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Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Ah, Sure is Evil

Ashura. The mere mention of the word/Muslim holiday (February 9) evokes memories of... well, not much. Why? The American press chooses to ignore it. I imagine they would find it difficult to run their Ramadan stories every year if they covered Ashura.

Ashura is a commemoration of a battle wherein Mohammad's (the false prophet) grandson Imam Husain was killed (in 680 A.D.). The commemoration, confined to the Shi'ites in a handful of predominatly Muslim countries, is marked by male celebrants taking to the streets to flagellate themselves with chains and knives until they work up a good bleed.

Below are links to sites with more information on Ashura, including sites with vivid, bloody and gruesome pictures. The ones involving children are controversial. Some say the parents cut the children's heads while others claim the blood is fake.

Next time you hear someone extol the "virtues" of the Koran, Ramadan or Mohammad, remember Ashura.

Yahoo's site

Free Republic's site

Reuter's site

Newstatesman's site


Anonymous pilates said...

Hi there! Glad I found this place with like minded people. Doing a good job looks like.
All the best, pilates

5:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I object to the banners on the twin-towers link. Perhaps cut and paste the article.

10:59 AM  
Blogger Scott M. Parrish said...

I thought about not posting the twin towers site for that reason. However, in light of the warning regarding the contents of the sites, and the fact that God too touches on very edgy topics Himself, I opted to post the link and allow the web surfers to decide for themselves whether or not to click or not.
To my knowledge the most offensive ad on that site is related to a lesbian web site. I did not notice any flat-out nudity. I'm sure I'll hear back if I'm wrong on this.
(I don't believe cut and paste is technically possible--that would have been good).

2:34 PM  
Blogger Scott M. Parrish said...

Upon further review the link identified has linking risque sites has been removed.

4:42 PM  

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