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Violence Erupted in Turkey After Attack on Radiohead Fans During Ramadan

This is just one part of a string of attacks during the holy month.

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Violence Erupted in Turkey After Attack on Radiohead Fans During Ramadan
A record shop in Turkey was attacked by unidentified people last Friday, when it was holding a listening party for Radiohead's new album A Moon Shaped Pool. The assailants were apparently upset that people were listening to music and drinking alcohol during the holy month of Ramadan.
 

According to Turkish  media reports, the attackers forcibly entered the record shop, shouted at the employees and assaulted Radiohead fans with pipes. Check out the video below:


The following day, hundreds of people rallied against the previous night's attack, causing skirmishes between them and the police. Turkish police had used tear gas and water cannons against the crowd, and protesters had shouted "Shoulder to shoulder against fascism!"

Violence during Ramadan isn't anything new. Last week, an attack on an Orlando nightclub by an American Muslim left 49 people dead. At the start of Ramadan, five Jordanian intelligence officers were killed in an attack outside a Palestinian refugee camp close to Amman). That same week, four Israelis were shot at a restaurant in Tel Aviv. The attack was welcomed by the Palestinian ruling party, Hamas.

Ramadan is a holy month for Muslims, and they are expected to fast, abstain themselves from committing sins and concentrating on praying to God. It is clear that violence isn't a part of the equation.

 
 
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