The effect of religious terrorism

Jake Dalbey

Religious attacks across different faiths


• 1981 members of the religious group Army of God attacked abortion clinics across the U.S.

• 1996 a series of bank robberies and bombings in the U.S took place at the hands of Charles Barbee, Robert Berry, and Jay Merelle. The men were part of an anti-Semitic group dedicated to carrying out god’s will and restore the Aryan race.


• In 2006 a plot to bomb and kill citizens in Southern Ontario was discovered by the Canadian Security Service that would involve 18 men inspired by Al-Qaeda’s terrorism methods.

• Algeria between 1992 and 1998 suffered heavy losses and property damage after the Armed Islamic Group, an Islamic terrorist group, began committing mass genocide and razed several villages.


• Baruch Goldstein in 1994 killed 29 worshipping Muslims in the name of Kach, an Israeli political party created for the sole purpose of eradicating Islam from Israel.

• Several people, including a baby, were killed in a firebombing that took place at the hands of two Jewish minors. At the scene of the crime graffiti was left stating “Long live the messiah!”


• Christians living in Southern Karnataka in India were violently massacred in 2008 by Hindu extremist groups Bajrang Dal and Sri Ram Sena.

• Explosions decimated the Samjhauta Express killing 68 people in 2008. The attack was created and executed by Prasad Purohit, a member of the Hindu extremist group Abhinav Bharat.