This cycle of violence and revenge, violence and revenge, will never end, because it is called for and sanctioned by Islam. “And We ordained for them therein a life for a life, an eye for an eye, a nose for a nose, an ear for an ear, a tooth for a tooth, and for wounds is legal retribution” (Qur’an 5:45).
Sunni-Shi’ite Jihad Update: “Iraq Shiite village hit by suicide bomber as sectarian violence rages,” from the Associated Press, October 17 (thanks to Kenneth):
BAGHDAD A suicide bomber blew up an explosives-laden car among houses in an ethnic minority village in northern Iraq on Thursday, killing at least 13 people in the second such attack this month.
The bombing happened in the Shabak village of al-Mowafaqiah near the restive city of Mosul, which is 225 miles northwest of Baghdad, according to police officials.
The force of the blast leveled houses in the community and wounded at least 52 people, according to the officials. Rescue workers were searching the rubble to look for additional survivors who may be trapped underneath….
There was no immediate claim of responsibility, though suicide bombings and car bombings are a favorite tactic of al Qaeda’s local branch. It frequently targets Shiites and those seen as closely allied to the Shiite-led government in Baghdad.
Thursday’s attack follows a car bombing in another Shiite Turkomen village outside Mosul on Oct. 6. That blast, near a school in the small village of Qabak, killed 15, including a dozen children and their school principal.
Iraq’s third-largest city, Mosul, and the area around it have long been a hotbed for hard-to-rout Sunni insurgents.
The attack comes as Muslims around the world this week mark the major religious holiday of Eid al-Adha, or the Feast of Sacrifice. It is often a time for family celebrations and outings….