What’s that? It wasn’t an Islamophobe? It was a Muslim, laying claim of the promise of Paradise to those who “kill and are killed” for Allah (Qur’an 9:111)? What are you, some kind of Islamophobe?
“Suicide bomber kills at least 39 in Karbala,” from MSNBC (thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist):
BAGHDAD – A female suicide bomber blew herself up Monday amid a group of Shiite worshippers near a mosque in Karbala, killing at least 39 people and wounding 54, officials said.
The worshippers were gathered at a cafe about a half mile from the Imam Hussein shrine, one of the holiest sites for Shiites.
“I was talking with a friend and eating bread a few meters away from the cafe and I suddenly heard a huge explosion and I was thrown to the floor. I saw smoke and bodies,” said Mohammed Kadhem.
“The only thing I know is there was a big explosion and I saw bodies flying in the air,” added Hassan Khazim, who was wounded in the face. “All the tight security measures designed to protect us were in vain.”
Karim Khazim, the city’s chief health official, said the dead included seven Iranians.
Police said the attacker was a woman but provided no other immediate details. Karbala is about 50 miles south of Baghdad.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but the U.S. military says al-Qaida in Iraq, which considers Iraq’s majority Shiites to be heretics, is increasingly using women in a stepped-up campaign of suicide bombings….