members of a family of Hindu shepherds in Milwani. They had migrated to higher pasture to graze their animals, making them an easy target.
The same day, an Indian of ruling National Conference was assassinated in Gundipora-Beerwa in Central Kashmir. Security forces have arrested Bashir Ahmad Bajam, a Lashkar-e-Tayyba terrorist, and recovered two AK rifles, two magazines, and a pistol from his possession.
But there were plenty more Islamic gunmen so the United Jihad Council had another of its militants gun down the father of a surrendered rival jihadist in Doda. During this time, there was a significant disagreement brewing between the Party of Holy Warriors and the Army of Muhammad.
- August 30, 2002: Members of Fatah's al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades shot and killed a Palestinian woman for collaborating with Israel. She had reportedly provided information to the Israeli security services that allowed troops to track down and kill the group's Tul Karm area commander, Raed Karmi, in January. The woman, 18-year-old Rajah Ibrahim, was the second female in a week to be killed by the PA/PLO. Her aunt, 34-year-old Ikhlas Khouli, was seized from her home in Tul Karm and assassinated after confessing under torture to working with Israel.
- August 30, 2002: In Macedonia, acting in protest the threatened arrest of Islamic Albanian political leader Ali Ahmeti, an Albanian Islamic terrorist group took several Slavic Macedonians hostage, threatening to kill them if Albanians imprisoned their leader over his earlier shooting of two police officers.
- August 30, 2002: A convoy of cars carrying the Bangladesh opposition leader, Sheikh Hasina of the Awami League, came under fire. Several journalists were injured. The Awami League blamed the ruling Bangladesh Nationalist Party for the attempted assassination. It was just Muslims playing with other Muslims.
- August 31, 2002: In Indonesia, Islamic gunmen ambushed a convoy headed to a gold mine run by a U.S. Corporation. PT Freeport Indonesia, the mine's operator and affiliate of Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc., had been criticized by human rights advocates for allegedly cooperating with Indonesian security forces in suppressing "pro-independence activities," also known as terrorism, in Irian Jaya. Authorities suspected that the Free Papua Movement was involved in this attack that killed two Americans and an Indonesian and injured fourteen others, including six US citizens.
- August 31, 2002: Marked gunmen from the Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades shot and killed a man accused of collaborating with Israel - the third such killing in a week. The man, Rassim Abu Ohn, was 24-years-old.
- August 31, 2002: Two Israelis were wounded in a shooting attack on the West Bank settlement of Bracha near Nablus. The gunman was shot and killed by IDF troops. The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) claimed credit.
- September 1, 2002: In Kashmir, the United Jihad Council had its Muslim militants kidnap and kill a National Conference activist, Haji Ghulam Hassan Bhat, in the Baramula District. He was Hindu, popular, and leading in the polls which is why Muslims sought to kill him.
That evening, Islamic terrorists working for the Pakistani government entered the home of a low-level election official and opened fire, killing two of his children and wounding another in the Gunthal village of Poonch. These Islamic savages kidnapped and later assassinated a laborer suspected of being an informant in Banihal.
- September 1, 2002: In Pakistan, the bullet-ridden body of the son of Maulana Haq Nawaz Jhangvi, a leader of a banned Islamic group, was found in a graveyard in Usman Colony - a shantytown near Karachi. The man had been a Sipah-e-Sahaba activist.
- September 2, 2002: In Kashmir, Muslim militants staged an assassination attempt against Jammu and Kashmir Industries Minister Sheikh Mustafa Kamaal, who was the brother of Chief Minister, Farooq Abdullah. They opened fire on his motorcade at in Baramula just after Kamaal had addressed an election rally.
A local leader of the ruling National Conference was abducted from his home in the village of Ayhtmulla north of Srinagar. He was beheaded by good Muslims following Muhammad's example. That evening, jihadists entered the home of a National Conference leader in the Anantnag District of South Kashmir and assassinated him.
- September 2, 2002: In Turkey, a bomb exploded in a garbage container near the Directorate of Security in Istanbul.
- September 2, 2002: A mortar was fired at a Qatif Bloc settlement.
- September 2, 2002: In Macedonia, a bomb went off in front of the office of the Democratic Party of Integration, an ethnic Albanian political party. This is the party led by Ali Ahmeti whose threatened arrest by Macedonian police was the justification for a kidnapping incident several days earlier.
- September 3, 2002: In Russia, a bomb was discovered at the Sevastopol Hotel in Moscow.
- September 3, 2002: An Israeli from Neve Tzuf was injured in an ambush on a bridge near Ramallah.
- September 3, 2002: In Kashmir, a secular political activist was assassinated by jihadists in the township of Patan. He had been a member of the Congress Party.
- September 4, 2002: In Chechnya, federal forces defused a landmine on the railroad tracks near the Argun terminal. The Argun police accused Chechen rebels, lesser known as Islamic terrorists, of planting the device.
- September 4, 2002: A mortar was fired at a Gaza settlement, damaging a building.
- September 4, 2002: In Kashmir, Pakistani militants kidnapped a National Conference worker from the Achkanpora. Then they kidnapped a man from his home in the Gatroo village in Tral and murdered him. Next, these out of control Muslims entered the home of a National Conference worker in the Darakashi village and shot him to death. The United Jihad Council ended the day by firing on an employee of the Uri Civil Project in his home in Singhpura. They killed the Congress Party sympathizer. Islam will not tolerate a rival. And death means nothing to a Muslim because their life is meaningless.
- September 5, 2002: In Kashmir, five National Conference leaders were wounded in an ambush at an election rally in Langet. A People's Democratic Party worker was killed when Muslim militants attacked the house of a senior party activist near Rangreth on the outskirts of Srinagar. The attackers asked to see the party leader, but when the worker came out instead, he was shot and killed.
