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Ramadan an opportunity for peace

Ramadan is a time to reflect on the collective pain Muslims are experiencing and explore ways to mend divisions for the greater good.
A vendor sits near statues of Musaharati, or dawn awakeners, erected as part of decorations ahead of the holy fasting month of Ramadan at the port city of Sidon, southern Lebanon June 25, 2014.  REUTERS/Ali Hashisho (LEBANON - Tags: RELIGION) - RTR3VQ1L

As the holy month of Ramadan approaches, families looking for relatives at Baghad's morgue “are directed to a room with five 48-inch television monitors playing what could best be described as a slide show from hell — one bullet-riddled corpse after another,” according to The New York Times.

The latest tragic events in Baghdad and throughout Iraq are, unfortunately, experienced in many Arab and Muslim countries. The violence escalating continuously in Iraq, Syria, Yemen and to a lesser extent in Libya as well as the political tensions in Egypt and the ongoing tragedies taking place in Palestine are in an unbelievably ruthless manner exacerbating the Sunni-Shiite divide.

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