ISIS Calls for Ramadan Attacks [VIDEO]

Joe Scudder
Written by Joe Scudder

While acts of terrorism have already taken place in the Islamic month, the Ramadan attacks have now been officially requested.

Ramadan attacks have become a commonplace in recent years. Only two weeks into the month, this year, and we have already experienced Ramadan attacks in Manchester, England, the London Bridge area, and Tehran, among other places. It should surprise no one that Iran has been hit since they have been fighting ISIS for some time now. Now, ISIS has officially called for Ramadan attacks, emphasizing Iran. The Associated Press headline bypasses this news: “Islamic State Calls for Ramadan Attacks In US, Europe.” But the story makes clear that Iran got special attention.

In an audiotape circulated online Monday, spokesman Abu al-Hassan al-Muhajer praised last week’s attacks in Iran’s capital, saying the country is “weaker than a spider’s web” and calling for more assaults.

He also called for more attacks on Russia.

Read the whole story.

The views expressed in this opinion article are solely those of their author and are not necessarily either shared or endorsed by

About the author

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

Join the conversation!

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, vulgarity, profanity, all caps, or discourteous behavior. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain a courteous and useful public environment where we can engage in reasonable discourse.

Send this to a friend