Influencing People

Influencing People, Your How-To Guide

Copyright 2005 Daniel N Brown

Every day we’re confronted with situations where we need to influence, lead and persuade people. From persuading your children to clean their room, to convincing your boss to give you a raise. It’s all about influence.

Our ability to deal successfully with people determines the quality of our business life, our family life, and our social life. Ultimately, our success in life and in any endeavor will be solely determined by how well we influence other people. Our ideas will never see the light of day if we can’t persuade others why it’s such a great idea. Continue reading

Deaths and Injuries From Radical Muslim Attacks

DateCountryCityKilledInjuredDescription
2017.12.11USANew York, NY04A migrant set off a pipe bomb strapped to his body in a Times Square bus terminal.
2017.10.31 USANew York, NY815A 'radicalized' migrant runs down eight innocent people on a bike path while praising Allah.
2017.05.19USATampa, FL20A recent convert shoots two people to death for disrespecting Islam.
2017.04.18 USAFresno, CA30Three men are gunned down at random by a convert to Islam yelling praises to Allah.
2017.01.31 USADenver, CO10A pastor working as a security guard is shot to death at a transit office by a 'radicalized' Muslim.
2017.01.06 USAFort Lauderdale, FL55A convert to Islam guns down five innocents in the baggage claim area of an airport.
2016.11.28USAColumbus, OH011A Muslim immigrant goes on a stabbing rampage after expressing his desire to kill infidels.
2016.09.17USASt. Cloud, MN08A former refugee goes on a stabbing spree at a shopping mall while speaking of Allah and asking potential victims if they are Muslim.
2016.09.17USANYC, NY031A former asylum seeker plants several explosives, one of which injures twenty-nine innocents. He also shot two policemen two days later.
2016.08.20USARoanoke, VA02A man and woman are stabbed maliciously by a 'radicalized' man yelling praises to Allah.
2016.06.13USAOrlando, FL4953An Islamic extremist massacres forty-nine people at a gay nightclub.
2016.02.11USAColumbus, OH04Four people at a Christian-owned restaurant with an Israeli flag are slashed by a Muslim wielding a machete yelling 'Allah Akbar'…
2016.01.07USAPhiladelphia, PA01A man shoots a police officer three times 'in the name of Islam'.
2015.12.02USASan Bernardino, CA1417A 'very religious' Muslim shoots up a Christmas party with his wife, leaving fourteen dead.
2015.11.04USAMerced, CA04A student vowing to behead and 'praise Allah' stabs four others on campus.
2015.07.16USAChattanooga, TN52A 'devout Muslim' stages a suicide attack on a recruiting center at a strip mall and a naval center which leaves five dead.
2015.05.03USAGarland, TX01Two Muslims stage a suicide assault on a conference critical of Islam.
2015.02.14USADetroit, MI02Two men are stabbed by a Muslim who first verified that they were unbelievers.
2014.12.18USAMorganton, NC10A convert to Islam shoots an elderly man three times in the head after watching ISIS videos.
2014.10.23USANYC, NY05Four rookie cops and a female bystander are assaulted with an axe by a Muslim who says he is acting in the cause of Allah.
2014.09.25USAMoore, OK11A Sharia advocate beheads a woman after calling for Islamic terror and posting an Islamist beheading photo.
2014.06.25USAWest Orange, NJ10A 19-year-old college student is shot to death 'in revenge' for Muslim deaths overseas.
2014.06.01USASeattle, WA20Two homosexuals are murdered by an Islamic extremist.
2014.04.27USASkyway, WA10A 30-year-old man is murdered by a Muslim fanatic.
2014.03.06USAPort Bolivar, TX20A Muslim man shoots his lesbian daughter and her lover to death and leaves a copy of the Quran open to a page condemning homosexuality.
2013.08.04USARichmond, CA10A convert "on a mission from Allah" stabs a store clerk to death.
2013.04.19USABoston, MA11Jihadists gun down a university police officer sitting in his car.
2013.04.15USABoston, MA3264Foreign-born Muslims describing themselves as 'very religious' detonate two bombs packed with ball bearings at the Boston Marathon, killing three people and causing several more to lose limbs.
2013.03.24USAAshtabula, OH10A Muslim convert walks into a church service with a Quran and guns down his Christian father while praising Allah.
2013.03.14USAVancouver, WA02Two people suffer knife injuries when a Muslim convert attempts to stab a non-Muslim to death over religious views outside a coffee shop.
2013.02.07USABuena Vista, NJ20A Muslim targets and beheads two Christian Coptic immigrants.
