List of right-wing terrorist attacks

This is a list of right-wing terrorist attacks. Right-wing terrorism includes terrorist acts motivated by neo-Nazi, neo-fascist, white nationalist, anti-Semitism, Christian terrorism, white separatist, anti-abortion terrorism, and ethnonationalist ideologies.[citation needed]

1960sEdit

Event Date Country Deaths Injuries Perpetrator Motivation
Vitry-Le-François train bombing 06-18-1961   France 28 100+ OAS French colonialism
Issy-les-Moulineaux bombing 03-10-1962   France 3 47 OAS French colonialism
Assassination of Medgar Evers 06-12-1963   United States. 1 0 Ku Klux Klan White supremacy
16th Street Baptist Church bombing 09-15-1963   United States. 4 22 Ku Klux Klan White supremacy
Murders of Chaney, Goodman, and Schwerner 06-21-1964   United States. 3 0 Ku Klux Klan White supremacy
Assassination of Viola Liuzzo 03-25-1965   United States. 1 0 Ku Klux Klan White supremacy
Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. 04-04-1968   United States. 1 0 James Earl Ray White supremacy, opposition to the Civil Rights Act of 1964
Piazza Fontana bombing 12-21-1969   Italy 17 88 Ordine Nuovo Neo-fascism

1970sEdit

Event Date Country Deaths Injuries Perpetrator Motivation
Ezeiza massacre 06-20-1973   Argentina 13+ 365+ Peronist commando Right-wing Peronism
Algerian consulate bombing 12-14-1973   France 4 23 Charles Martel Group Anti-Arab sentiment
Piazza della Loggia bombing 05-28-1974   Italy 8 102 Ordine Nuovo Neo-fascism
Italicus Express bombing 08-04-1974   Italy 12 48 Ordine Nuovo Neo-fascism
Montejurra massacre 05-09-1976   Spain 2 3 Franquist commando Neo-fascism
Atocha massacre 01-24-1977   Spain 5 4 Franquist commandos Anti-communism
Taksim Square massacre 05-01-1977   Turkey 34-42 126-220 Unknown Targeted leftist demonstrators on International Workers' day
Joseph Paul Franklin Murders 07-29-1977 - 08-20-1980   United States 28+ 4 Joseph Paul Franklin White supremcy, antisemitism
Murder of Altab Ali 05-04-1978   United Kingdom 1 0 Roy Arnold, Carl Ludlow, unnamed 16-year old boy Hatred for British Bangladeshis
Bahçelievler massacre 10-09-1978   Turkey 7 0 Grey Wolves Turkish Ultranationalism
Maraş massacre 12-23 - 12-26 1978   Turkey 105 - 185 1,000 - 3,000 Grey Wolves Turkish Ultranationlism
Greensboro Massacre 11-03-1979   United States 5 12+ Ku Klux Klan White supremacy

1980sEdit

Event Date Country Deaths Injuries Perpetrator Motivation
Alonsotegi bombing 01-20-1980   Spain 4 10 Grupos Armados Españoles Anti-Basqueism
Bologna massacre 08-02-1980   Italy 85 200+ Armed Revolutionary Nuclei Neo-Fascism
Oktoberfest bombing 09-26-1980   West Germany 13 211 Gundolf Köhler Neo-Nazi terrorism
Paris synagogue bombing 10-03-1980   France 4 46 FANE Antisemitism
Lynching of Michael Donald 03-21-1981   United States 1 0 Ku Klux Klan White supremacy
Riocentro attack 04-39-1981   Brazil 1 (+1 bomber) 1 Guilherme Pereira do Rosário and Wilson Luiz Chaves Machado Attempt to halt Brazil's transition to democracy
Killing of Vincent Chin 06-19-1982   United States 1 0 Ronald Ebens and Michael Nitz Anti-Asian sentiment
Murder of Declan Flynn 09-09-1982   Ireland 1 0 Anthony Maher, Robert Armstrong, Patrick Kavanagh, Colin Donovan, unnamed 14-year old boy Homophobia
Alfortville Armenian Genocide Memorial bombings 05-03-1984   France 0 13 Grey Wolves Anti-Armenianism
National Embassy of Quebec shooting 05-07-1984   Canada 3 13 Denis Lortie Opposition to Parti Québécois
Murder of Alan Berg 06-18-1984   United States 1 0 The Order Antisemitism, white supremacy
Athens bar bombing 02-02-1985   Greece 0 78 National Front Anti-Americanism
Rivoli Beaubourg cinema bombing 03-30-1985   France 0 18 Unknown Antisemtism
Murder of the Goldmark family 12-24-1985   United States 4 0 David L. Rice Antisemitism, anti-communism
Cannes and Nice attacks 5/12-1988   France 1 16 PNFE Islamophobia
Saint-Michel cinema attack 10-22-1988   France 0 14 Right-wing Catholic extremists Christian fundamentalism
Murder of Mulugeta Seraw 11-13-1988   United States 1 0 White Aryan Resistance White supremacy
Strijdom Square Massacre 11-15-1988   South Africa 8 16 Barend Strydom Xenophobia
Assassination of David Webster 05-01-1989   South Africa 1 0 Civil Cooperation Bureau Opposition on Webter's anti-apartheid views

