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Declared Holy War


This list only includes public declarations of holy war which either did, or could conceivably, have resulted in actual deaths.

See also: Declared Holy War Against Israel and Declared Holy War Against the United States

  • Abd al-Hafid, against France (11-Jan-1908)
  • Sheik Sharif Sheik Ahmed, against Ethiopia (9-Oct-2006)
  • Ahmed Gragn, against Ethiopian Christians (1520)
  • Muhammad Ahmad bin Abd Allah, against Egypt (12-Aug-1881)
  • Ahmat Ismael Bichara, against Christians in Africa and Europe (2008)
  • Gen. Shunroku Hata, against China (3-Feb-1940)
  • Haj Amin al Husseini, against England (11-Nov-1951)
  • Amanullah Khan, against Afghan rebels (Aug-1924)
  • Ustadz Malik of the Moro National Liberation Front, against the Philippines (Apr-2007)
  • Pope Martin V, against Bohemia (1420)
  • Eloy Gutierrez Menoyo, against Cuba (29-Oct-1961)
  • Sultan Doud Murra, against France (1904)
  • Sultan Mehmed V, against Allied forces (14-Nov-1914)
  • North Korea, against South Korea (3-Jul-1950)
  • North Korea, against South Korea (Jan-2010)
  • North Korea, against South Korea (23-Dec-2010)
  • North Korea, against South Korea (Mar-2012)
  • Mohammad Shah Qajar, against Imperial Russia (1910)
  • Peru President Fernando Terry, against the Shining Path (8-Jul-1984)

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Omar al-Bashir
1-Jan-1944   President of Sudan
14-Feb-1483 26-Dec-1530 Mughal Emperor
King Ferdinand II
10-Mar-1452 23-Jan-1516 King of Spain, bankrolled Columbus
Emperor Hirohito
29-Apr-1901 7-Jan-1989 Emperor of Japan 1926-89
Saddam Hussein
Head of State
28-Apr-1937 30-Dec-2006 President of Iraq, 1979-2003
Queen Isabella
22-Apr-1451 26-Nov-1504 Bankrolled Columbus, persecuted Jews
Chiang Kai-Shek
Head of State
31-Oct-1887 5-Apr-1975 President of Nationalist China
Hamid Karzai
Head of State
24-Dec-1957   President of Afghanistan
Ayatollah Khomeini
24-Sep-1902 3-Jun-1989 Leader of Islamic Republic of Iran
c. 1392 BC c. 1272 BC Ten Commandments
Muammar Qaddafi
Head of State
1942 20-Oct-2011 Dictator of Libya
Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
Head of State
25-Aug-1934   President of Iran, 1989-97
Muqtada al-Sadr
12-Aug-1973   Militant Shiite Iraqi cleric
c. 1137 4-Mar-1193 Retook Jerusalem in 1187
King Ibn Saud
Head of State
1876 9-Nov-1953 Founder of Saudi Arabia
Haile Selassie
23-Jul-1892 27-Aug-1975 Last Emperor of Ethiopia
9-Apr-1336 19-Feb-1405 Conquered Hindustan
Pope Urban II
c. 1035 29-Jul-1099 Roman Catholic Pope, 1088-99

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