From Al Jazeera, with thanks to Skeetstreet, who asks: “Where is the moral outrage? It appears the Muslim world reserves that rage for the alleged Qur’an flushers.”
Thirty-four corpses of men shot dead, beheaded or with their throats cut have been uncovered across Iraq, medical and security sources said.
Thirteen of the corpses were found in Baghdad’s Sadr City.
Police Lieutenant Colonel Shakir Wadi Al-Maliki said the 13 slain men, most appearing to be aged in their early 20s, were wearing civilian clothes and lying in a shallow grave in a vacant lot.
Judging by the nature of their wounds and the state of bodily decomposition, police officials believed the men were shot either late on Saturday or early on Sunday.
An Associated Press photographer saw the bodies lying in the grave with their hands tied behind their back, eyes blindfolded and at least three bullet wounds in each of their heads.
Eleven corpses of men shot dead were also discovered by police in the town of Iskandariyah, south of Baghdad, police and medical sources said.
“Police found 11 bodies in an agricultural zone close to Iskandariyah. All are of middle-aged men,” police captain Yahya al-Mamudi told AFP.
“We have received 11 bodies. They were shot dead a few days ago,” said Mohammed al-Saidi of the hospital in Iskandariyah.
Police said at least three of the dead had been identified as Iraqi soldiers.
The defence ministry, in the meantime, said 10 bodies of soldiers, all with their throats cut, had been discovered close to the town of Ramadi, west of Baghdad.
“Therefore, when ye meet the Unbelievers (in fight), smite at their necks…” (Qur’an 47:4).