Shhh. Don’t talk about the ideology that fuels this endless carnage. To do so would be “Islamophobic.”
“Bombings, shootings kill at least 20 across Iraq,” from Reuters, November 27:
(Reuters) – At least 20 people were killed and 35 wounded in bombings and shootings in Iraq on Wednesday, police and medical sources said.
The worst surge in violence in at least five years has pushed Iraq further back towards all-out sectarian warfare, with insurgents stepping up bombing campaigns against security forces and civilians.
Four suicide bombers targeted a police station in Ramadi, west of Baghdad, killing four policemen and wounding 15. Another attacked a police station just north of Ramadi, killing four officers and wounding seven, the sources said.
A roadside bomb targeted an Iraqi army patrol in the western city of Qaim on the volatile Iraqi-Syrian border. One soldier was killed and another wounded, police said.
Police also found evidence of execution-style killings. They retrieved the corpses of eight men, blindfolded and handcuffed, in the mainly Sunni area of Arab Jubbor, south of Baghdad.
To the northwest of the capital, five corpses were found in the mainly Shi’ite district of Shua’ala, also handcuffed and blindfolded and executed, police said….
The United Nations has called on Iraq’s feuding political leaders to cooperate to end the bloodshed, which has escalated since U.S. troops withdrew in December 2011. The government has blamed rising violence on Sunni Islamist militant groups, including al Qaeda.