How can the world expect these animals to treat non Muslims, when they massacre their own like this? Iraq hit by wave of terror attacks against Shia - Telegraph Iraq hit by wave of terror attacks against Shia More than 70 people were killed yesterday as suspected Sunni insurgents bent on dragging Iraq into renewed sectarian turmoil unleashed a wave of terror attacks against Shia pilgrims. The attacks, the second deadliest since the withdrawal of American troops last December, came as the Shia faithful gathered to commemorate the festival of Moussa al-Khadim, a great-grandson of the Prophet Mohammed and one of their most revered Imams. The insurgents launched their attacks with apparent ease, despite heightened security, striking as early as 5am with a bomb that struck a procession in the town of Taji, north of Baghdad, killing seven people. But it was the capital city, as so often before, that bore the brunt of the violence, suffering ten bombings that killed at least 21 people. One struck a Shia mosque, while a second was detonated by a refreshment tent in the Khadimiya mosque as pilgrims stopped for breakfast in the baking heat.