When Western non-muslims refer to Ramadan cravenly as the HOLY Month of Ramadan, I cringe, because my own observations tell me that killings and massacres in the name of Allah increase sharply during this period every year and so, in my not-so-humble opinion make this a rather UN-holy month.
Until now I put this additional aggression, visited upon Muslims and Non-Muslims alike, down to the fact that Jihadis, who often mistake their "Religion of Peace" for a "Religion of Pieces" (one piece of you here, another piece of you over there) and who are not very nice even during the rest of the islamic year get really aggro when they are hungry and thirsty. BUT, yesterday I discovered the REAL reason behind the increase of massacres during Ramadan on the excellent site The Muslim Issue who write:
"Taliban rejects UN call for halt in jihad attacksduring Ramadan as “ignorance of religion”“Our fight is Jihad and an obligatory worship. And every obligatory act of worship has 70 times more reward in Ramadan,” according to spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid.
Well that explains it then ! It's a kind of sale:
GET 70 for the price of ONE !
Note to self: do not attempt the calculation as to how many virgins will await the Jihadi in Allah's Eden if he blows himself up during Ramadan.....how much is 70 x 72 ?....never mind, it's a lot of virgins ... maths give me a head ache !
Voanews, May 28, 2017 6:29 AM
by Ayaz Gul
Nearly 100 Afghan Soldiers Killed in a Week
ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN — A Taliban infiltrator has gunned down six government forces in southern Afghanistan, raising the number of army and police personnel killed by insurgents in the past week to nearly 100.
Afghan and insurgent officials said Sunday the overnight “insider attack” incident took place at a security outpost in Zabul province where a police guard turned his gun on colleagues.
He shot dead six police, including the commander of the post. Afghan media quoted local officials as saying the shooter later rejoined the Taliban and handed the post over to insurgent control.
The Taliban in the last week has assaulted several Afghan military bases and installations, particularly in volatile southern provinces, killing and wounding scores of security forces.
On Saturday, the first day of the holy Islamic month of Ramadan, a Taliban suicide car bomber in the eastern city of Khost struck a convoy of an Afghan elite force providing security to American forces. The blast killed at least 18 personnel and wounded many others.
Afghan Defense Ministry officials say government forces have also inflicted heavy battlefield casualties on the Taliban in retaliation.
The Islamist insurgency on Saturday rejected as “ignorance of religion” U.N.-led calls for halting hostilities during Ramadan to respect the religious obligation.
Hours after staging the suicide car bombing in Khost, a Taliban spokesman insisted it is fighting “jihad” (holy war) and is a religious obligation.
“Our fight is Jihad and an obligatory worship. And every obligatory act of worship has 70 times more reward in Ramadan,” a statement quoted spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid as claiming.
Read the entire article in the 28. May edition of The Muslim Issue.
And lets listen some more to the delightfully erudite Mr. Woods who knows his Koran and explains to us "The Spirit of Ramadan":
Some Ramadan Music Maestro Please !