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Friday, October 01, 2004

Speechless - to a point.

Car Bombs Kill 34 Children in Baghdad

Insurgents wouldn't be stupid enough to attack Iraqi children, I thought . What can you say, or do? 34 kids...
The Baghdad blasts coincided with crowds gathering to celebrate the opening of a new sewage plant. It was not clear if the event or a U.S. convoy passing nearby was the target.

The first explosion was followed by two more that struck those who rushed to the aid of the initial victims.
41 dead, 139 wounded, including 10 US soldiers... Timed to influence tonight's presidential debate?

Want to help some schools in Iraq? Iraqischools.com

My earlier post said schools were teaching about religions other than Islam. This story suggests schools are now only teaching Islam. Seeems unlikely the story is representative of all schools, but worrying if it's a spreading trend.

Why worrying? This is something I've had for a few days, not sure how to introduce it, or what to say about it. It's an 'academic' article posted on the wa-muslim-news forum, in relation to the Beslan school killings...
With respect to the question of the legitimacy of targeting a school in Islam ... Jihaad is not restricted by time or place.

...they
[the Russians] are Kuffar and the Kuffar by default are mujrim (criminals)...

As Muslims, we must always be wary of what news the Kuffar (non-Muslims) bring us. We are not allowed to doubt Muslims, but we are obliged to doubt the Kuffar.
But while these brave fighters are well within their 'rights' to take non-Muslim criminals hostage at "a school or a hospital or a place of worship ... because the Jihaad is not restricted by place" - truth be told, they didn't kill anyone.
Indeed, they [the Russians] were the ones who opened fire and started the assault on the academy and killed their own people including women and children.
I can only hope this is a fundamentalist viewpoint not shared by moderate Muslims...

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