Jihadists have killed more than 200 people and injured an excess of 300 others so far during Ramadan, the holiest month for Muslims. In the first ten days of the holy month, which started on May 17 for most Muslims across the world, the number of casualties reached at least 611 (289 deaths, 322 injuries).
EDITOR’S NOTE: Ramadan is the most sacred month of the year in Islamic culture. Muslims observe the month of Ramadan, to mark that Allah gave the first chapters of the Quran to the Prophet Muhammad in 610. During Ramadan, Muslims fast, abstain from pleasures and pray to become closer to Allah. It is also the time of the year where Islamic terrorists around the world will maim and kill in record numbers. Ramadan 2017 produced a death toll of 1,639 people. And since 9/11, Islamic terrorists have killed 33,186 people. Happy Ramadan.
Islamic terrorists killed about 20 people and injured another 30 each day on average since the beginning of Ramadan. At least 52 attacks have taken place so far during the holy month. Many jihadists believe it is exceptionally heroic and Allah especially rewards “martyrdom” during the sacred month.
Jihadist groups and other Islamists are known to urge their members and supporters to engage in jihad on Ramadan.
Nevertheless, the majority of Muslims solely abide by Ramadan’s fasting tradition: abstaining from eating, drinking, smoking, having sex, and other physical needs each day, starting from before the break of dawn until sunset.
So far this year, the Afghan Taliban appears to be the deadliest group, followed by the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL), which still poses a threat in the wake of the devastating loss it suffered in Iraq and Syria at the hands of the U.S.-led coalition and local forces.
ISIS was the most prolific terrorist group last year, when Ramadan casualties reached 3,343 (1639 deaths, 1704 injuries), marking the bloodiest Muslim holy month in recent history.
Breitbart News primarily gleans its tally from the Religion of Peace website in coordination with news and government reports. Given that news outlets and governments fail to report many of the terrorist attacks in real time, the casualty total for the first ten days is subject to change.
Government officials may update some of the casualty totals as some of the injured victims succumb to their injuries, which may also prompt a change in the count after Breitbart News publishes this report. source
All the terrorist attacks so far during Ramadan 2018, as documented by Breitbart News, include:
- May 17 — Farah, Afghanistan — Taliban kills three foreign engineers.
- May 17 — Kashmir, India — Terrorists kidnap, slit throat of a 23-year-old man after Indian government declares first Ramadan ceasefire in 18 years.
- May 17 — Borno, Nigeria — Suspected Boko Haram jihadists detonated a bomb at camp for people displaced by insurgency, killing four and wounding 15.
- May 17 — Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Pakistan — Jamaat-ul-Ahrar (JuA) terrorist group claims responsibility for a suicide bombing that kills one and injures 14.
- May 17 — North Sinai, Egypt — Sunni hardliners bombed an area, killing one and injuring another.
- May 17 — Uruzgan, Afghanistan — Taliban kill two police officers.
- May 18 — Raqqa, Syria — Leftover Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) improvised explosive device (IED) kills two civilians.
- May 18 — Diyala, Iraq — Suspected ISIS terrorists are behind a bomb blast that kills one and wounds another.
- May 18 — Kirkuk, Iraq — Suspected ISIS terrorists kill a member of Kurdish Kakayi minority group with IED.
- May 18 — Kandahar, Afghanistan — Taliban attacked police security posts, killing five police officers and wounding six others.
- May 18 — Ghani, Afghanistan — Taliban attacked remote Ajristan district, killing nine security forces and wounding seven others.
- May 18 — Nangarhar, Afghanistan — Suspected Islamic State terrorists attacked “Ramadan Cup” cricket tournament in Jalalabad, the capital of the group’s stronghold, killing eight and wounding 55.
- May 18 — Faryab, Afghanistan — Taliban rockets kill four police officers, wound four others in Qaisar district.
- May 19 — Chechnya, Russia — Islamic State claimed responsibility for an attack at church that kills two police officers and a worshipper and also wounds another police officer.
- May 19 — Mogadishu, Somalia — Suspected al-Shabaab jihadists fit explosives on car, killing one local security troop.
