Ramadan: A Time to Kill for Allah

Relatives of a Bangladeshi police officer who was killed during a bloody siege carry his coffin during a memorial service in Dhaka on July 4, 2016.
Bangladesh said July 3 the attackers who slaughtered 20 hostages at a restaurant on July 1 were well-educated followers of a homegrown militant outfit who found extremism "fashionable", denying links to the Islamic State group. As the country held services to mourn the victims of the siege in Dhaka, details emerged of how the attackers spared the lives of Muslims while herding foreigners to their deaths.
 / AFP / ROBERTO SCHMIDT        (Photo credit should read ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)
Last Friday’s jihadist assault on a Bangladeshi bakery resulting in the brutal deaths of at least 20 hostages and two police officers is the latest in a spate of lethal attacks commemorating the month-long Islamic holy season of Ramadan. In their faith-based attack, the Islamist terrorists freed all the people who identified as Muslim and could prove it by reciting the Qur’an, while hacking to death the infidels present with machetes. Among the dead from Friday’s attack were nine Italians, seven Japanese, two Bangladeshis, one American and one Indian. Just before Ramadan began, the Islamic State summoned Muslims to carry out terror attacks during what a group spokesman vowed would be “the month of conquest and jihad.” A report issued by the U.S.-led Overseas Security Advisory Council warned that the ISIS threat could be credible because of the religious motivation to sacrifice oneself during this sacred time. “According to Islamic practice, sacrifice during Ramadan can be considered more valuable than that made at other times, so a call to martyrdom during the month may hold a special allure to some,” the report stated. Islam’s month of Ramadan began on June 5 this year and will finish on Tuesday evening. Muslims