- September 5, 2002: In Islamic Indonesia, a home-made bomb exploded at the Merdeka stadium, killing four, including three teenaged girls. Eight young athletes were wounded. Ambon had been the scene of Islamic religious violence since 1999.
- September 5, 2002: Two mortar shells were shot into the Gush Qatif settlement. A Qassem rocket was fired into the northern part of the Gaza Strip.
- September 5, 2002: In Afghanistan, a suicide car bomb blast in Kabul killed 30 people and wounded 170 others in a crowded open-air market filled with people shopping before Friday Muslim prayers. A smaller bomb had been detonated earlier near shops selling television and satellite dishes (forbidden under the Taliban). It drew people to the scene further increasing the casualties. The large car bomb, a taxi, was detonated moments later as the crowd grew.
Afghan officials blamed this attack as well as the assassination attempt on Hamid Karzai several hours later in Qandahar on remnants of the Taliban and/or Al-Qaeda. Islamic militia leader Hekmatyar was also suspected because he had recently declared jihad against the American forces and the U.S.-backed Afghan government. But the truth be known, Islam, and only Islam was to blame for the mass murder and mutilation.
- September 5, 2002: An Afghan man wearing an American-supplied security guard's uniform fired on the convoy carrying U.S.-appointed President Hamid Karzai and Qandahar Governor Gul Agha Shirzai as they rode through Qandahar - Karzai's hometown. Qandahar was also the spiritual capital of the Taliban - of which Karzai had been a leader (he was the Taliban's Foreign Minister) and a former jihadist.
Karzai was visiting Qandahar for the wedding of his youngest brother. His American Special Forces guards fired on the shooter, killing him and two others. The Muslim militant, however, managed to wound Shirzai and one American soldier. Afghan officials blamed al-Qaeda and/or the Taliban for this assassination attempt as well as the suicide bomber in Kabul who detonated himself hours earlier. Both attacks came within one week of the twin one-year anniversaries of the murder of Northern Alliance military leader Ahmad Shah Massoud by the Taliban and the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon by al-Qaeda.
Karzai, who had been chosen for this job because of his association with Unocal, had been leaving out of the car to shake the hand of an Afghani when the initial shots were fired. The attacker was later identified as having come from Kajaki in the Helmand Province, a Taliban stronghold. But what's odd here, is that Karzai was so insensitive to the job of being the president of a country that the former jihadist didn't return to the nation's capital in the aftermath of the worst terrorist attack in their history.
- September 6, 2002: In Kashmir, Sheikh Abdul Rahman, an independent candidate in the upcoming elections, was ambushed as his car reached Gori. The candidate, his nephew and their driver were killed on the spot, while a second nephew died later of his injuries.
- September 6, 2002: In Chechnya, masked Muslim gunmen attacked the Grozny Pension Office, ransacking the files and setting fire to the building. Thousands of pensioners' files were lost in the attack.
- September 6, 2002: In Indonesia, Islamic terrorists associated with the Free Aceh Movement ambushed a convoy of vehicles carrying security and government officials, including Aceh governor Abdullah Puteh. The ambush was intended to act as a warning to military and police noted the local commander Abdul Wahab. Here as elsewhere in the Islamic world, Muslims were killing Muslims.
- September 6, 2002: In Macedonia, a bomb was detonated at the Biznis restaurant in Skopje - a place frequented by Albanians. Only one person was hurt by flying glass.
- September 6, 2002: In Kyrgyzstan, Muslim militants threw two grenades into the car of Inisir Ashirkulor, the Security Council Secretary. He was injured but not killed.
- September 6, 2002: In Kashmir a ruling National Conference candidate escaped an assassination attempt at his home in the Sangrama area. That same day, Muslim militants opened fire on the Sharakwara-Kreeri house of a communist activist, killing him and wounding his guards.
- September 7, 2002: In Kashmir, another National Conference worker was taken from his home, this time in the Sonamullah village. The jihadist assassinated him.
Later in the day, police recovered the body of a surrendered former jihadist from Baba Woyel, in the Srinagar District. The jihadist vow is "unto death do us part.".
- September 7, 2002: In Chechnya, Islamic terrorists assaulted Grozny Mayor, Oleg Bhidkov's motorcade. One police officer in the escort car was injured.
- September 7, 2002: In Kashmir, the Army of Muhammad shot and killed a government employee in central Srinagar.
- September 8, 2002: In Afghanistan, 12 people were wounded when a bomb went off outside a video store in Khost's main Medina Market. Authorities blamed the Taliban and/or Al-Qaeda.
- September 8, 2002: In Kyrgyzstan, an Islamic terrorist threw three hand grenades at Kyrgyzstan's Secretary Council Chief, Misir Ashirkulov.
- September 9, 2002: In Chechnya, several explosions linked to Muslim militants went off in Grozny, killing two parents and their young daughter.
- September 9, 2002: Akhmad Zavgayer, head of the Chechen district of Nadterechny, was killed when gunmen opened fire on his car. A female aide was killed by the gunmen. Reports said that Chechen Islamic leaders had declared a death sentence on Zavgayer because he opposed them.
- September 9, 2002: In India, in an attempted hijacking, a Muslim man armed with a knife tried to take over an Air Seychelles Boeing 737 mid-air, but was overpowered by cabin crew. The plane landed in Maldives, an island located between India and Seychelles.
- September 9, 2002: In Russia, an explosive device went off in a marketplace in Makhachkala, killing the Islamic woman who was carrying the bomb in her bag.
- September 9, 2002: In Bangladesh, a local-level National Party leader was killed. His bodyguard was injured while protecting him.
