Nothing to see here. Move along. Looking too closely into the root causes of this ongoing mass murder spree would lead one to “Islamophobic” conclusions.
Sunni-Shi’ite Jihad Update: “Baghdad cafe bombing kills at least 38,” by Kareem Raheem for Reuters, October 20 (thanks to Kenneth):
(Reuters) – A suicide bomber driving a minibus blew himself up outside a cafe in a mainly Shi’ite Muslim district of the Iraqi capital on Sunday, killing at least 38 people, police and medics said.
At least 12 people were killed in a spate of suicide bomb attacks on security personnel and government buildings earlier in the day, police said.
Violence in Iraq, which had eased after reaching a climax in 2006-07, is now rising again, with more than 7,000 civilians killed this year, according to monitoring group Iraq Body Count.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for any of the attacks, but Shi’ites are viewed as apostates by Sunni Islamist militants whose insurgency has revived this year.
The explosion on Sunday evening took place in Baghdad’s Amil neighborhood.
“The cafe was full of people watching a soccer game and others smoking shisha (water pipe) when a minibus drove over the pavement and exploded right at the entrance to the cafe,” said Ali Mahdi, a policeman whose patrol was stationed nearby.
“At first people in the cafe thought it was a drunk driver, until the blast tore them apart, covering the ground with chunks of human flesh and severed limbs.”…