Iraq: Islamophobes murder 26 in series of car bombings — no, wait…

I’ve been getting more emails than usual lately asking me to cut out the snark and just report on events.

Request noted. Answer: no.

Why? Because the purpose of posting a news article like the one below is twofold. One is to inform you that Sunni jihadists murdered 26 Shi’ites in a series of car bombings in Iraq. But the other is to show — yet again — the bankruptcy of the mainstream narrative about what is happening in the world. We just saw at the UN a steady drumbeat from Muslim leaders worldwide: the West must criminalize “Islamophobia.” “Islamophobia” is a crime against humanity. Do any of those leaders, or any of the Western media dhimmis who made the same call, say a word about Sunni-on-Shi’ite, or the Islamic beliefs that inspire it? No. Will any of them they say a word about the bombing of Sunday school children in Kenya, or the Islamic beliefs that inspired that? No. Will they weigh in on the ongoing murders of NATO troops by their putative Afghan allies, and the Islamic beliefs that inspire those murders? No. Will they have even a single word to say about the burning of Buddhist temples and homes in Bangladesh by Muslims enraged over a photo of a burnt Qur’an, and the Islamic beliefs that led to that?

No. Instead, they will say that Islam is a Religion of Peace, and that “Islamophobia” is the real problem, and that to oppose jihad savagery and Islamic supremacism is “hate.” The daily headlines, day in and day out for eleven years of Jihad Watch now, prove this to be so howlingly absurd as to be beneath rational refutation. They know that, too, which is why they are pushing for “hate speech” laws that will silence opponents of jihad: they know they cannot refute us, so they have to forcibly shut us up.

And they may well succeed in doing that. But in the meantime, I am going to continue to ridicule the absurd, nonsensical positions that they are trying to force everyone hold — on pain of charges of “racism” and “hate.”

“Bombs target Shiite areas, security forces in multiple cities across Iraq, killing 26,” by Sinan Salaheddin for The Associated Press, September 30 (thanks to Kenneth):

BAGHDAD – Bombs striking Shiite neighbourhoods, security forces and other targets across Iraq killed at least 26 people Sunday, officials said. It was the latest instance in which insurgents launched co-ordinate attacks in multiple cities across the country in a single day, apparently intending to rekindle widespread sectarian conflict and undermine public confidence in the beleaguered government.

The deadliest attack came in the town of Taji, a former al-Qaida stronghold just north of Baghdad, where three explosive-rigged cars went off within minutes of each other. Police said eight people died and 28 were injured in the back-to-back blasts that began around 7:15 a.m.

In all, at least 94 people were wounded in the wave of attacks that stretched from the restive but oil-rich city of Kirkuk in Iraq’s north to the southern Shiite town of Kut.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the violence, but car bombs are a hallmark of al-Qaida in Iraq. The Sunni militant network has vowed to take back areas of the country, like Taji, from which it was pushed before U.S. troops withdrew last December.

Shortly after the Taji attacks, police said a suicide bomber set off his explosives-packed car in the Shiite neighbourhood of Shula in northwest Baghdad. One person was killed and seven wounded. Police could not immediately identify the target.

“So many people were hurt. A leg of a person was amputated,” lamented Shula resident Naeem Frieh. “What have those innocent people done to deserve this?”

And in Baghdad’s bustling Karrada neighbourhood, a parked car laden with explosives went off next to a police patrol, killing a police officer and a civilian, other officials said. Eight other people were injured. The blast was followed minutes later by another parked car bomb as people gathered, killing three civilians and injuring 12 others, they added. Secondary bomb blasts targeting those coming to help the wounded are a common insurgent tactic.

Elsewhere in the country, another suicide bomber drove a minibus into a security checkpoint in Kut, located 160 kilometres (100 miles) southeast of Baghdad. Three police officers were killed and five wounded, Maj. Gen. Hussein Abdul-Hadi Mahbob said.

