Vatican Message to Muslims For Ramadan......Followed By List Of RAMADAN ATTACKS 203 Deaths + 322 Injuries
Christians and Muslims:
From Competition to Collaboration
Dear Muslim Brothers and Sisters,
In his Providence, God the Almighty has granted you the opportunity to observe anew the fasting of Ramadan and to celebrate ‘Id al-Fitr.
The Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue appreciates the importance of this month and the great effort by the Muslims throughout the world to fast, pray and share the Almighty’s gifts with the poor.
Mindful of the gifts prompted by Ramadan, we join you in thanking the Merciful God for his benevolence and generosity, and we extend to you our heartfelt best wishes.
The thoughts we would like to share with you on this occasion, dear Muslim brothers and sisters, concern a vital aspect of relations between Christians and Muslims: the need to move from competition to collaboration.
A spirit of competition has too often marked past relations between Christians and Muslims, the negative consequences of which are evident: jealousy, recriminations and tensions. In some cases, these have led to violent confrontations, especially where religion has been instrumentalized, above all due to self-interest and political motives.
Such interreligious competition wounds the image of religions and their followers, and it fosters the view that religions are not sources of peace, but of tension and violence.
To prevent and overcome these negative consequences, it is important that we Christians and Muslims recall the religious and moral values that we share, while acknowledging our differences. By recognizing what we hold in common and by showing respect for our legitimate differences, we can more firmly establish a solid foundation for peaceful relations, moving from competition and confrontation to an effective cooperation for the common good. This particularly assists those most in need, and allows us to offer a credible witness to the Almighty’s love for the whole of humanity.
We all have the right and the duty to witness to the All-Powerful One we worship, and to share our beliefs with others, while respecting their religion and religious sentiments.
So that we may further peaceful and fraternal relations, let us work together and honor each another. In this way we will give glory to the Almighty and promote harmony in society, which is becoming increasingly multi-ethnic, multi-religious and multi-cultural.
We conclude by renewing our best wishes for a fruitful fast and a joyful ‘Id, and assure you of our solidarity in prayer.
From the Vatican, 20 April 2018
Jean-Louis Cardinal Tauran
+ Bishop Miguel Ángel Ayuso Guixot, M.C.C.I.
29 May 2018
May 17 — Farah, Afghanistan — Taliban kills three foreign engineers.
May 17 — Kashmir, India — Terrorists kidnap, slit throat of a 23-year-old man after Indian government declares first Ramadan ceasefire in 18 years.
May 17 — Borno, Nigeria — Suspected Boko Haram jihadists detonated a bomb at camp for people displaced by insurgency, killing four and wounding 15.
May 17 — Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Pakistan — Jamaat-ul-Ahrar (JuA) terrorist group claims responsibility for a suicide bombing that kills one and injures 14.
May 17 — North Sinai, Egypt — Sunni hardliners bombed an area, killing one and injuring another.
May 17 — Uruzgan, Afghanistan — Taliban kill two police officers.
May 18 — Raqqa, Syria — Leftover Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) improvised explosive device (IED) kills two civilians.
May 18 — Diyala, Iraq — Suspected ISIS terrorists are behind a bomb blast that kills one and wounds another.
May 18 — Kirkuk, Iraq — Suspected ISIS terrorists kill a member of Kurdish Kakayi minority group with IED.
May 18 — Kandahar, Afghanistan — Taliban attacked police security posts, killing five police officers and wounding six others.
May 18 — Ghani, Afghanistan — Taliban attacked remote Ajristan district, killing nine security forces and wounding seven others.
May 18 — Nangarhar, Afghanistan — Suspected Islamic State terrorists attacked “Ramadan Cup” cricket tournament in Jalalabad, the capital of the group’s stronghold, killing eight and wounding 55.
May 18 — Faryab, Afghanistan — Taliban rockets kill four police officers, wound four others in Qaisar district.
May 19 — Chechnya, Russia — Islamic State claimed responsibility for an attack at church that kills two police officers and a worshipper and also wounds another police officer.
May 19 — Mogadishu, Somalia — Suspected al-Shabaab jihadists fit explosives on car, killing one local security troop.
