2017, so far:
January 06, 2017: Fort Lauderdale, FL Airport: A single gunman opened fire in the baggage claim area of the airport killing five and wounding six. Esteban Santiago, AKA:Esteban Santiago-Ruiz walked into the local FBI office in November and claimed he was forced to fight for ISIS. The FBI apparently took no action. Internet activity reveals he had been visiting ISIS related sites and downloading information on making explosives.
January 08, 2017: Jerusalem, Israel: A Palestinian rammed his truck into a group of Israeli soldiers on a popular promenade in Jerusalem on Sunday, killing four of them in an attack that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said was likely inspired by Islamic State.
It was the deadliest Palestinian attack in Jerusalem in months and targeted officer cadets as they disembarked from a bus that brought them to the Armon Hanatziv promenade, which has a panoramic view of the walled Old City.
February 01, 2017: Denver, CO: The gunman accused of shooting and killing a Denver transit security official on Tuesday is being described by law enforcement sources as a ‘radical Muslim.’ Joshua Cummings, 37, was arrested late Tuesday by police just 20 minutes after he allegedly shot dead Scott Von Lanken, 56, a security contractor working for Denver’s Regional Transportation District. Two unnamed sources close to the investigation say Cummings had ‘jihadist materials’ in his possession, according to Fox 31 TV.
February 3, 2017:Paris, Louvre: A soldier shot a man wielding a machete near the Louvre museum in Paris. The man had rushed toward a group of soldiers and guards in the Carrousel du Louvre, the underground plaza adjoining the museum. The man shouted “Allahu akbar”. One soldier was slightly injured on the scalp.
March 18, 2017: Paris, Orly Airport: A man holding a gun on a French female soldier at Orly Airport shouted, “I am here to die in the name of Allah … There will be deaths,” before two of the soldier’s comrades shot the attacker dead Saturday morning, a prosecutor told reporters. The suspect, identified by Molins as Ziyed Ben Belgacem also is accused of shooting a police officer earlier in the day when he stole the officer’s weapon.
March 22, 2017: London, UK, Westminster Attack: Khalid Masood, 52, killed four pedestrians and injured about 50 others as he mowed down members of the public with a car on Westminster Bridge at about 2:40pm. He then crashed his hired Hyundai SUV into the railings in front of Parliament Yard before bursting through the gate to the Palace of Westminster with two large knives where he fatally stabbed an unarmed a Pc officer. He was shot dead moments later by a close protection officer. The attacker was investigated by MI5 some years ago over concerns of violent extremism but was no longer deemed to be a threat. There is a good chance he was radicalised in prison. Ten people were arrested the next day and a number of addresses raided across London, Birmingham and elsewhere. Nine people remained in custody and one, a woman, was been released on bail. The three women and six men were held on suspicion of preparing terrorist acts. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack, publishing a statement and claiming the attacker as a “soldier of the Islamic State”.
April 03, 2017: St. Petersburg, Russia: Akbardzhon Dzhalilov, a 22 year old suicide bomber who was born in born in Kyrgyzstan, exploded unleashed a suicide bomb attack on a subway train in St. Petersburg, Russia, killing more than a dozen people in the city’s subway system. A second bomb was found in a nearby station. The unexploded device was rigged with up to 2.2 pounds of explosives Officials said he himself carried the deadly bomb on the train in a backpack. At least 14 people were killed in the attack. It was unclear whether they included Dzhalilov in their count.
April 07, 2017: Stockholm, Sweden: A 39 masked male from Uzbekistan, who was known to security services, was arrested for the terrorist attack where he drove a hijacked a beer truck and ploughed it into crowds outside Stockholm’s largest shopping centre. Police also confirmed a homemade bomb was found inside the truck. The carnage on the streets of the Swedish capital left four people dead and 15 more hurt. The next day, police arrested 6 more individuals said to have been involved with the incident. A laptop was seized at the driver’s apartment and officials reported it contained ISIS material.
April 09, 2017: Egypt:ISIS claimed responsibility for bombings that killed 36 at two Coptic churches in Egypt on Palm Sunday — brazen strikes against a vulnerable minority on one of the most important days on the Christian calendar. The terror group’s Amaq media wing said “a security detachment” of the Islamic State carried out the attacks on churches in the cities of Tanta and Alexandria. The bombings also left scores wounded.
April 12, 2017: Hobbema Square in The Hague, Netherlands: Police officers confronted a knife-wielding man after he started destroying property in the area. The man did not listen to the officers who ordered him to drop the weapon. After a warning shot, the officers shot him.
Then the man falls to the ground, grabs his leg and calls out ‘Allahu akbar’ (‘God is great’). An officer rushes forward and kicks the knife away. Police officers then took the man into custody. He was taken to a hospital for treatment.
