From BBC WORLD NEWS, Friday June 26th
“Today has seen three major terrorist attacks all by jihadists and spread across three continents.
“In Kuwait the attack was sectarian – Sunni extremists from Islamic State targeting a Shia mosque. They are hoping to turn these two sects of Islam against each other. It follows similar mosque bombings by IS across Saudi Arabia. In France assailants went for a double target. The chemical factory was owned by a US company but also targeted was the French state and an individual businessman. IS is at war with France and has often called for opportunist attacks by its followers there. And in Tunisia western tourists have once again been hit for the second time this year. Here, too, though, the jihadists are hoping to hurt the country itself, trying to stop Tunisia from becoming a peaceful secular democracy. But why now? Is there any reason why all three attacks are taking place during this month of Ramadan? “ – Frank Gardiner, Security Correspondent, BBC
There followed a brief interview with Maajid Nawaz, Chairman of the Quilliam Foundation: “For ISIS, Ramadan is a month of war. They believe it to be the month of jihad.”
“I’m afraid we’re in for more days like this . . . Ramadan should be a time of calamity for the infidels. They include the Shia as well.” James Woolsey, Former Director of Central Intelligence.
Ramadan continues until July 17th.