Today is a good day to stay home and read about the Battle and Victory of Badr in chapter 8 of the Koran, verses 11-18…
The 17th of Ramadan is in one more day…..the most violent day of Ramadan, a day that jihadists would not think twice to replicate any year soon…
There are 2 days left until the 17th of Ramadan, the most significant battle and victory in Islamic history, the Battle of Badr, on June 23rd of this year, a momentous victory that jihadists wouldn’t think twice to relive.
The 17th of Ramadan, the most violent day of Ramadan when the great battle and victory of Badr took place, is coming up on Thursday, June 23rd.
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by Sonia Bailley
“Badr will come again, O Muslims!”
If ever there was a date to be remembered and commemorated in Islam, it’s the 17th of Ramadan. This year it falls on Thursday, June 23rd, beginning Wednesday evening at sundown — same day as Brexit.
This date holds great military and spiritual significance within Islam, as it was on this day that the greatest and most significant battle in Islamic history took place: the Battle and Victory of Badr in 624 AD (about 150 miles south of Medina), in which 313 Muslims defeated 1,000 non-Muslims from the Koresh tribe of Mecca who just wanted to return home safely from Syria with their trade caravans.
This battle marked the first significant military victory for Islam, which solidified Mohammed’s position as ruler of the first Islamic State in Medina.
It was a spiritual victory as well. The Koran (8:11-18) discusses how Allah sent blessings to guide and purify his Muslim warriors in preparation for battle. However, Allah also sent thousands of angels to help his warriors win by making their hearts more firm to Allah’s command to kill unbelievers, and by removing all uncertainty and fear within them. It was also the time when Mohammed mandated the killing of captives in battle.
Dates are significant for jihadists. The 17th of Ramadan is a date that Westerners should become familiar with, and take heed. Jihadists are ramping up attacks against the West during the Islamic military month of Ramadan, especially now that the caliphate has been re-established.
The 17th of Ramadan is a date jihadists hold very close to the heart, a date they memorialize….and wouldn’t think twice about reliving it in order to inflict more horrific carnage upon unbelievers. Next week, June 23rd……
1. The 1973 Arab-Israeli War (the Yom Kippur War referred to by Jews, and the Ramadan War referred to by Muslim Arabs), and code-named “Operation Badr” by the Egyptians, began on the 9th of Ramadan, October 6th, on Yom Kippur, the holiest day in Judaism.
However, last year, Islamic terror attacks were actually being plotted for the 17th of Ramadan, coinciding with July 4th (U.S. Independence Day), and they were thwarted. See links here.
2. It’s not only those days that marked defeat and humiliation in Islamic history that jihadists choose to inflict carnage (such as September 11th, when Islamic armies were defeated at the gates of Vienna in 1683, and in 1697 when they were defeated at Belgrade), but days that marked huge victory and mass carnage of infidels as well, such as the 17th of Ramadan.
A Rochester man accused of being an ISIS sympathizer planned to kill patrons at a Rochester restaurant/bar on New Year’s Eve, federal authorities allege.
Federal authorities accuse Emanuel Lutchman, 25, of plotting to attack revelers inside a restaurant-bar in Rochester. He has been charged with attempting to provide material support to ISIS.
The fireworks show in the city has been canceled in the wake of the terror plot, but festivities will continue to take place at the convention center, the city said in a tweet.
According to documents, Lutchman has a criminal history dating back to 2006. He describes himself as a Muslim convert.
Since November, Lutchman was allegedly communicating with three paid FBI informants, detailing what the FBI describes as his “strong support” for ISIS and “his hatred for everything in America.”
Over Christmas, he was in contact with someone he described as an ISIS operative in Syria and asked the operative what he should do for ISIS if he can’t make it to Syria, according to documents. The operative ultimately suggested Lutchman plan an operation for New Year’s and kill “1000000s of coffer” — referring to non-believers, according to the FBI.
On Monday, Lutchman allegedly met with one of the FBI informants and told the informant he was “getting amped up to accept the fact that’s what I gotta do.”
“We just gotta show our allegiance [to ISIS]. I’m ready to lose my family,” he allegedly said. Later in the day, Lutchman and the informant discussed placing a bomb in a club-bar and then drove past one, picking it out as the target, according to the FBI. The two also allegedly discussed a plan to kidnap and then kill victims.
“I will take a life, I don’t have a problem with that,” Lutchman said, according to the FBI.
On Tuesday, the pair allegedly went to a Walmart in Rochester to purchase supplies, including ski masks, zip-ties, a machete and duct tape. The next day, Lutchman was arrested — and the FBI seized a video he made on his cellphone taking responsibility for the attack and pledging his allegiance to ISIS.
(Looks like a scene right out of Homeland!)
German police on duty at the main railway station in central Munich. Police evacuated Munich’s main train station and a second station in the city’s Pasing district in response to a credible terrorist threat to the Bavarian capital EPA
Police in Munich have warned of a “serious, imminent threat” of terror attack, as the city moves towards its New Year’s celebrations.
They are asking people to stay away from the city’s main train station and a second train station in the city’s Pasing neighborhood.
Munich police say on social media that according to “serious information, there will be an attack tonight”.
The police tweeted to say the city’s main station and Pasing station had been evacuated, and trains would no longer be stopping there.
They added, in German: “Despite the serious situation we will not let ourselves be taken. A Happy New Year to all! And be careful!”