- May 19 — Nineveh, Iraq — Suspected Islamic State jihadists kill the mayor of Hammam al-Alil region.
- May 19 — Ghazni, Afghanistan — Taliban kill 14 security forces, wound ten others.
- May 20 — Nineveh, Iraq — ISIS kills two Shiite fighters in Sinjar town.
- May 21 — Kandahar, Afghanistan — Taliban terrorists kill five workers clearing landmines in Maiwand.
- May 21 — Baghdad, Iraq — Terrorist car bomb kills one civilian.
- May 21 — Ghazni, Afghanistan — Taliban jihadists kill 14 security forces, wound 12 others in Dih Yak and Jaghatu districts.
- May 21 — Sidi Bel Abbes, Algeria — Terrorists kill two men inside a mosque, including the muezzin, who calls Muslims to prayer.
- May 21 — Paktia, Afghanistan — Taliban kills six police officers, captures five others.
- May 21 — Herat, Afghanistan — Taliban kills two policemen, wounds seven others.
- May 22 — Mogadishu, Somalia — Islamic kills policeman in Bakara Market.
- May 22 — Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso — Suspected terrorists kill one police officer, wound five, including a civilian.
- May 22 — Ajdabiya, Libya — ISIS suicide bomber kills two fighters loyal to militia leader Khalifa Haftar, wounds two others
- May 22 — Marib, Yemen — Iran-allied Houthis launch missile that kills five civilians, wound 22 others.
- May 22 — Kandahar, Afghanistan — Minivan stuffed with explosives by suspected Taliban terrorists kills 16, wounds 38, including security forces and civilians.
- May 22 — Palmyra, Syria — ISIS kills at least 30 Syrian troops and Iranian-backed militiamen, wounds 14.
- May 22 — Kirkuk, Iraq — ISIS executes an elderly man.
- May 23 — Diyala, Iraq — ISIS attacked a family house in Jalawla region, killing three, wounding three others.
- May 23 — Kashmir, India — Suspected terrorists launch a grenade, injuring ten civilians, including a woman and a 12-year-old boy.
- May 23 — Mudug, Somalia — Suspected al-Shabaab jihadi kills lawmaker in Galkayo.
- May 23 — Kandahar, Afghanistan — Suspected Taliban terrorists kill kidnapped mine-clearance worker.
- May 23 — Baghdad, Iraq — Terrorist blows himself up in a crowded park in Shiite-majority Shoala, killing seven and wounding 16.
- May 23 — Uruzgan, Afghanistan — Suspected Taliban terrorists kill eight Afghan security forces in Chora district, including military and police units.
- May 23 — Basra, Iraq — Masked terrorists on a motorbike kill three civilians.
- May 24 — Benghazi, Libya — Suspected jihadists carry out car bombing behind city’s largest hotel, killing seven, including a girl, and wounding 20.
- May 24 — Diyala, Iraq — ISIS kills two civilians in Jalawla region.
- May 24 — Kirkuk, Iraq — Suspected terrorist mortar shell landed on a home, killing a 53-year-old woman.
- May 24 — Balochistan, Pakistan — Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LEJ) terrorists kill one, injure another with a landmine in Kalat district.
- May 24 — Maidan Wardak, Afghanistan — Suspected Taliban roadside bomb rips through a vehicle, killing four civilians, injuring two others.
- May 25 — KP, Pakistan — Terrorists in Dera Ismail Khan region kill a police officer, wound another.
- May 25 — Kashmir, India — Suspected Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorist slits throat of a 36-year-old man in Bandipora district.
- May 25 — Kirkuk, Iraq — ISIS kills three policemen, wounds three others near Gharib village.
- May 25 —Narathiwat, Thailand — Gunmen in country’s Muslim-majority region kill two civilians at a tea shop in Ra-ngae district.
- May 26 — Idlib, Syria — Terrorists kill five and wound 43.
- May 27 — Helmand, Afghanistan — Taliban terrorists carry out Vehicle-borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED) near a military base in Nadali district, killing two local soldiers, wounding four.
- May 27 — Kashmir, India — Terrorists kill a soldier and a civilian in Pulwama amid ceasefire.