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Muslims Kill At Least 200 “Infidel” Kurds In Iraq

From those defenders of the faith at the Associated Press:

Iraqi police look at the body of one of two Yazidi men who had been stoned to death after they turned up at a morgue in the northern city of Kirkuk, 290 kilometers (180 miles) north of Baghdad, Iraq on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2007, six days after they had been kidnapped while they were en route to Baghdad to sell olives, police said.

At least 200 dead after Iraq blasts

By SINAN SALAHEDDIN, Associated Press Writer

BAGHDAD – Rescuers dug through the muddy wreckage of collapsed clay houses in northwest Iraq on Wednesday, uncovering at least 200 victims of suicide truck bombings that the U.S. military blamed on al-Qaida.

The victims were members of a small Kurdish sect — the Yazidis — who have been the target of Muslim extremists who consider them infidels…

Tuesday’s four suicide truck bombers struck nearly simultaneously, killing more people than any other concerted attack since Nov. 23, when 215 people were killed by mortar fire and five car bombs in Baghdad’s Shiite Muslim enclave of Sadr City.

Some 300 people were wounded in the attacks on the Yazidis, an ancient religious community, said Dakhil Qassim, the mayor of the nearby town of Sinjar…

Qassim said the four trucks approached the town of Qahataniya, 75 miles west of Mosul, Iraq’s third-largest city, from dirt roads and all exploded within minutes of each other. He said the casualty toll was expected to rise…

The car bombs that were used all had the consistent profile of al-Qaida in Iraq violence,” U.S. military spokesman Brig. Gen. Kevin Bergner told reporters in Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone…

The Yazidis are a primarily Kurdish religious sect with ancient roots that worships an angel figure considered to be the devil by some Muslims and Christians. Yazidis, who don’t believe in hell or evil, deny that.

The Islamic State in Iraq, an al-Qaida front group, distributed leaflets a week ago warning residents near the scene of Tuesday’s bombings that an attack was imminent because Yazidis are “anti-Islamic.”

The sect has been under fire since some members stoned a Yazidi teenager to death in April. She had converted to Islam and fled her family with a Muslim boyfriend, and police said 18-year-old Duaa Khalil Aswad was killed by relatives who disapproved of the match.

A grainy video showing gruesome scenes of the woman’s killing was later posted on Iraqi Web sites. Its authenticity could not be independently verified, but recent attacks on Yazidis have been blamed on al-Qaida-linked Sunni insurgents seeking revenge…

Ah, so this was in retaliation for that “honor” stoning of the Yazidi girl?

And why should Al Qaeda care?

Of course they don’t. They just will latch onto anything to sow divisiveness.

Which is weird since everyone knows there never was and never will be any Al Qaeda in Iraq.

Yazidis, who don’t believe in hell or evil…

That is pretty amazing, especially considering where they live.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, August 15th, 2007. Comments are currently closed.

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