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Boko Haram Islamists Murder and Behead Three South Korean Doctors in Nigeria


World  (tags: Islam, Jihad, Boko Haram, Nigeria, Korean doctors, beheading, terrorism, human rights )

Beth
- 562 days ago - thesundaytimes.co.uk
Officials believe health workers were single out as soft targets by Boko Haram, a radical Islamic sect. Gunmen have also killed nine women administering polio injections



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Beth S. (323)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 10:41 am
Correction: only one of the doctors was beheaded.

" THREE South Korean doctors have been murdered in northeast Nigeria in the latest onslaught on health workers in a nation under assault by a radical Islamic sect, officials said.

The deaths last night of the doctors in Potiskum, a town in Yobe state, long under attack by the sect known as Boko Haram, comes after gunmen killed at least nine women administering polio vaccines in Kano, the major city of Nigeria's predominantly Muslim north.

The two attacks raise new questions over whether the extremist sect, targeted by Nigeria's police and military, has picked newer, softer targets in its guerrilla campaign of shootings and bombings across the nation.

Yahoo offers more information:

"POTISKUM, Nigeria (AP) — Assailants in northeastern Nigeria killed three South Korean doctors, beheading one of the physicians, in the latest attack on health workers in a nation under assault by a radical Islamic sect, officials said Sunday.

The deaths Saturday night of the doctors in Potiskum, a town in Yobe state long under attack by the sect known as Boko Haram, comes after gunmen killed at least nine women administering polio vaccines in Kano, the major city of Nigeria's predominantly Muslim north.

The two attacks raise new questions over whether the extremist sect, targeted by Nigeria's police and military, has picked a new soft target in its guerrilla campaign of shootings and bombings across the nation.

The attackers apparently struck at the South Korean doctors inside their home, an official at General Hospital in Potiskum, a government-run health facility, told The Associated Press. The South Korean doctors had no security guards at their residence and typically traveled around the city via three-wheel taxis without a police escort, said the official who insisted upon anonymity because he is not authorized to speak to journalists.

By the time soldiers arrived at the house, they found the doctors' wives cowering in a flower bed outside their home, the official said. At the property, they found the corpses of the men, all bearing what appeared to be machete wounds.

An AP journalist later saw the South Korean doctors' corpses before they were moved to nearby Bauchi state for safe keeping. Two of the men had their throats slit. Attackers beheaded the other doctor.

The doctors lived in a quiet neighborhood filled with other modest homes in the town.

Yobe state police commissioner Sanusi Rufai confirmed the attack took place and said officers had begun an investigation. Rufai said officers had made some arrests after the killings, though police in Nigeria routinely round up those living around the site of a crime, whether or not there is any evidence suggesting their complicity.

An official with South Korea's foreign ministry in Seoul declined to immediately comment when asked about the attack.

No one claimed responsibility for the attack, though suspicion fell on the Boko Haram sect.

The killings of the doctors come after the attack Friday on polio vaccinators in Kano, northern Nigeria's most populous city. No group has yet claimed responsibility for that attack either, though it follows alleged Boko Haram attacks now focusing on softer targets, like lightly guarded mobile phone towers. Those mobile phone tower attacks have limited the ability of residents and security forces to call for help during attacks, as well as have cut the government's ability to use the signals to track suspected militants.

Boko Haram, whose name means "Western education is sacrilege," has been attacking government buildings and security forces over the last year and a half. In 2012 alone, the group was blamed for killing at least 792 people, according to a count by AP.

The sect, which typically speaks to journalists in telephone conference calls at times of its choosing, could not be reached for comment Sunday. In recent months, however, Boko Haram has not claimed any attacks, raising questions about whether the shadowy sect that already had a loose command-and-control structure had splintered into smaller, independently operating terror groups.

Since late 2011, Potiskum, about 500 kilometers (300 miles) northeast of Nigeria's central capital, Abuja, has been targeted by Boko Haram fighters in attacks. The attacks killed dozens at a time and brought the deployment of a heavy contingent of police officers and soldiers to the town.

For the last few weeks, however, the town has been quiet. Soldiers still mount a series of checkpoints throughout the town, where in the past the military has put neighborhoods in lockdown and launched door-to-door searches for militants.

In a statement Friday, President Goodluck Jonathan condemned the killings of the polio workers and promised that efforts to cut child mortality wouldn't be stopped by "mindless acts of terrorism."

"While the government will continue to do everything possible to track down and apprehend agents of terrorism in the country, the president has directed that enhanced security measures be put in place immediately for health workers in high-risk areas," the statement read.

Despite that promise, however, attackers apparently were able to kill the South Korean doctors and slip away. Reuben Abati, a presidential spokesman, did not respond to a request for comment Sunday."
 

