The Federalist: Actually, Obama, Mass Killings Aren’t Uncommon In Other Countries

Originally posted at The Federalist.

President Barack Obama responded to the horrific shooting at a historic black church in Charleston that left nine dead with an earnest statement—well, other than that contention that was completely untrue.

Once again, innocent people were killed in part because someone who wanted to inflict harm had no trouble getting their hands on a gun. … We as a country will have to reckon with the fact that this type of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries.

Let’s set aside the assertion that it’s too easy to obtain guns in America and deal with the implication that we are somehow uniquely violent or that “mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries.” The president has made this claim in various ways and with various qualifiers.*

Parlez vous Hebdo? Because surely the president recalls that in January of this year two gunmen entered the office of a satirical magazine in France with an assortment of guns and murdered 11 people (and injured 11 more). After leaving, they killed a police officer. And in a marketplace catering to Jews another five were murdered and 11 wounded. France is, allegedly, an advanced country, is it not? Perhaps if Obama had attended the anti-terror rally in Paris like every other leader of advanced countries did, his recollection would be sharper.

It only takes some quick research to discover that rampage killers, acts of terror (as the Charleston shooting most certainly is), school attacks, spree killers are not unique to the United States.

In 2011, a deranged Anders Behring Breivik killed eight people by setting off a van bomb in Oslo, before going on to murder 69 more people, mostly children, at a summer camp. This is the single worst shooting spree incident in history.  Obama surely remembers that he left the White House and visited the Norwegian ambassador’s residence to offer his condolences.

It takes only a rudimentary search to find out that mentally unstable killers can be found anywhere. In February of this year, nine people were killed in Czech Republic spree killing. In Erfurt, Germany, a couple of years ago, an expelled student murdered 13 teachers, 2 students and a policeman. That same year, in the Serbian village of Velika Ivanča, a gunman shot and killed 14 people—many of them his own relatives— and a Russia gunman opened fire with a semi-automatic rifle killing six people. A couple of years before that, in England, a lone gunman killed 12 people and injured 11.

Advanced countries or developing ones, it’s the same thing. In 2013 a mentally unstable man in Rio de Janeiro killed 12 children and seriously wounded another 12.  And you might remember that China had an outbreak of mass stabbings, hammer and cleaver attacks not long ago. You don’t need guns to kill people. One man stabbed 22 children by himself.  Two attackers killed 29 people and injured 143 at Chinese railway station last year.

It should be noted that not that long ago advanced nations in Europe were busy throwing people into ovens or starving millions on purpose. The idea that violence is uniquely American is best left to fringe leftists on college campuses. Moreover, as The Associate Press reported in 2012, many experts contend that mass shootings are not growing in frequency at all. One has data that shows that mass shootings reached their peak in 1929 and have declined steadily since. Overall, gun violence has also been declining since 1993.

Now, even one shooting is a tragedy. What happened in Charleston is horrifying and heartbreaking, and there’s nothing wrong with having a debate about how to avoid shootings in the future. As for the frequency of these events, there can be a host of reasons why we might have more rampages. Maybe we’re freer and this puts us in more danger. Maybe we need better mental health policies. Maybe, as the president argues, we have access to too many guns. I don’t think so, but make that argument rather than trying to score political points with a falsehood.

*Update: Most of the pushback on social media claims that I’m being unfair to Obama. The president, they argue, is saying that we have a higher frequency of shootings, not that mass shooting are a predominately American event. (Even then, he might not be right.)

It’s clear Obama is stressing separate points, and without doubt the perception he’s trying to create is that this type of “mass” violence is something that almost never happens anywhere else. It’s nothing new for him. Here’s his tweet from the speech yesterday:

At the very best, as Politifact might put it, his comments are half true. I’ve gone back and read Obama’s remarks over the years on gun issues and he’s always tossing around this idea. Sometimes he interchanges mass violence and all gun violence. Sometimes he compares us to the “developed world” and sometimes he compares us to the “advanced world”— it’s difficult to understand what countries he’s talking about. But he doesn’t always throw a qualifier in about frequency or anything else.

So if you don’t like the quote today, here is one from last year:

My biggest frustration has been that this society has not been willing to take some basic steps to keep guns out of the hands of people who can do just unbelievable damage. We are the only developed country on earth where this happens. And that it happens now once a week. And it’s a one day story.”

This “society” has a problem. We are the only developed country on earth where this happens. Untrue.

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8 Comments

  • Marinevet says:

    June 20, 2015 at 4:49 PM

    Obama is always blaming America and it’s guns for the killings and the crimes done with them. When is he going to start blaming the right thing. Idiot people who have no respect for the law. New gun rules will never stop gun crime.

  • Will Hanson says:

    June 20, 2015 at 7:04 PM

    “Advanced country” isn’t a murky concept, and you know it. UK, Australia, Germany, France… you know, first world countries.

    Also, you’re correction comment is pretty disingenuous. “this society has not been willing to take some basic steps to keep guns out of the hands of people who can do just unbelievable damage. We are the only developed country on earth where this happens.” He’s saying we’re the only developed country who won’t address gun access, not that we’re the only country where violence happens.

    • James Romines says:

      June 22, 2015 at 10:21 PM

      Trying to shift the argument from racial discrimination, hate, discord, etc. to gun violence is truly self-serving of the POTUS. He is pushing his personal political agenda in the midst of a horrific crime of racial hatred. His remarks do NOT offer any solace to the victim’s families. It does NOT offer any constructive argument to an urgently needed discussion of America’s racial/ethnic divisions.

