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Female Muslim Kills 38 Muslims At Shrine

From those defenders of the faith at the Associated Press:

A man holds the hand of a victim while waiting for assistance after a suicide bomber blew himself [sic] up among Iranian pilgrims in front of the holy Shiite shrine of Imam Mousa al-Kazim in Baghdad January 4, 2009.

Female bomber at Shiite shrine in Baghdad kills 38

By PATRICK QUINN, Associated Press Writer

BAGHDAD – A woman hiding among Iranian pilgrims with a bomb strapped under her black robe killed more than three dozen people on Sunday outside a Baghdad mosque during ceremonies commemorating the death of one of Shiite Islam’s most revered saints.

The suicide attack, the most recent in a series that has killed more than 60 people in less that a week, was the latest to mar the transfer of many security responsibilities from the U.S. military to Iraqi forces.

Iraqi security forces have deployed thousands of troops in Baghdad and in the Shiite holy city of Karbala, just south of the capital, to safeguard against attacks during the ceremonies. Attacks by al-Qaida in Iraq, Sunni insurgents and even a Shiite cult have killed hundreds of people in recent years.

The attack in Baghdad’s northern Shiite neighborhood of Kazimiyah comes two days after a suicide bomber slipped into a luncheon at a tribal leader’s home south of Baghdad and killed at least 23 people. More than a dozen other people have died in other attacks since New Year’s Day…

The woman was among a group of Iranian pilgrims and she blew herself up just outside the gates of the mosque, a large building graced by four minarets. The office of Iraqi army spokesman Brig. Gen. Qassim al-Moussawi confirmed a woman wearing an explosives vest was responsible…

At least one report from the Health Ministry said the dead included 17 Iranian pilgrims, seven of which were women. There were also seven Iraqi women killed by the blast, which sent shrapnel hurtling across the crowded square.

"I saw many dead pilgrims on the ground after the explosion all covered in blood, some of them Iranians," one unidentified witness told Associated Press Television News.

Thousands of pilgrims from predominantly Shiite Iran visit during Ashura, celebrated on Jan. 7 this year. The evening before the explosion, thousands of men marched through the streets of Kazimiyah rhythmically beating their chests with bare hands and slashing their shoulders with iron chains, part of ceremonies leading up to the anniversary of 7th-century death of Prophet Muhammad’s grandson Hussein…

Another glorious achievement by the religion of peace.

Of course on ‘holy days’ they get extra points for killing each other.

This article was posted by Steve on Sunday, January 4th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

5 Responses to “Female Muslim Kills 38 Muslims At Shrine”

  1. Liberals Demise says:

    Hell hath no fury than a scorned woman or…..a woman who is tired of playing second fiddle to the family camel and other animals on the farm.

  2. MCHammer says:

    Does she get 72 virgins too?!

  3. 12 Gauge Rage says:

    Another cowardly attack committed with the blessings of the ayatollah’s from Iran. They’re so warped from their hatred that they must reason that one should never send a man to do a woman’s job.

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