Remember my surprise stumbling upon an Ashura festival on Park Avenue, NY this past weekend? Brian an Snapped Shots has pics of the festivities in other parts of the world here,
To those of you who think there's no savagery in the 21st century:
A Kashmiri Shia Muslim boy beats himself with chains during a Moharram procession in Srinagar January 17, 2008. Muslims all over the world mourn the slaying of Imam Hussein, grandson of Prophet Mohammed, during the first ten days of the Islamic month of Moharram. Imam Hussein was killed by his political rivals along with 72 companions in Iraq some 1,300 years ago. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli (INDIAN-ADMINISTERED KASHMIR)
Yeah, keep telling us that it's the West that's barbaric, and that Islam means "peace." I'll be rounding up all of the classiness beyond the fold.
There's mre. go.