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Pious Muslims Start Ramadan Off With A Bang

From those lovers of submission at Reuters:

Deadly beginning to Ramadan in Baghdad

Sat Sep 23, 2006

By Mussab Al-Khairalla

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – A bomb killed 26 people in a Shi’ite stronghold in east Baghdad on Saturday, hours after Sunni Muslims began the fasting month of Ramadan, which U.S. commanders have warned may see a rise in sectarian bloodshed.

The blast also wounded 29 people who had gathered around a fuel tanker distributing fuel for stoves in Sadr City, police sources said

Police sources said Saturday’s blast, one of the deadliest in weeks, occurred when a car exploded as people gathered around a fuel tanker. It was not immediately clear whether the vehicle was parked or driven by a suicide attacker, they said.

An Interior Ministry official said it was also not certain that any other vehicle was involved and that the explosives may have simply been planted nearby…

Many Sunnis, a majority in the Arab world but a disaffected minority in Iraq, began to observe the Ramadan fast on Saturday, a timing dependent on sightings of the moon. Clerics from Iraq’s Shi’ite Muslim majority have yet to announce the start of the month but are likely to do so in the next day or two

Something tells me that the Pax Caliphate isn’t going to be all that peaceful.

And somebody needs to buy these worthies an almanac.

This article was posted by Steve on Saturday, September 23rd, 2006. Comments are currently closed.

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