Friday, February 13, 2009

The religion of peace strikes again.

BAGHDAD — A female homicide bomber attacked a tent filled with women and children resting from a pilgrimage to a Shiite holy city south of Baghdad on Friday, killing 40 people and injuring 60 others, said officials.....

Mohammed Abbas, a medical official in Mussayib, said most of the dead and wounded from the attack were women and children.

The attacks against the pilgrims appear to be part a Sunni extremist campaign to rekindle the sectarian conflict that nearly plunged the country into full-scale civil war two years ago.

On Thursday, a homicide bomber detonated an explosive belt packed with nails among Shiite worshippers in Karbala near the revered Imam Hussein shrine, killing eight pilgrims and wounding more than 50.

A day earlier, at least 12 people were killed and more than 40 wounded in bombings in Baghdad that targeted Shiite pilgrims traveling to Karbala, 50 miles to the south.

Yeah, yeah, I know. These are radicals, these are extremists.

These are also a bunch of dead people.

And if they kill each other like this, NOW do you understand the attacks on Jews and Christians??

Fox News source.

Stupid is as stupid does.

After seeing this....

the phrase "Stupid is as stupid does" from the movie "Forest Gump" takes on special significance..

Hat tip to Grant M!

England loses freedom of religion.

The depth of some of the citizen's of England desire to not offend Muslims is shown here.

By Matthew Moore
Last Updated: 5:10PM GMT 08 Feb 2009

A local council removed the woman from their register for failing to "respect and preserve" the teenager's faith, even though the girl made her own decision to change religion when she was 16.

The carer, a churchgoer in her 50s who has fostered more than 80 children, is now planning legal action against the council, amid complaints from religious groups that Christians are increasingly becoming victims of discrimination.

She claims that she did not pressurise the girl, who was put in care after being assaulted by a family member, to convert, and actually tried to discourage her initial interest in Christianity.

"We had a multicultural household and I had no problems helping the young person maintain her faith of birth," the woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, told the Mail on Sunday.

Seems simple enough. A young girl is removed from the family after being assaulted by a family member. The girl, who is actually a teenager of 16, decides to convert to Christianity. A seemingly private act that had nothing to do with the outside world.

Yet she has now been removed from a seemingly happy and acceptable environment and, I assume returned to either the family or a Muslim care giver. Since people who convert from Islam to a diffferent faith are condemned to death I can imagine how she was and is being treated.

The carer claims that social services from the counvil, which also cannot be named for legal reason, were aware that the girl was attending a Christian church, but her foster manager became "incandescent with rage" when she was baptised.

A society that rejects religious freedom for the individual and cannot protect its children does not deserve to be considered a western style democracy.


Hat Tip Brussels Journal