      It is telling that the POTUS found it more important to raise political funds than to go to Charleston, and offer genuine, individual condolences to the suffering families. It should be informative to research just how often he, as POTUS has actually gone to console the victims of mass violence, as opposed to sending the VP or just making good-sounding political statements that advance his long-standing anti-second amendment position.

      As a nation, we should, as some are doing, console, and pray for and with the victims and their families. Then we really NEED to tackle the issue of race in our culture. It is unacceptable that we keep decrying the racial violence, but do not have any constructive discussion of the racial issues. If we are ever going to have a healing of the racial divisions in America, we must start with real discussion, rather than platitudes after the next violent incident. We must have the courage to face our own, personal feelings, and issues. Then we must start trying to put ourselves in the shoes of our fellow Americans from other races. Only then can we truly begin to heal our divisions.

      In the mean time, my prayers are for the suffering in Charleston, and for America to respect the US Constitution, while we try to begin the very needed discussion of racial relations. In all of the “advanced nations”, criminals will ALWAYS be able to acquire the weapons they need to commit crime, including mass attacks, whether guns, bombs, or poison. What makes a nation “advanced” is not gun control, but resolution of differences through civilized discourse. I will misquote a person from two thousand years ago: “You will always have criminals”. Civilized societies are those that find non-violent ways of dealing with society’s issues.

    • RichJ says:

      July 10, 2015 at 1:11 PM

      You would have a point if the POTUS had not added the line, “and that happens now once a week.” It is clear he is talking about gun violence, not the addressing of gun violence.

  • Nananwv says:

    June 20, 2015 at 7:18 PM

    He is a Ghoul he feeds off the dead for his own personal agenda.

  • Brian says:

    June 20, 2015 at 8:00 PM

    We really need help out here on the streets. The left has a powerful voice and we need to get the right message out there, especially to the young adults. It’s just not cool to be conservative and Christian right now.

  • Rachel says:

    June 20, 2015 at 8:56 PM

    Obama’s an irresponsible anti-America dumbass. I spent 5 mins researching on Google and came up with lots of individual mass killers in England, Germany, France, Australia. I could have gone on. That’s not counting mass murderers like the Nazis, Stalin, Sadam Hussein, Castro, etc. And forget bothering to name them all in the Middle East!

  • Christine Martinez says:

    June 21, 2015 at 6:54 AM

    Obama said: “This type of mass violence doesn’t happen in other advanced countries.” in response to Dylan Roof murdering nine people in Charleston, SC, this past week.
    I’m about to prove what an IDIOT and LIAR-in-Chief Obama is!!!

    Obama DEFINITELY *forgot* all of the terrorist attacks & bombings in European, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and even South American countries by his *cough* Muslim buddies *cough*…
    Germany, France, Belgium, Spain, Netherlands, Denmark, Greece, Britain/United Kingdom, Sweden, over Scotland, Russia, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Czechloslovakia, Turkey, Israel, Lebanon, Jordan, Kuwait, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Syria, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Libya, Egypt, Pakistan, Morocco, Tunisia, Yemen, Philippines, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Cameroon, Algeria, Somalia, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Nigeria, Argentina, China, United States, Canada, Australia…

    ***SPOILER ALERT!!! *30 COUNTRIES ATTACKED* in last 42 years!!! A STAGGERING 328 TIMES, 45 in the last 6 MONTHS ALONE!!!
    But Obama wants to use the tragedies of Columbine, Colorado; Manassas, Virginia; Aurora, Colorado; Sandy Hook, Connecticut; and Charleston, South Carolina to push his anti-gun agenda, and paint a picture of violent, gun-toting Americans on a rampage.

    Hmmm… like these:
    April 18, 1983 – Lebanon: U.S. Embassy bombing, in Beirut, Lebanon
    October 23, 1983 – Lebanon: Beirut, Lebanon airport & U.S. Marine barracks
    December 12, 1983 – Kuwait: Kuwait bombings.
    September 20, 1984 – Lebanon: United States embassy annex bombing in Beirut, Lebanon
    April 12, 1985 – Spain: El Descanso bombing
    July 7, 1989 – Israel: Tel Aviv Jerusalem bus #405 suicide attack, near Kiryat Yearim
    March 17, 1992 – Argentina: Israeli embassy attacked in Buenos Aires
    February 26, 1993 – United States, New York: World Trade Center bombing, in New York City
    March 12, 1993 – India: Mumbai, India bombings
    July 2, 1993 – Turkey: Sivas Massacre, Turkey
    April 6, 1994 – Israel: Afula Bus suicide bombing
    April 13, 1994 – Israel: Hadera bus station suicide bombing
    October 19, 1994 – Israel: The Dizengoff Street bus bombing in Tel Aviv
    November 11, 1994 – Israel: Netzarim Junction bicycle bombing
    December 24, 1994 – Algeria: Air France Flight 8969 hijacking in Algiers
    January 22, 1995 – Israel: The Beit Lid suicide bombing
    January 30, 1995 – Algeria: car bomb exploded outside of a police station.
    July 20, 1995 – India: a bomb on a motor scooter exploded at a marketplace in Jammu
    July 25-October 17, 1995 – France: the Paris Métro and RER bombings
    October 20, 1995 – Croatia: the Rijeka bombing- a suicide bomber attempted to destroy a police station by driving a car with a bomb into the wall of the building
    March 4, 1996 – Israel: the Dizengoff Center suicide bombing on the eve of the Jewish holiday of Purim
    April 18, 1996 – Egypt: Islamist gunmen fire on the Europa hotel in Cairo
    June 25, 1996 – Saudi Arabia: Khobar Towers bombing
    March 21, 1997 – Israel: the Café Apropo bombing was a Hamas suicide bomber who detonated at a Tel Aviv sidewalk café
    July 30, 1997 – Israel: the Mahane Yehuda Market bombings were two consecutive suicide bombings carried out by Hamas militants at the Mahane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem
    September 18, 1997 – Bosnia and Herzegovina: the Mostar car bombings
    November 17, 1997 – Egypt: Luxor massacre, 6 armed Islamic terrorists attacked tourists at the Luxor ruins.
    February 14, 1998 – India: a total of 58 people were killed and over 200 injured in 12 bomb attacks in 11 places, in the city of Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
    August 7, 1998 – Tanzania & Kenya: United States embassy bombings in Tanzania and Kenya

