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.

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Baghdad

A before and now posted by a Shia militia of the Baghdad’s Karada shopping center, where 250 people were killed by a massive in Daesh’s massive car bombing on July 3rd. Photo: Twitter/@pmu_english.

Baghdad

A collage of some of the Karada bombing’s victims. Photo: Twitter/@MustafaNajafi.

Baghdad

A funeral procession following the Karada bombing posted by an Assyrian Christian activist. The attack united Arabs, Kurds, Assyrians and others on social media. Photo: Twitter/@ashooretah.

Dhaka

The scene of the July 1 attack on a restaurant frequented by foreigners in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Photo: Twitter/@basherkella.

Dhaka

Bangladeshi commandos stormed the restaurant and killed the assailants, freeing the remaining hostages, but not before 20 of them were killed. Photo: Twitter/@saberhc.

Istanbul

Still, all the affected countries fought on following the bloodshed. The Ataturk Airport in Istanbul-one of the largest international hubs in the world-remained resilient following the June 28 attack that killed 45. Photo: Twitter/@RichardEngel.

Istanbul

The iconic Brandenburg Gate in Berlin lit up as the Turkish flag following the attack. Photo: Twitter/@WilliamsJon.

Medina

The July 4 suicide bombing in Medina shocked many, given its holiness to Muslims of all denominations. Here, witnesses view smoke rising from the explosion. Photo: Twitter/@aliramyz.

Medina

The Prophet’s Mosque-usually a joyous site-was the scene of terror following the bombing that killed four. Photo: Twitter/@jenanmoussa.

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Baghdad
A before and now posted by a Shia militia of the Baghdad’s Karada shopping center, where 250 people were killed by a massive in Daesh’s massive car bombing on July 3rd. Photo: Twitter/@pmu_english.
Baghdad
A collage of some of the Karada bombing’s victims. Photo: Twitter/@MustafaNajafi.
Baghdad
A funeral procession following the Karada bombing posted by an Assyrian Christian activist. The attack united Arabs, Kurds, Assyrians and others on social media. Photo: Twitter/@ashooretah.
Dhaka
The scene of the July 1 attack on a restaurant frequented by foreigners in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Photo: Twitter/@basherkella.
Dhaka
Bangladeshi commandos stormed the restaurant and killed the assailants, freeing the remaining hostages, but not before 20 of them were killed. Photo: Twitter/@saberhc.
Istanbul
Still, all the affected countries fought on following the bloodshed. The Ataturk Airport in Istanbul-one of the largest international hubs in the world-remained resilient following the June 28 attack that killed 45. Photo: Twitter/@RichardEngel.
Istanbul
The iconic Brandenburg Gate in Berlin lit up as the Turkish flag following the attack. Photo: Twitter/@WilliamsJon.
Medina
The July 4 suicide bombing in Medina shocked many, given its holiness to Muslims of all denominations. Here, witnesses view smoke rising from the explosion. Photo: Twitter/@aliramyz.
Medina
The Prophet’s Mosque-usually a joyous site-was the scene of terror following the bombing that killed four. Photo: Twitter/@jenanmoussa.