On Thursday, a Muslim man killed four U.S. Marines in attacks on military recruiting facilities in Chattanooga, Tenn.
The man, identified as Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez, then died in a pitched gun battle after he led police on a high-speed chase in a rented Mustang convertible.
Abdulazeez, 24, was a naturalized U.S. citizen born in Kuwait. He was an electrical engineer who grew up in Chattanooga in a conservative Muslim family.
U.S. Attorney Bill Killian said during a press conference that this week’s shooting was an “act of domestic terrorism.” (RELATED: Mohammad Youssef Adbulazeez Identified As Chattanooga Gunman)
The terrorist attack by Abdulazeez marks the seventh terrorist attack on U.S. soil by Muslims during Barack Obama’s presidency.
Two dozen people have been killed in the attacks. Scores more have been seriously injured.
In November 2009, Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan opened fire in an attack at Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas. Hassan killed 13 people and wounded over 30 more.
In a document dated Oct. 18, 2012 obtained by Fox News, Hasan wrote: “I, Nidal Malik Hasan, am compelled to renounce any oaths of allegiances that require me to support/defend man made constitution (like the constitution of the United States) over the commandments mandated in Islam.”
The U.S. government has steadfastly refused to call Hasan’s militant slaughter a terrorist attack. Instead, federal officials have repeatedly characterized Hasan’s actions as “workplace violence.” (RELATED: Report Downplays Islamic Role In Fort Hood Jihadi Attack)
A U.S. military court sentenced Hasan, a military psychiatrist, to death in 2013.
In April 2013, Chechen brothers Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and Tamerlan Tsarnaev exploded two pressure cooker bombs near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
The bombings killed three people including an eight-year-old boy. Hundreds of runners and spectators were seriously injured. Seventeen people saw their limbs blown off.
Three days later, the brothers ambushed and killed a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer.
Tamerlan Tsarnaev died when his brother ran over him with a stolen Mercedes SUV in the midst of a shootout with police. In April, a jury found Dzhokhar Tsarnaev guilty of 30 criminal counts. He later received the death penalty. (RELATED: The Last Days Of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev)
In June 2009, a man named Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad killed one soldier and injured another in a drive-by shooting targeting a U.S. military recruiting office in Little Rock, Ark. The incident was eerily similar to Thursday’s shooting in Chattanooga.
Muhammad, a black Muslim convert born as Carlos Leon Bledsoe, claimed to have been sent by an Al Qaeda group. He pleaded guilty to murder and, in 2011, was sentenced to life in prison.
In October 2014, a man who had recently converted to Islam attacked four New York City police officers with an 18-inch metal hatchet. The incident occurred on a crowded sidewalk in Queens.
The attacker, 32-year-old Zale H. Thompson, was a frequent visitor of websites such as al-Shabaab and ISIS which promote Islamic terror. He appears to have had a Facebook page featuring Arabic writing and a photograph of a Muslim warrior. (RELATED: Crazed Man Attacks NYPD With Hatchet)
Two officers were seriously injured in the hatchet attack. A female bystander was inadvertently shot. Police killed Thompson.
In December 2014, a Muslim man named Ismaaiyl Brinsley brutally murdered two New York City police officers. Police believe Brinsley was seeking revenge for the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown at the hands of police. (RELATED: Two NYPD Officers Killed In ‘Execution Style’ Shooting)
Brinsley fled after the slaughter and eventually shot himself to death on a subway platform.
Brinsley’s abandoned YouTube channel contained a video showing him heading to pray at Brooklyn’s Masjid At Taqwa, a mosque that has been linked to terrorist and anti-police activity. (RELATED: NYC Cop Killer’s Undiscovered Social Media Accounts Show Islamic Side)
In May 2015, two men opened fire outside of the Muhammad Art Exhibit event at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, Texas. The event featured the first inaugural “Draw the Prophet” contest. (RELATED: Shooting In Texas Outside Of Muslim Cartoon Event)
The attackers were Elton Simpson, a dentist’s office employee who had been previously convicted a terror-related offense, and Nadir Hamid Soofi, who ran a carpet-cleaning business. (RELATED: White House Asks American Parents To Monitor Their Children For Signs Of Terrorism)
A police officer on the scene killed both attackers.
A third man, Abdul Malik Abdul Kareem, allegedly supplied the attackers with a large cache of weapons which they were unable to use. (RELATED: Remember When Obama Was The Messiah?)