"Islamic terrorist"

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The Islamic terrorist is a powerful enemy image, one that was given new life in recent years by the 1979 Jerusalem Conference on International Terrorism.

History

Crusades etc.

Jerusalem Conference on International Terrorism

Full article: Rated 3/5 Jerusalem Conference on International Terrorism

In 1979, Benjamin Netanyahu convened a conference in Jerusalem "to focus public attention on the grave threat that international terrorism poses to all democratic societies."[1] At least 3 speakers were from Le Cercle, suggesting that the conference may have been planned in that milieu.

September 11, 2001

Full article: Rated 4/5 9-11

The attacks of September 11, 2001 were a powerful boost to the idea of "Islamic terror", notwithstanding the fact that no evidence was presented implicating Muslim involvement in the acts. They also launched the meme of the suicide attacker.

Misrepresentation

An FBI report shows that only a small percentage of terrorist attacks carried out on U.S. soil between 1980 and 2005 were perpetrated by Muslims.

Some commercially-controlled media report on "terrorism" almost as if the word were synonymous with "Islamic terrorism". Laws and government documents are usually very careful not to avoid any faith specific wording, but specific instances such as terror drills are less cautious about avoiding Islamophobic stereotypes.

 

Related Quotation

PageQuoteAuthorDate
Corporate media/IslamophobiaTerrorism cannot be defeated because it’s not an enemy, it’s a tactic. A war against Al Qaida is sensible and supportable, but a war against a tactic is ludicrous and hurtful... a propaganda ploy to swindle others into supporting one’s own terrorism ... and encourages prejudices against Muslims everywhere. What if we said “Catholic Christian IRA hitmen” ?”William E. Odom2006
 

Official examples

NameBornDiedSummaryDescription
Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab22 December 1986EngineerThe Underwear bomber
Salman Abedi31 December 1994
Marwan Al-Shehhi9 May 197811 September 2001
Khalid Almihdhar16 May 197511 September 2001
Mohamed Atta1 September 196811 September 2001
Fayez Banihammad19 March 197711 September 2001
Hani Hanjour13 August 197211 September 2001A poor pilot who supposedly piloted a 747 into the Pentagon.
Hasib Hussain16 September 19867 July 2005
Mohammad Sidique Khan20 October 19747 July 2005
Cherif Kouachi29 November 19829 January 2015
Chérif Kouachi29 November 19829 January 2015
Saïd Kouachi7 September 19809 January 2015
Germaine Lindsay23 September 19857 July 2005
Abu Hamza al Masri15 April 195830 November 2005Spook
Clergy
Abdelbaset al-Megrahi1 April 195220 May 2012Spook
Zacarias Moussaoui30 May 1968Alleged to be "the 20th hijacker"
Shehzad Tanweer15 December 19827 July 2005
Ramzi Yousef20 May 1967
Saeed al-Ghamdi21 November 197911 September 2001
Nawaf al-Hazmi
Ibn al-Khattab14 April 196920 March 2002


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