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To: Mount Athos

Agreed. And the red on their faces is not blood, but is red paint symbolic of mo's grandson's sacrafice, I think?


24 posted on 02/08/2006 9:45:25 AM PST by EBH (Never give-up, Never give-in, and Never Forget)
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To: EBH

No, that's real blood alright


51 posted on 02/08/2006 10:21:55 AM PST by Mount Athos
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To: EBH
Agreed. And the red on their faces is not blood, but is red paint symbolic of mo's grandson's sacrafice, I think?

It's real blood. A lot of them slit their foreheads because it's a good bloodletting spot and the blood runs down their faces and onto their chests. They also beat their backs with the self-flagellating device. Sick, huh?

It's to atone for the Shiite murder of some prophet related to Mohammad, I believe. I can check that when I talk to the Iraqis tomorrow.

81 posted on 02/08/2006 11:22:38 AM PST by Allegra (Suffering from a Malady Known as "Troll Fatigue")
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