- September 10, 2002: In Kashmir, a female National Conference activist was shot to death by Muslim militants at her house in Baramulla.
- September 10, 2002: Chechen writer and journalist, Lechi Yakhyayev, was shot and wounded by Muslims in his home in the Gekhi village. He believes that he was targeted because he had recently released several documentaries which described the Islamic nature of the terrorism being perpetrated by Muslims in Chechnya.
- September 10, 2002: An explosive device was detonated outside the office of the Central Bank in Istanbul.
- September 10, 2002: In Russia, Muslims tried to bomb the apartment of Igor Nikitin, a political journalist in Vladivostok.
- September 11, 2002: In Ethiopia, an explosion destroyed a hotel in Addis Ababa - killing one and wounding 38. The Oromo Liberation Front was blamed, but the incident did not fit their modus operandi, and they denied involvement.
- September 11, 2002: Muslim militants attacked the house of Jammu and Kashmir Minister of State for Tourism Sakina Itoo. Their attempt to kill the Hindu woman with a grenade failed - but her four children were wounded.
The same day, Islamic jihadists hurled a grenade the home of a National Conference candidate in Kanlibagh, and then opened fire, wounding one of his guards.
- September 11, 2002: On the anniversary of 9-11, Muslims celebrated by suicide bombing Kabul and Kandahar, Afghanistan. The Islamic jihadists killed 32 people and injured another 150 Muslims. Following the American invasion, Afghanistan was becoming a very dangerous place to live. Both attacks were blamed on Bulbuddin Hekmatyar and the Hezb-e-Islami.
- September 11, 2002: Muhammad's assassins killed Kashmir's Law Minister, Mushtaq Ahmed Lone, and six security guards in Tikipora. A consortium of Muslim militant groups, Lashkar-e-Tayyba, Jamiat ul-Mujahideen, and Hezb ul-Mujahideen, claimed responsibility. With so many vying for credit, it's clear that Muslims are proud of what they do.
- September 11, 2002: A sixty-five-year-old Palestinian man was shot to death by masked members of Fatah's al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades in the Qalqilyah area. The Arab man had been held in Palestinian detention on suspicion of having collaborated with Israel.
- September 11, 2002: Pakistan's United Jihad Council ordered the assassination of Jammu and Kashmir Law Minister Mushtaq Ahmad Lone. These Muslims ambushed his motorcade in Ratnag. The assailants first triggered a landmine and then fired shots at the cars. Six of those accompanying the Minister were also killed, including two of his bodyguards. Six people were injured. Al-Barq, Lashkar-e-Tayyba and a group using the heretofore-unheard-of name, Al-Aarifeen, all claimed credit for the murderous attack. Al-Barq even claimed to have filmed the assassination.
Al-Barq (the Lightning) shares a name with the winged jackass Muhammad allegedly rode from Mecca to Jerusalem one night so that he could meet in the nonexistent temple with all of the Jewish prophets. Is a joint Pakistani and Kashmiri terrorist organization that conducts operations in Kashmir. For much of its history, Al-Barq was aligned with the Muttahida (United) Jihad Council, a union of fundamentalist Islamic terrorist organizations.
Relative to other terrorist groups, Al-Barq was originally considered moderate. Al-Barq representative actually participated in talks between Kashmiri militants and the Indian government in 1996 - discussions which yielded no results. Since that time, the group has conducted countless raids against Indian police and politicians.
The reorganization of the Muttahida/United Jihad Council in 2002, led to the joining of Al-Barq with several other groups to form the Kashmir Freedom Force. The Council announced the merger and said the individual groups would no longer be claiming attacks under their former names. However, international media has continued to identify militants affiliated with Al-Barq and implicate them in numerous acts of Islamic terrorism. This is because a former Al-Barq leader now leads the Kashmir Freedom Force, an organization composed largely of Al-Barq militants-both jihadists and mercenaries. And let's be honest, Muslims are only freedom fighters in the sense that they are fighting against all forms of freedom.
Al-Barq is known to be running effective terrorist training camps in Pakistan and Kashmir. With the closure of the Taliban's and al-Qaeda's Afghani bases, these camps have become notorious for training numerous militants and terrorists for international attacks. The perpetrators of the London bombings were trained in Pakistani camps run by Al-Barq.
- September 11, 2002: A thirty-five year old Palestinian man was killed by masked members of the PLO/PA/Fatah al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades in the Tulkarm area village of Anin. He was suspected of collaborating with Israel.
- September 12, 2002: In Kashmir, United Jihad Council militants set fire to the Salqa-Topa home of a National Conference leader in Poonch. That evening, other jihadists shot and killed two men in Marisuma.
- September 12, 2002: Two mortar shells were fired into Israeli towns inside the Green Line. Two Qassem rockets were shot into an Israeli community in the northern Negev. One rocket fell into a house but did not explode.
Later in the day, an explosion occurred near a bus at the Netzarim junction. Israeli army officers believed that a homemade anti-tank rocket was fired at the vehicle.
- September 12, 2002: Palestinian gunmen injured an Israeli woman near Avney Hafetz in a shooting attack from a passing car.
- September 13, 2002: In Kashmir, Muslims shot and killed a National Conference leader in the Baghote village of the Poonch district. Becoming a politician in this part of the world was a life or death decision.
- September 13, 2002: The Israel Defense Force uncovered a bomb near the Jenin refugee camp and safely detonated it. The same day, a 75-pound explosive charge was found near the Morag settlement. Frustrated, HAMAS launched a mortar into an Israeli settlement. It didn't explode either.
- September 14, 2002: In Kashmir, jihadists broke into the home of a village leader in the Shadra Sharif area and assassinated him. He had been campaigning for the upcoming elections. Other Islamic gunmen shot and killed two members of the National Conference in Poonch.
