At least 30 killed in Shi'ite militia attack on Sunni mosque in Iraq


#1

From Reuters:
At least 30 people were killed when a Shi’ite Muslim militia opened fired inside an Iraqi Sunni mosque in the country’s eastern Diyala province on Friday, an Iraqi security source said.

The security source said at least 30 bodies had arrived at the hospital in the city of Baquba in Diyala province. Witnesses said the death toll from the attack was higher, but it was not immediately possible to verify the reports.

Such sectarian violence could hurt efforts by Iraq’s new prime minister, moderate Shi’ite Haider al-Abadi, to form a government that can unite Iraqis against Islamic State, the Sunni militants who have seized large parts of the country.

Unless this mosque was sympathetic with ISIS, this will not help matters too much.


#2

Religion of peace? :eek:

The muslims who are against the ISIS should really step up. All of this violence is only damaging the general reputation of the muslims, and their reputation is already bad enough.

Too many people believe that muslims are born and bred to be terrorists. The muslims who are against this belief should really work to help stop the terrors going on right now, so the media won’t keep harassing them, and so everyone can live in true peace.

As for us folks, we will :gopray:


#3

A lot of these events are still in the “fog of war” and I’m not sure what to think. Initially, I heard ISIS carried out this attack because those in the Mosque would not join. Then, there may be some stories that even say a “suicide bomber” was used.


#4

I heard it was in retaliation to a murder of a Shiite sheik. In that case there could be a small vendetta going on that is not directly related to Iraq as a whole.


#5

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