1990sEdit

Event Date Country Deaths Injuries Motivation
1991 riot in Zadar 05-02-1991   Croatia 13 0 Anti-Serb sentiment
Battle of Ventersdorp 08-09-1991   South Africa 4 48 Opposition to negotiations to end apartheid
Hoyerswerda riots 09-17 - 09-23-1991   Germany 0 32 Neo-Nazism
Toronto abortion clinic firebombing 05-18-1992   Canada 0 0 Opposition to abortion
1992-1993 Norway church arson attacks 06-06-1992 - 01-1993   Norway 0 0 Satanism, anti-religious beliefs
Rostock-Lichtenhagen riots 08-22 - 08-24-1992   Germany 0 204 Neo-Nazism
Murder of David Gunn 03-10-1993   United States 1 0 Opposition to abortion
Assassination of Chris Hani 04-10-1993   South Africa 1 0 Anti-communism
Murder of Sandro Beyer 04-29-1993   Germany 1 0 Neo-Nazism
1993 Solingen arson attack 05-28-1993   Germany 5 14 Neo-Nazism
Storming of Kempton Park World Trade Centre 06-25-1993   South Africa 0 0 Opposition to negotiations to end apartheid
Luigi's Restaurant Shooting 08-06-1993   United States 4 8 (+ 1 gunman) Opposition to President Bill Clinton lifting ban on homosexuals to serve in the millitary
Cave of the Patriarchs massacre 02-25-1994   Palestinian Territories 29 (+ 1 gunman) 125 Kahanism, Islamophobia
Invasion of Bophuthatswana 03-11-1994   South Africa 54 288 White Supremacy, opposition to negotiations to end apartheid.
1994 Osijek café shooting 06-18-1994   Croatia 4 8 Anti-Serb sentiment, Croatian nationalism
Ladies Center shooting 07-29-1994   United States 2 1 Opposition to abortion
1994 Garson Romalis assassination attempt 11-08-1994   Canada 0 1 Opposition to abortion
Brookline abortion clinic shootings 12-30-1994   United States 2 5 Opposition to abortion
Oklahoma City bombing 04-19-1995   United States 168[1] 680 Opposition to US government
Macedonia Baptist Church arson 06-21-1995   United States 0 0 White supremacy
Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin 11-04-1995   Israel 1 0 Opposition to Rabin's peace initiative with Palestine.
Vercors Massacre 12-15 or 12-16-1995   France 16 (+2 gunmen) 0 Support for the Order of the Solar Temple
Mueller Family Murders 01-11-1996   United States 3 0 Antisemitism
Centennial Olympic Park bombing[2][3] 07-27-1996   United States 1+1 indirect 111 Opposition to abortion and socialism
Northside Family Planning bombing 01-16-1997   United States 0 6 Opposition to abortion
Otherside Lounge bombing 02-21-1997   United States 0 5 Opposition to LGBT rights
Victory Memorial to Soviet Army bombing 06-05-1997   Latvia 2 (+2 bombers) 0 Latvian nationalism
Murder of Dušan Jovanović 10-18-1997   Serbia and Montenegro 1 0 Anti-Romanian sentiment
Birmingham abortion clinic bombing 01-29-1998   United States 1 1 Opposition to abortion
Murder of James Byrd Jr. 06-07-1998   United States 1 0 White supremacy
Murder of Matthew Shepard 10-12-1998   United States 1 0 Homophobia
Murder of Barnett Slepian 10-23-1998   United States 1 0 Opposition to abortion
Panda Bar massacre 12-14-1998   Serbia and Montenegro 6 15 Anti-Serb sentiment
London nail bombings 04-17-1999   United Kingdom 3 140 Neo-Nazism
Murders of Gary Matson and Winfield Mowder 07-01-1999   United States 2 0 Homophobia, white supremacy
1999 Illinois and Indiana shootings 07-01 - 07-04-1999   United States 2 (+ 1 gunman) 10 Neo-Nazism
Los Angeles Jewish Community Center shooting 08-10-1999   United States 1 5 Neo-Nazism
Wedgewood Baptist Church shooting 09-15-1999   United States 8 (+ 1 gunman) 7 Anti-baptism
Murder of Björn Söderberg 10-12-1999   Sweden 1 0 Neo-Nazism