- September 14, 2002: In Macedonia, Islamic terrorists from the Albanian National Army, a religious paramilitary group, opened fire on a car that was part of a convoy accompanying outgoing interior minister Ljube Boskoski. A police spokesman said that they had already foiled one plot to assassinate the minister earlier in the day.
- September 14, 2002: Three mortar shells were fired at a settlement in the Qatif Bloc in Gaza. The al-Qassem Brigades, a HAMAS affiliate, claimed credit.
- September 15, 2002: Kashmir was not sufficiently indoctrinated or controlled by Islam to assure a democratic victory so weapons were deployed instead of ballots. At the direction of Pakistan's United Jihad Council, Islamic terrorists hurled a grenade at the home of an independent candidate in the Sakhi Maidan village of the Poonch district. Then the attackers opened fire on the home. Guards retaliated, and the attackers escaped.
That same afternoon, police recovered a body near Pahapharkund. Then Islamic jihadists assaulted a National Conference candidate in his house at Bandipora. In the early evening, militants used an IED on the motorcade of a Jammu and Kashmir Minister in Anantnag. They then opened fire on the convoy, killing a policeman and a civilian while wounding two other officers. This was the second assassination attempt against this minister in five days. She was the only woman in the outgoing government. Lashkar-e-Jabbar claimed credit for the last of these electoral attacks. Last year their Islam had caused them to threaten women who did not adhere to strict Islamic dress codes and who dared inter a man's world.
Lashkar-e-Jabbar is the most secretive religious terrorist outfit in Pakistan. Also known as Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, they are a militant offshoot of the Sunni sectarian group Sipah-i-Sahaba Pakistan (the Army of Muhammad's Companions). The breakaway group was formed in 1996 by Akram Lahori, Malik Ishaque, and Riaz Basra, after they accused the Army of Muhammad's Companions of deviating from the ideals of its slain co-founder, Maulana Haq Nawaz Jhangvi. The Sunni fundamentalist salafi group focuses on anti-Shia attacks and assaults against women. Many of its members are associates of the Pakistani Taliban in Afghanistan.
A news report in October 2000 claimed that the Lashkar-e-Jabbar had split into two factions, one headed by Riaz Basra (since deceased) and the other by the chief of the organization's Majlis-al-Shura (Supreme Council), Qari Abdul Hai alias Qari Asadullah alias Talha. These bad boys have as many names as do their clubs.
While Basra favored resumption of terrorist attacks against Shia targets in order to force the government's hand, Talha opposed the plan as he reportedly felt it was suicidal not only for the organization but also for national Islamic solidarity.
Lashkar-e-Jabbar has confirmed links with al Qaeda and the Taliban and thus to fundamentalist Sunni Islam. Recently LJ unified with two other Sunni terrorist organizations, Harkat-ul Muhajideen and Jaish-e-Mohammed. In September 2002, three chemical labs were found in LJ safe houses in Karachi. According to Pakistani authorities, LJ members are not sophisticated enough to have maintained the stores of cyanide and other toxic chemicals found in the labs so they assumed that al Qaeda was working with the LJ - having moved its chemical weapons and gold out from Afghanistan when it established operations in Pakistan.
Lashkar-e-Jabbar aims to transform Pakistan into a Sunni Islamic theocracy through violent means. As an anti-Shiite group, it has admitted responsibility for numerous massacres of Shias and targeted killings of Shia religious and community leaders. The LJ has also carried out numerous attacks against Iranian interests and Iranian nationals in Pakistan. The group claimed responsibility for killing four American oil workers in Karachi in 1997, and for carrying out an assassination attempt in 1999 on then Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Lashkar-e-Jabbar is also believed to have taken part in the January 2002 kidnapping and murder of U.S. journalist Daniel Pearl.
The entire leadership of the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi consists of jihadists who fought alongside the Taliban and al-Qaeda against Soviet forces in the Great Jihad. The majority of its cadres are drawn from the numerous Sunni madrassas (Islamic religious schools) in Pakistan - especially Karachi, the birthplace of the Taliban. Being part of the broader Deoband Islamic movement (fundamentalist/salafi Islam indistinguishable from Wahhabism), the LJ secured considerable financial assistance from the Saudi OPECers and Pakistan's ISI.
Asif Choto reportedly became leader of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi in 2002 after the death of former leader Asif Ramzi. Choto is behind the revival of attacks on Shia minorities in Pakistan. He introduced suicide bombing as a terrorist technique to the group. Malik Ishaque was one of three principle founders of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi. Not much is known about his past, his roles, or his current whereabouts because the attacks he leads go unattributed. Qari Ataur Rahman was arrested for the murder of Daniel Pearl in Karachi, Pakistan.
Asif Ramzi also served as the head of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi and was a spokesperson for the Muslim United Army. Wanted in connection with the murder of Daniel Pearl and a bombing at the U.S. Consulate in Karachi, Ramzi was reportedly killed in December 2002 while preparing explosive devices.
Born in South Punjab in 1976, Matiur Rahman rose to prominence in the late 1990s by setting up sophisticated terrorist networks in Pakistan through which he recruited young Muslim men to be trained in al-Qaeda's Taliban camps. Rahman proved himself a skilled explosives expert, with a talent for passing his specialized knowledge to recruits. As well as instructing fellow Pakistanis on how to be effective suicide bombers, Rahman also trained the most promising visiting Western recruits. In the late 1990s Rahman taught thousands of Pakistani, African and Arab Muslim militants how to build the most lethal bombs.
