Islamic History (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 209

  • 1987-01-20 Anglican Church envoy Terry Waite taken hostage in Beirut, Lebanon by Islamic militia group

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1987-09-16 Pope John Paul II's ends his Los Angeles tour with an interfaith meeting at Dodger Stadium with leaders of Judaism, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II

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1988-12-01 Benazir Bhutto named 1st female Prime Minister of a Muslim country (Pakistan)

Pakistani Politican Benazir Bhutto
Pakistani Politican
Benazir Bhutto
  • 1989-01-14 1,000 muslims burn Salman Rushdies' "Satanic Verses" in Bradford, England
  • 1989-02-12 5 Pakistani Muslim rioters killed protesting "Satanic Verses" novel
  • 1989-05-12 Retired British pilot Jack Mann is kidnapped by Islamic fundamentalists
  • 1990-08-10 The Massacre of more than 127 Muslims in North East Sri Lanka by paramilitaries.
  • 1990-12-10 Hindu-Muslim rebellion in Hyderabad-Aligargh India, 140 die
  • 1991-01-20 Sudan's government imposes Islamic law nationwide, worsening the civil war between the country's Muslim north and Christian south.
  • 1991-03-31 The Establishment of Islamic Constitutional Movement - Hadas in Kuwait.
  • 1991-08-08 Shi'ite Muslims release British hostage John McCarthy
  • 1991-08-11 Shiite Muslims release US hostage Edward Tracy
  • 1991-11-18 Muslim Shi'ites release hostages Terry Waite & Thomas Sutherland
  • 1991-12-02 Muslim Shi'ites release American hostage Joseph Cicippio held in Lebanon
  • 1991-12-03 Muslim Shi'ites release US hostage Alan Steen
  • 1991-12-04 Muslim Shi'ites release last US hostage Terry Anderson (held 6½ years)
  • 1992-01-12 Algeria's general elections canceled after strong gains by Islamic Salvation Front in the 1st round
  • 1992-03-17 Islamic Jihad truck bombs Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires killing 29
  • 1993-04-11 450 prisoners riot at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville, Ohio, and continue for ten days, citing grievances about prison conditions and the forced vaccination of Nation of Islam prisoners (for tuberculosis)
  • 1993-07-02 Muslim fundamentalists in Sivas, Turkey, set hotel on fire, kill 36
  • 1993-09-24 1st Israeli killed by Islamics after PLO signs peace accord
  • 1993-10-07 Massive Muslim demonstration in Xining, China, 12 killed
  • 1993-11-19 Algerian Muslim fundamentalists uprising, 27 killed
  • 1993-12-14 Muslim fundamentalists murder 12 Kroates/Bosnians in Algeria
  • 1993-12-17 Muslims in Bangladesh call for the murder of feminist Taslima Nasrin
  • 1994-06-20 Bomb attack on Islamic temple in Mashad Iran (70 killed)
  • 1994-07-24 Bodo kills 37 Muslims in Bashbari NE India
  • 1994-07-29 200,000 Muslims demand the death of feminist writer Taslima Nasrin in Bangladesh
  • 1994-07-29 India army kills 27 Muslim militants
  • 1994-08-06 Algerian Muslim fundamentalists threaten school/Universities
  • 1994-09-15 Muslim fundamentalists kidnap & behead 16 citizens in Algeria
  • 1994-11-01 Muslim fundamentalists in Mostaganem Algeria murder 5 children
  • 1994-12-24 Four Muslim fundamentalists capture Air France pilot in Algiers
  • 1995-02-25 Muslim fundamentalists shoot 20 Shiite mosque goers dead
  • 1995-07-11 7,000 Bosnian Muslim men are massacred when Bosnian Serbs overrun the UN 'safe haven' of Srebrenica.
  • 1995-10-26 Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Mossad agents assassinate Islamic Jihad leader Fathi Shikaki in his hotel in Malta.
  • 1995-11-19 Suicide bomber blasts into Egyptian embassy in Islamabad, kills 16
  • 1996-01-02 The US deploys troops in Northern Bosnia with the intention of maintaining order and peace between Bosnian Serbs and Muslims
  • 1997-04-15 Fire sweeps through a campsite of Muslims making the Hajj pilgrimage; the official death toll is 343.
  • 1997-11-17 In Luxor, Egypt, 62 people are killed by 6 Islamic militants outside the Temple of Hatshepsut, known as Luxor massacre (The police then kill the assailants).
