Islamic terrorism is defined as any terrorist act or campaign which is committed by individuals or terrorist organizations who openly proclaim Islamic motivations behind their acts. Although the highest numbers of incidents occur in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria and Nigeria, Islamic terrorism has been on the rise all over the world, including the West.

 Pakistan's caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar awards appreciation certificate to rescuer Mohammad Ali, zipline rescuer of Battagram chairlift incident, during a ceremony at Prime Minister House in Islamabad, Pakistan, August 24, 2023.

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 A man displays a placard during a protest following the burning of the Koran in Stockholm, outside the embassy of Sweden in London, Britain, January 28, 2023.

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  Twitter app logo is seen in this illustration taken, August 22, 2022

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 The flag of Syrian Arab Republic Damascus

Seven Syrians face terror-related charges in Malta

 An ISIS fighter poses in front of an Islamic State flag

US says its forces killed Islamic State leader in Syria

 A woman looks through the entrance of an Israeli restaurant, following the arrest by Greek police of two suspected members of a group that was planning an attack against the restaurant, in Athens, Greece, March 28, 2023.

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 FILE PHOTO: A logo of food and clothes' retailer Marks and Spencer (M&S) is seen at a branch in London, Britain March 10, 2022.

Terrorist found guilty of stabbing two in UK for 'atrocities on Palestinians'

A Somali security officer walks at the entrance of Hotel Hayat, the scene of an al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab group militant attack in Mogadishu, Somalia August 20, 2022

Somali lawmaker to TML: Gov't making gains in battling al-Shabab

An ISIS logo posted on one of the StandWithUs administered Facebook accounts after it was hacked

Facebook is inadvertently fostering terrorist activity - US NGO report

 FILE PHOTO: Saif al-Adel is seen in this undated handout image

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People pay their respects to the victims of the deadly suicide bombing in Manchester that took place during an Ariana Grande concert.

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 Head of the Taliban delegation Abdul Salam Hanafi takes part in international talks on Afghanistan in Moscow, Russia, October 20, 2021.

US calls for UN to urge Taliban to reverse bans on women

 A New York police officer of the anti-terrorism unit patrols the 36th St. subway station, a day after a shooting incident took place in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, US, April 13, 2022

New Year's Eve attack on New York police linked to Islamist extremism

 Members of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) attend an IRGC ground forces military drill in the Aras area, East Azerbaijan province, Iran, October 17, 2022.

Britain to designate IRGC as terrorist org

A member of a militia kneels as he celebrates victory next to a wall painted with the black flag commonly used by ISIS militants

Deadly ISIS attack in strategic Egyptian city shows the group is down but not out

 An image of Elon Musk is seen on a smartphone placed on printed Twitter logos in this picture illustration taken April 28, 2022.

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FBI headquarters building is seen in Washington, US, December 7, 2018.

'Hatred towards Jews a good thing:' Man arrested after threat to NJ Jews

Palestinians take part in a rally organized by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) to celebrate the 43rd anniversary of its founding in the West Bank city of Ramallah December 18, 2010

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 THE ZION Cinema in Zion Square in 1978.

Marc Lamont Hill praises terrorist that tried to bomb Jerusalem cinema

A Somali soldier holds position as civilians evacuate from the scene of a suicide explosion after al-Shabaab militia stormed a government building in Mogadishu, Somalia, March 23, 2019.

Suicide bombing in Somalia kills one soldier and injures six

PFPL plane hijacker Leila Khaled in South Africa

SFSU event with terrorist speakers was unauthorized by university

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