Rahman (named after Muhammad's first god) was a deputy for the jihad leader Amjad Farooqi, the organizer of terrorist training camps with links to al-Qaeda, the Taliban, Pakistan's ISI, and the incorporated Harakat-ul-Ansar. After Farooqi was killed in September of 2004, Rahman became the Chief Liaison between al-Qaeda and the Pakistani terrorist community. He took over the extensive directory that has been dubbed by the intelligence community as the "Rolodex of Jihad." This "Rolodex," actually database, is a massive list of the names, affiliation, skill set and contact information of every Pakistani militant trained by al-Qaeda in Afghanistan. This directory served as a database for recruiting volunteers for Islamic terrorist operations in Asia and in the West. Farooqi and Rahman relied heavily on the directory to establish a wide-ranging, underground logistical infrastructure that proved crucial to al-Qaeda's senior leadership in Pakistani tribal areas where they now reside.
- September 15, 2002: A Palestinian bomb was discovered in Nablus.
- September 15 2002: In Pakistan, one person was killed and another six were injured when a bomb planted under a seat on a Karachi-to-Hyderabad bus exploded. Pakistani authorities have said they suspect Al-Qaeda's Lashkar-e-Jabbar of involvement in the attack.
- September 15, 2002: Palestinians attacked Israeli Border Police in Tulkarm.
- September 16, 2002: In Kashmir, police recovered a corpse from Rajdharni Nallah. The same day, a PDP agent was shot to death by Muslim militants in Pattan. That evening, a Hindu civilian was killed by Islamic gunmen in Tehri Top.
- September 16, 2002: In Chechnya, Ruslanbek Isayev, son of Shirvani Isayev, the head of the administration of Urus-Martanovskiy, was kidnapped by masked Muslims who forced their way into the home where he was staying.
- September 17, 2002: In Kashmir, the editor of the leading Urdu daily Srinagar Times was shot and injured by Muslim militants who were opposed to a free press. The attack took place at his home in the Dalgate area of the city. His guard was also injured in the attack, said to be carried out by three jihadists.
Muslim militants lobbed a grenade at the Congress Party headquarters in Srinagar. This was the second grenade attack on Congress Party headquarters since early August. Little is known about the group calling itself Al-Arifeen (The Holy Men). But they are believed to be a front for the Lashkar-e-Tayyba, who also claimed credit for the attack. To add to the confusion, Lashkar-e-Jabbar also said they were responsible knowing how popular throwing a grenade into a political party's headquarters would be amongst Muslims.
According to the Indian intelligence service, al-Arifeen is a front for the Pakistani Islamic terrorist group Lashkar-e-Tayyba. The U.S. State Department calls them an offshoot of that group. The outfit first came to light in September of 2002 when a spokesman for al-Arifeen claimed responsibility for the assassination of state Law Minister Mushtaq Ahmad Lone, the killing of two National Conference leaders in Srinagar, and a grenade attack at the Congress party headquarters during the first weeks of September. These attacks were followed by a suicide attack on a police colony in which a policeman was killed and six were injured during the third week of September. A separate claim of responsibility was made by a Lashkar-e-Tayyba spokesperson for each of the same attacks, strongly suggesting that they were one in the same. Lashkar-e-Tayyba is the terrorist wing of the Pakistan-based Islamic religious organization, Markaz-ud-Dawa-wal-Irshad - an anti-Christian missionary group formed in 1989. You'll find their history detailed on August 6th of this year. Lashkar-e-Tayyba, al-Arifeen's parent, is one of the three largest and best-trained jihadist groups fighting in Kashmir against India.
Whether al-Arifeen is a fully separate splinter group or a faction of Lashkar-e-Tayyba, it is clear that the two groups hold fast to the same Islamic principles. The LT's agenda includes the forced imposition of Islamic rule over all parts of India. They propagate salafi fundamentalism akin to Wahhabism. They seek to bring about a union of all Muslim majority regions in countries that surround Pakistan and are a member of Pakistan's United Jihad Council, as well as Osama bin Laden's International Islamic Front for Jihad against the U.S. and Israel.
- September 17, 2002: In Afghanistan, two rockets hit the Kalalabad compound of the Office of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). The rockets, which had been supplied to the Taliban by the CIA, injured one guard, damaged vehicles and shattered windows.
- September 17, 2002: Shots were fired in the direction of an Israelis car near Baqah al-Sharqiyah. Shots were also fired from the Tulkarm area toward workers on the Trans-Israel highway in the Nizzane Oz area.
- September 17, 2002: Five Palestinian children were wounded in a blast at an elementary school in the village of Yattah south of Hebron. Some have attributed the attack to Jewish terrorists but provided no evidence for their claim.
- September 17, 2002: In Kashmir, United Jihad Council terrorists fired at a Hindu civilian's house in Bandipora. One man was injured. That afternoon, police recovered the body of a Shangus Achabal man who had been killed by jihadists. And that evening, Islamic militants kidnapped a villager and his son from Sewa Chatru. The boy's body was found the following day but the father's whereabouts remain unknown.
- September 18, 2002: In Kashmir, the bullet-ridden body of a Hindu civilian was found in the Teetwal area. Then for reasons only known to them, jihadists shot and killed a forest employee in the Galibagh area of the Doda District.
- September 18, 2002: Yousef Ajami, 36, was killed when Fatah terrorists opened fire on his car near Mevo Dotan, north of Jenin in the West Bank.
- September 18, 2002: Islamic gunmen ambushed a vehicle on a road near Yahad, killing an Israeli and wounding a Romanian worker. The al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades claimed responsibility.
- September 18, 2002: In Georgia, a Chechen Muslim man detonated a hand grenade near a police roadblock. He was killed and the blast injured a Georgian police officer.
- September 18, 2002: Three mortars were fired at a settlement on the outskirts of Gaza's Qatif Bloc.
