Bloody Ramadan from Gaza to Caliphate of Mosul

(by Elisa Pinna) (ANSAmed) – ROME – A Middle Eastern Ramadan of blood and war ended on Monday, the rise of the new moon, with the festival of Eid el Fitr, when over 1.5 billion Muslims worldwide celebrated the breaking of the fast and prayer.

In several parts of the Middle East, the atmosphere was far from joyous. From the war in Gaza to the new Caliphate in Syria and Iraq, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, which started around June 27-28, did not bring meditation nor forgiveness – as recommended by the Koran – but rather death and a wave of conflicts and violence of unpredictable outcome, which could change the very identity of this region.