Saturday, April 26, 2014

Terrorist Attacks On US Soil

Terrorist Attacks On US Soil --
Security Incidents by Category |Timeline
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Attacks credibly attributed to or claimed credit by foreign terrorist groups or foreign intelligence agencies, or suspected despite denials by authorities

Does not include mysterious no-motive attacks by random persons with no obvious ties to any political movement or entity who act like politically motivated terrorists, or domestic terrorists even when aligned with foreign terrorist states.


Al Qaeda

  • 2009 underwear bombing
  • September 11, 2001 9-11 attacks


  • May 27, 2010 — Adnan Mirza, a Pakistani, was convicted in May 2010 of providing funds to the Taliban and trained with others in the Houston area in use of the firearms.
  • May 1, 2010 — Faisal Shahzad, a Pakistani recently naturalized as a U.S. citizen unsuccessfully attempted to explode an explosives laden car in New York Times Square
  • November 2009 Fort Hood Shootings. Major Nidal Hasan claimed he was killing on behalf of the Taliban
  • April 2009 Binghamton shootings by Jiverly Wong.

April, 2013 — Two explosive devises were set off near the finish line of the Boston Marathon killing three persons and injuring more than 130 — many seriously. Brothers, Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, created and placed the homemade bombs. They subsequently shot and killed an MIT security officer sitting in his car, carjacked a vehicle and engaged in a shootout with police leading to the death of Tamerlan. Dzhokhar was subsequently apprehended and reportedly confessed to the terrorist crime. The Tsarnaevs were brought to the United States by their parents in 2002 as refugees from the Chechnyan region of Russia — a region that currently has an Al Qaeda influence. Dzhokhar naturalized as a U.S. citizen in 2012. Tamerlan, in 2012 spent a protracted visit to the Dagestan region in Russia where his parents had returned to live. "He appeared increasingly drawn to radical Islam." (Washington Post, April 20, 2013) fairus
April 2013 — A Moroccan, Mohammed Mamdouh, was sentenced to five years imprisonment after pleading guilty in February 2012 to conspiracy to a crime of terrorism, criminal possession of a weapon and attempted possession of a weapon as a crime of terrorism in New York City. Mamdouh's fellow conspirator, Algerian Ahmed Ferhani, was sentenced to ten years imprisonment in March. (Businessweek, April 26, 2013).fairus
October, 2012 — Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, a Bangladeshi who came to the United States on a student visa, was arrested in New York on October 17, 2012 on charges that he was plotting a terrorist attack with explosives against the Federal Reserve Bank in Manhattan. He pled guilty to the terrorism charge in February 2013. (FOXNews February 7, 2013)) fairus
September 2010 — Sami Samir Hassoun, a Lebanese immigrant, attempted to commit a terrorist act near the Chicago Wrigley Field stadium by planting a backpack that he believed contained a bomb in a trash can. He was sentenced to 23 years imprisonment in 2013. (Associated Press, May 31, 2013) fairus

fairus May 1, 2010 — Faisal Shahzad, a Pakistani recently naturalized as a U.S. citizen unsuccessfully attempted to explode an explosives laden car in New York Times Square. He was apprehended two days later after boarding a plane to fly to Dubai. The Pakistani Taliban claimed credit for the attempted terrorist act. Shahzad entered the United States on a student (F) visa in 1998. In 2002 he converted his status to a temporary worker on an H-2B visa valid for 6 years. In October 2008 he married a U.S. citizen and converted his status to legal permanent residence.  (Wall Street Journal, May 4 2010)

    November 5, 2009 — Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, an Army psychiatrist born to Palestinian immigrants, opened fire indiscriminately at Fort Hood, New Jersey killing 13 and wounding 30 persons. At his trial, he tried to tell the judge he had switched sides and was fighting on behalf of the Taliban, but the US government, FBI and military still decline to call the event warfare or terrorism, and called it "workplace violence" which covers events which usually also look at if they were terrorist attacks, except they are by persons with no traceable ties to terrorist groups or motive.
    December 25, 2009 — Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, a Nigerian, attempted to blow up a passenger plane as it approached a landing in Detroit. He was traveling to the United States from Amsterdam on a tourist visa, valid for two years that he obtained at the U.S. Embassy in Britain in June 2008. The attempt failed when the chemicals he was carrying under his clothing ignited only partially and other passengers stopped him from further attempts. The incident revealed a security lapse because information had been reported to the US Embassy in Nigeria that he had become radicalized by Moslem terrorists while in England and in Yemen. The Embassy had reported the information, but it was not placed in a database that would have prevented the terrorist from boarding a plane for the United States.

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