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THIS DAY April 9

Posted by Shiva on April 8, 2009


Passover ( פֶּסַח, Tiberian:), also called the Festival of Unleavened Bread (חַג הַמַּצּוֹת,.) is a Jewish holiday which is celebrated in the northern spring. It begins on the 15th day of Nisan (on the Hebrew calendar).
Passover commemorates the Exodus and freedom of the Israelites from ancient Egypt. As described in the Book of Exodus, Passover marks the “birth” of the Children of Israel who become the Jewish nation, as the Jews’ ancestors were freed from being slaves of Pharaoh and allowed simply to become followers of God instead.
The two names for the holiday are a coalescence of two related celebrations. The name Passover (Pesakh, meaning “skipping” or passing over) derives from the night of the Tenth Plague, when the Angel of Death saw the blood of the Passover lamb on the doorposts of the houses of Israel and “skipped over” them and did not kill their firstborn. The meal of the Passover Seder commemorates this event.
The name Feast of Unleavened Bread (Chag Ha’Matsot) refers to the weeklong period when leaven has been removed, and unleavened bread or matzo (“flatbread”) is eaten.
Passover is one of the three pilgrim festivals during which the entire Jewish populace made a pilgrimage to Jerusalem, at the time when the Temple in Jerusalem was standing.
In Israel, Passover is a 7-day holiday, with the first and last days celebrated as a full festival (involving abstention from work, special prayer services and holiday meals).

30 people were injured, one critically and 5 seriously, in a suicide bombing in a cafe on the corner of Allenby and Bialik streets in Tel-Aviv. The woman critically wounded died of her injuries several days later.
Mar 2, 2002
Ten people were killed and over 50 were injured, 4 critically, in a suicide bombing at 19:15 on Saturday evening near a yeshiva in the ultra-Orthodox Beit Yisrael neighborhood in the center of Jerusalem where people had gathered for a bar-mitzva celebration. The terrorist detonated the bomb next to a group of women waiting with their baby carriages for their husbands to leave the nearby synagogue.

Mar 3, 2002
Ten Israelis – 7 soldiers and 3 civilians – were killed and 6 injured when terrorists opened fire at an IDF roadblock near Ofra in Samaria.

Mar 5, 2002
Three people were killed and over 30 people were wounded in Tel-Aviv when a Palestinian terrorist opened fire on two adjacent restaurants shortly after 2:00 AM.

Mar 5, 2002

Devorah Friedman, 45, of Efrat, was killed and her husband injured in shooting attack on the Bethlehem bypass Tunnel Road, south of Jerusalem.

Mar 5, 2002

Maharatu Tagana, 85, was killed and a large number of people injured, most lightly, when a suicide bomber exploded in an Egged No. 823 bus as it entered the Afula central bus station.

Mar 7, 2002

Five youths, all aged 18, were killed and 23 people were injured, four seriously, when a Palestinian gunman penetrated a highschool that combines religious studies and military training in the Gush Katif settlement of Atzmona late Thursday night.
Mar 9, 2002

A man and an infant were killed and about 50 people injured when Palestinians opened fire and threw grenades in the coastal city of Netanya on Saturday evening, near the city’s boardwalk and hotels. Photo: Bullet holes in hotel window.

Mar 9, 2002

11 people were killed and 54 injured when a suicide bomber exploded at 22:30 PM Saturday night in a crowded cafe at the corner of Aza and Ben-Maimon streets in the Rehavia neighborhood in the center of Jerusalem.

Palestinians celebrate in Gaza after a suicide bomber blew himself up in a Jerusalem cafe
Mar 20, 2002
Seven people, four of them soldiers, were killed and about 30 wounded, several seriously, in a suicide bombing of an Egged bus No. 823 traveling from Tel Aviv to Nazareth at the Musmus junction on Highway 65 (Wadi Ara) near Afula.

