The Religion of Peace Strikes Again!

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    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.
     
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    An attack by Sunni Muslims on Shi'ite Muslims is not an attack on "their own", Roudy, as anyone with even a passing interest in the religion would be able to tell you.

    Sunni and Shi'ites no more belong to the same church than Catholics and Lutherans do.
     
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    Shadap fuckwad if I wanted shit out of an ignorant moron called Saigoon, I'd squeeze your head.
     
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    Roudy -

    Please try and stick to the topic.

    You have claimed repeatedly that you are not humiliated by the errors you make posting - in which case there is no need for you to react like a spanked child when those errors are explained to you.

    Given the depth of the schism between the Sunni and Shi'ite schools of Islam, why would you suggest that an attack by one on the other is an attack "on their own"?
     
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    I can not relate to the concept of killing over ideas.

    But hey... I'm just a big ol' girl on the subject... I don't even like insults over ideas and that's commonplace enough. Escalating from insults to armed conflict is sad, but it should come as no surprise, given our planets sordid history. And it certainly doesn't surprise this average Joe that the last vestiges of war, as a living planet graduates to become a Sentient World, is over religion, followed closely by politics, especially when the two are mixed. Humanity has always been pretty passionate about their gods and their money.
     
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    Although Catholics and Lutherans are closer than Catholics and the rest of the Protestant movement.


    The big difference for us in the here and now is that secular society in Western 'Civilization' has garnered enough power to pretty much insist that religions refrain from using terrorism and inquisitions to make their point.

    Education was the key. Secular Education should be protected and promoted.
     
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    'Cause both are human and we're all pink on the inside? :dunno:
     
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    Yes, I agree.

    I think one of the wonderful things about travel is also realising how similar people are all over the world, regardless of nationality, skin colour or religion.

    When one realises this, the whole idea of racism and prejudice based on those factors becomes absurd.

    The irony on this thread being that the person here complaining about religious prejudice and violence is probably the most prejudiced on the forum.
     
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    How exactly?
     
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