It is that time of the year again when Muslims worldwide kick off Ramadan, but along the way a phenomenon happens. There seems to be a rise in terror attacks by Muslims during Ramadan, and this has seen the term "Ramadan Bombathon" coined by parties concerned about peace in the free world. So far, we are already 10 days into Ramadan, and TheReligionofPeace.com has kept their Ramadan Bombathon scorecard up to date, citing 55 attacks that has resulted in 592 deaths.
The most recent high profile attacks were in London, England, where three Muslims gave out the signature battle cry, "This is for Allah!" (it could not be confirmed if they used "Allahuakhbar!" or "Allah is great!" as well) before sending their van plowing into pedestrians on London Bridge. From there, they proceeded to a nearby market while stabbing people at random with knives, and seven people have died already since then. Just not too long before that, Arianna Grande's concert in Manchester was attacked by Muslim terrorists, killing at least 22 people in attendance.
Over in Afghanistan, a trio of suicide bombers decided that the fastest way to heaven was to martyr themselves, and at a funeral, no less, killing 20 mourners in the vicinity. In a sahih hadith (considered to have a strong and reliable chain of narration by Muslims), narrated Abu Huraira, in Bukhari, Volume 4, Book 52, Number 54, "The Prophet said, "By Him in Whose Hands my life is! Were it not for some men amongst the believers who dislike to be left behind me and whom I cannot provide with means of conveyance, I would certainly never remain behind any Sariya' (army-unit) setting out in Allah's Cause. By Him in Whose Hands my life is! I would love to be martyred in Allah's Cause and then get resurrected and then get martyred, and then get resurrected again and then get martyred and then get resurrected again and then get martyred."" There you have it -- these Muslim terrorists can not be dismissed as errant or wayward believers. Rather, they are to be commended since they are good Muslims who follow the Al-Quran and the example of Muhammad.
Majority of the world continues to decry these attacks of violence on the innocent, citing that it is evil Islamofascist ideology, or simply a perversion of the teachings of Muhammad. Other Muslims pull out the card that the verses which these terrorists used were out of context, while it is even a bigger laughter that certain segments of the Muslim believers say that this has nothing to do with Islam at all.
The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has clearly stepped up to make a strong point, "We have got to say that if something happens within our own faith tradition we need to take responsibility for countering that. I don't think it is getting us anywhere, just like saying Srebrenica had nothing to do with Christianity." In other words, the Muslim community has to be responsible for all of the death that happens around the world due to these Muslims blowing themselves up and taking others down with them.
Muslims need to learn to accept responsibility for the actions of their brothers and sisters in faith, even negative ones that result in the massive loss of lives in the past 10 days alone. You do not see other terrorists going around shouting, “ is great!” before blowing themselves out, and their actions are clearly against the tenets of their faith. This makes them bad followers, but the opposite is true of Islam. Muslims have to learn to read their own scripture in the way in which they can understand, and to be able to question their religious scholars and teachers on certain edicts without being labelled as an apostate or other negative connotations.