Another day another holy Shiite bombing.
Iraq is such a nice place to live now that the U.S. Military are gone, almost daily bombings make it one of the most unsafe places in the world to live right now.
The funny thing is, remember how all reports said the violence would stop once we leave, because we were the Problem? Yeah right, Islam is the problem.
Islam the religion of ethnic and religious genocide against its own people!
The New York Times
Insurgents mounted another vicious attack against Iraq’s Shiites on Saturday, as a roadside bomb was detonated near a group of pilgrims who were marching to a mosque in the southern part of the country to mark one of their holiest holidays.
Around 8:30 a.m., the explosion ripped through a tent where pilgrims had stopped to be fed in the southern city of Basra, killing 30 people, including several police officers at a nearby checkpoint, and wounding dozens, according to local officials.
The pilgrims were marching to a mosque in the city of al-Zubair, just west of Basra, for the last day of Arbaeen, the solemn holiday at the end of the 40-day mourning period for the death of Imam Hussein ibn Ali, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad. Most Shiites typically make pilgrimages to the city of Karbala, where Imam Hussein ibn Ali is buried. But those who do not have the stamina or time to march to Karbala make a shorter trip to the Khatwa mosque, a Shiite holy site in al-Zubair.
During the past 10 days, insurgents have unleashed a string of attacks on Shiites as they have made pilgrimages leading up to Arbaeen in an apparent attempt to stir sectarian violence amid a month long political crisis that has roiled tensions between the country’s Shiite and Sunni politicians.