Lee Hampton (15)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 10:47 am
This is very sad and frightening.

Rural Nigeria is very primitive in many ways, including their access to medical care. These doctors filled an important void in providing medical assistance to the population, and now all of the people in this area are going to go without. It is a tragedy for these Nigerians, for the doctors who lost their lives and for their families.

When will Islamic terrorism end?
 

Barbara D. (95)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 12:41 pm
Extremists! I'm sorry for the Nigerians and the familes of the doctors.
 

Kathy Chadwell (371)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 12:49 pm
I worry about the Doctors without borders :(
 

Carol D. (109)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 1:55 pm
Muslims just seem to be killing everywhere Religion of peace and love I dont think so

noted Thanks
 

bob m. (32)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 3:04 pm


The devils' disciples.
 

bob m. (32)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 3:05 pm


when will islamic terror end?...when islam is no more.... soon.
 

Mike H. (220)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 4:50 pm
Devil worshipers kill innocents. They need to be exterminated
 

Patricia Martin (19)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 5:15 pm

These Boko Haram Islamists aren't just vicious violent murderers, they're so effing STUPID. Killing the only doctors around? So who is going to treat them and their children when they are sick and injured?

These morons are so uncivilized, they'd probably shoot themselves in the foot.

Just when you think you've heard the worst about Jihadists, it continues to get worse.
 

pam w. (191)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 10:07 pm
WONDERFUL, aren't they?

Anyone remember the pro-Muslims who used to post here? They talked a lot about how "'sublime'' Islam was.

Wonder where they've gone? Perhaps their tolerance for self-delusion finally faded?
 

Rob and Jay B. (122)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 7:31 am
Why are thugs like this always referred to as 'extremists' or 'radicals'? They are NOT either, but are true believing, Orthodox Muslims following the commands of Mohammed and his fire-breathing deity Allah who command Muslims to kill all Jews before the day of resurrection can come as well as those who criticize or leave Islam, rape victims, gays and all ;non-Muslims.

So the real 'extremists' and 'radicals' are those Muslims who are not doing these atrocities (sadly, though, most of these so-called 'moderate' Muslims are awfully quiet and a part of their required Zakat, or Muslim charitable giving, must go to those fighting Jihad against all non-Muslims. So they are in fact participating in the daily Islamist atrocities by their financial support and their silence).
 

Carola May (20)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 7:37 am
Militant Orthodox Islam is growing across the Muslim occupied world and non-Muslims are being ethnically cleansed in all of them. Where is the outrage from our pro-Islamic media and from our so-called leaders, like Obama and Cameron, over these daily murders and this jihadist violence?

You have to look around to find out about most of this carnage because the mainstream pro-Islamist media won't print it and our leaders won't mention it - just like they did with Hitler and the Nazis before it was almost to late to save ourselves. Who is going to rise up to save us this time now that Churchill is dead?
 

Karl Murphy (3)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 8:10 am
Only a moron gives their organization a name that speaks out directly against education. Its as if one of their main priorities is remaining stone-age stupid.
 

Carol Dreeszen (364)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 11:13 am
I fear the end is near...SOON!! It just can not keep going like it is!! God will never allow these people to take over the world!!
 

Nimue P. (233)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 10:37 pm
Disgusting cowardly pieces of crap.
 

caroline s. (79)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 2:14 am
Stupid ignorant murderers. Who is going to treat them now?
 

pam w. (191)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 8:22 am
I suppose it's better to die per ALLAH's plan than allow an infidel into their midst?
 

carol k. (17)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 12:44 pm
then let them die of polio stupid muslims!
 

Andrea Connelly (94)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 3:03 pm
Like the Inquisition in the Catholic Church, a complete intolerance of differing views, accept that it took place a few hundred years ago. Islam will take about that long to evolve into something tolerable to its non fanatic disciples and to the rest of the world. In the meantime it is losing a lot of credibility and respect just like Catholicism did, and still does in some respects, in some parts of the world even today.
The Sheeple are their worst enemy, if only they would own up to that one day soon. This simple act could alleviate a lot of suffering.
 

janet f. (29)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 4:26 pm
This is so not surprising. These people are the absolute worst of humanity (and that's saying a lot). There is no redeeming value to them.
 

Colleen L. (2)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 4:42 pm
Very sad. I pray that this creep rots in hell. If he was so gun cray, why didin't he just shoot himself? Thanks Beth
 

Birgit W. (144)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 5:22 pm
I see all fanatic religious people as dangerous, and all is done in "The Name of God."
 

