| Ramadan: "A Month of Great Conquests"
| Wednesday, May 31, 2017
|"Our fight is Jihad and an obligatory worship. And every obligatory act of worship has 70 times more reward in Ramadan," said Zabihullah Mujahid, spokesman for the Taliban, rejecting U.N.-led calls for halting hostilities during Ramadan. ISIS also just released a YouTube message
-- quoting the Quran -- urging its supporters to attack the
"infidels... in their homes, their markets, their roads and their
"double your efforts and intensify your operations... Do
not despise the work. Your targeting of the so-called innocents and
civilians is beloved by us and the most effective, so go forth and may
you get a great reward or martyrdom in Ramadan".
An article in the Ramadan issue of ISIS' Rumiyah magazine told readers to use the month of Ramadan to "maximise the benefit you receive on the day of judgement". ISIS's call for increased jihad during the month of Ramadan is now a yearly occurrence. Last year, after an audio message
by the ISIS spokesman at the time, Abu Mohammad al-Adnani, calling on
jihadists to "get prepared, be ready ... to make it a month of calamity
everywhere for nonbelievers...especially for the fighters and supporters
of the caliphate in Europe and America", the U.S. government warned citizens at home and abroad of an increased terrorist risk:
"According to Islamic practice, sacrifice during Ramadan
can be considered more valuable than that made at other times, so a call
to martyrdom during the month may hold a special allure to some."
This year, the day the Ramadan began, Friday, May 26, 2017, jihadists attacked a bus filled with Coptic Christians travelling to a monastery in Egypt, and murdered 29 of them. Ten of the victims were children; one, only two years old. A few days earlier, jihadists in the Philippines warmed up for Ramadan by murdering
14 Christians and wounding more than 50. The Muslim Abu Sayyaf group,
linked to Al Qaeda, claimed responsibility. The day after the beginning
of Ramadan, May 27, a Taliban suicide bomber murdered 18 people in Afghanistan, two of them children. Read it all here...........
|posted by D.Swami Gwekanandam @ 10:32 AM