Mar 21, 2002
Three people were killed and 86 injured – three of them seriously – in a suicide bombing on King George Street, between the Aroma Cafe and a falafel stand, in the center of Jerusalem.
The bombing took place across from the Sbarro pizzeria, scene of suicide bombing in August

Mar 27, 2002
Twenty-eight people were killed and 140 injured – 20 of them seriously – in a suicide bombing in the Park Hotel in the coastal city of Netanya, in the midst of the Passover holiday seder with 250 guests.
Mar 29, 2002
SUICIDE BOMBING IN KIRYAT YOVEL SUPERMARKET Two people were killed and 28 injured, two seriously when a female suicide bomber blew herself up in the Kiryat Yovel supermarket in Jerusalem.

Mar 30, 2002
SUICIDE BOMBING IN TEL-AVIV CAFE 30 people were injured, one critically and 5 seriously, in a suicide bombing in a cafe on the corner of Allenby and Bialik streets in Tel-Aviv. The woman critically wounded died of her injuries several days later

Mar 31, 2002
Fifteen people were killed and over 40 injured in a suicide bombing in Haifa, in the Matza restaurant of the gas station near the Grand Canyon shopping mall.

Mar 31, 2002
Bloodstained intensive care mobile unit at the emergency medical center in Efrat, scene of suicide bombing in which a Magen David Adom paramedic was very seriously injured along with three other people.
April 9, 2009: Kabul, Afghanistan. A would-be suicide bomber aged 11 has been arrested alongside Taliban fighters.
Known only as Abdullah, the youngster was caught crossing the mountains from Pakisrtan’s tribal region into Afghanistan wearing a jacket packed with explosives.
Police say he is the youngest terror recruit they have ever come across. Abdullah has also become Afghanistan’s youngest prisoner but he is still being held at a top security prison in the capital, Kabul.Originally from Peshawar in Pakistan, Abudullah was training to be a suicide bomber and had learned the principles of jihad – holy war – at the religious school in Pakistan where he was taught.
Abdullah’s days were spent reading the Koran and his evenings were taken up learning how to load weapons and how foreigners came to Muslim lands to kill them.
Abdullah’s younger brother Amin, 10, is also a student at the same school.
Abdullah told the journalist, his favourite weapon of choice was the Kalashnikov because he found the trigger of the pistol hard to pull.
He has said he knew the difference between suicide and sacrifice and that he wanted to kill non-Muslims when he grew up ‘so they can’t come to our homes and kill us.’
It is not yet clear what authorities will do with the boy but it is likely he will be returned back to his religious school.
April 9, 2009: Jakarta, Indonesia – An Indonesian court on Tuesday found three Islamist militants of the radical Jemaah Islamiyah movement guilty on terror charges and sentenced them to 12 years in prison.
The three men – Agustyawarman, Heri Purwanto and Sugianto – were found guilty of conspiring and committing acts of terror as part of an alleged 10-member JI cell arrested in Palembang, South Sumatra, last year.
The men were found guilty of involvement in largely separate plots but were given equal sentences for an ‘evil consensus’, head judge Aswan Nurcahyo told the South Jakarta district court.
The judges found Purwanto guilty of involvement in the 2007 murder of Christian teacher Dago Simamora as well as an attack on Christian priest Yosua Winardi with a hammer.
Both Purwanto and Agustyawarman were found to have plotted attacks on other priests.
Agustyawarman was also found to have been involved in a plan to bomb a backpacker cafe on Sumatra island in 2006 which was aborted on fears of Muslim casualties.
‘The factor aggravating the defendants’ sentences is the fact they have never shown remorse for what they did. All their actions were done consciously,’ Judge Nurcahyo said.
The three men yelled ‘Allahu akbar’as their sentences were read out.
April 9, 2009:Beit Ayin, Israel. Fifteen Palestinian have been injured, one seriously, in clashes near an Israeli settlement where a Palestinian killed a youth with an axe last week.
Israel’s military said Palestinians began throwing stones as settlers marked a Jewish blessing on a hilltop. Palestinians say settlers from Beit Ayin tried to enter Safa, a nearby Palestinian village, throwing rocks and firing in the air. Israeli forces say they fired live bullets at the legs of stone-throwers.
Paramedics at the scene told the BBC that a 20-year-old was in a critical condition after being hit in the neck with a live round.Several of the injured had been hit by live ammunition, the paramedics said.
The Israeli military said Palestinians had begun throwing stones at settlers from Bat Ayin in the southern West Bank, who had gone to a hilltop to say a special sun blessing prayer in an event which occurs once every 28 years.
April 9, 2009:Jerusalem, Israel. An Israeli police explosives expert covers the body of a Palestinian in Arab East Jerusalem’s Sur Bahir neighbourhood