Beth S. (323)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 6:56 pm
Andrea C.,

I understand what you are saying, but there are some very important things you need to distinguish between the two. Take these statistics, for example:

More people are killed by Islamists each year than in all 350 years of the Spanish Inquisition combined. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_Inquisition)

Islamic terrorists murder more people every DAY than the Ku Klux Klan has in the last 50 years.(http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_many_people_were_killed_by_the_Ku_Klux_Klan)

More civilians were killed by Muslim extremists in two hours on September 11th than in the 36 years of sectarian conflict in Northern Ireland. (http://cain.ulst.ac.uk/issues/violence/death95w.htm)

19 Muslim hijackers killed more innocents in two hours on September 11th than the number of American criminals executed in the last 65 years (http://deathpenaltyinfo.org/executions-united-states-1608-1976-state)

The monthly statistics for murders and injury each month by Islamists is staggering. It would take eight or nine postings worth to show what goes on each 30 days, year after year.
 

Stan B. (124)
Friday February 15, 2013, 12:41 am
They are just like the Taliban: unmitigated, murderous thugs.
 

Lloyd H. (46)
Friday February 15, 2013, 6:49 am
Several things in the linked article are more than a little suspicious. First Boko Haram actually means, "People Committed to the Propagation of the Prophet's Teachings and Jihad". Then there is the fact that BH has been attacking Muslims in Northern Nigeria since 2002. Boko has never had a problem taking credit for any of its bombings or murders. It is also unusual for Boko to target non-Muslims, as Boko is much like the Tea Party of Islamic extremists they are more interested in purifying Islam, they usually murder Muslim clerics and Muslim government officals and bomb commercial targets. Boko is fundamentally extremist isolationist bent on Jihad against other Muslims that do not believe exactly the same as they do.
 

Beth S. (323)
Friday February 15, 2013, 8:39 am
Lloyd,

"Boko Haram" - does not mean "People Committed to the......" Loosely translated from the local Hausa language, it means "Western Education is Forbidden". . Boko originally meant "fake" but came to signify Western education, while "haram" means "forbidden."

(The group's official name is Jama'atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda'awati wal-Jihad, which in Arabic means "People Committed to the Propagation of the Prophet's Teachings and Jihad".)

But it's important to understand that this is not just an issue of semantics, and the "Boko Haram", or "Western education is forbidden" ideology derived from Islam, gives an important insight into the values and beliefs of this group and MANY OTHER Islamic groups.

The Korean doctors were educated by and practitioners of "Western Medicine", representatives and a product of Western education, philosophy and values. Western (medical) education is the product of successive generations learning from the previous ones, open, in-depth exploration discussion, despite where it might lead, and refinement of previous understandings, hypothesis, experimentation, the Scientific Method, which is extraordinarily threatening to Islam, in general.

Therefore, these doctors representing Western/modern antithetical-to-Islamic-values virtually HAD to be eliminated.

Many Muslims, especially in the Arab countries are returning to traditional Islamic medicine Muhammad prescribed such as drinking Camel's urine -- as well as Muhammed's followers who he exhorted to drink his own, Muhammad's, urine for his followers' health).

(Only two years ago in Dubai, a group of Arab researchers claimed to have developed a medical formula for treating cancer by using camel's milk and urine. Egypt’s Grand Mufti, Ali Gomaa, once wrote that drinking Muhammad’s urine was considered “a great blessing.)

"All of this sheds light on the totalitarian nature of Sharia law, which treats, not just the Quran, but canonical hadiths, or traditions and sayings of Muhammad—which is where both urine-drinking ideas appear—as sacred and not to be questioned.

Saudi Arabia’s highest Islamic authority until he died in 1999, Sheikh Bin Baz, held that the *earth was flat* and that all scientific evidence otherwise was a “Western conspiracy,” simply because *Quran 18:86 claims the sun sets in a pool of mud*, suggesting that the earth is flat.

The greater lesson for non-Muslims is that, if Islam’s most prominent thinkers—the many ulema, muftis, sheikhs, and “Islamic thinkers” like Dr. Zaghlul al-Naggar, a prominent Islamic thinker and Chairman of Egypt’s Committee of Scientific Notions in the Quran, on the topic of medical science and Islam himself—tenaciously cling to Islam’s teachings even when they defy objective science (not to mention grossly defame Islam), surely they must cling to those other ironclad teachings that deal with “subjective” matters, from freedom of religion and freedom of speech, to hostility, jihad, and subjugation for the infidel."

So, as you can see, the Boko Haram's elimination of Western doctors in their midst, is not radical, but a logical extension of a strong and orthodox belief in the supremacy of Islamic doctrine.

Lloyd, you said “Boko is fundamentally extremist isolationist bent on Jihad against other Muslims that do not believe exactly the same as they do.”

The truth is that the Islamic world is persistently FILLED with daily examples of many sects of Muslims who hate other sects and kill their followers.