    and these…
    April 23, 2000 – September 19, 2000 – Malaysia: Sipadan kidnappings by 6 Islamist militants
    October 12, 2000 – Yemen: Attack on USS Cole in the Yemeni port of Aden
    December 22, 2000 – India: Attack on Red Fort in Delhi
    December 24, 2000 – Indonesia: Christmas Eve bombings of churches in eight cities
    March 4, 2001 – Israel: Netanya bombing was a suicide bombing
    April 14, 2001 – Bangladesh: Ramna Batamul bombings
    May 18, 2001 – Israel: The HaSharon Mall suicide bombing in Netanya, Israel
    May 27, 2001 – Philippines: The Dos Palmas kidnappings with more than 40 deaths and numerous injured.
    June 1, 2001 – Israel: In the Dolphinarium discotheque suicide bombing Tel Aviv
    August 9, 2001 – Israel: The Sbarro restaurant suicide bombing was a Hamas terrorist attack on a pizzeria in downtown Jerusalem
    September 9, 2001 – Israel: The Nahariya train station suicide bombing was executed by an Arab-Israeli who was sent by Hamas and detonated himself on the crowded platform
    September 11, 2001 – United States, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia: 4 planes hijacked by 19 al-Qaeda members: two planes crashed into the World Trade Center in New York City, New York;
    one into the The Pentagon in Arlington County, Virginia; and one into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania
    October 1, 2001 – India: Attack on the Jammu and Kashmir legislative assembly
    October 6, 2001 – Saudi Arabia: A suicide bomber killed one American and injured 4, including 1 other American, a Briton, and 2 Filipinos.
    November 29, 2001 – Israel: The Pardes Hanna bus bombing was a suicide bombing on a bus from Nazareth to Tel Aviv
    December 2, 2001 – Israel: Haifa bus 16 suicide bombing
    December 13, 2001 – India: Suicide attack on Indian parliament in New Delhi by Pakistan-based Islamist terrorist organizations Jaish-E-Mohammad and Lashkar-e-Toiba
    January 22, 2002 – India: Attack on an American cultural centre in Kolkata
    January 23, 2002 – Pakistan: The kidnapping and murder of Daniel Pearl – Israeli-American journalist Daniel Pearl, he was beheaded on February 1
    January 25, 2002 – Israel: The Tel Aviv outdoor mall bombing
    January 27, 2002 – Israel: Jaffa Street bombing
    March 2, 2002 – Israel: The Yeshivat Beit Yisrael massacre was a suicide bombing which occurred in the Beit Yisrael neighborhood in downtown Jerusalem
    March 9, 2002 – Israel: The Café Moment bombing was a Palestinian terrorist attack in a coffee shop in downtown Jerusalem
    March 20, 2002 – Israel: The Umm al-Fahm bus bombing in northern Israel
    March 21, 2002 – Israel: King George Street bombing
    March 27, 2002 – Israel: The Passover massacre at the Park Hotel in Netanya
    March 29, 2002 – Israel: Kiryat HaYovel supermarket bombing
    March 30, 2002 – India: Attack on the Raghunath temple
    March 31, 2002 – Israel: The Matza restaurant suicide bombing in Haifa
    April 10, 2002 – Israel: Yagur Junction bombing
    April 11, 2002 – Tunisia: Ghriba synagogue bombing
    April 12, 2002 – Israel: Mahane Yehuda Market bombing
    May 7, 2002 – Israel: The Rishon LeZion bombing
    May 8, 2002 – Pakistan: Karachi bus bombing
    May 14, 2002 – India: three terrorists attacked a tourist bus near the town of Kaluchak in the Indian state Jammu and Kashmir
    May 19, 2002 – Israel: Netanya Market bombing
    June 5, 2002 – Israel: Megiddo Junction bus bombing
    June 11, 2002 – Israel: Herzliya shawarma restaurant bombing
    June 14, 2002 – Pakistan: The first of several attacks targeting the U.S. consulate in Karachi
    June 18, 2002 – Israel: Patt Junction Bus Bombing
    June 19, 2002 – Israel: French Hill suicide bombing
    June 20, 2002 – Saudi Arabia: A British national was killed when a bomb placed under his car detonated in Al Nakheel
    July 13, 2002 – India: Militants kill 29 Hindu labourers in Qasim Nagar on the outskirts of Jammu in Jammu and Kashmir
    July 16, 2002 – Israel: Immanuel bus attack
    July 17, 2002 – Israel: Neve Shaanan Street bombing
    July 31, 2002 – Israel: Hebrew University bombing
    August 4, 2002 – Israel: Meron Junction Bus #361 attack
    September 19, 2002 – Israel: Allenby Street bus bombing
    September 24, 2002 – India: Akshardham Temple attack
    September 29, 2002 – Saudi Arabia: A German national was killed by a car bomb in central Riyadh
    October 2, 2002 – Philippines: The first of three bomb blasts in Zamboanga City kills 4 people, one of which was a United States Army Green Beret; wounds 25 others, including another Green Beret
    October 6, 2002 – France: An explosive-laden dinghy rammed the French-flagged tanker Limburg in the Gulf of Aden off of Yemen
