It is always important to distinguish between those who peacefully follow the religion of Islam, and those who take corrupted doctrines and teachings to seek power by the sword. And perhaps the most ironic occurrence of Muslim hypocrisy between their claim of being a religion of peace and that of using jihad to further their goals, is when certain groups within militant Islam create death and chaos during one of the most holy times in their calendar year.
The Islamic world is currently celebrating the solemn holiday of Ramadan, where all members fast in remembrance of when the Koran was given to Muhammad in the city of Mecca. It is regarded as of the Five Pillars of Islam, and lasts for 30 days under a lunar cycle.
But like many previous Ramadan’s, the annual event has been used by some to perform decapitations, terrorist acts, and suicide attacks, and it appears in 2015 that this year is no different.
As the Muslim world reflected during the height of Friday’s Ramadan prayers, ISIS was busy.
First, as we reported earlier, two men drove a car into the entrance of an Air Products factory in southeastern France triggering multiple explosions. A decapitated head covered in Arabic writing was pinned to the factory’s gate. One suspect is now in custody. Some reports suggest he was carrying an ISIS flag. The French president promptly announced that “the attack bears the hallmarks of a terrorist attack” which means that ISIS will be blamed momentarily.
A couple of hours later, Isis militants claimed responsibility for a deadly bomb attack during Friday prayers in the al-Imam al-Sadiq mosque in al-Sawaber, Kuwait, killing at least 13 people.
And then completing Friday’s trifecta of terrorism, moments ago it was reported that at least 27 people were killed when gunmen stormed two hotels in the Tunisian coastal city of Sousse according to the country’s interior ministry said. An unknown number of gunmen targeted hotels in Kantaoui, an area popular with tourists that sits on the Mediterranean Sea. – Zerohedge
Despite attacks over the past decades on Western targets, most Islamic violence is actually done against members of their own religion, as sect based hatreds run incredibly deep. In fact, violence between Sunnis and Shia sects of Islam have increased significantly since the United States chose to take out leaders in Iraq, Afghanistan, Egypt, and Libya, who before had the power to quell most uprisings and keep non-secular violence to a minimum.
One is reminded of the Vietnam War, where North Vietnamese combatants used one of their most important periods, that of the Tet holiday, to engage in a surprise attack on U.S. and South Vietnamese troops. And while for many countries and nations that respect their traditional holy days of the year, some in Islam use Ramadan as a way to bring about death and violence to people who are more focused on their religious duties than in being aware of the threats of militant jihadists.
Kenneth Schortgen Jr is a writer for Secretsofthefed.com, Examiner.com, Roguemoney.net, and To the Death Media, and hosts the popular web blog, The Daily Economist. Ken can also be heard Wednesday afternoons giving an weekly economic report on the Angel Clark radio show.