In 2020 two Islamic terrorist attacks were foiled by authorities, bringing the total to 33 since 2017 according to Laurent Nuñez, the director of CNRLT, who declared that Sunni Islamist terrorism was a prioritised threat. Nuñez drew parallels between the three attacks of 2020 which all were attacks on "blasphemy and the will to avenge their ...
Location Date Description Deaths Injuries United States: September 11: A series of four coordinated terrorist attacks by al-Qaeda involving the hijacking and crashing of passenger jet airliners that killed 2,996 people, injured over 6,000 others, and caused at least $10 billion in infrastructure and property damage.
Islamic terrorism is a kind of terrorism. The terrorists claim their religion, Islam, or how they interpret it is their motivation. Some Islamic scholars say that it is wrong to kill innocent people. Islamic terrorist groups include Al-Qaeda, Boko Haram, and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
Europol, which releases the annual EU Terrorism Situation and Trend report (TE-SAT), used the term "Islamist terrorism" in the years 2006–2010, "religiously inspired terrorism" 2011–2014, and has used "jihadist terrorism" since 2015. Europol defines jihadism as "a violent ideology exploiting traditional Islamic concepts".
A number of national governments and two international organisations have created lists of organisations that they designate as terrorist. The following list of designated terrorist groups lists groups designated as terrorist by current and former national governments, and inter-governmental organizations.
Islamic terrorism → Islamist terrorism – Islamic refers to all things Muslim, whereas Islamist refers to political Islam. By saying Islamic you are talking about just under a quarter of the global population, by saying Islamist you refer to those who use Islam as a political vehicle.
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL; / ˈ aɪ s əl, ˈ aɪ s ɪ l /), also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS; / ˈ aɪ s ɪ s /), officially known as the Islamic State (IS) and also known by its Arabic acronym Daesh (داعش, Dāʿish, IPA: [ˈdaːʕɪʃ]), is a former unrecognized proto-state that follows a Salafi jihadist doctrine.
Islamistisk terrorism är den terrorism i islams namn som bedrivs av grupper eller individer som har en jihadistisk och radikal islamistisk världsbild.  [citat från källa efterfrågat] Islamistiska terrorister rättfärdigar sina våldsamma handlingar genom en tolkning av Koranen och Hadith i överensstämmelse med deras egna mål och avsikter.
Islamist extremists have carried out numerous attacks in the 2010s, of which the November 2015 Paris attacks have been the bloodiest to date. Although 2015 has been the deadliest year so far in terms of fatalities caused by terrorist attacks, the number of separate terrorist attacks in previous years has been far higher.