    October 8, 2002 – Kuwait: Faylaka Island attack Two Kuwaiti jihadists attacked a group of United States Marines, killing one and injuring another
    October 12, 2002 – Indonesia: Bali bombings in the tourist district of Kuta
    October 17, 2002 – Philippines: The second of three bomb blasts targets a shopping center in Zamboanga City
    October 21, 2002 – Philippines: The third of three bomb blasts targets Fort Pilar, a Catholic shrine in Zamboanga City
    October 21, 2002 – Israel: Karkur junction suicide bombing
    October 23, 2002 – Russia: The Moscow theater hostage crisis of the crowded Dubrovka Theater by Islamists
    October 27, 2002 – Israel: Sonol gas station bombing
    November 21, 2002 – Israel: Kiryat Menachem bus bombing
    November 24, 2002 – India: Attack on the Raghunath temple
    November 28, 2002 – Kenya: Mombasa attacks Islamic terrorists simultaneously attacked an Israeli-owned hotel in Mombasa and an Israeli charter plane
    January 5, 2003 – Israel: Tel Aviv central bus station massacre
    February 20, 2003 – Saudi Arabia: An American employee of BAE Systems was shot to death in his car in Riyadh
    February 28, 2003 – Pakistan: A gunman opens fire on the U.S. consulate in Karachi
    March 5, 2003 – Israel: Haifa bus #37 suicide bombing
    April 30, 2003 – Israel: Mike’s Place suicide bombing
    May 1, 2003 – Saudi Arabia: A man dressed in a Royal Saudi Navy uniform penetrated an American base, killing one American
    May 12, 2003 – Saudi Arabia: Several heavily-armed gunmen open fire and detonate vehicle bombs outside three housing compounds in Riyadh occupied by Westerners
    May 12, 2003 – Russia: The Znamenskoye suicide bombing
    May 16, 2003 – Morocco: A series of suicide bombings in Casablanca
    May 18, 2003 – Israel: French Hill suicide bombings
    May 19, 2003 – Israel: Afula mall bombing
    June 11, 2003 – Israel: Davidka Square bus bombing
    August 5, 2003 – Indonesia: Marriott Hotel bombing in Mega Kuningan, South Jakarta
    August 19, 2003 – Israel: Shmuel HaNavi bus bombing
    August 25, 2003 – India: Twin car bombings in Mumbai
    September 9, 2003 – Israel: Tzrifin bus stop attack
    September 9, 2003 – Israel: Café Hillel bombing.
    October 4, 2003 – Israel: The Maxim restaurant suicide bombing in Haifa, Israel
    November 8, 2003 – Saudi Arabia: A suicide truck bomb outside a housing compound in Laban Valley, west of Riyadh
    November 15–20, 2003 – Turkey: Istanbul bombings
    January 10, 2004 – Indonesia: Palopo cafe bombing
    January 14, 2004 – Israel: Erez Crossing bombing
    January 29, 2004 – Israel: Gaza Street bus bombing
    February 6, 2004 – Russia: The Moscow Metro bombing
    February 22, 2004 – Israel: Liberty Bell Park bus bombing
    February 27, 2004 – Philippines: The sinking of SuperFerry 14 by Abu Sayyaf terrorists
    March 9, 2004 – Turkey: Istanbul restaurant attack & pipe bombs
    March 11, 2004 – Spain: Madrid train bombings
    March 14, 2004 – Israel: Ashdod Port bombings
    April 21, 2004 – Saudi Arabia: A car bombing outside a building originally used by the Saudi police
    May 1, 2004 – Saudi Arabia: Yanbu attack At least four militants stormed the offices of Texas-based ABB Lummus in Yanbu’ al Bahr
    May 22, 2004 – Saudi Arabia: A German national was shot to death while waiting at an ATM in Riyadh
    May 29–30, 2004 – Saudi Arabia: Khobar massacre
    June 6, 2004 – Saudi Arabia: BBC journalist Simon Cumbers and correspondent Frank Gardner were attacked by Al Qaeda-sympathizers in Al-Suwaidi, Riyadh
    June 8, 2004 – Saudi Arabia: An American employee of Vinnell Corp. was killed in Riyadh
    June 13, 2004 – Saudi Arabia: An American national was gunned down in Riyadh, another American, Paul Marshall Johnson, was kidnapped at a fake police checkpoint; he was beheaded on June 18
    July 28, 2004 – Iraq: The Baqubah bombing on police volunteers
    August 1, 2004 – Iraq: The Iraq churches attacks
    August 3, 2004 – Saudi Arabia: An Irish national was shot and killed in Riyadh
    August 21, 2004 – Bangladesh: The Dhaka grenade attack was carried out by members of Harkat-ul-Jihad al-Islami against an anti-terrorism rally
    August 31, 2004 – Russia: The Moscow Metro bombing
    August 31, 2004 – Israel: Beersheba bus bombings
    September 1, 2004 – Russia: Beslan school hostage crisis
    September 9, 2004 – Indonesia: Australian Embassy bombing in Jakarta, by suicide bomber outside the Australian embassy at Kuningan District
    September 15, 2004 – Saudi Arabia: A British national working for the Marconi Company was shot to death in his car in Riyadh
    September 26, 2004 – Saudi Arabia: A French national was shot to death inside his car in Jeddah
    October 7, 2004 – Egypt: The Sinai bombings targeting tourist hotels in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula
