From time to time people have asked me for a world map of all the countries in which jihadist activity or a jihadist presence has been reliably reported. This morning I had the bright idea to go to the World66 Travel Guide site, which invites you to fill in countries you’ve visited, and to use it instead to fill in (in red) all the countries where jihadists are operating today.
So here it is. I did it rather quickly, with a few searches of the Jihad Watch archives to verify that such activity had indeed been reported in various places. It’s amazing that this supposedly discredited and marginalized twisting of Islam has spread around the world, isn’t it?
Now: where did I miss? Here are the countries I included. If you are skeptical about any of them, search the Jihad Watch archives. You’ll find stories from AP, Reuters, etc.: Canada, USA, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Algeria, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Nigeria, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden, the UK, Bahrain, Cyprus, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Palestinian Authority, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, China, East Timor, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippines, Tajikistan, Thailand, Uzbekistan, Australia.
UPDATE: After helpful input from many of you (thanks to all), I did some research this morning and added the following countries: Chile, Poland, New Zealand, Japan, Czech Republic, Tunisia, Hungary, Niger, Oman, Congo (Kinshasa), Uganda, Switzerland, Serbia-Montenegro, Ukraine, Georgia, Brunei, Myanmar, Ecuador, Uruguay.
The map is revised above.
This is still based on readily available and well-attested public information. Any other places I missed?