  • 1999-01-04 Gunmen open fire on Shiite Muslims worshipping in an Islamabad mosque, killing 16 people and injuring 25.
  • 2000-01-14 A United Nations tribunal sentences five Bosnian Croats to up to 25 years for the 1993 killing of over 100 Muslims in a Bosnian village.
  • 2001-03-05 In Mecca, 35 Muslim pilgrims are crushed to death during the annual Hajj pilgrimage.
  • 2002-02-27 Godhra train burning, a Muslim mob kills 59 Hindu pilgrims returning from Ayodhya
  • 2003-08-11 Jemaah Islamiyah leader Riduan Isamuddin, better known as Hambali, is arrested in Bangkok, Thailand.
  • 2003-08-29 Ayatollah Sayed Mohammed Baqir al-Hakim, the Shia Muslim leader in Iraq, is assassinated in a terrorist bombing, along with nearly 100 worshippers as they leave a mosque in Najaf.
  • 2004-03-22 Ahmed Yassin, co-founder and leader of the Palestinian Sunni Islamist militant group Hamas, and bodyguards are killed in the Gaza Strip when hit by Israeli Air Force AH-64 Apache fired Hellfire missiles.
  • 2004-04-02 Islamist terrorists involved in the 11 March 2004 Madrid attacks attempt to bomb the Spanish high-speed train AVE near Madrid. Their attack is thwarted.
  • 2004-04-03 Islamic terrorists involved in the 11 March 2004 Madrid attacks are trapped by the police in their apartment and kill themselves.
  • 2004-05-02 Yelwa massacre of more than 630 nomad Muslims by Christians in Nigeria
  • 2005-10-27 Riots begin in Paris after the deaths of two Muslim teenagers.
  • 2006-01-12 A stampede during the Stoning the Devil ritual on the last day at the Hajj in Mina, Saudi Arabia, kills at least 362 Muslim pilgrims.
  • 2007-01-31 Suspects are arrested in Birmingham in the UK, accused of plotting the kidnap, holding and eventual beheading of a serving Muslim British soldier in Iraq.
  • 2009-12-28 43 people die in a suicide bombing in Karachi, Pakistan, where Shia Muslims were observing the Day of Ashura.
  • 2010-01-07 Muslim gunmen in Egypt kill nine people after opening fire on a crowd of Coptic Christians
  • 2012-04-15 400 Islamist Militants escape from a Pakistan prison after an insurgent attack
  • 2012-06-24 Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood becomes President of Egypt
  • 2012-09-01 Islamist rebels seize Douentza, Mali
  • 2012-10-12 The United Nations Security Council unanimously approves of an African-led force to oust Islamist militants in northern Mali
  • 2013-01-25 Islamist forces are driven out of Hombori by the Malian army
  • 2013-02-13 16 Muslim insurgents are killed in an attack on a Narathiwat military base, Thailand
  • 2013-02-22 13 Chadian soldiers and 65 Muslim insurgents are killed in conflict in Northern Mali
  • 2013-02-24 10 Chadian soldiers and 28 Muslim insurgents are killed in conflict in Adrar des Ifoghas, Mali
  • 2013-04-21 185 people are killed in a conflict between Islamic extremists and the Nigerian military
  • 2013-04-23 28 people are killed and 70 are injured during clashes between police and Sunni Muslims in Hawija, Iraq
  • 2013-05-22 British Army Fusilier Lee Rigby is murdered near the Royal Artillery Barracks in London by two Islamic terrorists, Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale.
  • 2013-07-21 12 people are killed in a clash between two Muslim families in Lanao del Sur, Philippines
  • 2013-08-20 9 Islamist militants are killed by Russian police in North Caucasus
  • 2013-09-06 20 people are killed by Islamist militants in villages in northeast Nigeria
  • 2013-10-17 59 people are killed in a wave of attacks on Shia Muslims in Iraq
  • 2013-10-22 37 Boko Harem Islamist militants are killed by air and ground strikes in Nigeria
  • 2014-05-01 Hundreds march through Nigerian capital calling for the release of schoolgirls abducted by Islamic militants, Boko Haram, who oppose Western education
  • 2014-06-11 Islamic State of Iraq forces seize control of government offices and other important buildings in the northern city of Mosul