April 18, 2017: Fresno, CA: Three people were killed after Kori Ali Muhammad, 39 (AKA: “Black Jesus”) went on a shooting spree in downtown Fresno, California shouting “Allahu Akbar” (“God is Great”) in Arabic before he was tackled and taken into custody, police said. Muhammad was already wanted in connection to the killing of an unarmed security guard at a Motel 6 last week, police said. Muhammad told police that he hates white people, and has made posts against white people and the government on his Facebook page. All of the victims of the shooting rampage on Tuesday were white men, according to police. Around 16 shots were fired during the shooting spree, police said. His Facebook page indicates he was active in the #LETBLACKPEOPLEGOmovement.
April 20, 2017: Paris, France: A gunman opened fire on police, killing one officer and wounding three people before police shot and killed him. The Islamic State group quickly claimed responsibility for the attack. One officer was killed and two police officers were seriously wounded when the attacker emerged from a car and used an automatic weapon to shoot at officers. A female foreign tourist also was wounded. The Islamic State group quickly claimed responsibility for the attack.
May 22, 2017: Manchester, UK: At least 22 people were killed and about 119 more were injured in a terrorist explosion as an Ariana Grande concert ended at the Manchester Arena. Many of those wounded or killed were children along with an off-duty female police officer. Law enforcement said the blast was carried out by a suicide bomber. The sources said the bomber traveled by subway, to the train station near the arena – Victoria Station – and went to the ticket area. There, he detonated the device as people were leaving the concert. Some of the injured are said to be in life-threatening situations.
Sources said ball bearings and nails have been recovered, and officials are tracing the movements of the attacker through closed-circuit television. Police identified 22-year-old Salman Abedi as the suspected suicide bomber. Abedi just returned from war-torn Libya before launching his horrific attack and is believed to have undergone secret jihadi training. Abedi’s brother and six other individuals were arrested during the two days following the bombing. Members of the bombers family have been linked to Al Qaeda and the Islamic State. His father was a member of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group in the 1990s. The group had links to Al Qaeda.
June 3, 2017: London, UK: Group of three terrorists ran down pedestrians on the London Bridge then attacked restaurants with long knives. Early reports are seven civilians dead, 48 wounded. ISIS has claimed responsibility. At lest 12 people have been arrested as part of the attack and all three terrorists were killed on the scene by police as they were attacking the patrons of a resurant using long bladed knives. The gang yelled ‘This is for Allah’ after mowing down a crowd on London Bridge then going on stabbing frenzy.
June 5, 2017: Melbourne, Australia: Police shot dead gunman Yacqub Khayre, who they said had a long criminal history, on Monday after he killed a man in the foyer of an apartment block in Melbourne, Australia’s second-largest city, and held a woman hostage inside. Senior officials confirmed that Khayre had been acquitted of a plot to attack a Sydney army base in 2009 and was on parole for a violent home invasion at the time of Monday’s siege. Australian police also said they were investigating the siege as act of terrorism after Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack via its Amaq news agency. They identified Khayre as a 29-year-old Australian of Somal heritage.
June 6, 2017: Paris: A Paris police officer was attacked by an Algerian student with a hammer but was also armed with knives. The attack occurred outside Notre-Dame Cathedral and the attacker shouted, “This is for Syria”. The assailant was shot dead by another officer.
June 15, 2017: Huntsville, AL: The Huntsville Police Department has charged a man with Soliciting or Providing Support for an Act of Terrorism. 22-year-old Aziz Sayyed, of Huntsville, was taken into custody Thursday afternoon. The arrest is the result of a tip from a citizen. Sayyed was stopped and taken into custody in the area of Church Street and Clinton Avenue. The prosecution alleges in court filings that Sayyed admitted he wanted to plant explosives in Madison County public buildings and had specific plans to bomb a law enforcement center in Huntsville. Authorities said materials to make bombs were found in his apartment after his arrest. Investigators say Sayyed is a U.S. citizen, born in North Carolina.
June 19, 2017: Paris, France: A subject rammed his car into a Police van on the Champs-Elysses. The driver, who was on a security watch list, died in the incident. Police found a Kalashnikov rifle, handguns and gas bottles in the car. The driver had been on the French security watchlist since 2015 for membership of a “radical Islamist movement” .
June 21, 2017: Flint, MI: Bishop Airport police officer was stabbed in the neck and back by an individual while the assailant was screaming “Allah Akbar”. The attack occurred before the Canadian-born suspect went through security screening at the airport. The suspect is from Quebec and has a Canadian passport. He is in custody and the Police LT is in critical condition. The FBI is investigating the incident as terrorism.
