- The Washington Times - Wednesday, June 7, 2017

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

ISIS claimed responsibility for a couple of terror attacks on the symbolic sites on Tehran’s parliament and at the tomb of Ayatollah Khomeini.

It’s Ramadan, radical Islamic style, once again.

IRNA, the state-run news agency, reported two security guards killed and 30 or so wounded. Several others were killed as well, but the body count keeps changing, going from five to seven in rapid time. It’s likely to grow again, authorities say. Parliament went into immediate lockdown while police fought off the attackers.

The hits started with teams of masked gunmen wearing suicide bomb vests stormed into the heart of Tehran, firing weapons. A spokesman for the Khomeini Mausoleum said a handful of the terrorists opened fire on the tomb, and one blew himself up right at the entrance.

A woman was arrested at the tomb.

Police say several victims are being held hostage at the parliament building.

It’s chaos, thanks to ISIS, once again.

The attacks are symbolic in nature. The parliament building, for instance, is called the Islamic Consultative Assembly and has 290 members — including females, Christians and Jews.

And the mausoleum? That’s the location of the tomb of the Islamic Republic founder who headed up the revolution that booted out the shah in 1979.

To ISIS: enemies of Sunni.

The attacks come amid Ramadan, the Muslim holy month — on the heels of an ISIS call for followers of the faith to use the celebratory opportunity to kill, maim and destroy the infidel.

The ISIS official media site Nashir News Service, for example, called on jihadi-hopefuls to “kill the civilians of the crusaders … [to] gain benefit from Ramadhan [sic],” the Independent reported.

That message came right before the London terror hit that left seven dead and 48 injured.

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