    November 2, 2004 – Netherlands: The murder of Theo van Gogh by Amsterdam-born jihadist Mohammed Bouyeri
    November 13, 2004 – Indonesia: Poso bus bombing An IED targeting a bus traveling to the majority Christian village of Silancak
    December 6, 2004 – Saudi Arabia: Five militants attacked the American consulate in Jeddah
    December 29, 2004 – Saudi Arabia: Two car bombs explode outside the Saudi Interior Ministry and the Special Emergency Force training center in Riyadh
    January 13, 2005 – Israel: Karni border crossing attack
    February 14, 2005 – Lebanon: Assassination of Rafic Hariri, former Prime Minister of Lebanon in Beirut
    February 25, 2005 – Israel: Stage Club bombing
    May 28, 2005 – Indonesia: The Tentena market bombings
    July 5, 2005 – India: Attack on the Hindu Ram temple in Ayodhya, India
    July 7, 2005 – United Kingdom: Multiple bombings in London Underground
    July 12, 2005 – Israel: HaSharon Mall suicide bombing
    July 23, 2005 – Egypt: Bomb attacks at Sharm el-Sheikh, an Egyptian resort city
    August 17, 2005 – Bangladesh: Bombings carried out by Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh
    October 1, 2005 – Indonesia: Bali bombings in Jimbaran & Kuta, Bali, Indonesia
    October 26, 2005 – Israel: Hadera Market bombing
    October 29, 2005 – India: Delhi bombings, India – a series of three attacks in crowded markets and a bus
    October 30, 2005 – Indonesia: Muslim militants on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi behead three Christian girls
    November 9, 2005 – Jordan: Amman bombings, a series of coordinated suicide attacks on hotels in Amman
    December 5, 2005 – Israel: HaSharon Mall suicide bombing
    December 31, 2005 – Indonesia: A nail bomb explodes in a butcher’s shop frequented by Christians in Palu
    March 2, 2006 – Pakistan: A suicide car bomb exploded outside the Marriott Hotel, approximately 20 yards away from the U.S. consulate in Karachi
    March 7, 2006 – India: A series of bombings occurred across the Hindu holy city of Varanasi
    May 30, 2006 – Israel: Kedumim bombing
    April 17, 2006 – Israel: Tel Aviv shawarma restaurant bombing
    April 24, 2006 – Egypt: Dahab bombings
    April 30, 2006 – India: Doda massacre: Thirty-five Hindus killed by terrorists in Doda district in Jammu and Kashmir
    July 11, 2006 – India: Mumbai train bombings: Seven bomb blasts over a period of 11 minutes on the Suburban Railway
    September 15, 2006 – Yemen: Yemen attacks were two attempted bombings of oil facilities in Yemen
    January 29, 2007 – Israel: Eilat bakery bombing
    April 18, 2007 – Turkey: The Zirve Publishing House massacre, three employees of the Bible publishing house were attacked, tortured and murdered by five Muslim assailants
    May 13, 2007 – India: Jaipur bombings
    June 30, 2007 – United Kingdom: Glasgow International Airport attack
    July 10-11, 2007 – Philippines: Basilan beheading incident by Moro Islamic Liberation Front
    August 14, 2007 – Iraq: Qahtaniya bombings. Four suicide vehicle bombings in two predominantly Yazidi towns in northern Iraq
    February 4, 2008 – Israel: Dimona suicide bombing
    July 26, 2008 – India: Ahmedabad bombings
    September 13, 2008 – India: Bombing series in Delhi, India Pakistani extremist-groups plant/detonate several bombs at Karol Bagh, Connaught Place and Greater Kailash,
    followed by another attack two weeks later at the congested Mehrauli area
    September 20, 2008 – Pakistan: Islamabad Marriott Hotel bombing
    September 27, 2008 – India: Delhi, India blast: An explosion in Mehrauli’s Electronic market called Sarai
    October 2008 – January 2009 – Iraq: Mosul attacks on Christians
    November 26, 2008 – India: Muslim extremists kill at least 166 people and wound numerous others in a series of coordinated attacks on India’s financial capital, Mumbai
    The government of India blamed Pakistan based militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba and stated that the terrorists killed/caught were citizens of Pakistan, a claim the Pakistani government denied then later acknowledged when given proof. Ajmal Kasab, one of the terrorists, was caught alive
    June 1, 2009 – United States, Arkansas: Little Rock recruiting office shooting by Abdulhakim Muhajid Muhammad
    June 18, 2009 – Somalia: Beledweyne bombing by Al-Shabaab
    July 17, 2009 – Indonesia: Marriott and Ritz-Carlton Hotels bombing in Mega Kuningan, South Jakarta, Indonesia; suicide bombers hit the Marriott and 5 minutes later the Ritz-Carlton
    November 5, 2009 – United States, Texas: Fort Hood shooting, at Fort Hood near Killeen, Texas… Army Major Nidal Hasan… oh yeah… a Muslim
    oh, oh.. and these, from just the last (5) years:

