June 5, 2016, marked the beginning of the month of Ramadan, the Islamic holiday is observed worldwide. Followers of the Quran fast during the day, then eat at night, for a whole month, to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran given to Muhammad. It is emphasized by leaders as a time of peace and forgiveness for all Islamists. However, as the Religion of Peace website shows, Ramadan is one of the most deadly months of the year.
The editors of the site write:
"Muslims often insist that other religions are just as violent as theirs and that the bigger problem is 'Islamophobia.' We put that narrative to the test each Ramadan with a running count of ALL terror attacks, categorized by motive."
This year, by July 6, 2016, the site recorded 238 fatal terrorist attacks that occurred in 32 countries solely in the name of Islam. No other ideology caused a single terrorist attack over the same 30-day period.
That's roughly 61-62 people killed every day in the name Islam.
Thereligionofpeace.com lists high-profile suicide attacks that occurred in Baghdad, Bangladesh, Florida, Turkey, Yemen and other parts of the globe whose 1,850 victims were Buddhists, Christians, co-religionists, Hindus, homosexuals and Jews. These fatal attacks were all perpetrated only in the name of Islam.
Every week the site lists, "Atrocities of the Week." Those that occurred during a five-day period during the halfway mark of the month of Ramadan included:
Four people stoned to death for committing adultery,
Six killed by a suicide car bomber,
ISIS RPG kills over 24 civilians,
Motorcycle bomb kills 10 people at a market,
Suicide bomber kills 14 people riding a bus,
Bombing and assassination kills 8 people.
The last few days of Ramadan included:
While American were celebrating on July Fourth, ISIS boiled alive seven people in Iraq.
A suicide bomber killed 4 guards outside of a mosque in Saudi Arabia.
A suicide bomber killed 30 outside of a Shiite bakery in Syria.
ISIS captures 40 civilians, including women and children, and "mercilessly executes" them in Syria.
A Shahid suicide bomber kills four family members in Afghanistan.
3 killed by Islamic bomb and shooting attack in Bangladesh.
22 killed at a Dhaka Bakery in Bangladesh.
The Religion of Peace website "is a non-partisan, fact-based site that examines the ideological threat that Islam poses to human dignity and freedom."
Its numerous resources evidence that Islam is anything but "peaceful."
Bethany Blankley worked in politics for over 10 years, on Capitol Hill for four U.S. Senators and one U.S. Congressman, and in New York for a former governor. She also previously taught at the New York School of the Bible and worked with several nonprofits. She earned her master's degree in theology from The University of Edinburgh, Scotland, and her bachelor's degree in politics from the University of Maryland. She is a political analyst for Fox News Radio, and she has appeared on television and radio programs nationwide. Follow her: @BethanyBlankley, bethanyblankley.com.
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