2000sEdit

Event Date Country Deaths Injuries Motivation
2000 Pittsburgh shootings 04-28-2000   United States 5 1 Neo-Nazism
2000 Garson Romalis assassination attempt 07-11-2000   Canada 0 1 Opposition to abortion
National Socialist Underground murders 11-09-2000 – 04-25-2007   Germany 10 1 Neo-Nazism
Podujevo bus bombing 02-16-2001   Yugoslavia 12 40 Anti-Serb sentiment
East Melbourne Fertility Clinic shooting 07-16-2001   Australia 1 0 Opposition to abortion
Murder of Balbir Singh Sodhi 09-15-2001   United States 1 0 Islamophobia, Anti-Middle Eastern sentiment
2001 Dallas Shootings 09-16 - 10-04-2001   United States 2 1 Islamophobia
2002 Soweto bombings 10-30-2002   South Africa 1 3 White supremacy
Sizzlers massacre 01-20-2003   South Africa 9 1 Homophobia
Goraždevac murders 08-13-2003   Serbia and Montenegro 2 4 Anti-Serb sentiment
Cologne bombing 06-09-2004   Germany 0 22 Islamophobia
Shefa-Amr attack 08-04-2005   Israel 4 12 Kahanism
2005 Cronulla riots 12-11-2005   Australia 0 2 Anti-Arabism
Bolshaya Bronnaya Synagogue stabbing 01-11-2006   Russia 0 8 Antisemitism
Jacob Robida shootings and manhunt 02-02 - 02-05-2006   United States 3 (+ 1 gunman) 3 Neo-Nazism, homophobia
Moscow market bombing 08-21-2006   Russia 13 47 Xenophobia
Death of Sean Kennedy 05-16-2007   United States 1 0 Homophobia
Murder of Carlos Palomino 11-11-2007   Spain 1 0 Neo-Nazism
Skierlik township shooting 01-14-2008   South Africa 4 8 White supremacy, Afrikaner nationalism
2008-2009 Murders of Roma in Hungary 06-02-2008 - 08-03-2009   Hungary 6 0 Neo-Nazism
Knoxville Unitarian Universalist church shooting 07-28-2008   United States 2 7 Hatred of liberals and Democrats
Woodburn bank bombing 12-12-2008   United States 2 2 Anti-government beliefs
2009 shooting of Pittsburgh police officers 04-04-2009   United States 3 3 Antisemitism
2009 Vítkov arson attack 04-18-2009   Czech Republic 0 3 Antiziganism
Assassination of George Tiller 05-31-2009   United States 1 0 Opposition to abortion
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum shooting 06-10-2009   United States 1 2 (+ 1 gunman) Neo-Nazism
2009–10 Malmö shootings 10-10-2009 (first incident)   Sweden 2 13 Xenophobia.[4][failed verification]

