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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Suicide Bomber Thwarted in Mecca

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A suicide bomber who was planning to attack the Grand Mosque in Mecca as one million Muslims had converged there to mark the end of Ramadan, blew himself up as police raided a house near the Mosque. No other deaths were reported though there were injuries.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/saudi-says-suicide-bomber-killed-in-foiled-mecca-plot/2017/06/23/cfe4c5bc-5882-11e7-840b-512026319da7_story.html?utm_term=.0baa23770bc5

This has been a particularly bloody month of Ramadan this year. It is supposed to be a time of fasting and good thoughts/deeds. At least that's what they tell us. Yet, the jihadis apparently consider it a prime time to kill. And why are these pilgrimages to Mecca often marked by violence?

I don't get it.

1 comment:

Siarlys Jenkins said...

As I recall, the grand mosque was seized during Ramadan some years back by an armed group who presented their leader as "the awaited Mahdi" and had to be rooted out inch by inch using urban street warfare tactics.