- September 18, 2002: In Pakistan, shots were fired on a police vehicle in Karachi, killing the driver and wounding an officer.
- September 18, 2002: The body of a young Palestinian man was found north of Nablus. Palestinian sources said he had been assassinated by Palestinians who suspected him of collaborating with Israel.
- September 18, 2002: The body of a murdered Israeli was found in a garbage dump in the village of Al-Ayzariyah. The man had been reported missing the day before and had been tied up and then shot in the head. There were signs of torture on his corpse which was charred.
- September 18, 2002: A Palestinian suicide bomber blew himself up at a bus station near the Israeli-Arab town of Umm al-Fahm. Police had been alerted to a suspicious man carrying a bag at the stop and dispatched a car to check on the suspect. When he was approached by an officer, the Muslim detonated himself, killing the policeman and wounding four others. Israeli authorities believed the man had intended to blow himself up at the stop (rather than on the bus). The Palestinian Islamic Jihad and the al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades both claimed responsibility for the Islamic suicide bombing.
- September 18, 2002: An Israeli contractor working on a road was killed when shots were fired at his car as he drove past the village of Ya'abed west of Jenin. The car overturned when hit by the gunfire. A Romanian worker traveling with him was wounded. Fatah's al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigade claimed responsibility.
- September 18, 2002: In Kashmir, a National Conference worker was shot by Muslim militants outside his home in Jamalatta in downtown Srinagar. He later died of his injuries. Al-Arifeen, a front for Lashkar-e-Tayyba, claimed credit for the murder.
This same day, jihadists in Kashmir shot and killed a National Conference block secretary outside his house in the Lal Chowk area of Srinagar. Al-Arifeen (The Holy Men - known for putting holes in Hindus) claimed credit with Allah for this killing, too.
As evening approached, a National Conference worker was shot and injured by unidentified Muslim militants. He died soon thereafter of his wounds. With more Hindus to kill, jihadists shot a National Conference worker in Maisuma. He would also suffer before he died of the wounds Islam had inflicted.
Two BJP candidates, contesting elections in the Pulwama district were assaulted by Muslim militants in Litar. The candidates' guards returned fire, and the men escaped unharmed. That night, the body of a Hindu man was recovered from a stream in the Darhal area of the Rajouri district.
- September 19, 2002: An Islamic suicide bomb attack on a bus in Tel Aviv killed six Israelis and wounded 52 more. A British subject would also succumb in the blast. HAMAS, an acronym for the Islamic Resistance Group, claimed responsibility. The Brit, had he lived, would have blamed the Israelis.
The casualties would have been worse had the door of the bus been closed at the time the misguided Muslim murderer detonated himself.
- September 19, 2002: In Kashmir, Pakistani trained and funded Islamic terrorists attacked a school in the remote Udhampur village of Jamalsan, shooting a teacher and a student to death.
- September 19, 2002: In Afghanistan, a least five people were injured when a man lobbed a bomb into a crowd in a Qandahar market. An American team from USAID was visiting the city at the time.
- September 19, 2002: An Israel Defense Force detail discovered a powerful explosive charge in the Jenin refugee camp and safely detonated it. So HAMAS fired a mortar at a Qatif Bloc settlement in frustration.
- September 20, 2002: In Kashmir, another National Conference worker was shot to death by terrorists working for Pakistan's United Jihad Council. Before murdering him, the Muslims kidnapped him from his house in Achabal, Islamabad and then tortured him.
Islamic jihadists fired shots at a car full of people canvassing for an independent candidate in the elections. The driver was wounded. The attack took place in Watihal, Kalgam.
Muslim militants tried to assassinate Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Minister Sakina Itoo for the third time this month. They lobbed a grenade into her house, but it failed to explode. Itoo is Kashmir's only female minister, something Islam cannot tolerate.
This same evening, a Communist Party leader was injured in an attack in the Kulgam area. Then Muslim militants gunned down two activists of the Communist Party of India in Kulgam. It is safe to say that Muslims only like elections when the voters are sufficiently indoctrinated and the outcome is predetermined.
- September 20, 2002: Chechen terrorists planted an explosive device made out of two grenades near a bridge in Grozny. Had the device detonated, it would have brought transportation in Grozny to a halt.
- September 20, 2002: In Afghanistan, three militant Muslim men riding in a taxi lobbed hand grenades into a busy street in Qandahar, killing two people and wounding five. Allah must have been so proud.
- September 20, 2002: In Bangladesh, Abdul Manna, a van driver, was shot and later died when he along with six others were attacked by three gunmen in Rupsha.
- September 21, 2002: In Pakistan, Muslims fired four rockets into Baluchistan's Kohlu district. Two of them landed near the District Coordinating Office.
- September 21, 2002: Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Minister Sakina Itoo escaped a fourth assassination attempt in less than two weeks when Hezbul Mujahideen militants triggered an explosion under her motorcade near Shemhal Bernjupora. Her bodyguard was killed as was a bystander. Four others were wounded. Hizbul Mujahideen claimed credit. For details on this Islamic club see August 20th of this year.
- September 21, 2002: In Kashmir, two Muslims on a motorcycle fired shots in front of the Punjab Governor's house in Lahore. Next, militants hurled a grenade at a polling station in Babademb in downtown Srinagar. Nine soldiers were wounded in the blast. Then jihadists fired two rocket-propelled grenades into the home of a National Conference candidate in Kachdooru. Not done terrorizing Kashmir, Muslims tossed another grenade into the house of another Congress candidate in Pulwama.
- September 22, 2002: Palestinians fired assault rifles from Beit Jala into the Gilo neighborhood of Jerusalem. They also shot construction workers near Bethlehem.