Sunnis hate the Shiites and murder them frequently. The Sunni and Shia hate the Achmadis, and kill them in many countries, whenever the opportunity presents itself.

Please watch, Lloyd, for your edification, an example of Sunni “Islamic love and peace” towards the Achmadis, and I can give you many more sources like this, sadly:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8TJTG4yUSQ
 

Gloria H. (88)
Friday February 15, 2013, 10:25 am
for every medical person killed...hundreds will die because they will have lost the opportunity to be cured by that person's knowledge.
Some day, these murderers will need medical assistance for themselves or their loved ones (who could be totally innocent of wrongdoing) and get the full karmic impact of their actions. Too bad innocent people will also be harmed. But hatred has a way of blinding any sense of conscious or consequential ramifications.
 

Kirsten Taufer (43)
Friday February 15, 2013, 3:20 pm
ALL forms of religious fundamentalism are terrifying!
 

Cheryl Bianchi (0)
Friday February 15, 2013, 5:34 pm
this madness must end...education the only real option...who to make that happen in this environment is the mystery.
 

Cheryl Bianchi (0)
Friday February 15, 2013, 5:34 pm
HOW, sorry
 

Lloyd H. (46)
Monday February 18, 2013, 7:54 am
Yes, Beth you cut-paste and copy from your two sources, the BBC and The Sunday Times, personally I prefer to do my own checking and your assertions are simply not born out by USIP, CFR and Al Jazeera. Boko Haram is simply a knick-name use by Lazy journalists for the actual name and actual English translation that are too long and hard to spell. There is also the fact that BH, or what ever you chose to call them, loves taking credit of its actions and they have not, and there still stands the fact that BH is best know for attacking errant Muslims not Westerners. And while you are very good at cherry picking facts you are still wrong as to the body count by religion. You just sort of neglected the tens of thousands murdered by Charles the Hammer and his son Charlemagne in their "conversion by sword" pogroms. Charlemagne beheaded at leat 4,500 Saxons, men women and children, for failure to convert in 782 C.E.. 1234 between 5,000 and 11,000 peasants were executed for non-payment of Church taxes. In the 16th and 17th Centuries the English beheaded more than 10,000 Galic Irish for non-conversion. 372 C.E., thousands of Manecherean heritics, all of them, were killed for the heresy of practicing birht control. 1209 pope Innocent III orders the extermination of the Albigensians/Cathars and all who aid them across Europe, 45,000 in Beziers, France alnoe by 1324 over 1 Million. And that does not include the Papal Pogroms against the Waldensians, Paulikians, Rucarians, Josephites, et alia. And by the way Torqemada personally ordered 10,200 persons to be burned at the stake. The Witch Hunts from 1448-1750 killed several hundred thousand. for a more complete Christian hit list, http://articles.exchristian.net/2002/10/how-many-people-have been-killed-by.php
 

Lloyd H. (46)
Monday February 18, 2013, 8:25 am
Oh, I forgot you can also add in the Millions of men, women and children condemed to death by HIV/AIDS by the Vatican absolute ban on condom use and their backing of the Gag Rule.
 

Beth S. (323)
Monday February 18, 2013, 9:57 am
Lloyd,

If you want to talk Christian carnage and have to go back several hundred hears, let's look at some interesting facts to put this in perspective:

More people are killed by Islamists each year than in all 350 years of the Spanish Inquisition combined.

19 Muslim hijackers killed more innocents in two hours on September 11th than the number of American criminals executed in the last 65 years.

And then let's look at the last THIRTY (30) DAYS of Islamist carnage.

Date ----------- Country----City ---Killed--Injured ----------------Description-----------------------

