A wedding. A booby-trapped ambulance. This is not the act of a group interested in protecting the “innocent.” This is the act of a group that doesn’t believe that anyone involved is innocent, and has allowed its ideology to blind it to the most basic canons of human decency. A report from the infamous Al-Jazeera, which apparently doesn’t see any need to cover up any of the details of this one. Will no one in the Islamic world be disturbed? (Thanks to Nicolei for the link.)
“A booby-trapped ambulance driven by a human bomber blew up in a place where a wedding party was taking place,” the police said….
The blast struck while Shia worshippers were celebrating one of Islam’s most important holidays, the Eid al- Adha, or Feast of Sacrifice….
Senior Shia political leader Abdel Aziz Hakim – whose list is expected to dominate the elections – said the attack was the latest salvo by extremists trying to stoke civil war between Shia and Sunnis.
“It is quite obvious why there is such an attack. They are trying to create sectarian strife,” Hakim told AFP.
An audiotape released Thursday and purportedly recorded by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, al-Qaeda’s supremo in Iraq, took aim at the Shia community, accusing it of participating in the deadly November assault on Fallujah.
“The battle of Falluja removed the ugly mask of the damned
‘Rafidha’ (a derogatory term for Shia), whose hatred (for Sunnis) was manifested in this battle,” the audiotape said.
“They participated in the military campaign for the battle against Fallujah with the blessing of the imam of infidelity and apostasy, Sistani,” it added.