Our Articles on the Attacks Trump Says the Media Didn’t Cover - The New York Times

Max Fisher and Kitty Bennett

New York Times

14th February 2017

The White House has issued a list of 78 terrorist attacks, saying most were underreported. The Trump administration, under fire for immigration restrictions and other policies it says are designed to curb terrorism, has portrayed the news media and other institutions as playing down the threat. But the list, which was released on Monday night and details episodes from September 2014 to December 2016, includes dozens of attacks that were covered heavily in the news media, including by The New York Times.

(Examples are included in the list below.) Just as striking was what the list excluded: attacks targeting Muslims, who make up the overwhelming majority of victims of Islamist terrorism. The list does not mention, for instance, two suicide bombings in Beirut, Lebanon, that killed dozens in November 2015, or the wave of Boko Haram attacks across northern Nigeria, which have been among the world’s deadliest terrorist assaults.

Though there have been many attacks in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, the list mentions only one: a June 2016 bombing that killed Nepali and Indian security contractors. The list describes the target as “a bus carrying Canadian Embassy guards,” which is correct but in keeping with the document’s emphasis on Western targets — a focus that is sometimes misleadingly narrow. Prominent attacks carried out by are also conspicuously omitted.

In June 2015, Dylann S. Roof opened fire in a predominantly black church in Charleston, S. C.

killing nine. That November, three people were shot to death at a Planned Parenthood office in Colorado Springs. Robert L.

Dear Jr. describing himself as a “warrior for the babies,” acknowledged that he had carried out the attack, but he was later declared mentally unfit to stand trial. And in at least one of the attacks on the list, terrorism has been ruled out.

A knife attack that killed two British backpackers at a hostel in Queensland, Australia, was found to be a common crime, not one related to terrorism, the Queensland police have said. violence has been rising in the United States, according to a recent report by the New America Foundation, and has in some years claimed more lives than Islamist attacks in the country. The White House’s list, by focusing on a significant but narrow slice of terrorism, feeds into perceptions that the administration is seeking to target Muslims with other policies, particularly its immigration restrictions against predominantly Muslim countries.

Here is the list from the White House, along with our references to news coverage. Some names from the list have been edited to correct spelling. MELBOURNE, Australia When: September 2014 Target: Two police officers wounded in knife attack Coverage — — TIZI OUZOU, Algeria When: September 2014 Target: One French citizen beheaded Coverage — — QUEBEC October 2014 Target: One soldier killed and one wounded in vehicle attack Coverage — — OTTAWA When: October 2014 Target: One soldier killed at war memorial two wounded in shootings at Parliament building Coverage — — NEW YORK When: October 2014 Target: Two police officers wounded in knife attack Coverage: Two articles.

Here and here — — RIYADH, Saudi Arabia When: November 2014 Target: One Danish citizen wounded in shooting Attacker: Three Saudi ISIS membersCoverage — — ABU DHABI When: December 2014 Target: One American killed in knife attackCoverage — — SYDNEY, Australia When: December 2014 Target: Two Australians killed in hostage taking and shooting Coverage: Multiple articles, including this one — — TOURS, France When: December 2014 Target: Three police officers wounded in knife attack Attacker: Bertrand Nzohabonayo Coverage: Mentioned in this article. — — PARIS When: January 2015 Target: One police officer and four hostages killed in shooting at a kosher supermarket Coverage: Multiple articles, including this one — — TRIPOLI, Libya When: January 2015 Target: Ten killed, including one U. S.

citizen, and five wounded in bombing and shooting at a hotel frequented by WesternersAttackers: As many as five members Coverage — — RIYADH, Saudi Arabia When: January 2015 Target: Two U. S. citizens wounded in shooting Attacker: Saudi ISIS supporter Coverage: No Times coverage found — — NICE, France When: February 2015 Target: Two French soldiers wounded in knife attack outside a Jewish community center Coverage: At least four articles.

— — COPENHAGEN, Denmark When: February 2015 Target: One civilian killed in shooting at a rally and one security guard killed outside the city’s main synagogue Coverage: Three articles, including this one. — — TUNIS, Tunisia When: March 2015 Target: Tourists. 21 people were killed, including 16 Westerners, and 55 were wounded in a shooting at the Bardo Museum.

Attackers: Two extremists Coverage: Extensive, including this article. — — KARACHI, Pakistan When: April 2015 Target: One U. S.

citizen wounded in knife attack* Attackers: ISIS supporters Coverage: *The White House cites a knife attack. The Times has no coverage of a knife attack, but it did report on a shooting of an American woman who worked as the vice principal of student affairs at a private medical school. — — PARIS When: April 2015 Target: Catholic churches targeted one civilian killed in a shooting, possibly during an attempted carjacking Coverage: At least two articles: here and here — — ZVORNIK, Bosnia When: April 2015 Target: One police officer killed and two wounded in shootingCoverage: BBC article — — GARLAND, Texas When: May 2015 Target: One security guard wounded in shooting at a Prophet Muhammad cartoon event Coverage: Extensive, including this article.

