Ramadan Shows Both Extremes of Islamic Faith

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The start of Ramadan, and the frequent violence associated with it, continues to mar the reputation of Islam.

As the Muslim world begins the annual season of Ramadan- marking the commemoration of Muhammad’s inspiration for the Quran- recent events have shown the extremes of both sides of the Islamic faith.

As has become an unfortunate part of the holiday’s tradition, a spate of terrorist attacks have coincided with the beginning of the holy month. A period of the Islamic calendar year that is most commonly marked by periods of fasting, introspection, and reflection by peaceful followers of the religion.

Brandon Blackburn

Brandon Blackburn is a Senior OpsLens Contributor and former CIA Counterterrorism Officer with a journalism degree from the University of Missouri and an MBA with a concentration in International Business. During his time with the CIA, Brandon served multiple tours in the Middle East, to include Iraq and Jordan, and in Afghanistan. Brandon consults with businesses and media on national security related issues with his consulting firm B4B Enterprises. Blackburn is also a consulting producer for Live PD on A&E. He can be followed on Twitter @Bran_Blackburn.

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