According to Fox News, the London van attack that took place earlier today is being investigated as a terror attack. The incident happened right outside a local Islamic Mosque. The attack left one dead and 10 others injured as police arrived on the scene. The police are investigating the event as a terror attack because it has all the hallmark signs of the other vehicle attacks that took place earlier this year.

Police say that the suspect, a 48-year old man, was arrested after the collision outside of the Muslim Welfare House. The police took him to a local mental hospital for a mental evaluation, reports Fox News.

According to Fox, the event happened around midnight after the Ramadan prayers.

What is Ramadan?

The question many people have is “what is Ramadan, and what significance does this month have for terror attacks?” As reported in The Atlantic, ISIS has called for more attacks, during this Month Of Ramadan. According to the piece, the order was given through an audio message that was then distributed to the “higher ups” in the terror organization. They then spread the message through social media to their “faithful followers.”

Ramadan is the 9th month of the Islamic calendar. During this month, Muslims worldwide observe this month with strict fasting from sunrise to sunset. Then the Muslims eat after the sun goes down and celebrate the days fasting.

So what is significant about Ramadan and terror attacks?

Ramadan and terror attacks

Iran was recently the victim of two terror attacks that claimed the lives of 17 people and wounded twice as many. So what is the significance or Ramadan and terror? According to a piece in the Washington Post, terrorists warp the meaning of Ramadan to fit their doctrine.

For many Muslims, Ramadan is a time to re-read the Quran and to reflect on their faith. But to the terrorists, it is reportedly a reason to destroy as many unbelievers as they can before the month of Ramadan is complete.

There are two different sects of Islam. ISIS is Sunni and countries like Iran are Shea. The Sunni’s feel like the Shea's are unbelievers just like a non-Muslim.

So during Ramadan, the Sunni treat Shea like any other non-believer and that is the main reason why Shea Muslims get attacked during Ramadan. So the Sunni, feel like attacking non-believers is what their god wants them to do. What are your thoughts? Comment in the comment section below and let us know what you think.