Law enforcement officials around the world are on high alert this week as ISIS calls for a surge of civilian attacks during Islam’s ‘Night of Power,’ the holiest day on the Islamic calendar, which this year began Wednesday evening.
“And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Behold, thou art with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael; because the LORD hath heard thy affliction. And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man’s hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.” Genesis 16:11,12 (KJV)
EDITOR’S NOTE: The first 27 days of Ramadan has so far resulted in 152 Islamic terror attacks globally, producing 1,389 deaths. The really scary part of all this is there is still 3 more days to go. Last night was the ‘Night Of Power’, a time where Islamic terror attacks historically intensify. Can you imagine, ever in your wildest dreams, a “death toll scorecard” associated with Christmas, Passover, Easter or any other celebrated holiday? No such thing exists. Only in the Muslim world do you find such a thing, and only in the Muslim world is such a thing tolerated.
Known in Arabic as “Laylat al-Qadr,” it marks the night during the holy month of Ramadan that Muslims believe the Prophet Muhammad received the first revelations of the Quran.
While the vast majority of Muslims consider the occasion as the best time in the year to pray for blessings and forgiveness, jihadist groups such as ISIS exploit the date to urge brutal acts of violence.
Last year, when the Night of Power fell on July 2, a widely shared message pushing for “calamity everywhere for the nonbelievers,” was delivered by ISIS. And that night there was a surge of deadly terror attacks.
ISIS operatives plunged into a foreigner-frequented restaurant in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and hacked 20 people to death when they were not able to recite verses from the Quran. On the same day, ISIS fighters detonated a massive truck bomb in a popular Baghdad shopping district, killing at least 200.
Pro-ISIS messages are said to be circling on encrypted apps such as Telegram this week, calling on Muslims to “wake up, the war is starting,” especially in the wake of Sunday’s mosque attack in London.
The pattern of jihadists using the Night of Power to attack has caused Western interests to take security precautions. Starting in 2013, many U.S. embassies across the Middle East started closing for the occasion and encouraging staff to remain indoors.
“ISIS and other Islamists preach that the obligation of jihad is multiplied during Ramadan, as is the reward if you die carrying it out,” Ryan Mauro, national security analyst at the Clarion Project, told Fox News.