Ramadan is a Muslim month of sacrifice. 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 has more allure to some Muslims during this time.
The 2015 three attacks across three continents took place three days before the one-year anniversary of ISIS declaring itself a caliphate. They occurred on the Friday 26th, during this Islamic holy month of Ramadan. in France, Kuwait and Tunisia were launched early on Friday morning. 60 died on Friday after attacks on a beach resort in Tunisia, a mosque in Kuwait, and a factory in France.
2017 Ramadan—Precursor the Manchester Pop Concert Bombing
An ISIS video surfaced online showing an ISIS jihadist saying “this is only the beginning” after the Manchester ‘terror attack’ that killed more than 20 .In the unverified footage, a man wearing a mask and sitting in front of a black flag making the ominous warning. The man then holds up a sign bearing the words “Manchester 2017-05-22”, a reference to yesterday’s date. In the video the masked man says: “In the name of Allah the merciful, the grateful, this is only the beginning.”The lions of the Islamic State are beginning to attack all the crusaders. Allahu akbar. Allahu akbar.”
Hours later ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack via the Reuters news agency and the killer was named as Salman Abedi.
Manchester could just the beginning of the worst Ramadan sacrifice period yet.