Oddly enough, the “Islamophobes” who are at the center of international opprobrium did not pull off this one, either. Actually this particular mass murder was perpetrated by Sunni jihadis as part of the Sunni jihad against Shi’ites, about which the international community is not particularly concerned. “Suicide bomber kills 24 at Iraq mosque,” from the Associated Press, September 29:
A suicide bomber targeted mourners at a Shia mosque south of Baghdad on Sunday, killing 24 people, police and a doctor said, the latest in a series of attacks on funerals.
The blast, which collapsed the roof of Al Hussein Mosque in the Musayyib area, also wounded 27 people.
The bombing is just the latest in a series of sectarian attacks on mosques and funerals in central Iraq that have raised the spectre of a return to the all-out Sunni-Shia violence that peaked in 2006-2007 and killed tens of thousands of people.
On Friday, bombs exploded near two Sunni mosques in Baghdad as worshippers left after prayers, killing six people.
Another bombing targeted Sunni mourners in Baghdad on September 23, killing 15 people, while an attack on a Sunni funeral killed 12 the day before.
Bombings targeting Shia mourners killed 73 people in Baghdad on September 21, and two blasts at a Sunni mosque north of the capital killed 18 a day before that.
The latest violence brings the death toll to more than 790 people in September and upwards of 4,600 this year, according to AFP figures based on security and medical sources.