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Ashura festival in Iraq

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Post by philip964 » Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:57 pm

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/9898973/a ... ves-heads/

I would recommend if you are the least squimish or faint easily, don't open this link from The UK Sun.

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Post by anygunanywhere » Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:17 pm

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Post by The Annoyed Man » Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:41 pm

FWIW, I believe this is a Shia festival, not observed by other sects of Islam.
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Post by Oldgringo » Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:14 pm

The Annoyed Man wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:41 pm
FWIW, I believe this is a Shia festival, not observed by other sects of Islam.
That's what I read elsewhere. In any event, it is the height of barbaric stupidity!

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Post by The Annoyed Man » Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:17 pm

Oldgringo wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:14 pm
The Annoyed Man wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:41 pm
FWIW, I believe this is a Shia festival, not observed by other sects of Islam.
That's what I read elsewhere. In any event, it is the height of barbaric stupidity!
Yeah, I agree.
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Re: Ashura festival in Iraq

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Post by thatguyoverthere » Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:51 pm

This practice has been around for thousands and thousands of years, since long before Mohammed came along. Funny thing is, it's as useless now as it was back then. But hey, more power to 'em!
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Post by AndyC » Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:32 pm

If it's their thing, it's their thing - they're not harming anyone else.
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Post by Beiruty » Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:40 pm

UnIslamic. It is forbidden to intentionally harm oneself
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Post by anygunanywhere » Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:01 am

AndyC wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:32 pm
If it's their thing, it's their thing - they're not harming anyone else.
They are harming children.
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Post by narcissist » Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:17 am

Why wasn't the military on top of this could of got a lot the terrorists at one time :confused5
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Post by AndyC » Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:35 am

anygunanywhere wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:01 am
AndyC wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:32 pm
If it's their thing, it's their thing - they're not harming anyone else.
They are harming children.
They harm children every day - I don't have the cycles to waste giving a damn about them, particularly today.
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Post by flechero » Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:32 am

I tried to delete ashura from my iphone calendar and it wouldn't let me :banghead:

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Re: Ashura festival in Iraq

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Post by DEB » Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:34 am

AndyC wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:35 am
anygunanywhere wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:01 am
AndyC wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:32 pm
If it's their thing, it's their thing - they're not harming anyone else.
They are harming children.
They harm children every day - I don't have the cycles to waste giving a damn about them, particularly today.
:iagree: This...
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Re: Ashura festival in Iraq

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Post by oljames3 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:38 am

DEB wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:34 am
AndyC wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:35 am
anygunanywhere wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:01 am
AndyC wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:32 pm
If it's their thing, it's their thing - they're not harming anyone else.
They are harming children.
They harm children every day - I don't have the cycles to waste giving a damn about them, particularly today.
:iagree: This...
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