2013.02.17 Thailand Pattani 3 9 Three civilians are killed when Muslim militants detonate a bomb in a commercial district.
2013.02.16 Iraq Mosul 3 0 A suicide blast leaves three others dead.
2013.02.16 Somalia Mogadishu 1 2 al-Shabaab bombers kill one person at a restaurant.
2013.02.16 Pakistan Quetta 79 180 Women and children are amply represented in the carnage as a Lashkar-e-Jhangvi bomb rips through a Shiite marketplace, leaving eighty dead.
2013.02.15 Somalia Garowe 1 2 A cleric is murdered in his mosque by Islamist rivals.
2013.02.15 Afghanistan Ghazni 2 1 Two civilians are killed by a Taliban bomb placed outside a mosque.
2013.02.14 Dagestan Khasavyurt 4 6 Four local cops are blown to bits by a Shahid sucide bomber.
2013.02.14 Pakistan Hangu 11 11 Two women are among eleven people torn to shreds by a Fedayeen suicide bomber.
2013.02.13 Pakistan Hassanzo 9 23 Two roadside bombings leave nine people dead.
2013.02.12 Nigeria Maiduguri 4 1 A child is among the casualties of two Boko Haram home invasions that leave four dead.
2013.02.12 Pakistan Gulbahar 2 3 Sectarian Jihadis gun down two people at a hardware store.
2013.02.11 Syria al-Shadada 14 12 Two al-Nusra suicide bombings leave fourteen people dead.
2013.02.11 Iraq Mosul 8 8 A Shahid suicide bomber takes out eight Iraqis, including a 7-year-old boy.
2013.02.11 Tanzania Buseresere 1 0 A pastor is beheaded by a group of Muslim youth.
2013.02.10 Thailand Yala 5 1 Islamic militants overturn a truck with a bomb, then shoot five survivors to death.
2013.02.10 Pakistan Orangi 2 0 A Shia father and son are murdered by Sipah-e-Sahaba gunmen.
2013.02.09 Thailand Pattani 1 0 A 56-year-old villager is shot in the head at his home by suspected Muslim 'separatists'
2013.02.09 Nigeria Potiskum 3 0 Three Korean doctors are hacked to death by Islamic radicals.
2013.02.09 Pakistan Karachi 2 0 A seminary student and a Shiite are murdered by sectarian Jihadis in separate attacks.
2013.02.09 Thailand Pattani 1 1 Muslim 'separatists' ambush two locals.
2013.02.09 Iraq Baghdad 6 40 Terrorists send mortars into a camp housing Iranian dissidents, killing six.
2013.02.08 Pakistan Kalaya 16 27 Muslim fundamentalists bomb marketplace selling videos and CD's, killing at least sixteen.
2013.02.08 Lebanon al-Ouazzani 1 0 A teenager seven months pregnant is stabbed to death by her brother in a Muslim honor killing. (The girl was reportedly impregnated by her killer).
2013.02.08 Nigeria Kano 10 5 Islamists gun down one male and nine female polio vaccination workers in two attacks after clerics accuse the program of being a conspiracy against Muslim children.
2013.02.08 Iraq Karbala 5 16 At least five Shiites are taken out by Sunni bombers.
2013.02.08 Iraq Shomali 14 26 Fourteen Iraqis at a bus stop are dismantled by Islamic State of Iraq bombers.
2013.02.08 Syria Aleppo 9 0 Nine people, including women, children and a cleric are reportedly killed by a Sunni rocket attack on a Shiite mosque.
2013.02.08 Iraq Baghdad 17 44 Holy Warriors detonate two car bombs at an animal market popular with Shias, slaughtering at least seventeen.
2013.02.08 Afghanistan Nad Ali 6 0 Two women are among six member of a family torn to shreds by an Islamic bomb.
2013.02.08 Pakistan Peshawar 1 0 A Shiite professional is picked off by Sunni gunmen shortly after dropping his kids off at school.
2013.02.07 Afghanistan Kishindih 4 3 The Taliban take out four locals with a roadside bomb.
2013.02.07 Iraq Mahmoudiya 3 0 Three Iraqis are machine-gunned by al-Qaeda while sitting in their car.
2013.02.07 Iraq Abu Ghraib 6 9 al-Qaeda bombers murder six Iraqis.
2013.02.07 Pakistan Karachi 1 0 A Shiite dies in the hospital from injuries suffered during a Sipah-e- Sahaba shooting attack.
2013.02.07 Pakistan Orangi 1 5 A Taliban bombing leaves one dead.
2013.02.07 Kenya Garissa 1 1 Islamists shoot two Christian pastors, killing one.
2013.02.07 Dagestan Kahdzhalmakhi 1 0 Islamic militants shoot a local cop to death.
2013.02.06 Tunisia Tunis 1 0 A leading critic of Islamism is shot in the head by several assassins at his home.
2013.02.06 Syria Palmyra 35 30 An al-Nusra suicide bomber and a separate car bombing send over thirty souls to Allah.
