Take a look at the below list of Top 10 Most Dangerous Non Islamic Terrorist Organizations in The World in 2017. There is a common misconception that terrorism has links to Islam.The belief has lead to a global Islamophobia, to the extent that some countries do not allow Muslims into their territories.However, Islam is a peaceful religion, and those who kill others in the name of worship are just victims of radicalisation and brainwash.Despite the majority of terrorist organizations being Islamic, some of the most dangerous terrorist organizations are non-Islamic. Below are such non-Islamic terrorist groups that have spread terror all over the world.
List of top 10 most dangerous non Islamic terrorist organizations in the world 2017:
10.The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia(FARC)
Famously known as the FARC rebels, this guerilla group is active in the Colombian civil war since 1964.FARC is a militant wing of the Colombian Communist Party that claims to be a representative of the Colombian rural people, with over 10,000 members.The group is notorious for the recruitment of child soldiers and the use of landmines, having killed thousands of civilians and hundreds of troops.FARC gets its funding through the illicit drug trade, extortion, illegal mining and kidnap for ransom.
9.The Revolutionary Struggle/Epanastatikos Agonas (EA)
EA is Greek based militant organization that has been active since 2003.The group is known for its anti-globalization and anarchist views.EA has attacked banks, businesses, government building, police stations and the American embassy in the Greek city of Athens.EA aims to revolutionalise the entire Greece.
8. Euskadi Ta Askatasuna (ETA)
Initially operating in France and Spain, ETA is a Basque separatist organization founded in 1957 to promote the culture of Basque people and establish an independent Basqueland.ETA has killed over 1,000 people and attacking politicians, journalists, judges, businesspeople, and tourists.The group’s most significant terrorist activity was the assassination of President Carrero Luis Blanco.ETA has also attempted to assassinate prime minister Jose Aznar Maria and King Juan Carlos.As a result of these notorious acts, the group has lost massive support.
7. Shining Path(Sendero Luminoso)
The Shining Path is a Peruvian guerilla communist group formed in 1980.The group’s primary aim is to overthrow the Peruvian government and establish a Marxist government.Peasants are the main supporters of the Shinning Path, though it often attacks those suspected of being government sympathizers.The team runs labor camps and is responsible for various brutal massacres.The group is responsible for over 32,000 deaths and disappearances.However, the organization’s activities have declined since the arrest of its leader, Abimael Guzman in 1992.
6.Real Irish Republican Army (RIRA)
RIRA is an offshoot of the Irish Republican Army(IRA) that aims to unite the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.The group has carried out major terrorist activities in the UK and the Ireland Republic, targeting Northern Ireland police and British military personnel.RIRA’s most significant terrorist activity is the bombing of Omagh in 1998, killing over 30 people and injuring over 220 others.The bombing is the deadliest terrorist incident in the history of Northern Ireland.However, the arrest of RIRA leaders later took place in 2001.
5.The Ulster Defense Association (UDA)
Founded in 1997 in Northern Ireland, UDA is a loyalist military organization whose objective is to protect Protestants from Catholics.UDA is responsible for killing over 260 people, a majority of them Christians.The group radically opposes uniting the Republic of Ireland with Northern Ireland.UDA’s most significant terrorist activity is the massacre of Christians in Greysteel village in 1993.UDA declared a ceasefire in 1994 but still held violent attacks until armed campaigns officially ended the group in 2007.
4.The New people’s Army (NPA)
NPA is the communist party of Philippine’s military wing that has been operational since 1969.The group operates in the rural Philippines, where it commits crimes against humanity by advocating the revolution ideology of the left wing’s people.The NPA is involved in prison raids, military attacks, killing of government spies, attack on mining sites and assassination of the police.The group justifies its activities by claiming to defend the weak, though NPA has extorted and violated the same people.The group’s most significant terrorist activity soo far is the assassination of James Nick, a U.S. Army colonel who was an assistant to the Philippine army.Conflicts between NPA and government forces have claimed over 40,000 lives soo far.
Based in Japan, Aum Shinrikyo is a cult organization established on mixed philosophical beliefs that include christianly, Yoga, Nostradamus’s prophecies and Shoko Asahara’s theories.The group is notorious for radicalizing and brainwashing its members and even uses electric shocks to torture its victims.The group is believed to have over 40,000 worldwide, with over 10,000 of them residing in Japan.Famous for their 1995 gas attack in a Tokyo subway system that killed over 12 people and injured dozens of others, Aum Shinrikyo is one of the most notorious nonIslamic terrorist organizations.
2. Kahane Chai
Meir Kahane formed Kach as an Israeli political party back in 1971.However, the assassination of Kahane in 1991 made Kahane Chai to break away from the Kach faction.The wing became a far-right political party, advocating for ultimate Jewish supremacy and spreading racism towards Arabs.Since then, the party has been responsible for the bombing schools and the assassination of Arabs.Kahane Chai openly supported Baruch Goldstein, the Jewish man who killed 28 Palestinians in 1994, an event that forced the Israeli government to ban the party.
1.The Lord’s Resistance Army(LRA)
Led by Joseph Kony, LRA is a militant cult that operates in some African countries including Uganda, Congo, the Central African Republic and South Sudan.The group claims it intends to bring prosperity and peace to Uganda.However, LRA is responsible for human rights abuses such as murder, mutilations, abductions, child sex slavery and recruitment of child soldiers.The group has killed over 3,000 people, displaced over 500,000 and abducted over 3,500 people.The team resides deep in the Congo forest, making it impossible for government forces to attack them.The group’s leader, Mr. Joseph Kony is wanted by the International Criminal Court to answer to charges of crimes against humanity.
Terrorism has no religion, and a terrorist is a terrorist, whether Christian, Muslim or Hindu.Those who kill others should not divide people along religious lines, as no one single religion advocates for the shedding of innocent blood.Therefore, both Islamic and non-Islamic terrorist organizations are evil.