The headline actually refers
to a bomb attack

But the shahab show how they
live it up in the streets of Iraq

What’s a little blood letting for the followers of Mo? They can’t get enough of the red stuff, so they let it flow from the tops of their heads from the repeated slicing and dicing of their scalps. Great fun eh? KGS

Blood and Violence as Millions Mark Ashura in Iraq

KARBALA, Iraq (AFP) – Millions of Shiites across Iraq on Sunday joined ceremonies marking the climax of solemn Ashura rituals, marred by a bomb attack on a procession near Kirkuk that killed four people.
Around three million people thronged the streets of the shrine city of Karbala in central Iraq for the main rituals commemorating the slaying of the revered Imam Hussein by the armies of the Sunni caliph Yazid in 680, according to provincial deputy governor Nasaeef Jassim.
“Pilgrims have gathered in the streets of the Old City of Karbala to prepare for the final part of the ceremonies,” said Jassim, adding that among the three million pilgrims were some 105,000 worshippers from foreign countries, mostly from the Gulf but also including Pakistan, Canada and Tanzania.
He added that a total of six million people had passed through Karbala city during the 10-day Ashura rituals, the holiest days of the Islamic year for Shiites.

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