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Benham Parsa (Urdu: بینہم پارسا) was a man who was a terrorist and the leader of the terrorist group The Brotherhood of Doubt. He's the archenemy of the NCIS Major Case Response Team (mainly Leroy Jethro Gibbs, Timothy McGee and Eleanor Bishop).



Born and raised in Mingora, Pakistan, Parsa lived a relatively normal life with his parents, Raza Parsa and Sabeen Parsa, and his sister, Hayat Parsa.

However, things changed when their parents were killed in a drone strike in February 6, 2004.

Left grief-stricken by the tragedy, Parsa developed a strong, undying grudge against the world which eventually led him to presumably plan and also personally carry out many of the incidents that resulted in him becoming one of the most well-known terrorists in the world.

He had developed an obsession with Eleanor Bishop during her investigations at the NSA.

NCIS Season 10

NCIS Season 11

NCIS Season 12

In the Season 12 episode "Kill the Messenger", Bishop removed Parsa's photograph from the NCIS Most Wanted Wall and with DiNozzo accompanying her, immediately threw into a bin, suggesting that with Parsa finally dead, Bishop herself had moved on.


Physical Appearance

Known Victims

  • March 2007, Cairo, Egypt: A passenger train bombing: Thirty unnamed people all died.
  • July 2008, Indian Ocean: A French cargo ship sabotage: Fifteen unnamed people died.
  • November 2012, Bahrain: A luxury hotel hostage massacre: Twenty unnamed people all taken hostage and subsequently killed.
  • May 2013:
    • Yuma, Arizona: Chad McBride (held captive and beaten to death; decapitated post-mortem, head was sent via postal express to McBride's wife).
    • Freemont Inn bombing:
  • 2014:
    • Virginia:
      • Daniel Coyne- (shot to death by a drone operated by Parsa).
      • Yusef Ryder- (blown up).
      • The Conrad Gala bombing:
        • Six unnamed people (killed).
        • Twenty-two unnamed people (survived).
        • Delilah Fielding (survived, left permanently paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair as a result of injuries sustained in the attack).
    • Atlantic Ocean:
      • Eleanor Bishop (attempted, ultimately failed).
      • Two unnamed Navy SEAL soldiers (shot twice in the chest).

Proxy Victims

  • At least two unnamed journalists (killed by Mir).
  • Leroy Jethro Gibbs (attempted by Coldwell).
  • Lisa Pierway (strangled to death by Coldwell).
  • Anthony DiNozzo (attempted by Coldwell).
  • Ziva David (attempted).
  • Lawrence Walters (attempted to blow up twice by Tomas)
  • Two unnamed bodyguards (both shot once in the chest by Coldwell).
  • Dominick Wayne (stabbed to death by Coldwell).
  • Alex Rio (shot in the neck and then placed in the water and later impersonated by Farooq)