Today, Muslims around the world are celebrating Eid and sharing Eid greetings.
But those greetings are not flying too far this time.
They are heavily soaked with the weekend bombing in Iraq that caused more than 250 lives.
IS has taken the responsibility.
Saudi Arabia got struck by three suicide attacks two days before Eid. One of Muslims' holiest mosques in Medina was the target as well. Saudi authorities have identified a suicide bomber a Pakistani national.
Another horrifying terror act happened in Bangladesh that was reportedly led by a Canadian Bengali Jihadist, Tamim Chowdhury, who is also considered IS Chief in Bangladesh.
Twenty foreign hostages were killed during a siege at a cafe in Dhaka.
Another Islamist related terrorist attack occurred in Istanbul airport in the last week of Ramadan, killing 45 and injuring over 200.
Yemen was rocked with terror attacks on June 28th.
The attacks targeted fasting Yemini soldiers and civilians in Al Mukalla city. ISIL claimed that their eight suicide bombers killed 50 people in those attacks.
On the 27th of June 2016, at least five people in Christian village of Qaa in Lebanon were killed.
On 13 June 2016, a French Muslim Larossi Abballa stabbed a police officer and his wife to death in Magnanville, France, and took their three-year-old son hostage.
On 12 June 2016, an American Muslim, Omar Mateen killed 49 and injured dozens in a gay nightclub in Orlando.
On 8 June 2016, the second day of Ramadan, two Palestinian men shot and killed four people and injured seven in Tel Aviv, Israel. Hamas praised the attack.
When my niece saw me this Eid morning writing this piece and collecting all those killing numbers scored by Islamists' terrorists, she was very objectionable towards my writing and accused me of falling into traps of western media.
She showed me many video clips and pointed to many articles from Western media that were supporting her argument. For instance, she showed me a famous social media picture spread by Muslim activists.
This caricature illustrates satirically that if a shooter is a Black he will be called a Gangster, and if a shooter is a white he will be known as a troubled loner or mentally ill and if a shooter is a Muslim he will immediately be identified as a terrorist, etc.
My niece, not being a religious Muslim, but rather a kid caught up in an identity crisis and feeling burdened by terrorist acts in the name of Islam, is defensive all the time.
I tried to convince her that Western media is also showing her point of view over and over.
Also Western leaders including our Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau have sent out the message of love and respect to fellow Muslims on this occasion of Eid.
I agreed with her that all Muslims are not terrorists but I told her my opinion that unfortunately many terrorist incidences today are related to us.
I also gave my opinion to her that instead of being defensive, caught up with political correctness or playing with blame cards or conspiracy theories, we Muslims and our Islamic organizations need to take stand against the black sheep among us.
Without cleaning our own dirty laundry, Eid Mubarak greetings won't take us too far.
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A boy takes part along with adults in Eid al-Fitr prayers in Bucharest, Romania, Friday, July 17, 2015. Members of the Romania Muslim community joined prayers at the Dinamo stadium in the Romanian capital, in the largest Muslim public gathering of the year. Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan.
Palestinians Sajeda Areir, 8, left, her sister Farah,7, center, and their brother Mohammed pose for a photograph as they dressed up to celebrate the first day of Eid al-Fitr in the Shijaiyeh neighborhood of Gaza City, Friday, July 17, 2015.
A Nigeria Muslim family takes a selfie portrait before Eid al-Fitr prayer, marking the end of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan in Lagos, Nigeria, Friday, July 17, 2015.
Imam Yusuf Abdi Ali, center-right, leads Muslim prisoners for Eid al-Fitr prayers to mark the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting, in the Nairobi industrial area prison in Nairobi, Kenya Friday, July 17, 2015.
A Pakistani boy stands amid of people praying on Jumatul Wida, the last Friday of fasting holy month of Ramadan ahead of Eid al-Fitr celebrations in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, July 17, 2015.
Two women kiss each others as they attend a celebration of Eid al-Fitr marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan in a gymnasium, in Saluzzo, near Turin, on July 17, 2015.
Nigeria Muslim chiefs attend Eid al-Fitr prayer in Lagos, Nigeria, Friday July 17, 2015, marking the end of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan.
Afghan women take selfies during a performance by Afghan band, Chakavak as they celebrate the start of the Eid al-Fitr holiday which marks the end of Ramadan, at the City Park in Kabul on July 17, 2015.
Muslims faithfuls take part in a special morning prayer to start their Eid al-Fitr celebrations on a field at the Prospect Park in Brooklyn borough of New York on July 17, 2015.
Afghan youth enjoy a ride at a funfair as they celebrate the start of the Eid al-Fitr holiday which marks the end of Ramadan, at the City Park in Kabul on July 17, 2015.
Indian Muslim woman, Feroze Jahan Begum poses showing her hands decorated with mehendi (henna) designed with Eid Mubarak wishes during 'Chand Raat' or 'Night of the Moon' in Hyderabad on July 17, 2015, traditionally held on the eve of the festival of Eid al-Fitr.
Afghan men leave after Eid Al-Fitr prayers in Eid Gah mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, July 17, 2015. Eid al-Fitr prayer marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan.
Muslim women attend an Eid al-Fitr prayer marking the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan at Parangkusumo beach in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Friday, July 17, 2015.
Palestinians buy sweets for the upcoming Eid al-Fitr holiday to mark the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Gaza City in the northern Gaza Strip on Thursday, July 16, 2015.
Indian Muslim devotees offer Jummat-Ul-Vida prayers on the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan ahead of the Eid al-Fitr holiday outside Mecca Masjid in Hyderabad on July 17, 2015.
A Syrian man rides a bicycle with a child past the rubble of destroyed buildings in the rebel-held area of Douma, east of the capital Damascus, on July 17, 2015, on the first day of Eid Al-Fitr holiday that marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.
A Malaysian Islamic authority performs the "Rukyah Hilal Syawal," the sighting of the new moon to determine the Eid Al-Fitr celebrations, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Thursday, July 16, 2015.
Sheikh Yahya Safi (R), Imam of Lekamba mosque, greets a worshipper after a grand Eid al-Fitr prayer at the Lekamba mosque in western Sydney on July 17, 2015. Australian Muslims on July 17 celebrated their religious Eid al-Fitr festival at the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan.
Muslims take part in Eid al-Fitr prayers at a mosque in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, July 17, 2015.
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