HILLA, IRAQ – If so-called religious terrorists kill religious people on a religious quest are the terrorists really ‘religious’?
What I have learned is that some people are able to present themselves as very devout, very religious people and still have no problem whatsoever with targeting others who are equally very devout and very religious with a view to killing them. Even if they practice a faith that is all but indistinguishable from that of the killers.
Today’s featured attack is a good example – again! – of this phenomenon.
On this day in 2007
Suicide bombers targeted Shiite pilgrims in the central Iraqi city of Hilla, killing 114 people and wounding 147 others. Many of the pilgrims were from Iraq‘s southern provinces, and were walking on a main road through the city’s downtown en route to Karbala for Arbayeen, a religious gathering for Shiites.
Attacking innocent pilgrims who are participating in a religious observance is unconscionable.Joint statement by the US Ambassador to Iraq and the commander of the U.S.-led multinational forces.
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