And in Iraq’s north, another policeman was killed when security forces were trying to defuse a car bomb parked on the main highway between the cities of Kirkuk and Tuz Khormato, said Kirkuk police chief Brig. Gen. Sarhad Qadir. A second policeman was wounded in the blast, Qadir said. Kirkuk is about 290 kilometres (180 miles) north of Baghdad.

In mid-morning, another parked car bomb went off next to a bus carrying Iranian pilgrims in the town of Madain, killing three Iraqis and injuring 11 others included seven Iranians, another police officer and health official said. Madain is a mainly Sunni area located 20 kilometres (12 miles) southeast of Baghdad….

Senior central government officials were not available for comment.

What could they possibly say?

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  1. says

    I’m all for snark…I indulge in it all the time where Islam and liberals are concerned…Creative snarking is not an art, it is a craft, and anyone can learn it…But to get good at it, takes years of snarking practice…sometimes it can be painful…it’s not for the weak or faint of heart…
    Robert is not weak or faint of heart so I encourage him to ratchet up the snark levels a little higher…

  2. says

    Robert keep up the great work, I’ve been a fan for a number of years

    In the spirit of that, this video is a must watch. Pat Caddell takes down the Obama fawning media. 30 minutes of great commentary


    Pat Caddell Says:
    Media Have Become an “Enemy of the American people”

    In recent remarks to an AIM conference, “ObamaNation: A Day of Truth,” former Democratic pollster and analyst Pat Caddell said, “I think we’re at the most dangerous time in our political history in terms of the balance of power in the role that the media plays in whether or not we maintain a free democracy.”

    Caddell noted that while First Amendment protections were originally provided to the press so they would protect the liberty and freedom of the public from “organized governmental power,” they had clearly relinquished the role of impartial news providers.


  3. says

    The educated Islamacists must certainly smirk at their handiwork. It really has become indistinguishable from the AP’s own guidelines. Can we ask them to stop smirking?

  4. says

    Pat Caddell Says:
    Media Have Become an “Enemy of the American people”

    Nowhere was this more evident than during the tragic death of a U.S. ambassador in Libya that was lied about for nine days, because the press and the administration did not want to admit it was a terrorist attack.

    “We’ve had nine days of lies over what happened because they can’t dare say it’s a terrorist attack, and the press won’t push this,” said Caddell. “Yesterday there was not a single piece in The New York Times over the question of Libya. Twenty American embassies, yesterday, are under attack. None of that is on the national news. None of it is being pressed in the papers.”

  5. says

    Keep up the excellent work Robert. Anybody can prove (or disprove) that you are telling the truth. So suggesting that you should be quiet is all telling about who realy lies about ISLAM. Enemedia and the ISLAMISTS. Thanks for all you do for FREEDOM.

  6. says

    Are there any Islamic nations that do not persecute those of other faiths? Islamic inspired rage seems to be the norm these days. Claims of islamaphobia should never silence the truth. If Islam is a religion of peace, why don’t we hear the outrage from our peace-loving muslims in the West? Why aren’t we seeing our Imams declare the hate language and calls to violence in the qur’an and haddith to be abbrogated with peace.

    Either the side with the free world or that of murder in the name of Islam. The Jesus Christ of the Bible, not to be confused with the qur’an’s version Jesus, never taught us that murder and lies are acceptable behavior. The real Christ called upon us to love our enemies. It’s a shame Muhammad did not include these Judeo-Christian concepts when he created the qur’an.

    In the end analysis, Islamists in the West can’t have it both ways. Not taking a stand for peace is to condone and facilitate acts violence and destruction.

  7. says

    Of course it can happen within any religion, and it’s Islamophobic to claim otherwise. For example, every time I come out of the Methodist service on a Sunday morning I have an overwhelming desire to go up the road and trash the Baptist Church, then behead the congregation while screaming WESLEY AKHBAR!!!

  8. says

    Go snark! The language these Muslim murderers in Baghdad deserve is a lot worse, but I guess Robert as a good Christian would rather not use that.