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2019-09-11 Iraq
Sixteen Dead, 75 Injured in Stampede at Iraqi Shiite Muslim Shrine
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Posted by Fred 2019-09-11 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6528 views ]  Top

#1 Tsk, tsk, tsk, how sad.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2019-09-11 01:35||   2019-09-11 01:35|| Front Page Top

#2 And it came to pass at noon, that Elijah mocked them, and said, Cry aloud: for he is a god; either he is talking, or he is pursuing, or he is in a journey, or peradventure he sleepeth, and must be awaked.

And they cried aloud, and cut themselves after their manner with knives and lancets, till the blood gushed out upon them.
- 1st Book of Kings, about prophets of Ba'al.

Clearly the bastards carried the tradition and mixed this Husayn nonsense in with it. What miserable fuckers.
Posted by Dron66046 2019-09-11 03:33||   2019-09-11 03:33|| Front Page Top

#3 40 days from Ashura there is another big day for the Shia, that is, the pilgrimage to Arba'een. This latter event will likely have about 20 million people walking through Karbala in Iraq (about 5-10 times more than the Mecca pilgrimage).
Posted by lord garth 2019-09-11 06:41||   2019-09-11 06:41|| Front Page Top

#4 20 million people walking through Karbala

ISIS is gonna have a ball.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2019-09-11 06:43||   2019-09-11 06:43|| Front Page Top

#5 "I'd like 10,000 marbles please"
Posted by Frank G 2019-09-11 06:58||   2019-09-11 06:58|| Front Page Top

#6 ^ "This is gonna be great!"
Posted by Raj 2019-09-11 07:57||   2019-09-11 07:57|| Front Page Top

#7 Obvious Shiite attempt to out stampede the Sunnis in Mecca. These are good times indeed when Muslims of both flavors go into let's see who can be more primitive mode.
Posted by jpal 2019-09-11 09:47||   2019-09-11 09:47|| Front Page Top

#8 Apologies, meant to say Moslems not Muslims.
Posted by jpal 2019-09-11 09:53||   2019-09-11 09:53|| Front Page Top

#9 Well, they could have had elephants stampede.
Posted by Skidmark 2019-09-11 11:02||   2019-09-11 11:02|| Front Page Top

#10 Apologies, meant to say Moslems not Muslims.

Both are acceptable spellings, jpal dear.

Posted by trailing wife 2019-09-11 13:12||   2019-09-11 13:12|| Front Page Top

#11 I've never been clear on who's a Moslem and who's a Muslim. The former I associate with 7th century caravan raiders and the latter with prison converts to the Nation of Islam.
Posted by jpal 2019-09-11 17:17||   2019-09-11 17:17|| Front Page Top

#12 Heathens.
Posted by Solomon B. Hayes5079 2019-09-11 18:55||   2019-09-11 18:55|| Front Page Top

#13 I've never been clear on who's a Moslem and who's a Muslim.

There is no difference. Both are transliterations of the same word written in the Arabic alphabet, so it is just a matter of personal preference.

You may, if you’ve read older English-language writings on the subject, for example by Winston Churchill, have even seen Musselman. which also means exactly the same thing: a follower of the prophet Mohammed.
Posted by trailing wife 2019-09-11 19:57||   2019-09-11 19:57|| Front Page Top

#14 Think I'll just call them all Mohammedans because that's really who they are. He was an actual badass desert warlord back in the day and they want to be like him.
Posted by jpal 2019-09-11 21:33||   2019-09-11 21:33|| Front Page Top

#15 We need bulls. Lotsa bulls!
Posted by Vinegar Protector of the Slytherins7734 2019-09-11 21:34||   2019-09-11 21:34|| Front Page Top

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