Thursday, February 23, 2006

Real blasphemy - in Iraq

Shocking news from Iraq, with civil war looming after a revered Shi'ite holy site is bombed in Iraq.

THE United States suspects al-Qaeda is behind today's bombing in Iraq which destroyed the dome of one of the world's holiest Shiite shrines, a senior US official said.

"We believe this can be traced back to the al-Qaeda movement," James Jeffrey, the State Department's coordinator for Iraq, said of the blast that sparked a wave of reprisal attacks against Sunni mosques in Baghdad.
Meanwhile back in the West, our media elite are still wringing their hands over the Danish cartoon incident, wary of insulting Muslim beliefs. Whilst millions of Muslims rampage through Nigeria and Libya over the Danish cartoons, with the death toll still climbing. Western diplomats continue grovelling and apologising to the Arab world for their media exercising freedom of speech. But this atrocity in Iraq still doesn't put things into perspective for the mainstream media. They have decided to ignore the issue of Muslims slaughtering other Muslims and really blaspheming against the religion. Time Magazine has an online photo essay:

Of course, back in Pakistan where the mosques and state-owned media report the incident, enraged Muslim's are encouraged to direct their hate and anger at you know whom:

Al-Qaeda was most likely behind the attacks, and the only reason was to provoke civil war and destabilise the region so they can move in. As far as their objectives go.. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED.

Iraqis rally in reaction to the explosion at a Shiite shrine. The poster shows the radical Shiite cleric, Muqtada al-Sadr.