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2014-06-29 Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi announces establishment of worldwide "caliphate" at the Great Mosque of al-Nuri in Mosul, Iraq

Leader of Islamic State Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
Leader of Islamic State
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
  • 2014-07-16 Hamas and Islamic Jihad offer Israel a 10-year truce with 10 conditions, which include lifting the blockade and the release of prisoners; it is rejected
  • 2014-07-25 Israeli airstrike kills leader of Islamic Jihad's military wing, Salah Abu Hassanein
  • 2014-11-05 New Zealand Prime Minister John Key rules out sending troops to fight against Islamic State, but claims there are 40 New Zealanders on 'terror watchlist'

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2014-11-08 US President Obama authorises deployment of 1,500 additional troops to help train and advise Iraqi and Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State militants

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
  • 2014-11-09 United States lead air strikes in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul against Islamic State (IS)
  • 2014-11-23 An adviser to the Kenyan president says the slaughter of 28 people on a bus by the Somali militant Islamist group al-Shabab is intended to create a religious war in the country
  • 2014-12-13 The British Government announces it will send hundreds of troops to Iraq, to train Iraqi and Kurdish forces in the conflict with Islamic State
  • 2015-03-05 -8th Islamic State militants ransack and destroy ancient cities of Nimrud, Hatra and Dur-Sharrukin in Iraq

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2015-12-07 US Presidential candidate Donald Trump proposes banning all Muslims from entering the US

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • 2016-01-15 Islamist militants attack a hotel in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso killing 28, injuring 56
  • 2016-02-03 US President Barack Obama visits his first US mosque - the Islamic Society of Baltimore mosque in Maryland
  • 2016-02-21 Bombings in the Syrian cities of Homs and Damascus kill 140 people, Islamic State claims responsibility
  • 2016-02-24 Oldest Muslim graves in Europe, from the 8th century, identified at a buriel site in Nimes, France
  • 2016-05-08 Sadiq Khan (L) is elected Mayor of London, - 1st Muslim mayor of a major Western city
  • 2016-06-12 Gunman claiming allegiance to the Islamic State opens fire at gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, killing 49, injuring 53 - worst mass shooting in the US
  • 2016-06-26 City of Falluja freed from Islamic State control after a month-long campaign by Iraqi forces
  • 2016-07-01 Islamic militants storm a cafe in Dhaka, Bangladesh, killing 20 hostages and 2 police, country's worse terror attack
  • 2016-07-02 Large lorry bomb in Baghdad kills at least 125 people and wounds 150, Islamic State claims responsibility
  • 2016-07-23 Suicide bomb in Kabul kills 80 during a protest march, Islamic State claim responsibility
  • 2016-12-07 Pakistan International Airways plane crashes north of Islamabad, killing all 48 on board, including singer turned preacher Junaid Jamshed
  • 2016-12-16 US State Department increases reward for information on Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi to $25 million
  • 2017-01-27 Donald Trump issues executive order banning travel to the US for 7 mostly Muslim countries and suspending admission for refugees
  • 2017-02-16 Suicide attack on shrine of Sufi saint Lal Shahbaz Qalandar, Sehwan, Pakistan kills 72, Islamic State claims responsibility
  • 2017-02-16 Car bomb in Bayaa, Baghdad kills at least 48, Islamic State claims responsibility. 3rd attack in 3 days
  • 2017-03-06 US President Donald Trump signs his second executive order barring travelers from 6 mostly-Muslim countires for 90 days but leaves out Iraq
  • 2017-04-02 Attack on visitors to Muslim shrine by a custodian and others in Sargodha, Pakistan leaves 20 dead

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