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It has been a bloody month. With reigning of ISIS attacks all over, the world is running out of safe places. A gunfire at a gay bar in Orlando killed 49, 7 dead soldiers in Jordan suicide attack, a suicide bombing in Al Mukalla, Yemen and a Christian Village in Lebanon, killed dozens. An attack on Istanbul's Airport killed 41. A recent gunfire at a Dhaka restaurant killed 22, mostly foreigners. An attack at Baghdad's shopping center killing more than 250 people, and finally bombing at many Saudi Arabian cities, which included the holiest of places, too.
Did you notice a pattern hidden behind the recent attacks? These places were assailed when the during the month of Ramadan. This so-called Islamic State finds Ramadan a perfect reason to create mayhem worldwide. Of course, there lies a reason behind it.
Here, I have compiled a list of ISIS attacks all around the world during Ramadan. When did it happen, what actually happened and eventually, what's the twisted theory behind causing mayhem during the holiest of festivals called 'Eid' -- Notice the irony.
July 6, 2016. Terrorists penetrated the airport entrance by detonating a car bomb at its entrance. The twin bombs killed at least 10 soldiers.
On July 3, 2016, a busy shopping area was bombed by the terrorists, killing more than 250 people, including the children. It was the deadliest attack in Iraq since 2007. ISIS claims responsibility for the attack. People were celebrating the last day of Ramadan by staying up late and giving gifts, while other were watching the Euro Cup.
A team of gunmen attacked a Bangladeshi Cafe on July 1, 2016. They killed 22 hostages. One of the hostages was from India, was brutally tortured and killed. 'God wants you to die.' This is what one of the terrorists yelled to the hostages.
On July 4, 2016, holiest cities of Saudi Arabia were bombed. There had been multiple attacks -- one was near the US Consulate in Jeddah. The second occurred at a Shiite Mosque. Lastly, the deadliest one occurred in Medina where 4 people were killed. And Medina is one of the holiest places as it was a burial spot of Prophet Mohammed.
On June 28, 2016, 8 suicide bombers attacked the Al-Mukalla. The attacks were targeted for fasting Yemeni soldiers during Ramadan.The death toll rose to 43 and leaving 37 injured.
On June 26, 2016, 8 suicide bombers attacked two Christian towns of Al Qaa, in northeastern Lebanon. It killed five people and dozens injured.
On June 8, 2016, the second day of Ramadan, two Palestinian gunmen attacked in Max Brenner Cafe in Sarona Market of Tel Aviv. Four people were killed and seven were injured. Hamas praised the killings as, "the first signs of the holy month and first surprises that await the Zionists enemy during Ramadan."
On June 28, 2016, terrorists attacked the airport with suicide bombings and shootings. 45 people were killed and 239 people were injured. It was the deadliest airport attack in history. The attack occurred in the last 10 days of Ramadan, the holiest days of Ramadan.
On June 11, 2016, a gunman named Omar Mateen attacked a gay nightclub called Pulse Bar in Orlando, Florida. 50 people died in the shoot and left other 53 wounded. "We know enough to say this was an act of terror, an act of hate," Obama said in a speech from the White House. "As Americans, we are united in grief, in outrage, and in resolve to defend our people."
From June 25-June 29, 2015, in Kobanî, a combination of suicide missions and attacks called Kobanî Massacre took place. Around 250 civilians were dead, and at least 79 ISIS assailants. It was ISIS's second largest massacre.
On June 26, 2015, near Lyon. France, a French Muslim named Yassine Salhi, beheaded his employer, Hervé Cornara and rammed a company van into gas cylinders at a gas factory, which caused an explosion. It is included in the list of 2015 Ramadan Attacks.
On June 26, 2015, in a Shai mosque in Kuwait.Twenty-seven people were killed and 227 people were wounded. ISIS claims the responsibility for the attack. On the same day, in France, Tunisia, and Somalia other Islamist attacks took place.
On the same day, in Sousse, Tunisia, a mass shooting attack occurred at the tourist resort at Port El Kantaoui, leaving 39 dead (including the attacker). ISIS claimed the responsibility for the attack and called the perpetrator "Abu Sulaiman al-Muwahhid."
On September 24, 2015, bombings killed 25 people in Sanaa Mosque during prayers to commemorate Eid al-Adha. One bomb was hidden in the shoe which was kept at the entrance of the mosque and another consisting of explosives detonated by a suicide bomber.
The spokesman for the Islamic State said in late May that jihadists should "make it, with God's permission, a month of pain for infidels everywhere." Another extremist distributed a manual for using poisons, adding, in poor English: "Don't forget Ramadan is close, the month of victories."
The innocent civilians in the ISIS attacks are being tormented to death for no reason. Even the toddlers aren't spared. If this cannot shatter your soul, I don't know what else will.
Pray for the world, pray for peace...