Monday, July 4, 2016

This Has Been A Violent And Bloody Ramadan

Istanbul Airport Attack

Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst: ISIS' Ramadan terror campaign

(CNN)In the past two weeks, ISIS has conducted lethal terrorist attacks in Bangladesh, Iraq, Jordan, Yemen, and also, very likely, in Turkey.

On Thursday, a senior government official said there is strong evidence of ISIS involvement in planning the attack on the Istanbul airport. Still, ISIS has not claimed responsibility for the most lethal terrorist attack ever at an airport.

On Friday, ISIS did claim responsibility for the attack by multiple gunmen at a café in the diplomatic area of Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, that killed twenty.

On Saturday ISIS also claimed responsibility for a suicide car bomb attack in Iraq's capital Baghdad that killed at least 125 people, including 25 children.

None of this should be too surprising. After all, ISIS explicitly called for terrorist attacks during the holy month of Ramadan, which commenced four weeks ago.

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Update: Week of terror underscores a 'desperate' Islamic State (USA Today)

WNU Editor: Even with the ending of Ramadan, I doubt that the Islamic State is going to let-up on its terror campaign.

1 comment:

Aizino Smith said...

Ramadan bombathon



Those 2 things go together like Islam and violence.