November 2, 2004 – 26-year-old Mohammed Bouyeri, Islamic extremist and member of the “Hofstad Network,” a terrorist cell, carried out threats to kill 47-year-old Dutch film maker Theo Van Gogh, shooting and stabbing him repeatedly despite the defenseless man begging for his life.
Van Gogh, the great-grandnephew of painter Vincent Van Gogh, had committed the crime of making a movie titled “Submission,” criticizing the treatment of women under Islam.
Van Gogh had previously made films denigrating Christianity and Judaism, neither of which elicited threats or violence.
Confessed murderer Bouyeri stated during his trial, “…I acted purely in the name of my religion.”
Rudolph Peters, Professor of Islamic Culture at the University of Amsterdam told reporters after the trial: “My conclusion is that Mr. Bouyeri saw himself as an instrument of God.”
New Year’s Day 2008 – 18 year old Amina Said (pronounced sy-eed’) and her sister Sarah, 17, are led to believe they are being taken out to dinner. Instead, they are brutally shot to death by their Muslim father, Yaser Abdel Said in the back seat of his Dallas, Texas area taxicab as the girls plead for their lives.
The 911 recording of the horrifying account can be heard here.
The Said girls’ deaths are considered “honor killings.” The father’s motive: they had non-Muslim boyfriends. The killer, still at large, is believed to be hiding in Egypt.
September 2010 – Pastor Terry Jones foolishly plans an “International Burn the Koran Day.” Although Florida’s Dove World Outreach Center’s leader cancels the event – at the behest of U.S. commander General Petraeus – the damage is already done.
Islamic outrage, fueled by Afghan president Hamid Karzai, results in the deaths of nine people in Kandahar, Afghanistan and injuries to scores more.
These deaths came a day after an attack on a United Nations compound in Mazar-e Sharif, Afghanistan’s fourth largest city, in which five demonstrators and seven U.N. employees were killed.
March 21, 2007 – the BBC reports Nigerian teacher, Christianah Oluwatoyin Oluwasesin, a Christian, is stabbed to death by Islamic secondary school students after allegedly desecrating a copy of the Qur’an. Her body was said to have been stripped naked and burned.
Oluwasesin’s husband, also a Christian, is quoted in “Voice of the Martyrs Magazine” as saying, “I have no option but to forgive those who have taken my wife’s life away even though justice has not yet prevailed.”
November 2009 – Fort Hood Texas, Army psychiatrist Major Nidal Malik Hasan, an Osama Bib Laden apologist, shouting “Allahu Akbar” (Allah is greatest, a common jihadi refrain) opens fire on 43 soldiers in a base medical processing center killing 14, including an unborn child one of his victims was carrying.
Despite numerous red flags, e.g. Hasan’s radical Islamic views and associations which included known correspondence with terror mastermind Anwar al-Awlaki, Army officials, observing “politically correct” protocol did nothing to avert an arguably avoidable slaughter.
September 11th, 2001…