Skip to comments.Never Too Young to Bleed (How Religion of Peace celebrates Ashoura holiday Warning-graphic photos)
Posted on 01/29/2007 7:06:50 AM PST by SJackson
This week many Muslims around the world celebrated the holiday of Ashoura. I have found a page that explains what this barbaric ritual is all about:
Ashoura in Lebanon
The observance of Ashoura is one of the most important events in the Shia calender. Ashoura marks the anniversary of the martyrdom of Husayn, grandson of the Prophet Mohammad, in what is now Kerbala, Iraq. The death of Husayn was the beginning of the Sunni/Shia split, which persists in Islam to this day.
In the past, many Shia men have demonstrated their devotion to Husayn by letting their blood flow freely from self-inflicted wounds. Today, however, many governments have tried to ban this practice, with varying degrees of success. In Lebanon, the practice is permitted, and a bloody commemoration of Ashoura takes place in Nabatieh every year.
Most participants make a small cut on their head, and then beat the wound with their palm--or in this case a sword--to keep the wound open and bleeding.
Participants then march in groups around the town, yelling chants to express their devotion to Husayn and the Prophet. [...]
Many children participate, and the tradition seems to be an important rite of passage for many Shia boys.
The article above fails to mention that participants also call for the death of Jews, America and Israel. In my opinion, there's a direct link between this culture of blood and death, and the hate and terrorism executed by certain Muslims around the world.
I don't think I can trust Shiite Muslims that celebrate Ashoura with defending women rights, gay rights, democracy or freedom. They'll have to stop cutting themselves like barbaric morons from the 4th century before there's a chance they'll reject intolerance, violence and hate.
For more barbaric pictures, see below (Warning: babies and children are also cut - please be aware that the images below are quite graphic).
What a bunch of rabid animals. Worthy of extermination.
Too bad they dont cut their throats.
They appear to get a little more worked up for Groundhog Day than I do.
Don't some Christians practice self injury too?
What a bunch of sick, perverted, animals and freaks. Let's just get to the end game and wipe them out now before they have a chance to implement what they really want to do to non muslims.
Winston Churchill On Islam
A quote from an 1899 book by Winston Churchill, "The River War", in which he describes Muslims he apparently observed during Kitchener's campaign in the Sudan
"How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property - either as a child, a wife, or a concubine - must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men.
Individual Moslems may show splendid qualities. Thousands become the brave and loyal soldiers of the Queen; all know how to die; but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science - the science against which it had vainly struggled - the civilisation of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilisation of ancient Rome"
Winnie was quite an insiteful character
The difference is we would lock them up for there own good here and protect there children from this insanity. Over there they probably hand out how to guides.
I found this interesting bit, about how Muslims were controlled in British India. I know it doesn't exactly relate to this article, but it is worth a read.
The Moplah rebellion (also known as the Mopla riots) was a British-Muslim and Hindu-Muslim conflict in Kerala that occurred in 1921. During the early months of 1921, multiple events including the Khilafat movement and the Karachi resolution fueled the fires of rebellion. A rumour spread amongst the Moplahs that the British rule had ended and the Islamic Caliphate had been re-established at Delhi.
According to one view, the reasons for the Moplah rebellion was religious revivalism among the Muslim Moplahs, and dissatisfaction of the land-owning Hindu community and the British administration that inevitably supported the latter.
Rebellion and response
On Aug 20, the first incident of the rebellion occurred at Tirurangadi when the District Magistrate of Calicut with the help of troops attempted to arrest a few Moplah leaders who were in the possession of arms, resulting in clashes.
Arsonists took to the street, burning and destroying government property. The initial focus was on the British, but when the limited presence of the British was eliminated, Moplahs turned their full attention on the Hindus. One Mohommed Haji was proclaimed the Caliph of the Moplah Khilafat and flags of Islamic Caliphate were flown. Ernad and Walluvanad were declared Khilafat kingdoms.
By the end of 1921 the situation was brought back under control. The British administration raised a special quasi-military (or Armed Police) battalion, the Malabar Special Police (MSP). These police recruits were trained by the British Indian Army, and during its initial days the recruits were non-Muslims. The MSP attacked the rioters with an iron-hand, and the rioters were subdued.
Arrested Muslim rioters were to be transferred to the Central Prison in Pothanur (near Coimbatore). They were bundled into a Goods/Freight wagon, and the train started its journey. At Pothanur it was found out that the jail was full to its maximum capacity, and the prisoner's were ordered to be taken back. During this time, 66 of the 100 or so rioters had suffocated to death in the closed iron wagon.
According to official records, the government lost 43 troops with 126 wounded while the Moplahs lost 3,000 (with Moplah accounts putting the number at over 10,000). Though this was an act of courage against British rule, it was also an act of savagery against the Hindus. Due to this, it is also considered as a jihad against all non-Muslims (Hindu and British) to impose Islamic rule in the area.
