Eid, bloody Eid
Eid al-fitr is a joyous time of delicious meals and family gatherings that ends the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. But this year it was the opposite for millions across the Muslim world. Daesh (ISIS) - calling itself the Islamic State - is thought to have targeted and attacked four Muslim countries during and leading up to this year’s Eid, killing hundreds. When they should’ve been gathering with their loved ones, families instead buried them in Iraq, Bangladesh, Turkey and Saudi Arabia. The recent violence has sent shockwaves through the Muslim world and beyond. Some are calling it “black Eid.” Here in Amman, the typical abundance of fireworks is non-existent. The following are some of the most iconic images on Twitter of this Eid’s horrific violence.
- Bloody Eid in Iraq; US soldier listed as missing
- So this is Eid? Twitter marks Ramadan violence with #BlackEid hashtag
- Ceasefire holiday tidings or the Grinch that stole Eid? Syria gears up for the weekend
- Brahimi calls for truce in Syria during Eid al-Adha
- Eid Mubarak! How your Eid may differ from the Eid of times before...