2013.02.06 Pakistan Karachi 1 0 Religious rivals murder a Sunni.
2013.02.06 Iraq Mussayib 4 4 Four Iraqis die after being sprayed with al-Qaeda gunfire.
2013.02.06 Russia Nalchik 1 1 A local cop is gunned down by Islamic militants.
2013.02.06 Syria Hama 54 2 A brutal bombing of a bus by an Islamist faction leaves over fifty dead, including women.
2013.02.05 Denmark Copenhagen 0 0 A Danish cartoonist narrowly escapes an assassination attempt on his front stoop from a man who fires from a yard away.
2013.02.05 Thailand Yala 4 0 Four Buddhist fruit traders, including a 17-year-old, are tied up and slaughtered by Islamic 'insurgents'.
2013.02.05 Iraq Taji 6 12 A suicide car bomber murder six Iraqis.
2013.02.05 Afghanistan Faryab 5 7 Mujahideen set off a bomb at a restaurant that leaves five dead.
2013.02.05 Bangladesh Dhaka 3 43 At least three people are killed during a rampage by Jamaat-e-Islam
2013.02.05 Nigeria Sambisa Reserve 6 0 At least six park rangers are brutally murdered by Sharia advocates.
2013.02.04 Kenya Garissa 1 0 Islamists shoot a local cop to death.
2013.02.04 Iraq Taji 23 44 A Holy Warrior self-detonates in a thick crowd of Iraqis, leaving about two dozen dead.
2013.02.04 Pakistan Chaman 1 0 A Christian dies after being shot five times by Muslims angry that he would not embrace Islam.
2013.02.04 Somalia Mogadishu 1 0 Islamic extremists kill an African Union soldier.
2013.02.04 Yemen Kutaf 6 7 Six people are killed during an armed clash between Sunnis and Shias.
2013.02.04 Pakistan Karachi 1 0 Sectarian Jihadis pick off a 35-year-old Sunni at a market.
2013.02.03 Iraq Kirkuk 33 90 Three dozen innocents are slaughtered by a suicide bombing followed by a grenade and shooting assault along a city street.
2013.02.03 Afghanistan Khakriz 1 6 Women are among the casualties of a Taliban roadside attack.
2013.02.02 Afghanistan Musa Qala 2 0 Two local cops are incinerated by a Taliban bomb.
2013.02.02 Pakistan Sarai Nawrang 26 15 Women and children are among the casualties of a brutal Fedayeen attack that included a suicide bombing in a family home.
2013.02.02 Pakistan Karachi 2 Two human rights activists are shot to death by sectarian Jihadis.
2013.02.02 Pakistan Agra Taj 1 0 Lashkar-e-Jhagvi brutally murder a Shiite.
2013.02.02 Afghanistan Miyanishin 5 0 Two young children are among a family of five exterminated by a roadside bomb.
2013.02.02 Pakistan Ghunda Mela 2 3 Taliban militants murder two local soldiers.
2013.02.01 Lebanon Beqaa 2 0 Islamists shoot two Lebanese policemen to death.
2013.02.01 Egypt Alexandria 0 1 A Christian woman is stabbed on the street by Muslim hardliners.
2013.02.01 Syria Damascus 53 90 al-Nusra suicide bombers massacre over fifty people in a single attack.
2013.02.01 Pakistan Hangu 30 56 A Fedayeen suicide bomber slaughters over two dozen worshippers outside a Shia mosque.
2013.02.01 Afghanistan Takhar 2 0 A Sunni hardliner suddenly shoots two police officers to death.
2013.02.01 Pakistan Lakai Sar 11 6 Lashkar-e-Islam terrorists assault a village and kill eleven defenders.
2013.02.01 Thailand Pattani 3 10 Three are killed when Islamic 'separatists' spray a group of farmers with machine-gun fire.
2013.01.31 Pakistan Quetta 1 1 A Shia barber is cut down by Sunnis firing into his shop.
2013.01.31 Pakistan Malikhel 2 0 Religion of Peace bombers murder two polio workers who were on their way to vaccinate children.
2013.01.31 Nigeria Gombe 2 0 Two local cops are gunned down by Boko Haram.
2013.01.31 Pakistan Karachi 3 0 Two Sunni clerics are among three killed in a Shia drive-by.
2013.01.31 Afghanistan Greshk 1 8 A 13-year-old boy is killed when fundamentalists bomb a gambling event.
2013.01.31 Thailand Yala 1 0 A 62-year-old villager is cut down by Muslim gunmen.
2013.01.31 Pakistan Tirah 2 6 At least two bystanders are killed when Islamist groups clash.
2013.01.31 Mali Douentza 2 0 Islamists murder two local soldiers.
2013.01.30 Thailand Narathiwat 1 2 Militant Muslims blow up a security guard for teachers.
2013.01.30 Afghanistan Sabari 2 4 Two small children are pulled into pieces by a Taliban bomb planted at a market.