It is important to note that the Moplah riots came just after the all-India Khilafat agitation supported by Muslim leaders and Mahatama Gandhi to avoid the elimination of the Islamic Caliphate. The Islamic caliphate was eventually abolished in 1924 by Mustafa Kemal Attaturk the dictator, strongman and father of Modern Turkey. When Attaturk did that he "pulled out the rug" from the whole Khilifat movement. This offers a strong indication that a large section of the Moplahs also saw the affair as a jihad or holy war against the British. But Hindus(kafirs) were target and killed. Nearly 30,000 hindus were killed, thousands of innocent hindu women were raped and thousands converted forcibly.
The reduction of the Moplah rebellion to only a farmers vs. landlords issue is a leftist/communist interpretation of history that gives every human conflict the colour of a class struggle -- oppressed peasants and workers revolting against the parasitic landlords and industrialists -- while refusing to recognize any other motive like religion, ethnicity or racialism.
Lunacy run wild. I feel sorry for the children who suffer this abuse.
Dang, even the 'American Dream', Dusty Rhodes.
We came over it several hundreds of years ago. When will the Muslims realize that it´s not 1400 AD?? When will they finally start to introduce their very own secularization?
At one time, yes. Flagellantism was a 13th and 14th century radical Christian movement
In the Western religious tradition, the desire to be beaten and whipped reflected the desire for "penance" which often involved humiliation, shame, pain, worship and submission. In monasteries and churches, bowed heads, bent knees, folded hands, covered heads and full-body prostration reflected the basic masochistic posture. The writers of the New Testament made frequent mention of flagellation and physical pain. The entire "passion play" of Christ, a narrative that has been embedded in our collective psyches for thousands of years, involves bondage, flagellation and crucifixion as part of being subjected to the will of a higher power and the subsequent resurrection to a transcendent consciousness. The Psalmists were in the practice of lashing themselves every day. It was part of the Jewish tradition, 500 years after Christ; to lash one another with scourges after they had finished their prayers and confessed their sins.
Flagellation in monasteries and convents were the order of the day. Saints such as St. William, St. Rudolph and St. Dominic would routinely order their disciples to lash them on bare backs. From flagellating themselves, priests began to flagellate their penitents as part of their penance. It came to be regarded as a necessary act of submission to God. Some holy men maintained that whipping had the power to rescue souls from hell. They believed that humiliation and physical pain provided a way in which one could become fully human.
All of the early Christian orders used flagellation as part of their spiritual discipline. St. Theresa, founder of the Carmelites, used severe flagellation as part of her daily practice. Through the birch and the scourge, she entered into states of ecstatic mysticism. The Carmelite nun, Caterina of Cardona, continuously wore iron chains which cut into her flash. She flogged herself with chains and hooks as often as possible and would sometimes flagellate herself for two or three hours at a time. It was said that through these practices, she was subject to mystical ecstasies and visions of heavenly grace. Similar stories abound among the Franciscans, the Dominicans and the Jesuits. Apparently a heavy dose of masochism was an essential part of Christian monastic life.
1400 AD would be quite modern, by Islamic standards. You certainly meant the 7th century, didn't you?
this has Satan's fingerprints all over it....
Your picture is insulting to cave men.
Yes, some fringe groups, but the practice will get you kicked out of every church that I know of.
I'm with you on that.
If these filthy stinking pigs want to cut themselves up -- just fine by me, I hope it goes septic. But to do *that* to a wee innocent kid...!
It makes my blood boil. No wonder these Muslim terrorists grow up to be psychopathic killers: what kind of childhood do they get to have? A jolly childhood where Daddy cuts them up once a year to celebrate their Religion of Peace.
These mungrels make me sick.
First off I'm not totally in love with your tone right now!
Does self abuse count? :-)
I have a solid method for covering themselves with their own blood.
That is too funny! LOL!!!
You are saying some Christian sects don't practice flagellation? They practice crucifixion in the Philippines.
Too bad they don't all bleed to death. LOL
How cute he is! :o) Is he yours?
"Impatient Iraqi blood donors take matters into their own hands..."
(Acknowledging the freeper who previously and originally supplied this classic title. Please stand up! )
"..celebrated the holiday of Ashoura."
No wonder these people never have time to work and rebuild their country.
They're in a constant holiday frenzy of bloodletting ,stampeding , beheading and detonation.
What you are describing here is a practice by some "Catholic" sects in 3rd world countries. Thge Vatican has condemned such practices years ago. There is no room for such behavior in Reformed Theology or Roman Catholic Theology.
Yes, I know there's some kind of crucifixion group.....South America someplace(?)
I've heard of a self-flagellation group, but I don't know which religion it is.
"What you are describing here is a practice by some "Catholic" sects in 3rd world countries. Thge Vatican has condemned such practices years ago. There is no room for such behavior in Reformed Theology or Roman Catholic Theology."
You said Christians don't do such things. They do.
I think I finally figured out why liberals and Democrats love Islam and Moslems so much: It is that refreshing primitivity of their culture. They don't use a bunch of energy, they don't consume a whole lot, and there is a pretty good chance that they will reduce the world's population, in the long run.