Yesterday, Australia’s biggest city Sydney was taken by storm because of the activities of the Iraq and Syria based jihadist rebel group ISIS. The group has caused havoc all over the world and the danger of their attack is looming over every existing country. Before 2011, the devious mind of Bin Laden was behind uncountable deadly explosions worldwide. We are hardly over the horrors of the Gaza conflicts. India, considered to be one of the most peaceful nations of the world too saw the atrocities of subsequent communal riots. Besides that, gang violence, political scams, corruption, murders happen almost on a monthly basis now. To sum up one can say that, the world didn’t come to an end in 2012 but humanity certainly did. With each passing day, the world is becoming a very dangerous place to live in and we are lucky to survive it’s savagery.
Most Dangerous Countries In The World
According to a recent survey, after examining the volume of terrorist and rebel alerts, messaging traffic, videos, photos, incidents and the number of killed and injured in a country over the past 30 days, a list of some of the most dangerous countries in the world has been prepared, which is as follows:
Corruption, theft, ethnic Violence, Terrorism and drug abuse are very common in Kenya. There are regular reports of tourists getting attacked by groups of armed assailants. Thieves routinely snatch jewelry and other objects from open vehicle windows while motorists are either stopped at traffic lights or in heavy traffic. Kenya has also been accounted for frequent ethnic clashes over a period of time. In the Corruption Perceptions Index 2007, Kenya was ranked 150th out of 179 countries for corruption. The Al-Shabaab militant group is very active in Kenya which makes the locals carry out numerous terrorist attacks, many of whom are recent converts to Islam. Drug abuse and illicit drug trafficking are some of the major issues for concern. Apart from all this, a major activity carried out in Kenya is carjacking. Nairobi averages about ten vehicle hijackings per day.
The violent protests against President Hosni Mubarak in the year 2011 had spooked the tourists who had flocked to Egypt to see the pyramids, take a trip up the majestic Nile or relax on one of its many sun-kissed beaches. Political unrest, Molotov cocktails, gunfire and tear gas had become a commonplace in many areas. Just when the people thought they are done with the anarchy, in 2013 another round of demonstrations started against President Mohammad Morsi, lamenting for country’s failing economy. Last year some Bedouin gunmen kidnapped a British couple who were on their way to the beaches of Sharm El Sheikh. Also, some thugs attacked a highly secured hotel in Cairo forcing it to close down. And there has also been unrest over the death sentence given out to 21 soccer fans over a deadly riot at a stadium in 2012. From rampant terrorism to crime to road accidents Egypt is gradually reaching the standards of Pakistan and Yemen.
The brutal attack of Taliban in one of Peshawar’s schools is an example of increasing terrorism in the country. Such attacks have been frequent in North Waziristan, Swat valley, to which belongs the Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai who had undergone similar atrocities in the year 2012.It is also the same country which had shielded one of world’s deadliest terrorist, Osama Bin Laden for years. Here, organized crime is carried out also in the form of drug trafficking, money laundering, extortion, black marketeering, political violence, abduction etc. Pakistan falls under the Golden Crescent, which is one of the two major illicit opium-producing centers in Asia.
Since 2011, the country has experienced instability and political violence which has severely affected both commerce and oil production. A popular uprising against the regime of Colonel Muammar Qadhafi that lasted from February to October 2011 has put the country in a state of anarchy. Still suffering post-war challenges, Libya’s basic state institutions including emergency services and tourist facilities, are not fully operational. To top it all the crime rates are very high in countries capital, Tripoli. Sexual harassment of women, property crime and burglary are very common problems faced by the Westerners. Road accidents are a major threat for the visitors. Besides all this, the country suffers persistent political, economic, religious, and ethnic violence.
The shared homeland of the ISIS, Syria, is becoming one the least peaceful countries in the world. Since 2011 it has been ensnared in an uprising against Bashar al-Assad and the Ba’athist regime. The ongoing war has shown mass atrocities in Syria which includes genocide, torture, ethnic cleansing, war crimes, and crimes against humanity. More than 6.5 million Syrians have been displaced, more than 3 million Syrians have fled to countries such as Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Egypt, and Iraq and become refugees, and millions more have been left in poor living conditions with shortages of food and drinking water.
Several instances of crimes against foreigners have been reported from this Arab country. In 2008, the American Embassy was attacked by a group of terrorists dressed as policemen, armed with rocket-propelled grenades, automatic rifles, and car bombs. This ultimately resulted in the loss of nineteen lives and 16 injuries. Prostitution is rampant in Yemen and many sex tourists from other gulf states indulge in what are known as “tourist marriages”. The police force of the country is highly inefficient and corrupt. The country has also been engrossed with the violent fights between the residing Shia and Sunni populations.
The level of danger residing in a country can well be estimated when an inhuman group of militants from the government there. The Taliban spread throughout Afghanistan and formed a government, ruling as the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan from September 1996 until December 2001, with Kandahar as the capital. Their rule saw an uncontrolled abuse of human rights which ranged from systematic massacres against civilians, a network of human trafficking, abducting women and selling them into sex slavery in Afghanistan and Pakistan, brutal repression of women and whatnot. Their recent activities have proved that they are nothing but a bunch of twisted and demented criminals. It is home to one of the deadliest terrorist groups in the world, Al-Qaeda previously run by Osama Bin Laden. There are several other forms of crime hindering the country’s development which includes corruption, contract killings or assassinations, kidnapping, drug trafficking, money laundering, black marketeering, and other ordinary crimes.
The country lacks a central government and therefore has been embroiled in petty and large-scale conflicts time and again. Having remained constantly in the news for all the bad reasons, it holds the top spot in many of the lists mentioning the world’s most dangerous countries. Today it faces the dangers of piracy, terrorism, inter-clan fighting, theft, human trafficking, unwarranted killings of non-collaborators and other general acts of violence. Until the end of 2006, it was controlled by ICU and later it’s offshoot the Al-Shabaab. Such terror looming in the country sends shivers to the other neighboring African countries.
This country is home to a variety of organized crimes which ranges from drug trafficking, to numerous frauds, scams and piracy cases. Boko Haram, an Islamist militant group functioning in northeast Nigeria has been spreading terror since 2009.It has killed more than 5,000 civilians between July 2009 and June 2014, including at least 2,000 in the first half of 2014, in attacks occurring mainly in northeast, north-central and central states of Nigeria. The Corruption in the security services and human rights abuses committed by them has hampered efforts to counter the unrest. Nigeria is also pervaded by political corruption. It is ranked 143 out of 182 countries in Transparency International’s 2011 Corruption Perceptions Index.
The conditions in Iraq has never changed for better since the invasion by the United States and its allies in an attempt to oust former slain president, Saddam Hussein. Suicide bombings, kidnappings, target killings have become the order of the day. Since June 2014, a new jihadist rebel group under the leadership of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been coming into light by the name ISIS. The group’s immediate goal is to establish a Sunni Islamic state in Iraq and the Levant region, which covers Syria, Jordan, Israel, Palestine, Lebanon, Cyprus, and Hatay province in southern Turkey. Their actions have been widely criticized around the world, with many Islamic communities judging the group to be unrepresentative of Islam. ISIS is widely known for its violent propaganda, which includes Internet videos of beheadings.
These are the Most Dangerous Countries In The World.