Muhammad said: “Allah Mighty and Majestic sent me as a guidance and mercy to believers and commanded me to do away with musical instruments, flutes, strings, crucifixes, and the affair of the pre-Islamic period of ignorance.”
And not just by asking nicely. “Death toll in Baghdad’s twin bombings rises to 32,” from the Associated Press, October 30 (thanks to Kenneth):
Iraqi police and health officials say the death toll of a twin bombing in a Shiite neighborhood in Baghdad has risen to 32.
The two blasts, which took place Thursday evening at a music store, wounded 71 other people, the officials said. A second bomb exploded minutes after the first, targeting rescue workers and onlookers.
Violence in Iraq is increasing with the approach of the end of the year deadline for U.S. troops to withdraw.
The officials said Friday that some of the more seriously wounded died overnight. Wounded were taken to numerous hospitals, they said, and it took time to get an accurate death toll.
All officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to reporters.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility.
Two police officials said the first explosion, at a music store shortly after 7 p.m., killed two people. The second bomb struck four minutes later, as rescue workers and others rushed to the scene, the officials said….
Multiple attacks that are timed to inflict casualties on emergency workers have been an al-Qaeda trademark.