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Tag Archive: Ashura

Dec 07 2011

On Ashura: If the shoe fits…

Yesterday was Ashura. It marks the death of Hussain in Karbala. I still have nightmares of this yearly event, where people take to the street and self-flagellate. It’s a blood fest and children are often involved. Obviously whilst people have a right to religion and to observe religious ceremonies, however stupid, the violent and inhuman …

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