Beware the 17th of Ramadan

Sonia Bailley has written a piece for Vlad Tepes about the Islamic significance of Thursday, June 23rd, the 17th day of Ramadan. See the post at Vlad’s place for notes, plus more examples of the hijinks that Muslims have gotten up to in the past on this wonderful, peaceful holy day in the Islamic calendar.

Operation Badr — Beware the 17th of Ramadan — June 23, 2016

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.

8 thoughts on “Beware the 17th of Ramadan

  1. The commemoration of important dates and the Salafi.
    They are torn between wanting to commemorate and being forbidden to do this. As you know they (the Wahhabi) do not celebrate birthdays, or any other occasion outside of the Islamic religious dates. The Shia are much more ‘liberal’ on this as they allow updates on the Koran.
    SO it will be interesting to see what the Salafi do on this day. We’ll find out soon enough.

  2. Too bad the compliant stooges in the FBI are forbidden to read, say or think words like “Islamism” and “Sharia law” and “holy jihad.”

    And they go along with it, like Soviet-era apparatchiks.

    This is why attacks like Fort Hood, Boston, San Bernardino and Orlando always catch them flat-footed and oblivious. “See something, say nothing.”

    My “See something, say nothing” FBI meme:

  3. Hopefully the Brexit vote will prevent them from violence tomorrow.
    Wouldn’t want to ruin their free entry visas.

  4. Did you see the new “homophobe list” published by CAIR the other day? I don’t think GOV made the cut, sorry…
    I saw it on as Mark made the list and dedicated an entire show to CAIR. There was nothing in his presentation that readers of this site don’t already know.
    I hope and pray that nothing horrible happens tomorrow.
    I recall being informed that Ramadan was just one week away and thinking “Oh God, here we go.” I hope I am wrong about the 17th day… But, after 17 days of not eating or drinking during daylight hours during the middle of summer it would make many people crazy.
    Israel, hang tight! My thoughts are with you.

  5. I am thinking we have a BINGO with a shooting in Germany. What odds do readers what to give me on a Mohammed factor? Too bad we can bet on this in Las Vegas, because I am thinking the odds right now are looking pretty good. Place your bets quickly as German officials will not be able to hid the details forever.

    • The hostage situation at the German movie theater is the only major one I know of, and we don’t even know for certain that the late perp in that case was a Muslim.

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