Apparently Shi’ite retaliation for the last Sunni massacre. The law of retaliation (qisas), based on Qur’an 2:178, establishes a never-ending cycle of revenge.
By Sinan Salaheddin for Associated Press (thanks to Sr. Soph):
BAGHDAD – Twenty beheaded bodies were discovered Thursday on the banks of the Tigris River southeast of Baghdad, while a parked car bomb killed another 20 people in one of the capital’s busy outdoor bus stations, police said.
The beheaded remains were found in the Sunni Muslim village of Um al-Abeed, near the city of Salman Pak, which lies 14 miles southeast of Baghdad.
The bodies “” all men aged 20 to 40 years old “” had their hands and legs bound, and some of the heads were found next to the bodies, two officers said on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to release the information.
Meanwhile, a parked car bomb ripped through a crowded transport hub in southwest Baghdad’s Baiyaa neighborhood at morning rush hour, killing at least 20 people and wounding more than 50, another officer said on the same condition.