July 14, 2017: Jerusalem, Israel : Three Palestinian terrorists armed with guns and knives killed two Israeli police officers guarding an entrance to Temple Mount, Jerusalem’s holiest site, for Jews and Muslims, an emotional and volatile focal point of the Israeli-Arab conflict. Israeli government officials are stating that the Temple Mount status quo, which has been in place since June 17, 1967, has changed: “The Islamic Waqf’s jurisdiction over the Temple Mount is over and Israel will now work to reestablish Jewish sovereignty over the holy site, said Knesset Member Ari Dichter (Likud). …The Mount will remain under the control of the Israel Police.” Metal detectors have been installed and are being used by Israeli police.
July 15, 2017: Minneapolis, MN: Minneapolis Police Officer Mohamed Noor shot and killed a white female, Justine Damond, when she approached his squad car after calling dialed 911 in an attempt to help a woman she feared was being raped in the alley behind her home. Noor, one of nine Somalis on the MPD. He claims he was surprised when she approached the car. As of this writing, the case is still under investigation.
Jul 20,017: Pocahontas, AR: A man named Jihad Darnell Ramadan will appear in Randolph County Circuit Court on Sept. 11 to face felony charges of terroristic threatening after the police say he admitted to threatening workers at PECO and a staffing agency.
Welford Dylan West, 40, Pocahontas, was originally arrested in the case, but Pochahontas Police Chief Cecil Tacket said he has been cleared of all charges. Ramadan, 28, Pocahontis,West’s roommate, used West’s cell phone to make threatening calls June 26, Tackett said.
Another man, Karl Marshall, is also wanted in connection with the case, and is suspected to be in Oklahoma, according to a case summary provided by the police department.
Ramadan is currently in the Randolph County jail in lieu of a $15,000 cash-only bond.
July 28, 2017: Hamburg, Germany: A 26-year-old migrant killed one person and injured six others in a knife attack in a supermarket in Hamburg, Germany.
The city-state’s interior minister said the attacker was known to German security forces as an Islamist.
July 29, 2017: Konstanz, Germany:An Iraq-born gunman died in a shootout with German police early Sunday after killing one person and leaving thee others in critical condition in a nightclub in the southern city of Konstanz. The suspect was armed with a fully automatic machine gun.
August 02, 2017: Yavneh, Israel:A Palestinian teenager stabbed an Israeli man, critically wounding him, at a supermarket in the central Israeli city of Yavneh, police said. Police said the stabbing appeared to have been a terror attack. The stabber was captured by civilians, who held him down until police arrived. He was later identified by the Shin Bet security service as Ismail Ibrahim Ismail Abu Aram, 19, from the West Bank village of Yatta.
August 09, 2017: Paris, France (suburb): Near the Military barracks of Place de Verdun a 30 year old male ran down six soldiers in a deliberate act. All six victims were injured and hospitalized with non-life threating injuries. Police gave chase and engaged the suspect in a shoot-out on a motorway north of Paris, and shot and wounded the suspect. The terrorist suspect, identified as Hamou Bachir, a 36-year-old Algerian, was caught after initially escaping the scene of the crime at Levallois-Perret.
August 13, 2017: Kennewick, Washington: A 46-year-old man identified as Hussein Hassan attacked a police officer in Kennewick, Washington, over the weekend with a large sword, striking at the officer’s head before he was shot and killed. The area where the incident occurred reportedly has a heavy migrant population, but Hassan’s nationality or immigration status remains a tightly held secret. Kennewick, a small city of about 73,000 population, has been a hotbed of refugee resettlement over the years.
August 17, 2017: Barcelona, Spain: A white van jumped onto a sidewalk and sped through a pedestrian zone on Las Ramblas of Barcelona, the famous main pedestrian walk way that crosses the city. The van swerved from side to side as it plowed into tourists and residents, killing 13 and injuring over 100. Two men were arrested after the Barcelona attack, but police said that while they were connected to the incident, neither was the driver of the vehicle. The driver of the van remains at large.
One of the two men arrested was Moroccan and the other was from the Spanish enclave of Melilla in North Africa, reported Reuters. They were arrested in two different towns in the region of Catalonia, Ripoll and Alcanar.
A second suspect was killed during a shootout with police in Sant Just, a town located 7 miles outside of Barcelona, El Mundo newspaper reported. ISIS claimed responsibility. A house said to be connected to the terrorist completely exploded the night of the 16th. It was filled with propane gas cylinders. CIA officials had recently warned Spanish officials of a possible ISIS attack in Barcelona on the Las Ramblas.