- September 22, 2002: In Macedonia, two grenades were thrown at a convoy belonging to Prime Minister Ljubco Georgievski. A total of 24 vehicles were damaged in the explosion.
- September 22, 2002: In Bangladesh, activists from the Bangladesh National Party and the Awami League were called out of their homes and gunned down. Seven people died in the attack.
- September 22, 2002: In Kashmir, eight Hindus were injured in a grenade attack on a People's Democratic Party campaign vehicle in Bijbiara. The grenade missed and exploded on the roadside, wounding pedestrians.
- September 23, 2002: In Israel, a bomb was discovered and safely detonated near Qalailyah. There was a shooting incident in Rafah and one in Netzarim.
- September 23, 2002: In Indonesia, a hand grenade exploded in a car near a home owned by the U.S. Embassy, killing the handler of the grenade who sat in the front seat with the grenade as it went off.
- September 23, 2002: Four members of an Israeli family from Jerusalem were wounded in a shooting attack by Palestinians in Hebron. The family had come to Hebron to celebrate the Sukkot/Tabernacles festival. The same day there were shooting incidents in Kfar Darom, Jenin, and Nablus.
- September 23, 2002: In the Philippines, five gunmen associated with the Abu Sayyaf Group opened fire on American humanitarian aide workers.
- September 24, 2002: In Kashmir, two people were shot to death by Muslim militants in Thachi. Islamic jihadists assassinated a Chapnari man in Banihal. They shot and killed a National Conference worker in Nalwana. They murdered two suspected informers in Baba Mohalla. Then Muslim terrorists shot two shepherds to death in Hanil Udhyanpur.
- September 25, 2002: In Kashmir, an 80-year-old shepherd suspected of being an informer was killed by mujahideen working for the United Jihad Council. Police recovered the body of a Shamdalian man in the Gogara village who had been kidnapped, beaten, and murdered by Muslims. A Beerwah man was injured after being shot at by militants. Jihadists forced entry into a Kandi man's house and assassinated him. His wife and son were injured in the attack.
Suspected informers were murdered in Bagnoo Khan, in Putshahi, and in Chanjemula. The Army of Muhammad fired shots into the Zainapora house of a National Conference candidate. His guards returned fire and the jihadists fled. A Hindu man was kidnapped from his Bandipora home and found decapitated the following day. His body was found a half mile from where his head had been discarded.
- September 25, 2002: Palestinians fired Qassem 3 rockets at Sederot from Gaza. Two Israelis were wounded in a shooting attack on their car near the settlement of Ateret near Ramallah. Israel Defense Force soldiers found two explosive charges on the Israeli-Egyptian border near Rafah and safely detonated both of them.
- September 25, 2002: In Pakistan, two Islamic jihadists killed seven Pakistani Christians in their offices at the Christian Institute for Peace and Justice in Karachi. The Christian aid workers were tied to their chairs and each was assassinated with a single bullet to the head. Six died on the spot and the seventh soon afterward. An office assistant was tied up and beaten but not shot.
- September 26, 2002: In Kashmir, a retired jihadist was shot and killed in Tandar Dachan. That evening, a grenade was hurled into a People's Democratic Party vehicle in Veeri, Islamabad.
- September 26, 2002: In Pakistan, a 45-pound bomb was discovered and safely defused outside of a police station in Lahore. Several months before, police from this station had conducted joint raids with the American FBI and had arrested some Al-Qaeda suspects.
- September 26, 2002: Police in France found a bomb wrapped in aluminum on board a Royal Air Maroc plane. The flight had originated in Marrakech, Morocco, but the explosive was discovered at the Lorraine Airport in eastern France. Authorities determined that the explosive was made from the same material as was found on Richard Reid's shoes in December 2001.
- September 26, 2002: Three members of an Israeli family were wounded in an ambush on their car at the intersection between Hebron and Yatta. The shooters fired from Beit Hagai.
- September 27, 2002: In Kashmir, a National Conference member was assassinated in Chaka Bhaderwah.
- September 27, 2002: In Chechnya, Islamic terrorists disguised as members of a law enforcement agency approached three employees of the Commandant's Company who were serving as the Mayor of Grozny's bodyguards. These Muslims shot them at point blank, killing all three.
- September 27, 2002: In Russia, masked Muslim gunmen opened fire on a car carrying Police Colonel Akhberdilav Akilov. He had initiated a campaign against Terrorism and Extremism in Dagestan's Internal Affairs Ministry. Both he and his driver were killed, as well as a woman on a passing shuttle bus.
- September 28, 2002: In Kashmir, a National Conference candidate was attacked in Dussu. Another National Conference candidate was wounded in an explosion triggered against her car while on her way to address an election rally near Pahloo, Islamabad. Her father and two party workers were killed and her brother was injured. A village leader was shot to death in Akhal Bhatpora by jihadists serving Allah.
That evening, an independent candidate in the upcoming elections escaped a grenade attack but three of his bodyguards and one supporter were wouned in the blast. The supporter would later die of his wounds.
- September 28, 2002: In Bangladesh, two bomb explosions in Satkhria at the Roxy Cinema left two people dead and 90 others injured. Officials suspect that the Islamic Shashantantra Andolon, a group that had accused circus and cinema owners of displaying "indecent shows and porno movies," was involved in the attack. The explosions occurred as thousands of people, including Muslims, were celebrating Gurpuku Fair, a century-old festival honoring a local Hindu King.
Five minutes after the first bomb explosion at the Roxy Cinema, a second bomb was detonated inside the Satkhira Stadium where the Gurpukurer Mela fair was being held. It left two dead and 35 people wounded - mostly Hindus. Witnesses claimed that the bomb was thrown at the women performers.
