Ramadan is one holy month, Muslims pray and fast all day to try and focus on the important things in life – according to Islam and its book.
This traditional partial fasting, very much like the Jewish “Yom Kipur”, is not an original thought but a duplication of an already common practice in the ancient world. By the time Islam was around humanity was better able to provide itself with food and shelter and could start to focus on self inflicted torture in order to please a bunch of gods or just one of them.
This “holy” month is slowly becoming synonymous with bloody violence that floods the Arab world from the beginning of the Ramadan to its end, targeted mainly towards fellow Muslims and for many different reasons. The highlight of this years Ramadan was the Libya events, in which (we are slowly discovering) participated some segments of the local Al-Quida branch who happily executed anyone who does not seem like a proper Muslim to them. The second spot goes to the events in the south of Israel, where it seemed for a minute that the peace agreement with Egypt will collapse as a result of a wide offensive against Israeli civilians from Egyptian territory.
But do not let these confuse you, there is a lot of violence in the Arab world, and its going about its normal business without much attnetion, these final days of Ramadan has seen bomb and suicide attacks in Pakistan, Iraq and Algeria, most of the attacks taking place inside places of worship.
It looks like someone out there thinks that if killing bad Muslims makes Alla happy, but doing that during Ramadan makes the almighty eternally pleased. Maybe it would be a better idea for Muslims to skip this month and not lose thousands of lives due to extra holiness attracting blood thirsty killers.
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