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1 posted on 12/23/2011 8:26:21 AM PST by massmike
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The idea is to commemorate the martyrdom of Hussein ibn Ali, grandson of Mohammad, whose death marked the split between the Sunni and Shia sects.

Ashura is celebrated by publicly beating, cutting, and/or flagellating yourself. Children are expected to participate. It’s a quaint multicultural practice that we’ll be seeing more of as Islam supplants Christianity in the West.
http://www.moonbattery.com/archives/2007/01/muslim_kids_cel.html


2 posted on 12/23/2011 8:27:09 AM PST by massmike (Massachusetts:Stopped hanging witches;started electing Kennedys.Coincidence?)
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Just like they have been doing since Allah was called Marduk over 3000 years ago.


10 posted on 12/23/2011 9:26:49 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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