    January 7, 2010 – Egypt: The Nag Hammadi massacre of Coptic Christians in the Egyptian city of Nag Hammadi
    February 3, 2010 – February 2010 Pakistan: Lower Dir bombing
    March 3, 2010 – Iraq: The Baqubah bombings were a series of three bombings
    March 29, 2010 – Russia: Moscow Metro bombings- Caucasus Emirate claimed responsibility
    May 10, 2010 – Iraq: The Iraq attacks were a series of bomb and shooting attacks that occurred in Iraq
    May 28, 2010 – Pakistan: Attacks on Ahmadi Mosques Lahore, Pakistan. Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan claimed attacks on two mosques simultaneously belonging to the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community
    July 11, 2010 – Uganda: The Kampala attacks were suicide bombings carried out against crowds watching a screening of the 2010 FIFA World Cup Final match
    July 15, 2010 – Iran: The Zahedan bombings were two suicide bombings that targeted Shia worshippers in Iran, including members of the Revolutionary Guards
    August 17, 2010 – Iraq: Baghdad bombings
    August 25, 2010 – Iraq: Iraq bombings
    October 31, 2010 – Iraq: Baghdad church massacre
    November 5, 2010 – Pakistan: Darra Adam Khel mosque bombing
    December 7, 2010 – India: Varanasi bombing
    December 10, 2010 – Sweden: Stockholm bombing
    January 1, 2011 – Egypt: The Alexandria bombing
    January 18–20, 2011 – Iraq: The Iraq suicide attacks
    January 21, 2011 – Russia: Domodedovo International Airport bombing
    January 27, 2011 – Iraq: Baghdad bombing
    February 12, 2011 – Iraq: Samarra bombing
    March 2, 2011 – Germany: Frankfurt Airport shooting, Frankfurt, Germany
    March 8, 2011 – Pakistan: Faisalabad bombing
    March 29, 2011 – Iraq: The Tikrit assault was an attack by the Islamic State of Iraq in the city of Tikrit, Iraq
    May 5, 2011 – Iraq: Al Hillah bombing
    May 7, 2011 – Egypt: The Imbaba church attacks were a series of attacks against Coptic Christian churches
    July 18, 2011 – China: Hotan attack, a group of 18 young Uyghur men who opposed the local government’s campaign against the full-face Islamic veil perpetrated a series of coordinated bomb and knife attacks and occupied a police station on Nuerbage Street
    July 30, 2011 – China: A series of knife and bomb attacks occurred in Kashgar, China. Uyghur men hijacked a truck, killed its driver and drove into a crowd of pedestrians, got out of the vehicle and attacked pedestrians with knives. On July 31, two explosions started a fire in a restaurant
    September 7, 2011 – India: Delhi bombing took place in the Indian capital Delhi
    September 4, 2011 – Somalia: Mogadishu bombing
    October 7–13, 2011 – Iraq: Baghdad bombings
    October 28, 2011 – Bosnia and Herzegovina: A Wahhabi Islamist attacked the U.S. embassy in Sarajevo with a firearm
    December 22, 2011 – Iraq: The Baghdad bombings
    December 25, 2011 – Nigeria: Christmas Day bombings were bomb blasts and shootings at churches in Madalla, Jos, Gadaka, and Damaturu
    January 5, 2012 – Iraq: Iraq bombings, Baghdad and Nasiriyah, Iraq by Islamic State of Iraq
    February 14, 2012 – Thailand: A series of explosions occurred in Bangkok
    February 23, 2012 – Iraq: Iraq attacks, Baghdad, Iraq by Islamic State of Iraq
    March 20, 2012 – Iraq: Iraq attacks, Baghdad and at least 9 other cities
    March 20, 2012 – France: Toulouse and Montauban shootings
    May 3, 2012 – Russia: Makhachkala attack
    May 21, 2012 – Yemen: Sana’a bombing against Yemeni Army soldiers practicing for the annual Unity Day military parade
    June 13, 2012 – Iraq: The Iraq attacks were a series of simultaneous bombings and shootings
    July 18, 2012 – Bulgaria: Burgas bus bombing at Burgas Airport, Burgas, Bulgaria
    July 23, 2012 – Iraq: Iraq attacks
    August 16, 2012 – Iraq: Iraq attacks
    September 9, 2012 – Iraq: Iraq attacks
    September 11, 2012 – Libya: Benghazi attack on the U.S. Consulate
    January 10, 2013 – Pakistan: Pakistan bombings
    January 16, 2013 – Algeria: In Amenas hostage crisis
    February 16, 2013 – Pakistan: Quetta bombing at a market in Hazara Town
    February 21, 2013 – India: Hyderabad blasts, two bomb blasts
    March 19, 2013 – Iraq: Iraq attacks
    April 15, 2013 – United States, Massachusettes: Boston Marathon bombings. Two brothers, Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnev, planted two bombs near the finish line of the Boston Marathon
    May 11, 2013 – Turkey: Reyhanlı bombings
    May 22, 2013 – United Kingdom: Two men with cleavers kill British soldier Lee Rigby in Woolwich
    May 23, 2013 – Niger: Battle of Agadez and Arlit. Two coordinated attacks by Islamist-affiliates targeted the two Niger towns of Agadez and Arlit
