Monday, December 13, 2010

Iraqi Swede bombs for the Prophet

Satirical images of the Prophet Muhammad are taken very seriously by Sunni extremists. Evidently they believe that killing the cartoonist or launching a terrorist attack in the cartoonist's country will be rewarded by Allah.

Or was the bomber a Shiite? I bet he was Sunni. The al-Qaeda linked "Islamic State of Iraq" praised the bombing. Does anybody else wonder if he was Sunni? Or would that kind of thinking make one "sectarian"?

"Born in Baghdad, as a child he emigrated, with his parents and sisters, to Sweden, where he enjoyed an unremarkable upbringing in a small provincial town, acquiring citizenship along the way. He moved to Britain in 2001, settling in Luton, where he studied for a degree, married and fathered two children.

Mr Abdel Wahab’s unexceptional background recalls that of Lors Doukaiev, a young Belgian of Chechen background who was injured when his makeshift bomb detonated prematurely in Copenhagen in September. Mr Doukaiev is awaiting trial.

The two youthful terrorists had both been angered by what they considered to be blasphemous cartoons. Mr Doukaiev reportedly travelled to Denmark to letter-bomb Jyllands-Posten, the newspaper that, notoriously, published a number of satirical drawings of the Prophet Mohammad in 2005."


Anonymous said...

he's wonder!

Mister Ghost said...

Satirical images of Mohammad are taken very serious by the Shia too - commit blasphemy in Sadr City, Basra, or much of Iran and see what will happen to you, Muhannad. )))

I did not know the idiot bomber was an Iraqi, but it is not surprising, since Iraqi Muslim immigrants have misbehaved elsewhere, including honor killings.

Iraqi Mojo said...

Shia fundamentalists are no angels and they have proven they can commit murder too. But have they ever launched a terrorist attack on a western cartoonist or his country?

Mister Ghost said...

Give them time, Muhannad. )))

Not about the cartoons, but the Iranian Shia did commit a terrorist attack against that Jewish center in Buenos Aires.

And the Iranians are the number one state supporter of terrorism and the last time I checked they were Shiites. )))

But, I will agree that the vast amount of terrorism is caused by the Sunnis, and Saudi Arabia is the biggest private supporter of terrorism...

But that may be a function of demographics: there are many more Sunnis than Shia. If the population were reversed, would the Shia be the top progenitors of terrorism?

Iraqi Mojo said...

Were any of the victims in Buenos Aires cartoonists?

Anonymous said...

mojo, give your sectarianism up. your iraqi, he's iraqi, your both trash.

Iraqi Mojo said...

and how am I trash, anonymous sunni?

Anonymous said...

because your iraqi...

Iraqi Mojo said...


Iraqi Mojo said...

where were you born? lemme guess. falastizi?

Anonymous said...

it is a well known fact that iraqis are the scum of the earth, they have mental problems like no other people. they hold on to 1000 year old grudges and then start murdering each other based on their "sect".

its disgusting, filthy, sick, and a rare disease that iraqis carry

Iraqi Mojo said...

"they have mental problems like no other people."

This is true because Iraqis have been through some serious shit in the last five decades, especially in the last 7 years.

"they hold on to 1000 year old grudges and then start murdering each other based on their "sect"."

Before 2003, before Sunni extremists started mass murdering Iraqi Shia, Iraqis did not even talk about sect, even after Saddam's regime murdered 300,000 Iraqi Shia in 1991.

I did not know I am Shi3i until I learned about my parents' home town Najaf as a teenager. It didn't really occur to me that Saddam was Sunni until I starting reading Amnesty International reports about Saddam's persecution of Iraqi Shia. I did not identify with my sect until Iraqi Shia were mass murdered by the Sunni Salafi 3arab jarab.

Iraqi Mojo said...

Shiite’s Tale: How Gulf With Sunnis Widened

Published: August 31, 2007

BAGHDAD, Aug. 30 — Shatha al-Musawi, a Shiite member of Parliament, first encountered the Sunni-Shiite divide on the day the Americans captured Saddam Hussein. Hearing the news with a close Sunni friend named Sahira, Ms. Musawi erupted like a child.

“I jumped, I shouted, I came directly to Sahira and I hugged her,” Ms. Musawi said. “I was crying, and I said, ‘Sahira, this is the moment we waited for.’ ”

At least it should have been: Mr. Hussein’s henchmen killed Ms. Musawi’s father when she was only 13; Sahira, too, was a victim, losing her closest uncle to the Hussein government.

But instead of celebrating, Sahira stood stiffly. A day later, Ms. Musawi said, Sahira’s eyes were red from crying. And before long, like so many Sunnis and Shiites here, the two stopped talking.

Sectarianism, the issue Ms. Musawi said she had wanted to avoid, has instead come to haunt her. She entered politics four years ago, flush with idealism, working closely with Sunnis on Iraq’s Constitution and a draft law that would compensate victims of Mr. Hussein.

Now, even for her, one of Parliament’s most independent figures, the urge to reconcile is being blacked out by distrust, disappointment and visceral anger.

Her disillusionment helps explain why the Iraqi government has missed most of the political benchmarks laid down by Congress, as the Government Accountability Office concluded in a report to be released in coming days.

And her reasons — for defending Shiite militias as a necessary response to Sunni Arab violence, for example — are personal. As with many of Iraq’s leaders, her life has been rubbed raw. After seeing Sunni neighbors kill Shiite friends, and after being pushed out of her own home by violence, Ms. Musawi has struggled to move beyond the pain and anger.

“Many Iraqis are still living in the past, and she too is affected with this predicament,” said Mohammed Mahmoud Ahmad, chairman of the victims compensation committee, where Ms. Musawi is a deputy. For Iraqis of all sects, old offenses linger for decades. And at the simple apartment in the Green Zone that she shares with her second husband (a Sunni Kurd), Ms. Musawi, 40, described a score of abuses. '

Iraqi Mojo said...

It is really the Sunni Arabs who sided with Saddam or Al Qaeda (the mass murderers of Iraqis) who are the sectarian ones.

Anonymous said...

give it a break mojo...saddam killed everyone and anyone, including sunnis. his baath party had a huge shia membership too.

Iraqi Mojo said...

True, Saddam's regime killed Sunni Arabs too. In my first post I mentioned our Sunni Arab friend who was murdered by Saddam's regime.

But Saddam's regime MASS MURDERED Iraqi Shia and Kurds.

It's also true there were Shia in the Ba3ath Party, but no Shia in his top brass.

Iraqi Mojo said...

'...Shias have never risen beyond the glass ceiling that separates them from the Sunni elite. A few, such as Saddam's last and highly colorful information minister, Muhammad Saeed al-Sahhaf, rose to prominence. But they were tokens in a world where Shia feet never trod the real halls of power. Saddam Hussein liked to make much of the second part of his name before his Shia subjects - especially during the Iran-Iraq war of the 1980s - but he nevertheless characterized Shias as Iranian lackeys, and he periodically purged the Ba'th Party of its Shia members in order to make sure that the levers of state power and the banner of Arab nationalism remained firmly in Sunni hands. Shia privates filled the ragtag conscript ranks of Saddam's poorly equipped and ill-trained regular army, but the elite Republican Guards and Special Republican Guards were Sunnis almost to a man. Iraqi Shias revealed what they thought of the Ba'th Party when they insisted on including a clause in the August 2005 draft constitution that would ban all "racist" institutions, meaning among other things the Ba'th Party, and that barred former Ba'thists from holding office.'

--Vali Nasr, The Shia Revival