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"The U.S. State Department plans to keep 20 embassies and consulates in the Middle East and Africa closed this week. Their caution stems from a terror threat during the last week of Ramadan. Todd Nettleton with Voice of the Martyrs says sometimes religious fervor gets whipped up during Ramadan. "There is a strain of radical Islam that sees attacking Christians as a part of their service to Allah, as an act of worship. So there is a connection, and we do see violence on occasion that goes up during Ramadan." The influence of the West is seen as a corrupting influence among Muslims. "They see that as kind of a proxy for attacking America, simply by attacking a church or another Christian target in their country." Ramadan is also a time when Muslims are seeking unity and Truth. That's where you come in. "As Christians, we need to pray that they will be successful, that they will truly encounter the Truth as they seek Him, the truth being Jesus Christ." "