2013.01.30 Yemen Raida 0 1 A Jewish man is badly injured in an anti-Semitic Muslim attack.
2013.01.30 Pakistan Golimar 1 0 Sipah-e-Sahaba gunmen pick off a 32-year-old Shiite.
2013.01.30 Iraq Abu Ghraib 18 0 A mass grave containing eighteen al-Qaeda execution victims is discovered.
2013.01.30 Pakistan Ghani Gul 6 0 Six members of a family are killed when a mortar hits their home amidst fighting between two Islamist groups.
2013.01.29 Pakistan Quetta 2 0 Two Shia are shot to death by Sunni radicals during 'Unity Week'.
2013.01.29 Iraq Kirkuk 1 2 A cleric is taken out by sectarian rivals.
2013.01.29 Thailand Narathiwat 2 0 A Buddhist married couple, who worked as school janitors, are brutally shot to death by Islamic 'insurgents'.
2013.01.29 Pakistan Karachi 1 2 Terrorists from a religious outfit attack a police station and murder an officer.
2013.01.29 Somalia Mogadishu 6 12 A Shahid suicide bomber takes out six locals.
2013.01.29 Pakistan Kala 1 0 A guard for a polio vaccination team is gunned down by Islamists.
2013.01.28 Yemen al-Bayda 8 12 Eight locals are disassembled by a Fedayeen suicide bomber.
2013.01.28 Bangladesh Motijheel 0 50 At least fifty people are injured in rioting by Islamic extremists standing up for war criminals.
2013.01.28 Yemen Rida 11 17 An al-Qaeda car bomb leaves eleven dead.
2013.01.28 Russia Kabardino-Balkaria 1 0 An off-duty police officer is assassinated by suspected Islamic 'separatists'.
2013.01.28 Turkey Istanbul 1 0 An 85-year-old Christian woman is stabbed to death by an attacker who then carves a cross on her body.
2013.01.28 Iraq Fallujah 2 3 An al-Qaeda rocket attack leaves two dead Iraqis.
2013.01.28 Iraq Mosul 2 0 A 4-year-old girl is among two civilians taken out by Mujahid gunmen.
2013.01.28 Pakistan Karachi 5 1 Four Sunni activists are murdered by sectarian rivals. A 2-year-old later dies of injuries.
2013.01.27 Afghanistan Kandahar 10 6 Islamic fundamentalists kill ten Afghans with a roadside bomb.
2013.01.27 Nigeria Beaver Ridge Canaan 5 0 Five people are beheaded by Sharia advocates.
2013.01.27 Algeria Djebahia 2 5 Two gas pipeline guards are shot to death by Muslim militants.
2013.01.27 Pakistan Tirah 61 40 Sixty-one people are killed in clashes between Tahrik-e-Taliban and Ansarul Islam.
2013.01.27 Nigeria Borno 8 0 Eight people are abducted and murdered by Boko Haram.
2013.01.26 Afghanistan Qale Sabaz 2 13 A suicide bomber takes out two people.
2013.01.26 Afghanistan Kunduz 10 20 Ten Afghans are blown to bits by a Shahid suicide bomber at a busy market.
2013.01.26 Iraq Fallujah 2 3 Mujahideen shoot two local soldiers to death.
2013.01.26 Iraq Baqubah 1 0 A woman is murdered in her own home by the Islamic Army of Iraq.
2013.01.25 Pakistan Parachinar 1 0 Wahhabi terrorists gun down a Shiite.
2013.01.25 Afghanistan Kapisa 5 10 Five civilians are dismantled by a Fedayeen suicide bomber.
2013.01.25 Nigeria Ngwa 1 0 An ex-official is assassinated by Boko Haram.
2013.01.24 Thailand Pattani 1 0 A man is murdered in his own bed by Muslim terrorists.
2013.01.24 Pakistan Gilgit 1 0 Sipah-e-Sahaba gunmen pick off a Shia water department employee.
2013.01.24 India Hyderabad 1 2 A passerby is killed when religious hardliners start shooting at each others.
2013.01.24 Syria Saasa 8 5 al-Nusra Islamists murder eight people with a car bomb.
2013.01.24 Pakistan Landhi 4 12 Terrorists murder four police officers with two bombs.
2013.01.24 Iraq Baghdad 3 0 Three Iraqis are brought down by al-Qaeda with silencers.
2013.01.23 Pakistan Orakzai 5 3 A Sunni bomb blast rips five people apart.
2013.01.23 Thailand Narathiwat 1 0 A teacher is shot to death by Muslim 'insurgents' in front of dozens of children.
2013.01.23 Iraq Mosul 3 0 A school principal is among three Iraqis gunned down by Mujahideen.
2013.01.23 Yemen al-Bayda 1 3 One person is killed by al-Qaeda bombers.
2013.01.23 Iraq Tuz Khurmatu 42 75 A Shahid self-detonates inside a packed mosque, sending at least forty-two souls to Allah.
2013.01.23 Nigeria Maiduguri 5 0 Religion of Peace proponents behead five people in their homes.
2013.01.23 Nigeria Maiduguri 4 0 Boko Haram Islamists burn down a school and shoot four people to death.
