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The 2019 Al'Arz Terrorist Attack was a terrorist attack in Utica on the Al'Arz Restaurant, near the Haram Girls' Academy. The circumstances and a claim of responsibility put the attack into the direction of the Discussion about the Change of the Law of Marriage to allow for Homosexual Marriage.

It is also the title of a RP known as The Discussion heats up!

Background

With the legalisation of homosexuality in 2000, several groups began to lobby for further changes, including one of the Law of Marriage, which would allow for homosexual marriage. This was quickly and decidedly opposed by several groups, but also found support, 

In early 2018, Princess Aurelia bint-Damir began to lobby for a change in the Law of Marriage, which would allow for homosexual marriage. This gave the movement the traction it needed, but also confronted the Tabardariyya with the problem, that Aurelia was now a prime target - her security detail when out on unofficial business was increased to one Handmaiden, Sarina Eahira.


Proceedings

On the 17th of June, 2019, shortly after Midday, several pipe bombs planted in a white van in front of the Al'Arz detonated. By 14:00, Utica Metropolitan Police confirmed 8 dead students and 96 wounded, a number, which would soon rise. At 14:19, an organization known as the Front for a Traditional Kyrenaia claimed responsibility and that Princess Aurelia was the target due to her lobbying for a change in the Marriage Law. By 15:59, the death toll had risen to 12 dead and 101 wounded. By 16:15, another person had passed away, a girl of 13 years.

Due to the popularity of the Al'Arz as a tourist hotspot, there were several victims from abroad, for example Lina Koogholm and Serafina Felske from Lillorainen, the latter of which was heavily wounded, but survived.

The Chandshar began to investigate amidst the rescue operations and while numerous international governments expressed their condolences, among them Bruke and Cartoonia, while others offered aid. The team was led by Ilia Jamkija and his second-in-command, Amir Alnnayib. The MND from Lillorainen and the Almukhabarat Al'Amn Aljumhuriyyat from Shamsiyya began to follow a variety of leads, which led to a network of far-right terrorist cells active in multiple nations, including Kyrenaia and Lillorainen.

During the investigation, it was uncovered, that dozens of kilograms of Octogen, a military-grade rocket propellant, went missing over the last few days, as well as SDY having lost three Type 40 Anti-Ship Missiles, Mark I.

A unit of specialists of the RIB of Kuronami and another one from the Armed Forces of the UIS were invited to aid in the investigation, while a man from the CIA of the Empire of the Scarlet Eagle was only accepted after Princess Aurelia asking for a favour.

The next day, the Headmistress of the HGA allowed students, who did want to go home before the Year End Ceremony, to go - none of the HGA's students went.

Only hours after the incident, the hashtag #NowEvenMore was published in several variations over social media, including PiffleNet, inviting for discussions and veritable fights.

Involved Characters

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