“The mosque was located in a predominantly Sunni area.” And so it may be that the perpetrator was Shia. Or it may be that he was Sunni, but considered the Muslims in the mosque to be, for whatever reason, insufficiently Muslim. For that, as for so many other things in Islamic law, the penalty is death.
“At least 12 killed in suicide attack on Abu Ghraib mosque,” RT, June 28, 2016 (thanks to David):
A suicide attack west of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, killed at least 12 people and injured another 32, media quoted Iraqi officials as saying. An attacker wearing a suicide vest targeted a Sunni mosque.
The bomber hit a mosque in Abu Ghraib, which is located around 25 km (15 miles) west of Baghdad, according to police officers and medics.
Reuters reported 12 dead and 32 injured on Monday night, while AP said that 14 people were killed, while 32 others were wounded. The mosque was located in a predominantly Sunni area.
No terrorist group took responsibility immediately following the attack. However, AP reported that the attack did not seem to be that of Islamic State (IS, previously ISIL/ISIS) since it did not target “Shiite civilians and security infrastructure.”
The suicide bomber reportedly approached as worshipers were gathering for prayers after breaking their fast during the holy month of Ramadan. Terrorist organizations have been issuing calls for more attacks during the holy month.
The suicide bombing comes after Iraqi forces declared Fallujah, which is located further west from Baghdad, fully liberated from IS. The city was known as an IS stronghold….