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Islam was a major monotheistic religion with origins in the Middle East. Several terrorist actions against the United States were committed by radical Islamic militants, carrying out attacks to further both religious and political aims.

In the United States, the Islamic-American Alliance was a foundation that protected the rights of American Muslims and their families. Often, terrorist attacks by fundamentalist Islamic groups stirred suspicion and violence against innocent Muslim citizens.

Beliefs Edit

The Muslim house of worship and location for communal prayer services is called a mosque, which is officiated by an imam, a high-ranking cleric. Prayer services are held on Saturday afternoons, among other times during the week. The city of Mecca, located in the Middle East, is considered the holiest site to the Muslim faith; Muslims pray in the direction of the city during services. ("Day 2: 6:00pm-7:00pm", "Day 6: 6:00am-7:00am")

The Qur'an is the central religious text of Islam. ("Day 2: 7:00pm-8:00pm")

Day 2 Edit

During Day 2, an Islamic fundamentalist cell known as Second Wave, led by Syed Ali, attempted to detonate a nuclear bomb in the city of Los Angeles. Because the device was rigged in a way that made it impossible to defuse, CTU agent George Mason was forced to fly it into the Mojave Desert to detonate safely. The incident stirred mass panic throughout the United States, resulting in several riots against Muslim communities as in the town of Marietta, Georgia.

Internationally, the failed attack nearly started a war between the U.S. and three predominantly Muslim countries in the Middle East. Eventually, however, the efforts of Jack Bauer and others at CTU proved that oil moguls represented by Peter Kingsley had provided the bomb to Second Wave and fabricated evidence to draw those countries into a conflict.

Day 4 Edit

A terrorist cell led by Turkish national Habib Marwan carried out several successful attacks on the United States, including a meltdown at the San Gabriel Island nuclear power plant and the destruction of Air Force One. Although the perpetrators were primarily Islamic, the attacks were motivated more by political goals than religious ones. Marwan stated in a taped address to the American people that the devastation of the attacks was intended to force the United States to retreat into its own borders and discontinue its intervention in the Middle East.

Day 6 Edit

At the onset of Day 6, a terrorist cell led by Abu Fayed had successfully orchestrated an 11-week series of suicide bombings that left the United States devastated, culminating in a nuclear attack on the city of Valencia. In response to the attacks and their predominantly Islamic character, Chief of Staff Tom Lennox proposed a series of security policies intended to fight the attacks, including the construction of internment facilities for suspected terrorists and the restriction of privileges for Middle Eastern government employees. These policies were strongly opposed by National Security Advisor Karen Hayes, who warned of the long-lasting civil rights and social repercussions of such actions.

As a result of Sandra Palmer's efforts to keep the FBI out of the Islamic-American Alliance's records, IAA director Walid Al-Rezani was detained in one such detention facility, where he was severely beaten during an operation to extract information from the other inmates. The incident, which deeply affected Sandra, convinced her brother, President Wayne Palmer, to reject Lennox's proposals outright.

As an alternative, Palmer sought to obtain the cooperation of Hamri Al-Assad, a long-time terrorist who hoped for negotiation and reconciliation with the West. They planned to give a joint address encouraging the various militant cells to lay down their arms. The planned speech was cut short by an assassination attempt against the President by Reed Pollock, which killed Assad and rendered Palmer comatose. By the end of the day, Fayed's entire terror cell was taken out.

Day 7 Edit

The Prion variant cabal decided to use a patsy to execute their attack with the final Prion variant canister. After some researching, they decided to use innocent civilian Jibraan Al-Zarian, and in order to secure his compliance, threatened the death of his brother Hamid Al-Zarian on condition of noncompliance. Muhtadi Gohar was the Imam of the local Mosque that had helped offer advice to Jack Bauer.

Jibraan and Hamid were both rescued, the attack never taking place due to Jibraan's determination and Jack's quick-witted thinking.

Day 8 Edit

Kamistan, like most of the rest of the Middle East, was a predominately Muslim country. Omar Hassan and his brother were leaders of the IRK's government, as well as all the other Kamistani people such as the Omar's daughter, wife, security force, and the entire splinter terrorist cell of Kamistani dissenters.

The Kamistani peace treaty was the objective of Hassan in NYC during Day 8, but it ultimately failed.

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