(Tea Party PAC) – Every year for Ramadan, Islamic terrorists ramp up their attacks to kill Westerners and the “wrong” kind of Muslims, all in the name of Allah.
This year, terrorists, mainly the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL), carried out more than 30 attacks in ten countries in the first week of Ramadan alone, killing at least 166 and wounding 155 more, according to Breitbart News.
They explain that this breaks down to an average 24 people killed and 22 injured on each day during the first week of the Islamic holy month.
Ramadan began on sunset on May 5th and ends on sundown June 4th.
Breitbart’s count, however, excludes attacks that took place on May 5th, the first day of Ramadan.
This week, the death toll for total Ramadan attacks comes from 33 incidents across ten countries between May 6-12: Afghanistan, Benin, Burkina Faso, Iraq, Pakistan, Kenya, Somalia, Libya, Mali, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Syria.
Breitbart determined that, during the first week of the Islamic holy month, Afghanistan (61 deaths, 44 injuries) and Iraq (29 deaths, 27 injuries) were the deadliest countries.
In fact, incidents in Afghanistan alone accounted for more than 35% of all deaths and 30% o the injuries.
In spite of the complete fall of the ISIS caliphate in March, American intelligence and military officials believe that the group still poses a serious threat in such former strongholds as Iraq, Syria, and elsewhere.
So far this year, the group has carried out the most attacks, 13 in total, leaving 47 people dead and 42 others injured.
All but one of these attacks took place in Iraq and Syria. The outlier was in Nigeria.
During the holy month, jihadis consider there to be particular reward for martyrdom.
In the days leading up to this years’ Ramadan, ISIS’ evasive leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, appeared in his first video in five years.
In the video, he urged Muslims to carry out more attacks as he pledged he would take vengeance on those who destroyed the groups’ “caliphate” that once dominated wide swathes of Iraq and Syria.
“Our battle today is one of attrition and stretching the enemy. They should know that jihad is ongoing until the day of judgment,” Baghdadi declared, adding, “Truthfully, the battle of Islam and its people against the cross [Christians] and its people is a long battle.”
Earlier this month, Zabihullah Mujahid, a spokesman for the Taliban (who apparently have spokespeople), made a similar declaration after rejecting a Ramadan truce offer from the Afghan government.
“As jihad is … the best part of worship, doing it on Ramadan is rewarded more than in other months,” he said.
The victims of these horrific “holy week” attacks are always overwhelmingly Muslim.
Breitbart explains that they primarily get their data from the Religion of Peace website as well as media and government reports.
News outlets and officials may update some of the fatality figures as some of the injured victims succumb to their injuries, triggering a change in the count after Breitbart News publishes this report.
Most Muslims follow the peaceful Ramadan tradition of abstaining from eating, drinking, smoking, having sex, and other physical needs each day, starting from before the break of dawn until sunset. However, the number of attacks at the hands of jihadis tends to escalate during the month when compared to other times during the year.
Breitbart News has documented the following attacks during Ramadan:
May 6 — North Waziristan, Pakistan — Suspected Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) jihadis kill four security forces, injure ten others.
May 6 — Kirkuk, Iraq — Suspected ISIS kill three police officers, wound one other.
May 6 — Takhar, Afghanistan — Taliban kills eight security force members.
May 6 — Farah, Afghanistan — Taliban storms army checkpoint, killing 20, abducting two.
May 7 — Borno, Nigeria — Boko Haram razes homes and businesses in Molai village, killing 11, including four soldiers, and wounding another 12.
May 7 — Pendjari National Park, Benin — Unknown jihadis from neighboring Burkina Faso kidnap two French tourists across the border in Benin and kill their guide in the Pendjari National Park that straddles both countries.
May 7 — Yatenga, Burkina Faso — Suspected al-Qaeda jihadis kill toll booth operator and wound two others in the provincial capital of Ouahigouya.
May 7 — Laghman, Afghanistan — Taliban-linked bomb blast kills four police officers, including chief, and wounds four others.
May 7 — Salahuddin, Iraq — Suspected ISIS terrorists attack police officer’s house in the village of Mazarei, killing three and wounding five others.
May 8 — Nineveh, Iraq — Suspected ISIS jihadis kill five family members and wound two others inside their home in the Hammam al-Alil area south of Mosul.
May 8 — Diyala, Iraq — Bomb attack linked to suspected ISIS terrorist wounds two members of the Baghdad-sanctioned Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF).
May 8 — Manbij, Syria — Suspected ISIS terrorists target the U.S.-backed and Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Aleppo province, killing two and injuring four others, including at least one child.
May 8 — Manbij, Syria — Suspected ISIS bomb attack kills three civilians in Aleppo province, reportedly all children.
May 8 — Kabul, Afghanistan — Taliban attacks U.S. aid group, killing nine, wounding 24 others.
May 8 — Punjab, Pakistan — TTP attacks pilgrims at 11th-century Sufi shrine in Lahore, killing at least ten, including at least one child, and injuring 24 others.
May 8 — Ghazni, Afghanistan — Taliban ambushes military convoy in the Qarabagh district, killing three police officers and wounding two others.
May 9 — Wajir, Kenya — Al-Qaeda’s East Africa affiliate al-Shabaab claims attack on security forces near border with Somalia, killing at least one soldier.
May 9 — Saladin, Iraq — Suspected ISIS jihadis target grain silo in the town of Shirqat, killing one guard.
May 9 — Nineveh, Iraq — ISIS kills a family of eight in Mosul, including the couple and their six children.
May 9 — Fezzan, Libya — Suspected ISIS jihadis kill two and kidnapped a third person from the town of Ghadduwah.
May 9 — Baghdad, Iraq — ISIS suicide bomber kills eight, wounds 15 others as they broke their Ramadan fast at the Jamila market.
May 10 — Mopti, Mali — Suspected al-Qaeda jihadis kill four civilians, wound two others at the market in the town of Bandiagara.
May 10 — Badghis, Afghanistan — Taliban targets two outposts, killing 15 security personnel and wounding 11 others in Bala Murghab district.
May 10 — Borno, Nigeria — ISIS West Africa kills 11 troops in the town of Gajiganna.
May 10 — Bari, Somalia —Suspected ISIS wounds ten in a failed assassination attempt against a local judge in the port city of Bosaso.
May 11 — Borno, Nigeria — Boko Haram attacks the Moranti village near Maiduguri, leaving nine dead, at least one wounded, and four missing.
May 11 — Balochistan, Pakistan — Ethnic separatist group known as Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) storm stormed a five-star hotel in the port city of Gwadar, killing at least five and wounding six others.
May 11 — Baghdad, Iraq — Suspected ISIS-linked bomb blast kills one child, wounds two others in the Jisr Diyala neighborhood located in the southern part of the capital.
May 11 — Nangarhar, Afghanistan — Suspected Taliban terrorists kill deputy intelligence director for the Afghan National Police (ANP) in the Kama district.
May 11 — Mogadishu, Somalia —Al-Shabaab kills Turkish civil engineer
May 12 — Baghlan, Afghanistan — Suspected Taliban jihadis kill province’s deputy intelligence director and injure an intelligence officer in the Dushi district.
May 12 — Hama, Syria — Suspected former al-Qaeda affiliate Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) fires rocket into Christian-majority town of Suqaylabiyah, killing five, including four children and a woman, and injuring six other children. *
May 12 — Sanmatenga, Burkina Faso — Unknown jihadis attack Catholic church, set it ablaze, and kill six, including the priest.