2010sEdit

Event Date Country Deaths Injuries Motivation
2010 West Memphis police shootings 05-20-2010   United States 4 (+2 gunmen) 2 Support for the sovereign citizen movement
2011 Tucson Shooting 01-08-2011   United States 6 15 Anti-government beliefs, specifically targeted U.S. Representative Gabby Giffords who was injured.
Spokane bombing attempt 01-17-2011   United States 0 0 White supremacy
Murder of James Craig Anderson 06-26-2011   United States 1 0 White supremacy
2011 Norway attacks 07-22-2011   Norway 77 319 Islamophobia[5]
2011 Florence shootings 12-13-2011   Italy 3 (+ 1 gunman) 3 Racism
Wisconsin Sikh temple shooting 08-05-2012   United States 8 (+ 1 gunman) 3 White supremacy[6]
Murder of Mohammed Saleem 04-29-2013   United Kingdom 1 0 Islamophobia, white supremacy
2013 Los Angeles International Airport shooting 11-01-2013   United States 1 7 Hatred for TSA and US Government
2013 Stockholm riots 12-15-2013   Sweden 0 4 Neo-Nazism
Overland Park Jewish Community Center shooting 04-13-2014   United States 3 0 Neo-Nazism
2014 Las Vegas shootings 06-08-2014   United States 3 (+ 2 gunmen) 0 Anti-government beliefs[7]
2014 Pennsylvania State Police barracks attack 09-12-2014   United States 1 1 Attempt to start a reveloution
2014 Swedish mosque arson attacks 12-25-2014 - 01-01-2015   Sweden 0 0 Islamophobia
Charleston church shooting 06-17-2015   United States 9 1 White supremacy[8]
Trollhättan school stabbing 10-22-2015   Sweden 4 (+ 1 perpetrator) 1 Racism
Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood shooting 11-27-2015   United States 3 9 Opposition to abortion
Murder of Jo Cox 06-16-2016   United Kingdom 1 1 White supremacy[9]
2016 Minneapolis Shooting 06-29-2016   United States 2 0 Islamophobia
2016 Munich Shooting 07-22-2016   Germany 10 (+ 1 gunman) 36 Xenophobia
Comet Ping Pong shooting 12-04-2016   United States 0 0 Support for Pizzagate conspiracy theory
Quebec City mosque shooting 01-29-2017   Canada 6 19 Islamophobia
2017 Olathe, Kansas shooting 02-22-2017   United States 1 2 Anti-Iranian sentiment
Murder of Timothy Caughman 03-20-2017   United States 1 0 White supremacy
2017 Portland train attack 05-26-2017   United States 2 3 White supremacy and Islamophobia
2017 Finsbury Park attack 06-19-2017   United Kingdom 1 10 Islamophobia
Assault of DeAndre Harris 08-12-2017   United States 0 1 Neo-Nazism
Charlottesville car attack 08-12-2017   United States 1 28 Neo-Nazism[10]
Aztec High School Shooting 12-07-2017   United States 3 (+ 1 gunman) 0 Xenophobia, alt-right beliefs
Murder of Blaze Bernstein 01-10-2018   United States 1 0 Neo-Nazism
Murder of Mireillie Knoll 03-23-2018   France 1 0 Antisemitism
Macerata shooting 02-03-2018   Italy 0 6 Racism
October 2018 United States mail bombing attempts 10-22-2018   United States 0 0 Support for Donald Trump[11]
2018 Jeffersontown shooting 10-24-2018   United States 2 0 White supremacy
Pittsburgh synagogue shooting 10-27-2018   United States 11 6 Antisemitism
Christchurch mosque shootings 03-15-2019   New Zealand 51 49 Islamophobia, white supremacy
Escondido mosque fire 03-24-2019   United States 0 0 Islamophobia
Louisiana black church fires 03-26 - 04-04-2019   United States 0 0 White Supremacy
Poway synagogue shooting 04-27-2019   United States 1 3 Antisemitism
Murder of Walter Lübcke 06-02-2019   Germany 1 0 Neo-Nazism
2019 Dallas courthouse shooting 06-17-2019   United States 1 (The gunman) 1 Support for the Alt-Right
2019 El Paso shooting 08-03-2019   United States 23 23 White supremacy, Hispanophobia.[12]
Bærum mosque shooting 08-10-2019   Norway 1 1 Islamophobia
Halle synagogue shooting 10-09-2019   Germany 2 2 Antisemitism
Bayonne mosque shooting 10-28-2019   France 0 2 Islamophobia
Monsey Hanukkah stabbing 12-28-2019   United States 1 4 Antisemitism

2020sEdit

Event Date Country Deaths Injuries Motivation
2020 Hanau shootings 02-19-2020   Germany 10 (+ 1 gunman) 5 Xenophobia
2020 boogaloo killings 05-29 - 06-06-2020   United States 2 4 (+1 gunman) Support for the Boogaloo movement
2020 Zagreb shooting 10-12-2020   Croatia 1 (The gunman) 1 Support for the alt-right
London, Ontario truck attack 06-06-2021   Canada 4 1 Islamophobia
Killing of Samuel Luiz 07-03-2021   Spain 1 0 Homophobia

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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