Iraq jihad kills 409 during 2012 Ramadan.
"violence often rises during the holy month in Iraq because, 'radicalised terrorists are often more intent on conducting these (suicide attacks) during the holy month
of Ramadan because it is a period associated with martyrdom and self-sacrifice,' said John Drake, a security analyst".
showing how many Muslims fast during Ramadan.
"Ramadan - The Month of Jihad and Victories".
Al-Quds Brigades terrorist image
"Ramadan - The Month of Glory and Victory".
Taliban terrorist image
"These rituals remind us of the principles that we hold in common, and Islam's role in advancing justice, progress, tolerance, and the dignity of all human beings."
Shouldn't he provide some evidence
of the extraordinary statement that Islam has played a role in
advancing justice, progress, tolerance and human dignity?
"Ramadan is a celebration of a faith known for great diversity and racial equality."
Known mainly for violence and terror though.
Otherwise we would know as much about it as we do about Hinduism.
Is it really the President's job to issue such nonsensical platitudes?
It may be nice that Obama
engages in such pee-cee platitudes and ahistorical puffery.
But how does it help to deal with the problems in Islam?
Robert Spencer, 13 Aug 2010:
"This year's Ramadan message from Barack Obama is the latest in a long line of warmly complimentary communications that he has addressed to the Islamic world over the last eighteen months. Reciprocally warm and friendly greetings have yet to arrive from those to whom Obama has addressed these messages, but the President appears undaunted. Eighteen months into his presidency, he seems to be clinging more determinedly than ever to the idea that soft words about Islam will turn away the jihad - despite the total lack of confirming evidence."
Obama remarks on Ramadan, 10 Aug 2011. He absurdly says that Islam is
"a faith known for its diversity and a commitment to justice and the dignity of all human beings."
Obama, Apr 2010, praises
Muslim superheroes comics.
He says the superheroes
"embody the teachings and tolerance of Islam."
Does Obama really think Islam is in general tolerant (if so, he is ignorant)
or does he think that calling it so will make it so (if so, he is naive).
I have long noted that Ramadan is a month of increased violence.
Islamic terrorists now agree with me:
"Ramadan is coming, the month of attacks and jihad, the month of conquest so be prepared and be on alert, and make sure that everyone of you spends it (Ramadan) in the name of God on the attack."
ISIS says Ramadan is the month of Islamic violence. Reported 9 June 2016.
"Ramadan - The Month of Jihad, Fighting and Victory over the Enemies"
Hamas says Ramadan is the month of Islamic violence, 7 June 2016.
"Ramadan is the pious month of Jihad and killing"
(the Pakistani jihad group behind the Mumbai attacks)
says that Ramadan is the month of Islamic violence. Reported 8 June 2018.
Who I block on Twitter:
I will debate almost anyone.
I love ideas.
I will not debate (and will block) people who:
(a) target my job,
(b) target my appearance, or:
(c) libel me.
Also, since 2016, abusive reporting has become a thing.
I was targeted with abusive reporting by
an Israel-hater pretending to be "Jewish".
So I now also block:
(d) any account that even hints that it reports its enemies,
(e) any Israel-hater that claims to be Jewish.
It is just self-defence.