Islamic History (Part 3)

Historical Events

Events 201 - 267 of 267

  • 2017-02-16 Car bomb in Bayaa, Baghdad kills at least 48, Islamic State claims responsibility. 3rd attack in 3 days

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2017-03-06 US President Donald Trump signs his second executive order barring travelers from 6 mostly-Muslim countries for 90 days but leaves out Iraq

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • 2017-04-02 Attack on visitors to Muslim shrine by a custodian and others in Sargodha, Pakistan leaves 20 dead
  • 2017-05-25 Pitched battles between Islamic State-linked militants and Philippine government troops in and around Marawi, leave 43 dead, with thousands fleeing
  • 2017-05-26 Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche and Ricky John Best killed, Micah David-Cole Fletcher injured defending Muslim teenager in Portland, Oregon
  • 2017-05-30 Car bomb outside ice cream shop in Baghdad kills 17, Islamic State claim responsibility
  • 2017-05-30 Bomb outside government pension office in Baghdad kills 14, injures 34, Islamic State claim respnsibility
  • 2017-06-06 Syrian Democratic Forces backed by the US launch offensive to take Raqqa from Islamic State in Syria

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2017-06-07 Suicide bombers attack Iranian parliament in Tehran and the mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini killing 12, 1st Islamic State attacks in Iran

Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Khomeini
Supreme Leader of Iran
Ayatollah Khomeini
  • 2017-06-08 UN states Islamic State forces have shot and killed hundreds of fleeing civilians during battle for Mosul, Iraq in past two weeks
  • 2017-06-29 Battle for Mosul: Iraqi forces retake destroyed Great Mosque of al-Nuri from Islamic State - symbolic site where their leader declared a "caliphate"

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2017-07-09 Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi proclaims victory over Islamic State forces in Mosul

Prime Minister of Iraq Haider al-Abadi
Prime Minister of Iraq
Haider al-Abadi
  • 2017-08-13 Gunmen kill at least 18 at a cafe in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Islamic extremists blamed
  • 2017-08-22 India's highest court outlaws instant divorce for Muslim men (talaq, talaq, talaq)
  • 2017-08-31 International Organization for Migration states 18,500 Rohingya Muslims have fled from violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state after 110 deaths, making for Bangladesh
  • 2017-09-14 Two Islamic State terrorist attacks in Dhiqar province, Southern Iraq, kill at least 60

  • 2017-10-05 Iraqi forces claim victory and control over Islamic State's last urban stronghold Hawija, Northern Iraq
  • 2017-10-17 Islamic State headquarters Raqqa declared under full control of US-led alliance by Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) spokesman Talal Sello after 4 months of fighting

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2017-10-24 Crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman vows to return Saudi Arabia to moderate Islam after announcing 500bn independent economic zone

Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman
Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia
Mohammed bin Salman
  • 2017-10-28 Twin car bomb attacks in Mogadishu, Somalia, kill at least 27, Islamist militant group al-Shabab claim responsibility
  • 2017-12-04 US Supreme Court allows President Trump's travel ban to come into effect for 6 mostly Muslim countries
  • 2017-12-09 Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declares victory over the Islamic State in Iraq, ending more than 3 years of convict
  • 2017-12-14 Suicide bomber kills at least 18 police officers at a training centre parade in Mogadishu, Somalia, Islamic group al-Shabab claim responsibility
  • 2018-03-06 Sri Lanka imposes first nationwide state of emergency since civil war after unrest between Sinhalese and Muslim areas in Kandy District
  • 2018-04-17 Protests across India at the rape and murder of an 8-year old Muslim girl in Kathua, Bengalu
  • 2018-05-13 Family of six carry out 3 church bombings in Surabaya, Indonesia, killing at least 13. Islamic State claims responsibility.
  • 2018-06-26 US Supreme Court upholds President Trump's travel ban against mostly Muslim countries
  • 2018-07-13 Suicide bombing in Baluchistan, Pakistan, targeting election campaign event kills 128, Islamic State claims responsibility
  • 2018-07-25 Multiple suicide bombings and attacks by the Islamic State in Sweida and surrounding areas of Syria kill more than 200
  • 2018-08-15 Australian Senator Fraser Anning evokes Nazi euphemism "a final solution to the immigration problem", in proposing outlawing Muslim immigration into Australia in parliament speech
  • 2018-08-25 Afghan Islamic State leader Abu Saad Erhabi and 10 others killed in an air strike in province of Nangarhar, Afghanistan
  • 2018-09-08 Egypt sentences over 700 people, including 75 death sentences for 2013 pro-Muslim Brotherhood sit-in at Rabaa al-Adawiya square
  • 2018-09-11 American-backed militia begins final push to oust militants from Hajin, Syria, last area under Islamic State control

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2018-09-13 Islamic extremism by 121 groups caused 84,000 deaths in 2017 according to report by Global Extremist Monitor presented by Tony Blair

British Prime Minister Tony Blair
British Prime Minister
Tony Blair
  • 2018-10-16 Chairman of China's Xinjiang’s government defends its detention camps for Uighur Muslims saying they provided “vocational education and training”
  • 2018-10-21 Sectarian fighting between Muslim and Christian youths kill 55 at Kasuwan Magani, Nigeria

