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Over 800 Killed by ISIS During the Holy Month of Ramzan

No nation has aided the rise of Islamist terror more than Saudi Arabia. Now the monsters it created are waging terror inside its own borders - An expert wrote on Twitter

D P Satish | News18.comdp_satish

Updated:July 5, 2016, 2:17 PM IST
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Over 800 Killed by ISIS During the Holy Month of Ramzan
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New Delhi: In the last four weeks of fasting during Ramzan, the Islamic State or ISIS has killed more than 800 people across the globe.

Describing the series of the attacks as "four weeks of pain for infidels", the ISIS carried out deadly terror attacks in USA, Philippines, Yemen, Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon, Bangladesh, Turkey and Saudi Arabia sending shock waves all over the world.

It has also executed over 400 people in ISIS strong holds of Iraq and Syria.

In a recent online video, the ISIS had asked its members to slaughter the "infidels" or non-believers.

A day before Ramzan, an ISIS spokesman also claimed that they had God's consent to kill people.

Talking about the ISIS sponsored month of terror, in an interview to Daily Mail of UK, Fawaz A Gerges of the London School of Economics said "there is no doubt in my mind that Al-Qaeda and its various affiliates and now ISIS use Ramadan as a watershed, as a marker to inspire and motivate their followers and supporters worldwide”.

According to Arab media, on the first day of Ramzan, the ISIS terrorists executed 65 people in Iraq’s Mosul city alone.

After that senseless mass murder, the bloodbath continued to spread from the Arab regions to the rest of the world.

The worst attack took place in a Iraqi capital in Baghdad on July 3 in the form of twin blasts that killed over 200 people on the spot.

On July 1 ISIS took hostages at an upmarket restaurant in Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, killing 20 people and forcing the Indian authorities to at least admit that ISIS is now at our doorstep, waiting to sneak in through the eastern border.

On July 4 ISIS managed to hit where it hurts the most – Saudi Arabia. It carried out a coordinated string of attacks in the second holiest city of Muslim Medina, eastern city of Qatif and near the US consulate in Jeddah.

Four people were killed and five were injured in these attacks. Even though the death toll is small, ISIS attacks in Saudi Arabia will have a larger ramifications as Saudis are considered close to ISIS.

Commenting on this attack noted strategic affairs expert Brahma Chellaney wrote on his Twitter page "no nation has aided the rise of Islamist terror more than Saudi Arabia. Now the monsters it created are waging terror inside its own borders".

With two days still to go before the end of Ramzan, the entire world is worried over what might happen in the next 48 hours.

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