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AP: Shiite Muslims Burn Six Sunni Muslims Alive

From those defenders of the faith at the DNC’s Associated Press:


Armed members of the Shiite cleric Moqtada Sadr’s ‘Mehdi Army’ in the streets of the southern Iraqi city of Basra.

Shiites Burn 6 Sunni Worshippers Alive


Friday, November 24, 2006

BAGHDAD, Iraq – Militiamen grabbed six Sunnis as they left Friday worship services, doused them with kerosene and burned them alive as Iraqi soldiers stood by, and seven Sunni mosques came under attack as Shiites took revenge for the slaughter of 215 people in the Sadr City slum.

With the government trying to avert a civil war, two simultaneous bombings in Tal Afar, in northern Iraq, killed at least 23 people. On Thursday, Sunni-Arab insurgents unleashed bombings and mortar attacks in Sadr City, the deadliest assault since the U.S.-led invasion.

Members of the Mahdi Army militia burned four mosques and several homes while killing 12 other Sunni residents in the once-mixed Hurriyah neighborhood until American forces arrived, said police Capt. Jamil Hussein. Gunmen loyal to radical anti-American Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr began taking over the neighborhood this summer and a majority of its Sunni residents already had fled.

The gunmen attacked the four mosques with rocket-propelled grenades, machine guns and automatic rifles. Residents said the militiamen prevented them from entering the burned buildings to remove the dead, and they and Hussein said Shiite-dominated police and Iraqi military stood idly by.

Later Friday, militiamen raided al-Samarraie Sunni mosque in the el-Amel district and killed two guards, police 1st. Lt. Maitham Abdul-Razaq said. Two other Sunni mosques in west Baghad also were attacked, police said.

Well, barbeques are a tradition at Christian churches too.

But what is it about Friday prayers that gets these people so riled up?

Maybe they should put a lid on these (self-appointed) mullahs.

One of the most basic ideas of Islam is that there should be no priest caste, no intermediaries, between man and Allah.

So why not simply get rid of these professional maniacs?

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, November 24th, 2006. Comments are currently closed.

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