The number of Islamic terrorist attacks continue with a significant increase of 48 over the last week alone. The increase has coincided with the religious time of Ramadan. This works out to over six terrorist attacks per day. One report lists over 261 dead in the last seven days. That works out to be over 37 people murdered per day.
Possibly the most gruesome attack this week was the 50+ killed in the Central African Republic (CAR). The party or group know as Return, Reclamation, Rehabilitation (3R) lead an attack on many small villages in Pahoua, seeking revenge for the killing of one ethnic Peuhl.
One injured survivor claimed “Gunmen wearing military fatigues and armed with Kalashnikovs arrived in my village and asked to see the community leaders to organise a general meeting. The people then gathered under a mango tree. Then they started to tie us up. They tore my shirt to tie my arms. They piled us on top of each other, then started shooting. It felt like it was raining bullets.”
The only reasons he stayed alive is he played dead in the pile of bodies until they left. CAR President Faustin-Archange Touadera announced three days of national mourning for the above incident.
Some see an increase in attacks by radical Muslims as connected to the holy month of Ramadan and the Quran. How terrorism could take the lives of innocent people without conflicting with religion (and during one of the holiest times of the year) demonstrates many in the West don’t understand or even fathom the nature of the underlying conflicts.