2012.11.12USAHouston, TX10A 28-year-old American man is shot to death by a conservative Muslim over an alleged role in converting a woman to Christianity.
2012.06.15USAMission, TX03A man shoots his daughter, her boyfriend and her mother for letting the girl date a non-Muslim.
2012.01.15USAHouston, TX10A 30-year-old Christian convert is shot to death by a devout Muslim for helping to convert his daughter.
2011.09.11USAWaltham, MA30Three Jewish men have their throats slashed by Muslim terrorists.
2011.04.30USAWarren, MI10A 20-year-old woman is shot in the head by her stepfather for not adhering to Islamic practices.
2010.04.14USAMarquette Park, IL52After quarrelling with his wife over Islamic dress, a Muslim convert shoots his family members to 'take them back to Allah' and out of the 'world of sinners'.
2009.12.04USABinghamton, NY10A non-Muslim Islamic studies professor is stabbed to death by a Muslim grad student in revenge for 'persecuted' Muslims.
2009.11.05USAFt. Hood, TX131A Muslim psychiatrist guns down thirteen unarmed soldiers while yelling praises to Allah.
2009.11.02USAGlendale, AZ11A woman dies from injuries suffered when her father runs her down with a car for being too 'Westernized.
2009.06.01USALittle Rock, AR11A Muslim shoots a local soldier to death inside a recruiting center explicitly in the name of Allah.
2009.04.12USAPhoenix, AZ20A man shoots his brother-in-law and another man to death after finding out that they visited a strip club, in contradiction to Islamic values.
2009.02.12USABuffalo, NY10The founder of a Muslim TV station beheads his wife in the hallway for seeking a divorce.
2008.07.06USAJonesboro, GA10A devout Muslim strangles his 25-year-old daughter in an honor killing.
2008.01.01USAIrving, TX20A Muslim immigrant shoots his two daughters to death on concerns about their 'Western' lifestyle.
2007.02.20USANashville, TN01A Muslim cab driver runs over a Christian after arguing about religion. The young man's ankle and hip are broken by the vehicle.
2006.07.28USASeattle, WA15An 'angry' Muslim-American uses a young girl as hostage to enter a local Jewish center, where he shoots six women, one of whom dies.
2006.06.25USADenver, CO15Saying that it was 'Allah's choice', a Muslim shoots four of his co-workers and a police officer.
2006.06.16USABaltimore, MD10A 62-year-old Jewish moviegoer is shot to death by a Muslim medical student in an unprovoked terror attack.
2006.03.03USAChapel Hill, NC09Calling it the will of Allah, an Iranian immigrant plows his SUV into a crowd of students as 'retribution' for foreign policy overseas.
2004.04.15USAScottsville, NY12In an honor killing, a Muslim father kills his wife and attacks his two daughters with a knife and hammer because he feared that they had been sexually molested.
2003.08.06USAHouston, TX10After undergoing a 'religious revival', a Saudi college student slashes the throat of a Jewish student with a 4" butterfly knife, nearly decapitating the young man
2002.10.22USAAspen Hill, MD10A bus driver is killed by Muslim snipers
2002.10.14USAArlington, VA10A woman is killed by Muslim snipers in a Home Depot parking lot.
2002.10.11USAFredericksburg, VA10Another man is killed by Muslim snipers while pumping gas
2002.10.09 USAManassas, VA11A man is killed by Muslim snipers while pumping gas two days after a 13-year-old is wounded by the same team.
2002.10.03USAMontgomery County, MD50Muslim snipers kill three men and two women in separate attacks over a 15-hour period.
2002.10.02USAWheaton, MD10Muslim snipers gun down a program analyst in a store parking lot.
2002.09.23USABaton Rouge, LA10A Korean mother is shot in the back by Muslim snipers.
2002.09.21USAMontgomery, AL11Muslim snipers shoot two women, killing one.
2002.09.21USAAtlanta, GA10Muslim terrorists gun down an employee at a liquor store.
2002.07.04USALos Angeles, CA20Muslim man pulls out a gun at the counter of an Israeli airline and kills two people.
2002.05.27 USADenton, TX10Muslim snipers kill a man as he works in his yard.
2002.03.19USATuscon, AZ10A 60-year-old man is gunned down by Muslim snipers on a golf course.
2001.09.11USANew York, NY2,752251Islamic hijackers steer two planes packed with fuel and passengers into the World Trade Center, killing hundreds on impact and eventually killing thousands when the towers collapsed. At least 200 are seriously injured.
2001.09.11USAWashington, DC18453Nearly 200 people are killed when Islamic hijackers steer a plane full of people into the Pentagon.
2001.09.11USAShanksville, PA400Forty passengers are killed after Islamic radicals hijack the plane in an attempt to steer it into the U.S. Capitol building.

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