February 22, 2006

Little Darlings

The Beeb informs us:
Iraqi blast damages Shia shrine

A bomb attack in Iraq has damaged one of the Muslim world's holiest shrines, sparking demonstrations outside.

The blast happened early in the morning at the Askariya shrine in Samarra, 90km (60 miles) north of Baghdad.

Two armed men overcame the guards are before detonating explosives. Reports say part of the building's celebrated golden dome has been damaged.

The shrine contains the tombs of two revered Shia imams and attracts pilgrims from all over the world.

The BBC's Jon Brain in Baghdad says the attack appears to be an attempt to stir sectarian violence.
No doubt the "sectarian" little darlings outside the location are pelting somebody or something with stones already. But the real question is (Isn't it?): Will Muslims worldwide find the attack on one of their holiest shrines as offensive as some cartoons in a Danish newspaper?

The next question is: Whom will they blame?

Off topic: And a BBC-man called "Brain" seems somewhat inappropriately named.

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