    May 23, 2013 – France: La Défense attack. An Islamic extremist wielding a knife attacked and wounded a French soldier in the Paris suburb of La Défense
    May 27, 2013 – Iraq: Baghdad bombings
    June 15, 2013 – Pakistan: Quetta attacks by Lashkar-e-Jhangvi
    June 22, 2013 – Pakistan: Nanga Parbat tourist shooting
    July 7, 2013 – India: A series of ten bombs explode in and around the Mahabodhi Temple complex, in Bodh Gaya
    September 13, 2013 – Afghanistan: Attack on U.S. consulate in Herat
    September 21, 2013 – Kenya: Westgate shopping mall attack
    September 22, 2013 – Pakistan: Peshawar church attack
    September 29, 2013 – Nigeria: Gujba college massacre
    October 28, 2013 – China: A 4×4 vehicle crashed into a crowd and burst into flames in Tiananmen Square in Beijing
    December 5, 2013 – Yemen: The Sana’a attack
    January 1, 2014 – Czech Republic: Killed Palestinian ambassador “held explosive in his hands”
    January 19, 2014 – Pakistan: Bannu bombing by Taliban
    February 14, 2014 – Nigeria: Borno Massacre by Boko Haram
    March 1, 2014 – China: A group of 8 individuals attacked civilians at Kunming Railway Station
    April 14, 2014 – Nigeria: The Abuja bombing by Boko Haram
    April 30, 2014 – China: Two assailants attacked passengers and detonated explosives at the Ürümqi railway station
    May 20, 2014 – Nigeria: Jos bombings
    May 22, 2014 – China: 5 assailants in two SUVs were driven into a street market in Ürümqi and explosives were thrown at shoppers through the windows of the SUVs; the cars then crashed into shoppers and collided into each other and exploded
    May 24, 2014 – Belgium: Jewish Museum of Belgium shooting; gunman opened fire at the Jewish Museum in Brussels
    August 2014 – Syria: ISIL fighters massacred some 700 people, mostly men, of the Shu’aytat tribe in Deir ez-Zor Governorate
    September 23, 2014 – Australia: Endeavour Hills stabbings- Numan Haider, an Afghan Australian stabbed two counter-terrorism officers in Melbourne
    October 5, 2014 – Russia: Grozny bombing
    October 20, 2014 – Canada: Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu ramming attack
    October 22, 2014 – Canada: Shootings at Parliament Hill, Ottawa
    October 22, 2014 – Israel: A Hamas terrorist rammed his vehicle into a group of people waiting at a light rail station in Jerusalem
    October 23, 2014 – United States, New York: Zale H. Thomson, also known as Zaim Farouq Abdul-Malik, attacked four New York policemen in the subway with a hatchet
    November 5, 2014 – Israel: In the Jerusalem vehicular attack a Hamas-operative deliberately drove a van at high speed into a crowd of people
    November 10, 2014 – Israel: An Israeli IDF soldier was stabbed to death by a Lone wolf jihadist
    November 28, 2014 – Nigeria: Kano bombing
    December 1, 2014 – United Arab Emirates: A burqa-clad woman stabs an American teacher to death in a mall restroom in Abu Dhabi; later plants a bomb outside the home of an Egyptian-American doctor
    December 4, 2014 – Russia: Grozny clashes
    December 9, 2014 – Philippines: The Bukidnon bus bombing
    December 16, 2014 – Pakistan: Peshawar school attack
    December 16, 2014 – Yemen: Two suicide car bombers rammed their vehicles into a Shiite rebels’ checkpoint
    December 18, 2014 – Nigeria: Gumsuri kidnappings by Boko Haram insurgents
    December 18, 2014 – Syria: Mass grave of 230 Tribesmen killed by ISIL found in Eastern Syria
    December 20, 2014 – France: Joué-lès-Tours stabbings. A man yelling ‘Allahu Akbar’ attacked a police officer with a knife
    December 21, 2014 – France: Dijon attack. A man yelling ‘Allahu Akbar’ ran over 11 pedestrians with his vehicle
    December 22, 2014 – Nigeria: Boko Haram insurgents bombed a bus station in the city of Gombe
    December 2014 – Iraq: ISIL militants execute 150 women Iraqi province of Al-Anbar, some of whom were pregnant at the time, who refused to marry ISIL fighters
    December 24, 2014 – Iraq: Suicide bomber in Madaen, about 25 km (15 miles) south of Baghdad
    December 25, 2014 – Somalia: Al-Shabaab attack in Mogadishu
    December 28, 2014 – Cameroon: Boko Haram attacks village in Cameroon
    January 5, 2015 – Afghanistan: Car bomb drove up to the headquarters of EUPOL Afghanistan, a European police-training organization, in Kabul and detonated
    January 6, 2015 – Iraq: Two suicide bombers attacked a mosque in the town of Al-Jubba while Iraqi soldiers were resting
    January 7–9, 2015 – France: A series of 5 attacks in and around Paris
