ISIS and Al-Qaeda are known as the most dangerous terrorist groups in the world. But how many terrorist groups do you really know? To find out the top groups you’ve never heard of, MusicSnake Magazine put together a list of Top Six Terrorist Groups You Probably Never Heard Of.
Number One: Bodu Bala Sena Terrorist Group
The Buddhist Power Force or Bodu Bala Sena, is a primarily Sinhalese Buddhist organization in Sri Lanka. After their formation in 2012, they have been bent on enforcing the Buddhist religion in Sri Lanka by extreme means. They have been known to target minority religions in the country, including Christianity and Islam.
Number Two: The Liberian Tiger of Tamil Eelam
Otherwise known as the Tamil Tigers, these soldiers have been fighting a violent battle for a homeland to embrace their Tamil culture in Sri Lanka. They were the first to use suicide bomb attacks, and also the first to use women in these attacks. They have been responsible for hundreds of suicides, countless assassinations and the lost lives of over 70,000 citizens.
Number Three: The Irish Republican Army
Also known as the IRA, this movement sprouted in the 20th century aimed to fight Irish republicanism, which focuses on the concept that Ireland should be an independent republic. Despite their cause, they are approaching the situation in all of the wrong ways. These extremists take action with intense violence, even after the split. Many people believe they have received a great deal of their training from Libya, Palestine, and even America.
Number Four: Al-Shabaab
Al-Shabaab is a terrorist group in Somalia that aims to create a “fundamentalist Islamic state”. They have caused the deaths of thousands of journalists, aid workers, social leaders and peacekeepers of the African Union.
Number Five: Boko Haram
The Boko Haram is a sect in Nigeria that has been a huge problem for the country in the past, and the threat is only growing. The group is considered responsible for a handful of government attacks, targets on the United Nations, and often churches who undermine the Islamic religion. Their actions have spawned from the idea that their country is controlled by “fake Muslims”, and aim to create an Islamic nation ruled with Sharia law.
Number Six: Lashkar-E-Taiba
Lashkar-E-Taiba is a Pakistani group that has been undermining the Indian government for over two decades. Led by Hafiz Muhammed Saeed, this organization has declared war with India, the US and Israel among other enemies. The group is heavily armed and trained, and are an intense threat to “the enemies of Islam”.
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