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At least 175 dead in huge Iraq suicide blasts
ABC (Australia) ^ | August 15, 2007 | U/A

Posted on 08/14/2007 3:53:04 PM PDT by Fred Nerks

At least 175 people were killed when three suicide bombers driving fuel tankers attacked a northern Iraqi town which is home to an ancient minority sect, in one of the worst single incidents in the four-year-old war.

Iraqi army Captain Mohammad al-Jaad said at least another 200 people were wounded in the bombings in separate Yazidi neighbourhoods in the town of Kahtaniya, west of Mosul.

Police say it appeared three bombers driving separate tankers attacked Yazidi sect members in different neighbourhoods in Mosul, 390 kilometres north of Baghdad, detonating their vehicles in quick succession.

Yazidis are members of a pre-Islamic Kurdish sect and live in northern Iraq and Syria.

Yazidis in Iraq say they have faced discrimination because the chief angel they venerate as a manifestation of God is often identified as the fallen angel Satan in biblical terminology.

Yazidis say they suffered massacres during the secular rule of Saddam Hussein.

- Reuters


TOPICS: War on Terror
KEYWORDS: iraq; korananimals; notbreakingnews; suicidebombings; terrorism; trop; yazidi

1 posted on 08/14/2007 3:53:08 PM PDT by Fred Nerks
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To: Fred Nerks

more:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1881151/posts
(comments)


2 posted on 08/14/2007 3:54:55 PM PDT by xcamel ("It's Talk Thompson Time!" >> irc://irc.freenode.net/fredthompson)
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To: Fred Nerks

Already extensively discussed here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1881151/posts


3 posted on 08/14/2007 3:54:57 PM PDT by SolidWood
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To: Fred Nerks

The true face of Islam, “religion of peace”

Absolutely appalling, there are no words for such evil....


4 posted on 08/14/2007 3:55:44 PM PDT by Enchante (Reid and Pelosi Defeatocrats: Surrender Now - Peace for Our Time!!)
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To: SolidWood

The media is not picking up on this.


5 posted on 08/14/2007 3:56:11 PM PDT by golfisnr1 (Democrats are like roaches - hard to get rid of.)
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To: xcamel

thanks, I did a search but nothing came up...


6 posted on 08/14/2007 3:56:42 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (Fair dinkum!)
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To: Fred Nerks

search like this:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/search?m=all;o=time;s=175

where “175” was the most unique “word” in the title


7 posted on 08/14/2007 3:59:35 PM PDT by xcamel ("It's Talk Thompson Time!" >> irc://irc.freenode.net/fredthompson)
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To: Enchante
Evil attacking evil. Lest we forget, it was the Yazidi that stoned one of their own 17 year old girls for falling in love with a Muslim boy outside of their sect. The gruesome event was video taped on cell phones and then published on the Internet.
8 posted on 08/14/2007 4:04:23 PM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: taxcontrol

Ah, the Democrats will love this. The deaths they have been hoping for. I almost said praying.


9 posted on 08/14/2007 4:09:14 PM PDT by RedQuill
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To: Fred Nerks

Deaths meet Democratic approval. If you think not, when will they denounce the attacks?

Exactly!


10 posted on 08/14/2007 4:12:49 PM PDT by gathersnomoss (If General Patton was alive, he would slap many faces!!)
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To: xcamel

thanks again.


11 posted on 08/14/2007 4:14:43 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (Fair dinkum!)
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To: Fred Nerks
Police say it appeared three bombers driving separate tankers attacked

These must have been massive explosions to kill 175 and wound 200 others.

12 posted on 08/14/2007 4:16:05 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: Fred Nerks
Muslims killing Muslims.

How could anyone ever doubt their claim of being a 'Religion of Reace'?(sarcasm)

13 posted on 08/14/2007 4:21:26 PM PDT by airborne (Proud to be a conservative! Proud to support Duncan Hunter for President!)
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To: Fred Nerks

no worries.


14 posted on 08/14/2007 4:22:26 PM PDT by xcamel ("It's Talk Thompson Time!" >> irc://irc.freenode.net/fredthompson)
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To: SunkenCiv

http://www.christiansofiraq.com/yazidifindpeace.html

“There is the sun and moon in the sky and like the planets there are seven angels in heaven and they are respected by God,” said Baba Sheikh Khurto Hajji Ismail, the religious leader of the community.

“Malak Taus is one of them. He is an angel,” said the bearded old man. “The other angels asked him, ‘why don’t you bow before Adam and Eve,’ and he said, ‘Adam is made of mud and we are angels formed of the spiritual light.’”

Unfortunately for Yazidis, in the other revealed religions, the chief of the angels was cast out of heaven and was known as Lucifer — which gave rise to the claim the Yazidis worship the devil — something they hotly dispute.


15 posted on 08/14/2007 4:24:59 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (Fair dinkum!)
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To: gathersnomoss
Yazidis are not Muslims, they are "Angel worshippers."

Their mythology says they are descended only from Adam, because his immaculately conceived son ( named Jar because the myth siad he was born of Adams seed only kept in a sacred vessel and conceived with God) mated with a Houri ( angelic virgin) to be the prodginators of their race.

Hardly Islamic. The Yazidis also like the USA and Israel. They can be extreme in the preservation of their caste system, just like Democrats are who kill people like Vince Foster.

16 posted on 08/14/2007 4:37:51 PM PDT by Candor7 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Baghdad_(1258))
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To: Candor7

“..kept in a sacred vessel and conceived with God) mated with a Houri ( angelic virgin) to be the prodginators of their race.”

Looks like some kind of plagiarism by someone who never got the real story and then started to improvise. Not very original, in my opinion.


17 posted on 08/14/2007 5:03:17 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: airborne

The victims were Yazidis, a pre-Islamic religion among some Kurds. They are enemies of Islam since the beginning.


18 posted on 08/14/2007 5:14:35 PM PDT by SolidWood
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To: golfisnr1

They’re scared of addressing this issue or they wish to wait so they too can help chop off our heads.


19 posted on 08/14/2007 5:16:06 PM PDT by mcshot ("Bad Wood! Bad wood needs to be replaced with good wood" Arachnophobia)
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To: 353FMG
Looks like some kind of plagiarism by someone who never got the real story and then started to improvise. Not very original, in my opinion.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Ah, you , the eternal , narrow minded skeptic?

Comparative religion is not one of your strengths, my apologies for omitting the reference ( yawn.)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yazidi

20 posted on 08/14/2007 5:21:58 PM PDT by Candor7 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Baghdad_(1258))
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To: Fred Nerks

Thanks Fred.

Harry ‘The Surge Has Failed’ Reid Facing Dem Revolt On Iraq
..(rage emenating from lefty blogs)
American Thinker | August 09, 2007 | Rick Moran
Posted on 08/09/2007 9:15:48 AM EDT by IrishMike
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1878644/posts


21 posted on 08/15/2007 9:27:25 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Profile updated Tuesday, August 14, 2007. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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