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Will Ramadan Bombing Produce Backlash?: The Muslim holy month of Ramadan, a time of fasting and prayer, is also a time when men should not harm others, according to one of the religion’s edicts. That point has become the center of the debate swirling inside the Muslim community: Should the U.S.-led campaign continue its war on terrorism during Ramadan? In Uzbekistan, where 90 percent of the population is Muslim, many people support the U.S.-led fight against the Taliban in Afghanistan. But they also fear a violent backlash by those who will use the bombings during Ramadan as a way to garner more anti-American support.

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