Ashoura is a bloody Shi’ite Muslim ritual where the men beat themselves to a bloody pulp. The craziness.
Once again the annual bloody ritual of Ashura is upon us. Muslims flagellate themselves and their children with whips and chains until bloody to commemorate the death of our President’s namesake, Hussein. Why is this savagery tolerated in the US, considering that blood borne illnesses could be hazardous and such? But it’s more important to adhere to and to respect the sharia and not offend Islam. That is the priority.
Here are some snaps from across the world (thanks to Laura).
Scroll for the blood on the streets of American cities. How this is permitted in this country is inexplicable.
Bring the kids. Fun for the whole family
Shi’ite Muslims take part in a Muharram procession to mark Ashura in the old quarters of Delhi November 15, 2013. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood Fun for the whole family: Shia Muslims boys flagellate themselves during a Muharram procession ahead of Ashura in Amroha, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, November 13, 2013. Ashura, which falls on the 10th day of the Islamic month of Muharram, commemorates the death of Imam Hussein, grandson of Prophet Mohammad, who was killed in the 7th century battle of Kerbala.
Ashoura in India.
Ashoura in Lebanon
Ashoura in Afghanistan
Look at what went down in American cities.
November 14 marked the Islamic holiday Ashoura is a day that is celebrated differently by the two sects of Islam. For the Sunni Muslims it is a day of fasting in remembrance of the Passover feast in common with the Hebrews. For the Shiite Muslims it is a day of blood sacrifice in revenge of the loss of Mohamed’s grandson. They even continue the blood letting on kids. This is not the Middle East you see, but Missouri. They even had sacrifice in the streets of New York.
The practice dates back to the day Mohamed was tricked by the moon goddess Ashura. For the Muslims, the day as a day of remembrance is separated at that point. For the Sunni Muslims it is the day they celebrate Musa (Moses) led the Israelites out of Egypt to freedom. It sounds weird that a Muslim sect that feels that Hebrews are no better than Cattle or Pigs (Qur’an 8:55). However, the Shiite Muslims “Celebrate” a different meaning.
To the Shiite Muslims, it is a day to morn the loss of Mohamed’s grandson in the Battle of Karbala. They believe in the cutting of one’s self and the letting of blood on all males, including children, for the blood lost by the grandson. They are also the branch with a Fatwah and a Jihad against the United States. However, the radical faction is practicing right here in the US.
In New York:
And including children in Nebraska:
If you thought the branch with a Jihad in the United States, the one’s that are in charge of Iran, are not here, this is an eye opener. They are not only here, but are practicing right inside the US.
Pamela Geller is the Editor of Atlas Shrugs.