From Robert Spencer’s article, “Ramadan is the Month of Jihad“:
Another Ramadan is upon us, and the Islamic State has called upon Muslims to show their piety during this month by carrying out jihad attacks in the West. In their new video, Muslims are told to “wait and hide for them,” (non-Muslims) “in houses, corners, roads,” and kill them. This is reminiscent of the Qur’an’s exhortation to “kill the polytheists wherever you find them and capture them and besiege them and sit in wait for them at every place of ambush” (9:5), and constitutes yet another reminder that Ramadan is quintessentially the month of jihad.
The Taliban has rejected UN call for halt in hostilities during Ramadan as “ignorance of religion”“‘Our fight is Jihad and an obligatory worship. And every obligatory act of worship has 70 times more reward in Ramadan,’ said an official Taliban spokesperson.
Will a moderate Muslim spokesman in the West kindly explain how Talibam spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid is actually the one who is ignorant of Islam, and how Ramadan is actually all about peace and spiritual betterment? I didn’t think so.
A jihad group explained it back in 2012: “The month of Ramadan is a month of holy war and death for Allah. It is a month for fighting the enemies of Allah and God’s messenger, the Jews and their American facilitators.”
During Ramadan, Muslims are exhorted to renew and deepen their devotion to Allah. Hence it is a time when they’re supposed to grow more generous and kind toward their fellow Muslims. However, the Qur’an says: “Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, and those who are with him are severe against disbelievers, and merciful among themselves” (48:29). If the Ramadan imperative is to become more devout, the Muslim who applies himself diligently to the Ramadan observance will simultaneously become more both merciful to his fellow Muslims and more severe against the unbelievers.