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2018-10-26 Irish singer Sinéad O'Connor announces she has converted to Islam

Singer-Songwriter Sinead O'Connor
Singer-Songwriter
Sinead O'Connor
  • 2018-11-06 Ilhan Omar (Minnesota) and Rashida Tlaib (Michigan) are the first Muslim women to be elected to the US House of Representatives
  • 2018-12-12 Seven mass graves in former Islamic State area discovered containing hundreds of bodies, some tortured, near Albu Kamal, eastern Syria
  • 2018-12-17 US military confirms it has killed 62 fighters from Islamist group al-Shabab in air strikes in Somalia
  • 2018-12-19 US President Donald Trump announces victory over the Islamic State and planned withdrawal of US troops from Syria
  • 2019-01-01 Qatar introduces a 100% tax on alcohol and other "health-damaging goods", doubling the price of alcohol, tobacco, energy drinks and pork in the oil-rich, predominantly Muslim nation
  • 2019-01-27 Two bombs at a Roman Catholic cathedral on Jolo Island, southern, Philippines kills 20, Islamic State claims responsibility
  • 2019-02-13 Iran marks 40th anniversary of the Islamic revolution with huge street marches and protests against the US
  • 2019-02-14 Explosive-packed vehicle rams paramilitary convoy in Indian-controlled Kashmir killing at least 40. Islamic group Jaish-e-Mohammad claim responsibility.
  • 2019-03-23 Syrian Democratic Forces announce that the last Islamic State territory has been retaken raising flags in Baghuz, Syria and ending the five-year Islamic State "caliphate"
  • 2019-04-14 Congresswoman Ilhan Omar at center of controversy over comments about 9/11 at speech to Council on American-Islamic Relations after tweet by Donald Trump, defended by Nancy Pelosi
  • 2019-04-29 Sports Illustrated features a Muslim model, Halima Aden, in a Burkini for the first time in their swimsuit edition
  • 2019-04-29 Islamic State releases video showing leader Bakr al-Baghdadi for first time in five years

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2019-05-02 Facebook bans Alex Jones (InfoWars), Milo Yiannopoulos (ex-Breitbart), Louis Farrakhan (Nation of Islam), Paul Nehlen and Laura Loomer for hate speech

Religious Leader Louis Farrakhan
Religious Leader
Louis Farrakhan
  • 2019-05-13 Sri Lanka imposes a nationwide curfew from 9pm to 4am to curb violence against Muslims after the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks
  • 2019-05-29 16 people charged for setting fire to and murdering a teenager who reported sexual harassment at an Islamic school in Feni, Bangladesh
  • 2019-06-10 Three men sentenced to life imprisonment for rape and murder of eight-year-old Muslim girl in Kathua, India in high-profile case that sparked political resignations and nationwide protests
  • 2019-08-17 Suicide bombing at a wedding in Kabul, Afghanistan, kills 63, with over 200 injured. The Islamic State claims responsibility
  • 2019-10-10 3,500 women are the first to be allowed to attend a football match in Iran for a World Cup qualifier in Tehran, since the Islamic revolution
  • 2019-10-31 Jihadist group Islamic State names Abu Ibrahim al-Hashemi al-Qurashi as its new leader after US special forces kill its former leader
  • 2019-11-06 17 people die in attack on a checkpoint by Islamic State militants on Tajikistan's border with Uzbekistan
  • 2019-11-12 Israeli forces kill senior commander of Palestinian Islamic Jihad militant group in the Gaza Strip with Palestinian militants setting off retaliatory rockets at Israel
  • 2019-11-24 Data leaked from Chinese high-security Muslim Uighur security camps, housing 1 million people, show systematic brainwashing in western Xinjiang region
  • 2019-12-11 India passes controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill clearing way for citizenship for immigrants from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan but not if they are Muslim
  • 2019-12-11 Militants attack army base in Ates, Niger, killing at least 71. Islamic State claim responsibility.
  • 2020-06-21 Saudi Arabia bans international visitors from making the Islamic Hajj pilgrimage in 2020 due to COVID-19
  • 2020-07-01 Word record drug haul of 14 tonnes of amphetamines seized by Italian police in Salerno worth $1.1 billion. Thought made in Syria by Islamic State.
  • 2020-08-02 Islamic State stages a jail break at a prison in Afghan city of Jalalabad, placing bombs at its entrance, results in 20 hr gunfight, 29 deaths and over 300 prisoners at large

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2020-08-05 Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi lays the cornerstone for a new Hindu temple at Ayodhya Ram to replace a previous Muslim mosque

15th Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi
15th Prime Minister of India
Narendra Modi
  • 2020-09-08 Two ex-Myanmar soldiers testify they were ordered to rape and kill Muslim Rohingya villagers, 1st public confession of army-directed crimes against Rohingya [1]
  • 2020-11-02 Gunmen storm Kabul University, Afghanistan, shooting at least 22 dead with Islamic State group claiming responsibility

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