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Rantings of a Sandmonkey

Be forewarned: The writer of this blog is an extremely cynical, snarky, pro-US, secular, libertarian, disgruntled sandmonkey. If this is your cup of tea, please enjoy your stay here. If not, please sod off

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Gotta love the season

Today starts the month of Ramadan, where muslims deprive themselves of food and drink in the morning to be as gluttoness as they wish in the afternoon. Now, I would like to wish you all a Happy Ramadan, and would like to remind you that due to the holiness of this month, there will be increased chances of Jihady attacks. Now, how do you like that? The Middle East is jittery as it heads into Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting and spiritual introspection that has become a time of increased attacks by suicide bombers who believe they receive extra blessings. Egyptian police planned increased watchfulness throughout the month, while insisting no specific threats had been received. But Israel warned its citizens to stay away from Egypt's beach resorts in the Sinai peninsula, calling the threat of attacks substantial. Militants have not issued specific Ramadan-related threats, but the spike in violence in recent years — especially suicide attacks in Iraq — has been notable. One possible reason is the belief by some Islamic extremists that those who die in combat for a holy cause during Ramadan are especially blessed. "This is a month that has a spiritual feel to it, which condones the issue of jihad (holy war)," said Diaa Rashwan, an Egyptian expert on Islamic groups. Tradition holds the Prophet Muhammad led his forces in winning battles against nonbelievers during Ramadan, the ninth and holiest month on the Islamic calendar, which is based on the cycles of the moon. On the bright side, if you die in a terrorist attack during Ramadan, I hear that you are likely to go to heaven faster then anybody else. So, here is hoping! :)

2 Comments:

At 10/07/2005 02:51:00 AM, Blogger gatorbait said...

I actually understand why these attacks happen during Ramadan, everyone is thirsty, hungry and crabby.

 
At 10/10/2005 01:09:00 AM, Anonymous A PROUD MUSLIM said...

Dear Sir,

I am sure that you would never like anyone to offend your religion,so pls try to understand our situation as we muslims really do feel offended when we read stuff like this. P.S I am not a terrorrist,I am not a Jihadi , I am not a mortarer and unfortunately not even a mohagaba I am just a proud Muslim in a world that is doing its best to make you feel ashamed that you are one.And I am sure you do not understand what that means,hope one day you do before its too late.

 

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