Here are seven more examples of coverage. — — BOSTON When: June 2015 Target: No casualties one police officer attacked with knife Attacker: Usaama Rahim, a U. S.

citizen Coverage: At least two articles covered this episode, in which Mr. Rahim was shot and killed by an F. B.

I. agent and a Boston police officer after he waved a long knife at them and refused to back down. First article.

. — — AL JURAH, Egypt When: June 2015 Target: No casualties camp used by Multinational Force and Observers troops attacked in shooting and bombing attack Attackers: Unknown number of members Coverage — — LUXOR, Egypt When: June 2015 Target: One police officer killed by suicide bomber near the Temple of Karnak Attacker: Unidentified Coverage — — SOUSSE, Tunisia When: June 2015 Target: 38 killed and 39 wounded in shooting at a beach frequented by Westerners Attackers: Seifeddine Rezgui and another unidentified attacker Coverage: More than a dozen articles, beginning here — — LYON, France When: June 2015 Target: One civilian killed in beheading and explosion at a chemical plant Attacker: Yassin Salhi Coverage: At least four articles — — CAIRO When: July 2015 Target: One killed and nine wounded in a attack at Italian Consulate Attacker: Unidentified ISIS operativesCoverage — — CAIRO When: July 2015 Target: One Croatian national was kidnapped and beheaded on Aug. 12 at an unknown location Attacker: Unidentified operative Coverage: Here and here — — PARIS When: August 2015 Target: Two civilians and one U.

S. soldier were wounded with firearms and knife on a passenger train Coverage: We published at least six articles. — — EL GORA, Egypt When: September 2015 Target: Four U.

S. and two international peacekeepers were wounded in an I. E.

D. attack Attacker: Unidentified Coverage — — DHAKA, Bangladesh When: September 2015 Target: One Italian civilian killed in shooting Attacker: Unidentified Coverage: Here and here — — COPENHAGEN When: September 2015 Target: One police officer wounded in knife attack Coverage: The Times had no coverage of this attack, but it was covered by The Telegraph. — — EL GORA, Egypt When: October 2015 Target: No casualties airfield used by MFO attacked with rockets Attacker: Unidentified Islamic State in Sinai operatives Coverage — — PARRAMATTA, Australia When: October 2015 Target: One police officer killed in shooting Attacker: Farhad Jabar Coverage: At least two articles — — RANGPUR, Bangladesh When: October 2015 Target: One Japanese civilian killed in shooting Attacker: Unidentified Coverage — — HASANAH, Egypt When: October 2015 Target: 224 killed in downing of a Russian airliner Attacker: Unidentified operatives Coverage: Extensive, beginning here and here — — MERCED, Calif.

When: November 2015 Target: Four wounded in knife attack on a college campus Coverage — — PARIS When: November 2015 Target: At least 129 killed and approximately 400 wounded in series of shootings and IED attacks Attackers: Brahim Abdeslam, Salah Abdeslam, Ismaël Omar Mostefaï, Bilal Hadfi, Samy Amimour, Chakib Akrouh, Foued and Abdelhamid Abaaoud Event coverage — — DINAJPUR, Bangladesh When: November 2015 Target: One Italian citizen wounded in shooting Attacker: Unidentified Coverage — — RAJLOVAC, Bosnia When: December 2015 Target: Two Bosnian soldiers killed in shooting Coverage: No Times coverage found — — SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. When: December 2015 Target: Fourteen killed and 21 wounded in coordinated firearms attack Coverage: Over 100 articles, beginning here and here — — LONDON When: December 2015 Target: Three wounded in knife attack at an underground rail station Attacker: Muhyadin Mire Coverage, plus these two articles — — DERBENT, Russia When: December 2015 Target: One killed and 11 wounded in shooting at United Nations World Heritage site Attacker: Unidentified Islamic State in the Caucasus operativeCoverage — — CAIROWhen: January 2016 Target: Two wounded in shooting outside a hotel frequented by tourists Attackers: Unidentified Islamic State operatives Coverage: Reference to the attack in this article — — PARIS When: January 2016 Target: No casualties attacker killed after attempted knife attack at Paris police station Attacker: Tarek Belgacem Coverage: At least two articles — — PHILADELPHIA When: January 2016 Target: One police officer wounded in shooting Coverage — — HURGHADA, Egypt When: January 2016 Target: One German and one Danish citizen wounded in knife attack at a tourist resort Attacker: Unidentified Coverage — — MARSEILLES, France When: January 2016 Target: One Jewish teacher wounded in machete attack Coverage: Here and here ISTANBUL When: January 2016 Target: Twelve German tourists killed and 15 wounded in suicide bombing Coverage: Here and here — — JAKARTA, Indonesia When: January 2016 Target: Four civilians killed and more than 20 wounded in coordinated bombing and firearms attacks near a police station and a Starbucks Coverage: Here and here — — COLUMBUS, Ohio When: February 2016 Target: Four civilians wounded in machete attack at a restaurant — — HANOVER, GERMANY When: February 2016 Target: One police officer wounded in knife attack Attacker: Safia Schmitter — — ISTANBUL When: March 2016 Target: Four killed and 36 wounded in suicide bombing in the tourist district Attacker: Mehmet Ozturk Coverage: Here and here — — BRUSSELS When: March 2016 Target: At least 31 killed and 270 wounded in coordinated bombings at Zaventem Airport and on a subway train Attackers: Khalid Ibrahim Najim Laachraoui, Mohamed Abrini, and Osama KrayemEvent page — — ESSEN, Germany: When: April 2016 Target: Three wounded in bombing at Sikh temple Attackers: Three minors The New York Times ran an Associated Press article, which has since been removed from the website. — — ORLANDO, Fla.