May 19 — Nineveh, Iraq — Suspected Islamic State jihadists kill the mayor of Hammam al-Alil region.
May 19 — Ghazni, Afghanistan — Taliban kill 14 security forces, wound ten others.
May 20 — Nineveh, Iraq — ISIS kills two Shiite fighters in Sinjar town.
May 21 — Kandahar, Afghanistan — Taliban terrorists kill five workers clearing landmines in Maiwand.
May 21 — Baghdad, Iraq — Terrorist car bomb kills one civilian.
May 21 — Ghazni, Afghanistan — Taliban jihadists kill 14 security forces, wound 12 others in Dih Yak and Jaghatu districts.
May 21 — Sidi Bel Abbes, Algeria — Terrorists kill two men inside a mosque, including the muezzin, who calls Muslims to prayer.
May 21 — Paktia, Afghanistan — Taliban kills six police officers, captures five others.
May 21 — Herat, Afghanistan — Taliban kills two policemen, wounds seven others.
May 22 — Mogadishu, Somalia — Islamic kills policeman in Bakara Market.
May 22 — Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso — Suspected terrorists kill one police officer, wound five, including a civilian.
May 22 — Ajdabiya, Libya — ISIS suicide bomber kills two fighters loyal to militia leader Khalifa Haftar, wounds two others
May 22 — Marib, Yemen — Iran-allied Houthis launch missile that kills five civilians, wound 22 others.
May 22 — Kandahar, Afghanistan — Minivan stuffed with explosives by suspected Taliban terrorists kills 16, wounds 38, including security forces and civilians.
May 22 — Palmyra, Syria — ISIS kills at least 30 Syrian troops and Iranian-backed militiamen, wounds 14.
May 22 — Kirkuk, Iraq — ISIS executes an elderly man.
May 23 — Diyala, Iraq — ISIS attacked a family house in Jalawla region, killing three, wounding three others.
May 23 — Kashmir, India — Suspected terrorists launch a grenade, injuring ten civilians, including a woman and a 12-year-old boy.
May 23 — Mudug, Somalia — Suspected al-Shabaab jihadi kills lawmaker in Galkayo.
May 23 — Kandahar, Afghanistan — Suspected Taliban terrorists kill kidnapped mine-clearance worker.
May 23 — Baghdad, Iraq — Terrorist blows himself up in a crowded park in Shiite-majority Shoala, killing seven and wounding 16.
May 23 — Uruzgan, Afghanistan — Suspected Taliban terrorists kill eight Afghan security forces in Chora district, including military and police units.
May 23 — Basra, Iraq — Masked terrorists on a motorbike kill three civilians.
May 24 — Benghazi, Libya — Suspected jihadists carry out car bombing behind city’s largest hotel, killing seven, including a girl, and wounding 20.
May 24 — Diyala, Iraq — ISIS kills two civilians in Jalawla region.
May 24 — Kirkuk, Iraq — Suspected terrorist mortar shell landed on a home, killing a 53-year-old woman.
May 24 — Balochistan, Pakistan — Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LEJ) terrorists kill one, injure another with a landmine in Kalat district.
May 24 — Maidan Wardak, Afghanistan — Suspected Taliban roadside bomb rips through a vehicle, killing four civilians, injuring two others.
May 25 — KP, Pakistan — Terrorists in Dera Ismail Khan region kill a police officer, wound another.
May 25 — Kashmir, India — Suspected Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorist slits throat of a 36-year-old man in Bandipora district.
May 25 — Kirkuk, Iraq — ISIS kills three policemen, wounds three others near Gharib village.
May 25 —Narathiwat, Thailand — Gunmen in country’s Muslim-majority region kill two civilians at a tea shop in Ra-ngae district.
May 26 — Idlib, Syria — Terrorists kill five and wound 43.
May 27 — Helmand, Afghanistan — Taliban terrorists carry out Vehicle-borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED) near a military base in Nadali district, killing two local soldiers, wounding four.
May 27 — Kashmir, India — Terrorists kill a soldier and a civilian in Pulwama amid ceasefire. Source