Sunday, January 20, 2008

Shocka! Violent Muslim Holiday Turns Violent

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No, I never saw this coming:

BAGHDAD - Hundreds of thousands of frenzied Shiites beat their heads and chests in unison and whipped themselves with chains Saturday across Iraq to honor the martyrdom of one of their most revered saints. The processions were marred by violence with a deadly bombing in northern Iraq and clashes south of Baghdad.

The street battles between members of a messianic cult and Iraqi troops raged for a second day as the death toll from the fighting in two predominantly Shiite southern cities rose from 50 to at least 68.

The Religion of Peace (TM) continues to show why they are called that.

And to the AP, they are definitely not just "chains."

1 comment:

Good Lieutenant said...


Stop being a raaaaacist.