2013.01.23 Pakistan Gulbara 4 0 Four rival Islamists are murdered by Lashkar e-Islam.
2013.01.23 Pakistan Quetta 1 0 A prayer leader dies after being shot by Religion of Peace rivals.
2013.01.23 Pakistan Hangu 2 0 Two clerics are gunned down at their own mosque by Religion of Peace rivals.
2013.01.22 Iraq Mahmoudiyyah 4 0 Four young children ages 6 to 12 are disassembled by a Mujahideen bomb outside their home.
2013.01.22 Iraq Shula 5 15 Sunni car bombers slaughter five Shiites in their own neighborhood.
2013.01.22 Iraq Taji 7 26 Seven people are torn to shreds by a Fedayeen suicide bomber.
2013.01.22 Nigeria Damboa 18 0 Fundamentalists massacre eighteen villagers at a market selling meat forbidden to Muslims.
2013.01.22 Pakistan Kari Haider Khel 2 0 Two tribesmen are taken out by a Tehreek-e-Taliban drive-by.
2013.01.22 Pakistan Karachi 2 0 A prominent doctor is among two Shias gunned down by Sunni radicals.
2013.01.22 Pakistan Peshawar 1 0 A Shia eye specialist is cut down outside his clinic by Sunni gunmen.
2013.01.22 Iraq Mahmoudiya 5 15 al-Qaeda set off a car bomb along a city street that leaves five dead.
2013.01.22 Nigeria Kano 5 2 Five people playing an outdoor board game are shot to death by Islamic fundamentalists.
2013.01.21 Syria Salmiyeh 30 50 Shahid suicide car bombers destroy thirty lives in a commercial district.
2013.01.21 Afghanistan Kabul 3 0 At least three innocents are killed during a Fedayeen suicide assault on a traffic police headquarters.
2013.01.21 Thailand Pattani 1 1 A 12-year-old Buddhist boy is brought down by Runda Kumpulan Kecil Islamists.
2013.01.21 Pakistan Dawizai 2 9 A Taliban bomb leaves two dead.
2013.01.21 Pakistan Gakhar Mandi 1 0 The throat of a 45-year-old woman is cut by her conservative brother after she elopes by choice.
2013.01.20 Iraq Baqubah 1 1 Terrorists kill a civilian with a bomb near her home.
2013.01.20 Nigeria Kaduna 2 2 A 6-year-old girl is killed by suspected Boko Haram.
2013.01.19 Cameroon Kousseri 1 0 Islamists shoot a man execution style.
2013.01.19 Algeria Tigantourine 48 0 Twenty three hostages are killed by their Islamic captors during a rescue attempt. Twenty-five more are found summarily executed
2013.01.19 Nigeria Okene 2 5 Islamists ambush a luxury bus and murder two riders.
2013.01.19 Nigeria Kano 5 0 At least five people are killed in an attempted Boko Haram assassination of a popular emir.
2013.01.19 Somalia Afmadow 7 0 At least seven civilians are slain during an al-Shabaab attack.
2013.01.18 Nigeria Kaduna 1 1 A 7-month-old baby is shot during an Islamic terror attack.
2013.01.18 Lebanon Roumieh 1 0 An inmate at a prison is murdered by hardcore Fatah al-Islam fundamentalists.
2013.01.18 Thailand Pattani 1 1 Islamic gunmen fire into a pickup truck, killing the driver.
2013.01.18 Nigeria Kaduna 2 0 Two police officers are gunned down by Boko Haram.
2013.01.18 Syria Daraa 5 12 Suicide car bombers attack a rival mosque, killing at least five.
2013.01.18 Pakistan Khuzdar 1 0 A Shiite is gunned down by Sipah-e-Sahaba terrorists at a market.
2013.01.18 Pakistan Sur Kas 2 1 Laskhar-e-Islam mortar a family home, killing the mother and father and severely injuring their girl.
2013.01.18 Somalia Mogadishu 1 0 A journalist is picked off by alleged al-Shabaab gunmen.

And it's like this every 30 days
 

Hilary S. (45)
Friday February 22, 2013, 2:35 am
nigeria - now there's a country i'd love to avoid. thanx for your detailed report of the recent horrors there. the country is yet another blight on our human race. and i imagine that while beth's list is full, it is a long way from fully comprehensive.
 

Klaus Peters (11)
Friday February 22, 2013, 6:50 am
All I can say, I would never ever want to be a Muslim, nor be a member of any other fanatic mob.
In the end any tyranny fails, rather sooner than later. Any extremist, fundamentalist or radical factions are doomed from the beginning, justice will always prevail, often after much suffering. Obviously this is not restricted to religious beliefs, but also political extremes and their hangers on, like big industrie. It is all about money and power.
 
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