ISIS has been losing territory in Syria and Iraq. As a result, they have increased terror attacks around the world. ISIS has claimed responsibility for attacks in Egypt, Great Britain, and Iran. Jihadists loyal to ISIS have started to grab territory in the Philippines.
Jihadists believe that martyrdom during the Muslim holy month leads to greater rewards in the afterlife.
“They can say here is something that al-Qaida has refrained to do,” said Assaf Moghadam, author and analyst of jihadi groups. “From their perspective it’s been a great Ramadan so far.”
Five Islamic State groups attacked Iranian parliament, killing 17 people.
In Britain’s third attack in as many months, eight people died after three terrorists “plowed a rented van into pedestrians on London Bridge, then slashed their way through the evening crowd at Borough Market.”
In the Philippines, Islamic militants attacked and laid siege to the city of Marawi.
Twenty-nine Coptic Christians in Egypt were killed when their bus was ambushed outside of Cairo.
All of this happened within the holy month. This is turning out to be one of the bloodiest Ramadans we have ever seen!
The Federalist Papers Project reports:
It is believed by radical jihadists that if one is a martyr for their faith during the month of Ramadan, they will receive even greater rewards in the afterlife.
And, because the Islamic state is losing its grasp in Iraq and Syria, they have threatened to make this year’s Ramadan a “bloody one at home and abroad. With attacks in Egypt, Britain and Iran among others and a land-grab in the Philippines, the group is trying to divert attention from its losses and win over supporters around the world.”