Ashoura Day in Nabatiyeh

shiaritualcutting.gifMarch 2nd marked Ashoura Day, a Shiite Muslim holiday marked with ritual bleeding of young children. It is to mark a commemoration of the 7th century killing of their most revered Saint Imam Hussein. To all the blogs getting their collecting panties bunched about those crazy nutty Muslims and how could they cut their children in a ritual fashion (I’m guessing the pictures are much worse than the actual bloodletting – come on – these are their sons!) and thanking the high might Christian Lord that they aren’t as barbaric to take a knife to their youth, I have one word for you:


(via Yahoo! News)






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