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Ramadan in 2018, a Threat Lens Perspective

May 15, 2018 | 08:00 GMT
A Palestinian teenager prepares to head to the border fence with Israel amid mass demonstrations against the opening of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem on May 14 -- the day before Ramadan -- in Gaza City.

A Palestinian teenager prepares to head to the border fence with Israel amid mass demonstrations against the opening of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem on May 14 -- the day before Ramadan -- in Gaza City. While most practicing Muslims around the world will use the time to attend mosque more frequently and be with family, the religious fervor of the month will incite a select few to engage in acts of violence in the name of Islam.

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For the vast majority of practicing Muslims, Ramadan is a peaceful, spiritual affair. However, some jihadists will use the month of fasting as an excuse to plan and execute violent acts....

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