When: June 2016 Target: 49 killed and 53 wounded in shooting at a nightclubEvent page — — MAGNANVILLE, France When: June 2016 Target: One police officer and one civilian killed in knife attack Attacker: Larossi Abballa Coverage: These two articles, as well as one with a Magnanville dateline — — KABUL, Afghanistan When: June 2016 Target: 14 killed in suicide attack on a bus carrying Canadian Embassy guards Attacker: operative Coverage: At least two articles — — ISTANBUL When: June 2016 Target: 45 killed and approximately 240 wounded at Ataturk International Airport Coverage: Extensive, starting with this article. — — DHAKA, Bangladesh When: July 2016 Target: 22 killed, including one American and 50 wounded after siege using machetes and firearms at Holy Artisan Bakery Coverage: Extensively covered at the time, and still being covered — — NICE, France When: July 2016 Target: 84 civilians killed and 308 wounded by an individual who drove a truck into a crowd Coverage: Extensive, beginning here and here — — WÜRZBURG, Germany When: July 2016 Target: Four civilians wounded in ax attack on a train Attacker: Riaz Khan Ahmadzai Coverage: At least two articles — — ANSBACH, Germany When: July 2016 Target: At least 15 wounded in suicide bombing at a music festival Attacker: Mohammad Daleel Coverage, as well as these two articles — — NORMANDY, France When: July 2016 Target: One priest killed in knife attack Attackers: Adel Kermiche and Abdel Malik Nabil Petitjean Coverage: At least three articles — — CHARLEROI, Belgium When: August 2016 Target: Two police officers wounded in machete attack Coverage: Here and here — — QUEENSLAND, Australia When: August 2016 Target: Two killed and one wounded in knife attack at a hostel frequented by Westerners. The Queensland police say this attack was not related to terrorism.

The New York Times ran Associated Press and Reuters articles, which have since been removed from the website. — — COPENHAGEN, Denmark When: September 2016 Target: Two police officers and a civilian wounded in shooting Attacker: Mesa Hodzic Coverage — — PARIS When: September 2016 Target: One police officer wounded in raid after vehicle bomb failed to detonate at Notre Dame Cathedral Attackers: Sarah Hervouet, Ines Madani, and Amel Sakaou Coverage: At least two articles — — SYDNEY When: September 2016 Target: One civilian wounded in knife attack Coverage — — ST. CLOUD, Minn.

When: September 2016 Target: 10 wounded in knife attack in a mall Coverage: There were multiple articles. — — NEW YORK SEASIDE PARK, N. J.

AND ELIZABETH, N. J. When: September 2016 Target: 31 wounded in bombing in New York City several explosive devices found in New York and New Jersey one exploded without casualty at race in New Jersey one police officer wounded in shootout Coverage: Extensive, beginning here, here and here.

— — BRUSSELS When: October 2016 Target: Two police officers wounded in stabbing Attacker: Belgian national Coverage KUWAIT CITY Target: No casualties vehicle carrying three U. S. soldiers hit by a truck Attacker: Ibrahim Sulayman The New York Times ran several Associated Press articles MALMO, Sweden When: October 2016 Target: No casualties mosque and community center attacked with a Molotov cocktail Attacker: Syrian national Coverage: No Times coverage found.

— — HAMBURG, Germany When: October 2016 Target: One killed in knife attack Attacker: Unknown Coverage: No Times coverage found. — — MANILA When: November 2016 Target: No casualties failed I. E.

D. attempt near U. S.

Embassy Attackers: Philippine nationals aligned with the Maute group Coverage: Mentioned in this Times article — — COLUMBUS, Ohio When: November 2016 Target: 14 wounded by individuals who drove a vehicle into a group of pedestrians and attacked them with a knife Coverage: At least four articles — — NDJAMENA, Chad When: November 2016 Target: No casualties attacker arrested after opening fire at entrance of U. S. Embassy Attacker: Chadian national — — KARAK, Jordan When: December 2016 Target: 10 killed and 28 wounded in shooting at a tourist site Coverage: These three articles — — BERLIN When: December 2016 Target: 12 killed and 48 wounded by individual who drove truck into a crowded market Coverage: Extensive, starting with this article.

 

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