    January 8, 2015 – Nigeria: Baga massacre- Boko Haram attacks town of Baga in northern Nigeria killing at least 200 people; another 2000 remain unaccounted for.
    January 10, 2015 – Lebanon: The Jabal Mohsen suicide attacks
    January 29, 2015 – Egypt: Sinai attacks
    January 30, 2015 – Pakistan: Suicide bomber in a Shiite mosque in southern Pakistan
    February 13, 2015 – Pakistan: Heavily-armed militants stormed into a Shiite mosque during Friday Prayer in a suburb of Peshawar
    February 14–15, 2015 – Denmark: Copenhagen attacks- A gunman opened fire at the Krudttoenden café and later at the Great Synagogue in Copenhagen
    March 7, 2015 – Nigeria: Five suicide-bomb blasts leave 58 dead and 143 wounded in the Maiduguri suicide-bombing
    March 15, 2015 – Pakistan: Suicide bombers kill in attacks on two churches in Lahore
    March 18, 2015 – Tunisia: Bardo National Museum attack- Militants linked to ISIL attack the Bardo National Museum with guns
    March 20, 2015 – Yemen: Sana’a mosque bombings in several mosques by ISIL
    March 25, 2015 – Libya: ISIL affiliates, The Shura Council of Benghazi Revolutionaries, in Libya carried out suicide bombings in the city of Benghazi
    March 27, 2015 – Somalia: Makka al-Mukarama hotel attack
    April 2, 2015 – Kenya: Al-Shabaab’s Garissa University College attack
    April 8, 2015 – Saudi Arabia: ISIL shootings of two policeman in the city of Riyadh
    April 14, 2015 – Somalia: Militants of Al-Shabaab attack a government building in Mogadishu in the Ministry of Higher Education attack
    April 17, 2015 – Iraq: A series of bombings by ISIL occurred through Baghdad
    April 17, 2015 – Iraq: A car bomb exploded at the entrance of the US consulate in Erbil, Iraq; ISIL claimed responsibility
    April 18, 2015 – Afghanistan: A suicide bomb detonated in front of a bank in Jalalabad, Afghanistan; ISIL claimed responsibility
    April 19, 2015 – France: A Frenchwoman is murdered by a gunman who plotted to attack a church
    April 20, 2015 – Somalia: Al-Shabaab bombed a minivan of UN workers in the Puntland region of Somalia
    April 27, 2015 – Bosnia and Herzegovina: At the Zvornik police station an armed member of a wahhabist movement opened fire on the police in the city of Zvornik, Republika Srpska
    May 3, 2015 – Iraq: Two car bombs were detonated in Baghdad, Iraq; ISIS claimed responsibility
    May 3, 2015 – United States, Texas: Two gunmen attacked the Curtis Culwell Center during a ‘Draw Muhammad’ cartoon art exhibit in Garland, Texas
    May 3, 2015 – Afghanistan: Taliban militants overran checkpoints in Warduj
    May 4, 2015 – Afghanistan: A government bus was attacked by a suicide bomber in Kabul
    May 10, 2015 – Iraq: Two car bombs were detonated in Baghdad, and the surrounding towns of Taji and Tarmiyah; ISIS claimed responsibility
    May 10, 2015 – Afghanistan: A suicide-bomber attacked a bus carrying Afghan government employees in Kabul; Taliban claimed responsibility
    May 13, 2015 – Pakistan: Six armed gunmen attacked a bus carrying Shia Muslims; several Islamist groups claimed responsibility
    May 14, 2015 – Afghanistan: Taliban fighters attacked a hotel hosting a cultural event in Kabul
    May 17, 2015 – Afghanistan: A Taliban suicide-attack near the entrance of Hamid Karzai International Airport targeted a European police training vehicle
    May 19, 2015 – Afghanistan: A suicide-car bomb detonated in the parking lot of a Justice Ministry building in the diplomatic section of Kabul
    May 21, 2015 – Libya: A suicide bomber detonated his explosives at a military checkpoint outside of Misrata
    May 22, 2015 – Saudi Arabia: A suicide bomber attacked a Shia mosque during prayer in the al-Qadeeh village; ISIS claimed responsibility
    May 25, 2015 – Afghanistan: Taliban militants killed 19 policemen and six soldiers during a siege at a police compound in Nawzad District
    May 26, 2015 – Kenya: Al-Shabaab militants attacked two police patrols which turned into a gun battle north of Garissa
    May 28, 2015 – Iraq: Two car bombs targeted the Cristal Grand Ishtar Hotel and the Babylon
    May 29, 2015 – Saudi Arabia: A suicide bomber attacked a Shia mosque in Dammam
    June 1, 2015 – Iraq: Three suicide-bombers attacked an Iraqi police station in the Tharthar region in Northern Anbar Province
    June 13, 2015 – Iraq: Four suicide-car bombs went off in an Iraqi police station in the Hajjaj, near Tikrit and Baiji
    June 19, 2015 – Israel: A group with ties to Hamas claimed responsibility Friday for the terror attack that left Danny Gonen, a 25-year-old Israeli, dead and wounded another Israeli

    ***BOOM!!!! TRUTH-BOMBING OBAMA!!!***
    (cuz using a real bomb would get me 25-to-Life)