Islamic Shashantantra Andolon is an alliance of small Islamic political parties in Bangladesh. ISA is opposed to the somewhat secular Islamic government in Bangladesh and is demanding a stronger enforcement of Sharia Law. ISA is committed to the establishment of fundamentalist Islamic rule within Bangladesh. The party is openly hostile towards anything which is not compatible with salafi fundamentalist Islam.
Islamic Shashantantra Andolon is very outspoken against women in politics, academics, sports, and cinema. As fundamentalists, they don't believe that Islam is being sufficiently respected by the other Islamic parties empowered in Bangladesh. In 2004 the ISA led a campaign to have Ahmadiyyas labeled as non-Muslims by the local government. As apostates, it would then be incumbent upon good Muslim jihadists to kill the moderate peace-loving Muslims. Ahmadiyyas are members of a small sect of Islam that do not heed Allah's orders to fight or follow Muhammad's terrorist example. ISA advocated a plan to lay siege to Ahmadiyya communities until they were labeled non-Muslim.
Led by Syed Fazlul Karim, formally known as the Charmonai Pir, the Islamic terrorist group has recently rallied as many as 5,000 members in protesting the War in Iraq - demonstrating how the "War on Terror" is breeding terrorists.
- September 28, 2002: In Indonesia, a 22-year-old female student of Al-Muslim Teachers College was shot in the head at her home. Local authorities blamed the fundamentalist Islamic Free Aceh Movement for the attack.
The Free Aceh Movement, like all salafi Islamic organizations, seeks to establish an Islamic theocracy. They operate in the province of Aceh, located on the northern tip of the Indonesian Island of Sumatra. They are covetous of Aceh's natural gas reserves which have been exploited by the central government in Jakarta. The Islamic Indonesian regime confiscates 90% of the revenue. The GAM routinely targets natural gas facilities of Exxon-Mobil. The Free Aceh Movement also opposes the brutal actions of the Indonesian Islamic military, known as the TNI, which has murdered hundreds of thousands of Muslims and non-Muslims and forced the mass exodus of many more from the province.
The Free Aceh Movement is an OPEC beneficiary, receiving funding from Iran and Libya. Bakhtiar Abdullah is the leading spokesman for the Islamic terrorist group. After living in exile in Sweden for over 25 years, Abdullah returned to Aceh in October 2005.
Hasan Di Tiro commands the GAM's Aceh Sumatra National Liberation Front from Nordsborg, Sweden, a suburb of Stockholm. GAM splintered when Di Tiro chose his son, Karim Hasan, to take over the organization, a choice that was challenged by Daud Paneuek. Husaini Hasan and Hasan di Tiro were both deserters from the Indonesian Army.
U.S. policy toward the GAM has been influenced by the genocide in East Timor and the current war on terror. Eager to restore links with the Indonesian military after 1999, the U.S. pressured the GAM into accepting a political settlement based on autonomy within Indonesia, while assuring Jakarta that America supported Indonesian territorial integrity. Washington then advanced counter-terrorism training for the pro-terrorist TNI - an Islamic army which has murdered 700,000 Indonesians and 250,000 Timorese.
The Islamic Free Aceh Movement continues to attack Indonesian security personnel and to terrorize civilians, especially Christians. In 2005, however a peace agreement was proposed. But keep in mind that such an accord would be with Muslims with a long history of mass murders and terrorism so there is some chance that their lack of morality might lead them to renege on the treaty when it was in their interests.
- September 28, 2002: In Afghanistan, an explosion in the center of Kabul damaged a Defense Ministry building not far from the U.S. Embassy.
- September 29, 2002: In Kashmir, a Hindu civilian was murdered in the Battal village. A grenade was hurled at a vehicle carrying government polling staff at a school in Pampore. Three people were injured by gunfire during that assault. Shots were fired at an election rally in the Pulwama district. The Mujahideen al-Mansooran group claimed responsibility for these attacks.
Virtually nothing is known about the Mujahideen al-Mansooran other than they are Islamic terrorists. The gang's claim to fame was an act of indiscriminate shooting into a crowd at an election rally. The candidate for whom the rally was being held, Bashir Ahmed Nengroo of the then-ruling National Congress Party, favored the status quo in Kashmir, whereby India maintains sovereignty over the provinces while granting them a substantial degree of local autonomy. Therefore, we can assume that the Mujahideen al-Mansooran are opposed to these arrangements and favors the creation of an Islamic state.
- September 29, 2002: In Russia, one man was killed and his son was seriously injured when he attempted to open a purse containing a bomb which he had found in a car that was parked on a street in Alexin.
- September 29, 2002: In India, Muslims abducted a football coach from his home and later killed him.
- September , 2002: Islamic terrorists gunned down five people in the Dahimal village in northern Pakistan. All five died of their injuries. They had been traveling from Gilgit to Batherte when they were attacked. The motive was sectarian.
- September 29, 2002: An Israeli was killed and three members of his family were wounded when a Palestinian fired on a group of Jews celebrating the Miqra of Sukkot in Hebron. The family had come from Jerusalem.
- September 29, 2002: In Saudi Arabia, a German man was killed when his car exploded in Riyadh's al-Suleimaniya district. Maximillian Graf, 56, was working for a private communication company in the Kingdom. The car bombing took place 100 yards away from the November 2000 attack that killed Christopher Rodway and marked the beginning of a series of attacks on Westerners in Saudi Arabia. Saudi authorities blamed the attacks on the foreigners, citing involvement in the illegal alcohol trade. Rational people suspect indigenous Islamist militants.
- September 30, 2002: In Kashmir, the Army of Muhammad shot and killed a Hindu civilian in his home in Banihal.