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Islamic History (Part 3)

Historical Events

Events 201 - 278 of 278

  • 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

Historic Event

2016-12-16 US State Department increases reward for information on Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi to $25 million

Historic Event

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 countries 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
  • 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

Historic Event

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

  • 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"

Victory in Battle

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

  • 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

Historic Event

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

  • 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 conflict
  • 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

Historic Event

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

  • 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

Music History

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

  • 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

Historic Event

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

  • 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

Historic Event

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

  • 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

Historic Event

2021-01-19 US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says China is committing genocide in its repression of Uighurs and other Muslim people

  • 2021-06-06 Four members of a London, Ontario, family killed when they are struck by a truck in an anti-Muslim attack
  • 2021-06-10 Zahid Quraish confirmed as America's first Muslim federal judge for the District of New Jersey by the US Senate

Historic Event

2021-09-16 French President Emmanuel Macron says France has killed leader of the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahrawi


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