Saturday, July 20, 2013

Ramadan Violence Continues to Escalate in Iraq

The Muslim-on-Muslim bloodbath continues during Islam's holiest month.

(CNN) — At least 41 people were killed and more than 165 others wounded Saturday in a series of bombings that hit Baghdad over a two-hour period, health and police officials said.

The 11 car bombs and six roadside bomb explosions were in predominantly Shiite areas. They all happened after sunset.

The blasts occurred a day after a hidden bomb went off during a sermon inside a Sunni mosque in Al-Wajihiya, about 85 kilometers (53 miles) northeast of Baghdad, killing 18 people and wounding 56 others.

Two of the bombs Saturday exploded in the Karrada neighborhood of central Baghdad, killing six people and wounding 12 others. One went off on a busy road and the other outside a popular fresh juice shop, officials said.

The bloodshed comes amid a recent increase in violence, much of it stemming from discord between Sunnis and Shiites.

Sunnis have long felt politically marginalized under a Shiite-led government in the post-Saddam Hussein era. They enjoyed more political clout during Saddam's rule, before his ouster after the U.S.-led 2003 invasion. (Source)


GreekAsianPanda said...

This should be called Auto-Islamophobia.

Anonymous said...

Islam belongs in the dustbin of history

Stormcrow_realoaded said...

Who put the MAD in Ra-MAD-an?
Was it the Tooth Fairy?
Was it MAD comics?
Was it just historical irony?

Answers on the back of a postage stamp please . . . . .

itemabu said...

24. Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of Allah (sallallahu alayhi wassallam) said, "Allah, the Exalted, smiles at two men, one of them killed the other and both will enter Jannah. The first is killed by the other while he is fighting in the Cause of Allah, and thereafter Allah will turn in mercy to the second and guide him to accept Islam and then he dies as a Shaheed (martyr) fighting in the Cause of Allah.''

[Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

So, let the muslims kill each other, because their false god itself is quite happy with the killings.

mik said...

Hi David I found this don't know if you already wrote about it

itemabu said...

Check this

A member of Islam Defender Front (FPI = Front Pembela Islam) in Indonesia, hit a guy with a car and continued driving for 500 meters so the victim died. The FPI members were just checking a place for liquor. There were 5 FPI members in the car. Some sharp weapons were found in the car.
But seems the police wwas very lenient to the FPI members.