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This Week in Jihad for January 13, 2011

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

Time for another installment of This Week in Jihad.

Please note that these weekly installments are only a sampler of Jihad-related news from around the world, and that I skim a lot more stories than I post here. One reason is that, from Africa to Indonesia, regular Jihad-related violence is depressingly frequent. So I don’t report every suicide bombing or honor killing that goes on. There’s just too much to keep up with.

However, given Jared Lee Loughner’s shooting spree in Tucson, I thought I would change that for this week’s roundup, to provide glimpses of places in which political and religious violence are the rule rather than the exception. So here’s a list of all the deadly incidents related to Islam I could find mention of from this past week:

  1. Suicide bomb kills 18 at a police station in Pakistan.
  2. Suicide bomber kills two on bus in Afghanistan.
  3. Two killed, six wounded in Taliban attack.
  4. Off-duty policeman shoots a 71-year old Christian man dead on a bus in Egypt.
  5. Jihadis open fire in a bar, killing seven in Nigeria.
  6. That follows hot on the heels of 11 people being killed in Jos, Nigeria.
  7. Jihadist suicide bomber kills 17 at bathhouse in Afghanistan.
  8. Couple axed to death in Punjab, India.
  9. Man killed and mutilated in honor killing in Multan, Iran. “Murtaza’s ears, lips, tongue, nose were sliced his eyes were gouged out with a knife before his head was severed.”
  10. Ireland suffers its first honor killing.
  11. Iraqi police chief killed by a roadside bomb.
  12. Six NATO soldiers killed Wednesday in Afghanistan.
  13. The figure above presumably includes U.S. Private Benjamin Moore, killed by an IED.
  14. The figure presumably does not include Marine Lance Cpl. Ryan Giese, killed on Friday.
  15. Nor that of Private First Class Robert Near, also killed in Afghanistan on Friday.
  16. Finally, I count two more names on this list of the fallen, for the time period specified, not including those killed 1/12: SPC Ethan C. Hardin and PFC Ira B. Laningham IV (the latter of Zapata, Texas).

If I’m counting correctly, that brings the total, just for this week, up to 73. There could be twice that many I didn’t have time to search out yet, either from the Foreign Policy/Jihad sources listed to the right (JihadWatch was, as always, invaluable) or just doing a Google search. And there could be twice (or ten, or even a hundred) times as many Jihad-related killings that didn’t make news reports. I did not include Iran’s execution of five accused drug-smugglers in the total. Nor any of the other 46 executions the Islamic Republic of Iran has carried out in the last 20 days.

Other Jihad-related tidbits:

This Week in Jihad

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

Just because the U.S. has an election doesn’t mean Islamic fundamentalists rest. So here’s a roundup of Islamic- and Jihad-related news from around the world.

The Ft. Hood shooter and the Saudi call to Jihad

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

Stratfor suggests that Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan may have been heeding a call to jihad by Nasir al-Wahayshi, leader of al Qaeda on the Arabian Peninsula. (They also note how difficult it is for the FBI to investigate individuals such as Hasan.) Since mine is a relatively young blog, some readers may be unfamiliar with the tenants of Wahhabism, and the Saudi role in spreading its radical ideology. For more background on that, you might want to read Stephen Schwartz’s The Two Faces of Islam. And don’t forget the Saudi role in bankrolling CAIR, the primary Islamist apologist front group in the US.

Bottom line: The Saudis are still not our friends.