Israeli police said they shot dead the Palestinian who attacked them during the demolition on Tuesday of part of the East Jerusalem home of a Palestinian who killed three Israelis in a bulldozer rampage last year.

NO BURQA,S HEREToday’s Islamic Trivia Special

India & Pakistan engage in border fight

The Indo-Pakistani War of 1965, also known as the Second Kashmir War, was the culmination of a series of skirmishes that occurred between April 1965 and September 1965 between India and Pakistan.
The war was the second fought between India and Pakistan over the region of Kashmir, the first having been fought in 1947. The war lasted five weeks, resulted in thousands of casualties on both sides and ended in a United Nations (UN) mandated ceasefire. It is generally accepted that the war began following the failure of Pakistan’s Operation Gibraltar which was designed to infiltrate and invade Jammu and Kashmir.

Much of the war was fought by the countries’ land forces in the region of Kashmir and along the International Border (IB) between India and Pakistan. The war also involved a limited participation from the countries’ respective air forces. This war saw the largest amassing of troops in Kashmir, a number that was overshadowed only during the 2001-2002 military standoff between India and Pakistan. Most of the war was fought on land by each country’s infantry and armored units, with substantial backing from their air forces. Many details of this war, like those of most Indo-Pakistani Wars, remain unclear and riddled with media biases.

Indian P.O.J,s (Prisoners of Jihad)

Today’s khutbah (Islamic sermon)Al-Maidah 5: 92-94

Obey Allah, and obey the Messenger, and beware (of evil): if ye do turn back, know ye that it is Our Messenger’s duty to proclaim (the Message) in the clearest manner.
On those who believe and do deeds of righteousness there is no blame for what they ate (in the past), when they guard themselves from evil, and believe, and do deeds of righteousness – (or) again, guard themselves from evil and believe – (or) again, guard themselves from evil and do good. For Allah loveth those who do good

O ye who believe! Allah doth but make a trial of you in a little matter of game well within reach of your hands and your lances, that He may test who feareth Him unseen: any who transgress thereafter, will have a grievous penalty.
On This Day Since 9/11

April 9, 2008: Mogadishu, Somalia – Islamists target a military convoy with a landmine. Civilians are among the casualties.
April 9, 2008: Ankara, Turkey – Video is released showing the execution of three Chinese hostages by a Turkish Islamic group.
April 9, 2008: Pattani , Thailand – A man is gunned down by Islamic terrorists while driving home.
April 9, 2008: Kurram Pakistan – A sectarian clash leaves one person dead.
April 9, 2008: Dhuluiya , Iraq – A mother and her four children are taken out in a Sunni mortar attack.
April 9, 2008:Mosul, Iraq – Four people are killed in a pair of Jihad car bombings.
April 9, 2008: Baghdad, Iraq – The Mujahideen lob mortars into a funeral, killing seven mourners, including children.
April 9, 2008: Nahal Oz, Israel – Two Israeli civilians are shot to death by Palestinian militants at a fuel depot.
April 9, 2007: Yala, Thailand -A 55-year-old truck driver’s body is ripped in half by a Muslim bomb.
April 9, 2007: Pattani , Thailand – Muslims gun down a Buddhist civilian in a drive-by.
April 9, 2007: Baghdad, Iraq – The bodies of seventeen victims of sectarian violence within the Religion of Peace are found.
April 9, 2007: Thailand Yala – A Buddhist ice cream vendor is gunned down by Muslim terrorists.
April 9, 2007: Khakraiz, Afghanistan – A civilian is killed in a Taliban attack.
April 9, 2007: Zabul, Afghanistan – Religious extremists ambush a military convoy, killing four Afghan soldiers.
April 9, 2007: Yala, Thailand – A 34-year-old Buddhist man is killed in a drive-by shooting by Islamic radicals.
April 9, 2006: Sernovodsk, Chechnya – A policemen and two family members are massacred in a Jihad ambush on their vehicle.
April 9, 2006: Challad, India – Three members of a family, including two brothers and a woman, are murdered by the Hizb-ul-Mujahideen
April 9, 2005: Mosul, Iraq – Islamic insurgents detonate a roadside bomb, killing two civilians and injuring thirteen others.
April 9, 2005: Qalat, Afghanistan – The Taliban murder a government official taken hostage two days earlier.

