Iraq is not the only place where jihadists are trying to derail elections with violence. Also, note the throat-slitting — a remarkably common practice (cf. Qur’an 47:4 and 8:12) among Muslims for something that is supposed to be “against Islam.” From AFP, with thanks to Twostellas:
SRINAGAR, India (AFP) – Twenty-six people were hurt when suspected Muslim rebels hurled grenades at an election office in a new bid to derail next month’s civic polls in Indian Kashmir, police said….
Militants have killed one candidate and two senior ruling party officials and bombed an election rally, killing three and injuring a dozen. They have also launched suicide raids on federal income tax and passport offices and attacked several security patrols….
In the other violence, suspected Muslim rebels killed an elderly Muslim man and his son overnight by slitting their throats in central Budgam district, police said.
“They were suspected of being police informers,” a police spokesman said.