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Happy Ashoura Charlie Brown!

February 8th, 2006 at 12:52 pm by Preston Taylor Holmes

(via Aaron’s CC)

From the religion that brought you people trampling other people to death while they throw small rocks at other rocks

From the religion that riots, rampages and murders over cartoons

From the religion that brought you honor killings

Now comes the religion of flogging yourself and cutting your infants until the streets run with blood

Aaron’s got a bunch more festive holiday shots for you!

Little Green Footballs notes that the women of Ashoura know their place – they carry the swords.

Also, Ashoura images from Google and Yahoo.

Two good ones from last year’s celebration courtesy of Princess Kimberley.

UPDATE:

CNN reports that – *GASP*violence marred the Ashura festival in Pakistan as a suicide bomber killed 22 people. Admittedly, it was hard to tell which blood-covered people were bomb victims and which were just celebrating the holiday.

JHANG, Pakistan (CNN) — The observance of the Shiite Muslim festival of Ashura was marred by a suicide bomb attack that killed 22 people in Pakistan and clashes in neighboring Afghanistan.

The suicide bomb attack in the northwestern city of Hangu took place during the Ashura holiday that mourns the death of Imam Hussein, a grandson of the Prophet Mohammed.

Interior Minister Aftab Khan Sherpao told CNN army and paramilitary troops were sent to the area to quell riots that broke out after the attack. A mob burned shops and government offices.

In Afghanistan, hundreds of minority Shiite Muslims marking the Islamic festival clashed on Thursday with Sunnis in a western city, burning cars, mosques, officials and witnesses said.

At least four people were reported dead.

Just another “holy day” in the middle east. By the way – NO CAMERAS AT ASHURA. It might “distort” the image of radical islam by actually letting people see its rituals.

In Baghdad’s Shiite Khadmiye neighborhood, journalists were banned Thursday from videotaping the ritual mourning procession.

A CNN camera crew was told the ban was ordered out of fear that the news media would use the ritual to distort the image of Islam.


12 Responses to “Happy Ashoura Charlie Brown!”

  1. ViVi Says:

    Is this for real?????

  2. SINcerely Says:

    And you thought circumcision was bad!

  3. Rhod Says:

    Hey, the PlaySkool Di-no-Mite Pack, the Exploding Big Wheel and the Burqa Barbie with the clitorectomy option are big sellers over there.

  4. Something... and Half of Something Says:

    A Religion of Peace Celebration

    The peaceful followers of peaceful Islam took some time off from rioting, burning, pillaging, beheading infidels, killing Jews and killing each other in the name of their g0d to celebrate the holy islamic holiday of Ashura. In order to participate,…

  5. Cranky Says:

    You think you had it bad?

    My mom used to cut my head! Don’t tell me how you can’t go out until your homework is done.

    SHE CUT MY FREAKIN’ HEAD!!

  6. ViVi Says:

    Preston, I couldnt respond to your email for some reason. I was hoping to avoid looking at the links, but here goes……..

  7. ViVi Says:

    Lovely. What a day–Electric Company and bleeding babies. Nice work fellas!

  8. Yiddish Steel Says:

    Quit yer cryin’, Haji, and take your scalpin’ like a man! You don’t see Mahmoud cryin’, do ya?!

  9. Mind of Mog Says:

    On Cutting

    They were mentioning Kalid Sheik Mohammed, the mastermind behind the 9/11 attacks and extremely hairy back. And naturally I thought of his back as I found the most interesting method of hair removal. I don’t recommend it thou.
    Nor do I recomme…

  10. Joe Says:

    Clash of Civilizations? Try this in the other “civilization” and see how much jail time you end up with! Sheesh!

  11. Joshua W. Burton Says:

    I hope you realize that in criticizing Ashura observance you are dishonoring the memory of 2262 Americans who have died to make it possible. There’s only one modern leader who’s ever done anything about the annual bloodletting in Karbala, and thanks to us he’s now in custody.

  12. Preston Taylor Holmes Says:

    Technically, you’re correct, Joshua. I think you’re twisting it a bit, though, to suggest that pointing out the brutality and derangement of Ashura is “dishonoring” the memory of the fallen.

    And the only reason Sodomy Insane put a stop to the Ashura festivities was because, in his Iraq, the only people that were going to be spilling the blood of the women and children were himself and his worthless dead sons.

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