April 9, 2005: Yala, Thailand – Muslim separatists kill a policeman.

Palistinian childrens calender 2003-2004

April 9, 2003: Anantnag, India – Hizb-ul-Mujahideen assassinate a political activist.
April 9, 2003: Baghdad, Iraq – Three U.S. civilian truck drivers are killed in an attack on their convoy by Fedayeen gunmen. Their bodies are subsequently mutilated. April 9, 2002: Jenin, Israel -Thirteen IDF reservists are killed and seven injured by the combined efforts of a very young Palestinian suicide bomber and supporting gunfire.
April 9, 2002: Kokernag, India -A grenade attack by militant Muslims leaves two civilians dead and eleven others, including three girls, critically injured.
April 9, 2002: Kulgam India – Two brothers are abducted and murdered by Lashkar-e-Toiba.

On This Day in Before 9/11

April 9, 2001: In Lebanon, a car bomb was detonated in Houla. It was the second such incident in the past two weeks. The attack was suspected to be against “collaborators” with Israel. – April 9, 2001: In Ankara, Turkey, authorities defused a pipe bomb planted in the offices of the Directorate General of the Red Crescent, an international humanitarian organization affiliated with the Red Cross.
April 9, 2000: Turkish Muslims used a pair of bombs to terrorize judges in Istanbul. One was detonated in the Kadikoy Courthouse and the other in a hotel restaurant frequented by the judiciary. These Muslims were not pleased that their hero, the terrorist prime minister, had been convicted of raping and pillaging his own people

President of Niger ‘killed in ambush

April 9, 1999: brahim Baré Maïnassara was a military officer in the West African country of Niger who seized power in a January 1996 coup d’état and ruled the country until his assassination during the military coup of April 1999. Maïnassara, was a member of Niger’s Hausa ethnic majority.
The Hausa have an ancient culture that had an extensive coverage area, and have long ties to the Arabs and other Islamized peoples in West Africa, such as the Mandé, Fulani and even the Wolof of Senegambia, through extended long distance trade.
Islam has been present in Hausaland since the 14th century, but it was largely restricted to the region’s rulers and their courts. Rural areas generally retained their animist beliefs and their urban leaders thus drew on both Islamic and African traditions to legitimise their rule.
Muslim scholars of the early nineteenth century disapproved of the hybrid religion practised in royal courts, and a desire for reform was a major motive behind the formation of the Sokoto Caliphate. It was after the formation of this state that Islam became firmly entrenched in rural areas. The Hausa people have been an important factor for the spread of Islam in West Africa.

April 9, 1996: Hizballah terrorists fired more Iranian Katyusha rockets into northern Israel from their positions in Lebanon. This barrage injured 30 Israeli civilians.
April 9, 1995: In violation of Clinton’s Oslo Accords, two Palestinian suicide bombers murdered eight people in Israel, including one American tourist. Too bad it wasn’t Bill. The Islamic suicide was from Gaza. In addition to those he murdered, forty others were burned and mutilated, including three more Americans. The bomb had been concealed in a van. The deadly cargo was detonated as the jihadist passed a bus full of passengers.

