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Female Bomber Murders 32 Iraqi Pilgrims

From those defenders of the faith at Reuters:

Female bomber kills 32 on Iraqi pilgrimage route

By Wisam Mohammed and Sami al-Jumaili

KERBALA, Iraq (Reuters) – A female suicide bomber blew herself up in a crowd of Shi’ite pilgrims on Friday, killing 32 people and wounding 84 others south of Baghdad during one of the holiest events of the Shi’ite calendar, police said.

The attack on the pilgrimage route in Iskandariya, 40 km (25 miles) south of the capital, came a day after a bomb killed eight in the Shi’ite holy city of Kerbala, to which hundreds of thousands if not millions were headed to mark Arbain.

Arbain is one of the most important Shi’ite Muslim rites, and marks the end of a mourning period after the anniversary of the death in battle in the seventh century of the Prophet Mohammad’s grandson Imam Hussein…

The attacks occurred despite heavy security on the pilgrimage route. The ranks of troops and police patrolling Kerbala were boosted by 5,000 to 30,000, a city official said.

The Arbain rite, which culminates early on Monday, is difficult to secure. Many pilgrims walk all the way to Kerbala, and are easy targets as they cover hundreds of miles clutching religious banners…

The events have been regular targets of Sunni insurgents such as al Qaeda during the sectarian bloodshed that followed Saddam’s fall. Al Qaeda views Shi’ites as heretics. A suicide attack during Arbain last year killed 63 people…

Many women and children were among the dead and wounded in Friday’s attack, police said. Emergency services were on high alert, and people were asked to give blood as a precaution…

Militants have increasingly used women for suicide bombings because they are less likely to be thoroughly searched by male guards, and because their voluminous robes can easily conceal vests packed with explosives and ball bearings or nails…

So was this murderer one of those women recruited by “The Mother Of Believers” to become a terrorist after she had been raped by Al Qaeda – to set her on their path?

Funny how Reuters doesn’t mention that.

Lest we forget, it was a Muslim attack on the Golden Mosque that begat the so-called “insurgency” in Iraq, and the death of so many of our brave soldiers.

But of course our media ignored that angle, too.

Instead, we were to believe that it was all about how much the Iraqis wanted the US to leave their country.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, February 13th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

4 Responses to “Female Bomber Murders 32 Iraqi Pilgrims”

  1. canary says:

    nah. it wasn’t one of the “Mother of the Believers”. It was the B**** herself. alla Obama and nalla Nancy released her after “love they neighbor” rehabiltation class, and she had a relaps.

    “Mussa al-Kadhem, a procession leader, said he was standing with other men serving tea to passing pilgrims when he spotted the suicide bomber walking in the opposite direction of the pilgrims.

    Al-Kadhem said a “suspicious-looking woman” wearing a black abaya robe “and with her face covered came into the tent and sat down.”

    “As soon as some people asked who she was … there was a huge explosion,” he said.”

  2. Howard Roark says:

    Instead, we were to believe that it was all about how much the Iraqis wanted the US to leave their country.” -Great point, SG.

    I always think of these types of cases when I reflect on the Left’s desire to feminize everything in our culture as if it is equal to non-violence, compassion, and balance.

    Thinking of how that fantasy has filtered down to our society’s lowest common denominator, I see Hollywood’s Mary Poppins, standing at a lectern with balled fists, claiming that she can say with certainty that this war in Iraq is unjust, and that if only mothers were in charge of things, there wouldn’t be all this g*d-damned killing:
    And, let’s face it, if the mothers ruled the war, there would be no (expletive) wars in the first place” (source)

    The communists have succeeded in infiltrating our country and degrading our strength through the media and Hollywood. Creating self-doubt and anxiety throughout our great country is their aim, all to usher in the excuse to make the State our great Protector.

    Our Western women want security, while men want results. Some cultures have a more balanced ideal of their women, where the female is not only compassionate in one context, but a defender of the faith, the tribe, and the family, which occasionally involves her taking up the sword.

    Many North American native tribes used their women as leaders. Those women not only bore young sons, but sent them into battles and raids against other tribes.

    How about Sunni women looking to protect their tribe’s interests by strapping on an explosive vest in a pilgrimage procession of Shi ites?

    Is Sally ready to admit that maybe her, Sarandon, Robbins, et al have been duped their whole lives? Of course not. That would require internal fortitude to see the errors of your thinking. Only a big man can admit when he’s wrong. Or woman.

    This grisly act happened during an annual pilgrimage observed by Shi ites. Wasn’t the original purpose of the Knights Templars to ride with the European Christian pilgrims to Jeruselam during their annual trek? And who were they protecting the Christians from? Muslim jihadists.

    The Muslim world is hopelessly caught in Medieval times. We have had significant reform of our Judeo-Christian framework in the West. (Christ’s message turned around a lot of the Old Testament’s way of perceiving God, salvation, the afterlife; a second reform occured with Martin Luther) They haven’t. And they desperately need to have one.

  3. Confucius says:

    Is it me or has violence increased since the Iraqis booted the Americans?

  4. brad says:

    Liberals can’t comment on this or the story of the beheaded wife because, “All cultures are equal.”

    This story is why we need to get out of Iraq. I (and nobody else) cares if factions of muslims kill each other. Did anyone ever shed a tear for the Iran/Iraq war in the 80s? –ah, no. If I recall, I believe we fed the Iraqis missiles and military intelligence information……PERFECT!

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