August 18, 2017: Cambrils, Spain: Catalan police reported they had killed five terrorists wearing suicide belts in a shootout, after they drove their Audi A3 into pedestrians in Cambrils, two hours’ drive south of Barcelona. Six civilians and one police officer were knocked over and injured. One terrorist brandished a knife. The bomb belts were detonated by the police bomb squad This attack was linked by police to yesterday’s van and restaurant attacks in Barcelona that left 14 dead and 100 injured. The Cambrils attack was also linked to two earlier explosions at a house in the town of Alcanar, 120 miles south of Barcelona, on Wednesday night. Officers said suspects had been preparing explosives. Inside the house, a woman was found dead and a man injured in critical condition.
August 18, 2017: Turku, Finland: One person has been killed and at least eight others have been hospitalized after ‘three knife-wielding attackers’ went on the rampage in Finland, it is reported.
Armed police officers are said to have shot one suspect in the leg after the group allegedly started stabbing people in the city of Turku this afternoon. As they carried out the terrifying attack, cries of “Allahu Akbar” were apparently heard – although the phrase sounds like “watch out” in Finnish.
It is thought that three suspects were involved in the attack and two of them are ‘on the run’. Police have said they are “searching for possible more perpetrators”.
August 18, 2017:Kissimmee, FL: Two police officers have died after being shot in Kissimmee, Fla., in what the police chief said was an ambush while they were responding to a call complaining of suspicious activity on the city’s north side. Afterward, the suspect fled to a nearby longtime neighborhood watering hole, where Osceola County deputies found him at 11:30 p.m. Friday.
As deputies approached the suspect, he reached for his waistband, Police Chief O’Dell said. He was tackled by a deputy and taken into custody. The suspect was identified as Everett Glenn Miller, a 21 year old who had recently converted to Islam and taken the name Malik Mohammad Ali. He was also associated with the AntiFa and BLM movement and a member of Moorish Nation, a black extremist group.
August 25, 2017: Brussels, Belgium: Belgian police on Friday shot a man suspected of attacking two soldiers with a machete, according to local media reports.
Prosecutors said the suspected assailant had survived but remained in a critical condition. One of the soldiers sustained life-threatening injuries. Belgian prosecutors said the man shouted Allahu Akbar.
September 8, 2017:Columbus, OH: Police have identified the suspect in the active shooter situation at Columbus Scioto High School as Adan Abdullahi, 18. He was arrested and charged with improperly discharging a firearm in a school safety zone, a second-degree felony. Police said other charges are expected. No one was injured in the incident. A woman identified as an assistant principal at the school called 9-1-1 from inside a closet. “He’s in the main hallway,” she told the police dispatcher. “Right now he’s in front of the office. He’s firing shots.” Police say a school staff member intervened with the suspect and was able to calm him down until officers arrived. Abdullahi appeared at the Franklin County Municipal Court Saturday morning and the judge set his bond at $950,000 and ordered him to stay away from the school.
September 15, 2017: London, England: British police are hunting for the ‘bucket bomber’ who tried to blow up a rush hour Tube train and injured 22 people. The crude IED could have killed dozens but failed to properly detonate and sent a ‘wall of fire’ through the carriage at Parsons Green Station injuring at least 22 people including a ten-year-old boy. Police were hunting for the bomber – and a potential cell – amid claims the terror suspect is armed with knives and may have left other devices. Terrified passengers were seen covered in blood with scorched hands, legs, faces and hair – others suffered crush injuries during a ‘human stampede’ as they ‘ran for their lives’ in west London at 8.20am. There was one report that Scotland Yard had the unnamed suspect in their sites for some time. An 18-year-old suspect was arrested by Kent Police in the port area of Dover on Saturday morning under section 41 of the Terrorism Act. The UK’s terror threat level has been raised from severe to critical, indicating a further attack may be imminent, following the Parsons Green Tube bomb, Prime Minister Theresa May said.
September 15, 2017: Paris, FRANCE:A knife wielding man has attacked a French soldier outside a Metro station in Paris while praising Allah. The attacker approached the soldier from behind and then lunged at him with the blade at Chatelet metro station at 6.30am. The victim managed to wrestle him to the ground and he was arrested by armed police as he shouted ISIS slogans. The unidentified man is said to have rushed at a patrol of soldiers wearing combat uniforms and brandishing assault rifles.
‘He was restrained, and nobody was injured,’ said a source investigating the case on Friday morning. The man was taken to the main Chatelet police station, and now faces a range of terrorist charges.
September 15, 2017: Burgundy, FRANCE: Two women were injured by an attacker wielding a hammer and shouting Allahu Akbar in the eastern French town of Chalon-sur-Saone in Burgundy.
The local prosecutor’s office said witnesses of the attack in a public park of the town center heard the attacker shout Allahu Akbar while hitting the women, who were taken to hospital but whose life is not in danger. Prosecutors said they were treating the incident as a possible terror attack, but also did not rule out the possibility the attacker was deranged. The attacker was still on the run on Friday afternoon, police said.