December 2 1975 Terrorist attacks in the Netherlands.

On December 2, 1975, 7 South Moluccan terrorists hijacked a train with about 50 passengers on board in open countryside near the village of Wijster, halfway between Hoogeveen and Beilen in the northern part of the Netherlands. The hijacking lasted for 12 days and 3 hostages, including the driver were killed. The terrorists were seekingContinue reading “December 2 1975 Terrorist attacks in the Netherlands.”

9/11 : 2996 minus 19

9/11 they used to be just 2 numbers until that fateful day in 2001. Ever since then it has become ingrained in the human psyche as one of the days the world changed. Even now ,19 years later it is hard to fathom the events of that day. Even when it happened it was hardContinue reading “9/11 : 2996 minus 19”

The bombing of a florist shop that inadvertently caused the death of 583

On this day  42 years ago, at Tenerife-North Airport (formerly Los Rodeos), two Boeing 747’s – one KLM, the other  Pan Am – crashed on a foggy runway. 583 people were killed in what remains the biggest air disaster in history. Neither of the planed were supposed to be there, they had both been divertedContinue reading “The bombing of a florist shop that inadvertently caused the death of 583”

Daniel Pearl-Killed for doing his job.

I don’t get shocked easily but the murder of Daniel Pearl shocked me and had a profound effect on me, why I don’t know, meaning he was not the first one to die by Al-Qaeda terrorists and he wasn’t the last either. But it did touch me. Daniel Pearl (October 10, 1963 – February 1, 2002)Continue reading “Daniel Pearl-Killed for doing his job.”

Munich 1972

In the early morning hours of September 5 1972, six members of the Arab terrorist group known as Black September dressed in the Olympic sweat suits of Arab nations and jumped the fence surrounding the Olympic village in Munich, Germany, carrying bags filled with guns. Although guards spotted them, they paid little attention because athletesContinue reading “Munich 1972”

Young Girl- A Poem for Manchester

Young Girl, the smile on your face when you got the ticket said it all. Your first ever concert, you first late night out, OMG. The anticipation of seeing your idol is driving you mad, the time goes so slow. What outfit you are going to wear is your biggest concern. Young Girl, the bigContinue reading “Young Girl- A Poem for Manchester”

The death of Bin Laden

It is hard to believe that it has already been 8 years to the day since Obama Bin Laden was killed. I can’t help but thinking what the Iranian born comedian Omid Djalili said about this.”We spent 10 years looking for Bin Laden. We scoured 27 countries looking for Bin Laden, we spent 2 BillionsContinue reading “The death of Bin Laden”

Oklahoma City bombing-April 19,1995

On April 19, 1995, a truck bomb exploded outside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, killing 168 people and injuring 500. (Timothy McVeigh was later convicted of federal murder charges and executed.) A cargo truck laden with more than two tons of explosives was detonated in front of Oklahoma City’s nine-story federalContinue reading “Oklahoma City bombing-April 19,1995”

Terror Attacks

Europe was hit by yet an awful terror attack and my thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families. It is only going to be a matter of time before the loony left,neo liberals  and the far right will be spouting their theories on who and what is to blame.On the oneContinue reading “Terror Attacks”

The Murder of Theo van Gogh

Today marks the 16th anniversary of the murder of Theo van Gogh in Amsterdam. Theodoor “Theo” van Gogh (23 July 1957 – 2 November 2004) was a Dutch film director, film producer, television director, television producer, television presenter, screenwriter, actor, critic and author. Theo van Gogh was born on 23 July 1957 in The Hague, Netherlands toContinue reading “The Murder of Theo van Gogh”