Saturday, July 13, 2013

Ramadan Mosque Bombing Kills 13 in Baghdad

Ramadan is Islam's holiest month, a time when Muslims are supposed to turn their attention fully to their duty to Allah. Is it a coincidence that Ramadan is the bloodiest month of the year?

BAGHDAD – A bomb exploded outside a Sunni mosque in Baghdad late Saturday, killing at least 13 people leaving prayers and extending a daily wave of violence rippling across Iraq since the holy month of Ramadan began. A separate attack at a funeral northeast of Baghdad killed another three people. 

Police said the Baghdad blast went off around 10 p.m. near the gate of the Khalid bin al-Walid mosque in the capital's southern Dora neighborhood, a largely Sunni Muslim area. It struck just after special late-evening prayers held during Ramadan ended.

At least 35 people were wounded in addition to those killed, police said. A hospital official confirmed the casualty toll.

Iraq is weathering its worst eruption of violence in half a decade, raising fears the country is heading back toward widespread sectarian fighting that peaked in 2006 and 2007. More than 2,600 people have been killed since the start of April.

The pace of the bloodshed has picked up since Ramadan began Wednesday, including a suicide bombing at a coffee shop in the northern city of Kirkuk late Friday that killed dozens. (Continue Reading.)

5 comments:

Royal Son said...

I thought Shaitan is locked up during Ramadan. What happened?

bob said...

"Ramadan is Islam's holiest month, a time when Muslims are supposed to turn their attention fully to their duty to Allah. Is it a coincidence that Ramadan is the bloodiest month of the year?"

No, not if the god of the Koran is the devil, which he quite obviously is.

Rebafilwe Ditshwene said...

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goethechosemercy said...

A happy Ramadan is a contradiction in terms. Islam is profane.
Another exhibit of proof offered and accepted only by those who can see.

Al West said...

If you pull the history every year Ramadan happens to be the bloodiest month. allah the moon god likes blood, so make allah in this holy month muslims have to shed lotsof blood.