Ramadan Marred by Violence in Iraq

This week, Iraqis began observing the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. But this time, the traditionally peaceful Islamic holiday is being marred by violence. At least 40 people were killed in a coordinated series of attacks at the start of Ramadan on Monday. NPR's Tavis Smiley discusses the impact the violence is having on this most significant Islamic holiday with Ibrahim Hooper, spokesman with the Washington, D.C.-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).

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