April 9, 1995: Bus attack at Kfar Darom Israel Seven Israelis and one American were killed when a bus was hit by an explosives-laden truck near Kfar Darom in the Gaza Strip. The Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack.

This picture is from another attack,the above bus just happened to be school bus

Kfar Darom was an Israeli settlement within the Gush Katif bloc in the Gaza Strip.
It was founded on 250 dunam (250,000 m²) of land purchased in 1930 by Tuvia Miller for a fruit orchard on the site of an ancient Jewish settlement of the same name mentioned in the Talmud. Following the 1936-1939 Arab revolt in Palestine, Miller deeded his land to the Jewish National Fund. A community was established on the land in 1946 by the Mizrakhi Worker kibbutz movement. In the summer of 1948, the community was withdrawn following a three month siege by the Egyptian army during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War. Following the Six Day War in 1967, a military outpost was established at the site. In 1989, this was converted to a civilian community by the Israeli national unity government of Shimon Peres (Alignment) and Yitzhak Shamir (Likud). – April 9, 1995: In Chechnya, an American working for the relief agency, Soros Foundation, was kidnapped by the Muslims he was trying to help. He had been setting up a hospital near Chechnya and delivering supplies to homeless Muslims. – April 9, 1995: In the Republic of Georgia, a group called Algetskiye Volki (Algeti Wolves) claimed responsibility for attacks on the Russian Ambassador’s residence in Tbilisi. The armed men forced security guards out of their guard station before blowing it up. Then they opened fire on a Russian office building nearby. The note left behind was signed by the Algeti Wolves. They were protesting Russian presence in the Russian state.
April 9, 1991: A Greek tourist bus in Istanbul, Turkey was sabotaged by Islamic militants resulting in the deaths of 36 tourists. Seven people were injured in the terrorist attack. April 9, 1988: The Black September Organization claimed responsibility for a Amman, Jordan bombing which wounded two men outside their equivalent of the department of motor vehicles. April 9, 1986: Muslims in West Beirut associated with the Shia terrorist group AMAL kidnapped Michel Brian, a French schoolteacher from the French Protestant College. He was seized as he walked to school. A photocopy of Brian’s Lebanese identity card and a one-line written statement signed “the kidnapping group” were given to a reporter. The Islamic Saffin Organization also claimed responsibility for the teacher’s abduction fact. Three days after the kidnapping, hunters in the Bekaa Valley found the teacher by accident. They rescued him after a fierce gun battle with his captors. – April 9, 1986: A massive bomb was detonated outside the Beirut office of the Belgian airlines, Sabena. The blast left 12 people dead.
April 9, 1973: In Cyprus, Zayad Murchesi, who had been sent to Nicosia by Yasser Arafat to replace Hussein Abad al-Khair, was killed under similar circumstances to his predecessor on January 24, 1973. He turned off the light in his hotel room and was immediately killed in the explosion. – April 9, 1973: In Cyprus, four Islamic terrorists blew out the entrance to a Nicosia apartment building where the Israeli ambassador resided. Three were arrested at the scene and the fourth was captured later. Thirty minutes after the apartment house explosion, two cars crashed through the gates of the Nicosia airport. One car was stopped by police. The other car, containing five Islamic terrorists, drove up to an Israeli plane that was about to leave for Tel Aviv. There the jihadists were engaged in a gunfight with Cypriot police and an Israeli security guard. During the firefight, one of the Arab Muslims tossed sticks of dynamite and grenades at the plane.April 9, 1972: USSR & Iraq sign friendship treaty And way back then USSR was regarded as the biggest threat to world peace

One Response to “THIS DAY April 9”

  1. Alan Ramiscal said

    Oh my god! This freaking is solely awesome.

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