And of course they are using Ashura to gin up Islamic Jew hatred
Our friends the SAUDIS: Muslims hold knives during the Shi'ite Ashura religious festival in Qatif
PAKISTAN: A Muslim performs self-flagellation during the religious Ashura procession in Karachi January 8, 2009. Ashura falls on the 10th day of the Islamic month of Muharram to commemorate the death of Imam Hussein, grandson of the pro moe (propeller beanie be upon him).
INDIA: Muslims beat their chests with small blades during an Ashura procession in New Delhi, India
IRAN: Children attend an Ashura religious festival near the city of Ardabil, northwest of Tehran
TURKEY: A Muslim girl stands near her mother during an Ashura procession in Istanbul
IRAQ: Muslims take part in a religious procession of Ashura in Najaf, south of Baghdad
IRAQ: A baby boy during a reenactment of the death of Imam Hussein in the holy city Karbala
IRAN: Iranian man re-enacts a scene from the 7th century battle of Kerbala during the Ashura religious festival in Ardabil,
LEBANON: Ashoura day held by Hezbollah, in the suburbs of Beirut, Lebanon
MUSLIM CHILD ABUSE: Lebanese Muslim young girl, cries as a man cuts her forehead with a razor - no happy meals for this little girl.
AFGHANISTAN: Afghan Muslims flagellate themselves with knives during the Ashura procession in Kabul
BAHRAIN: Bahraini men rhythmically beating their chests in mourning lead a horse at the head of a Shiite religious procession over symbolic Israeli and American flags.
Islamic Jew hatred: The shadow of a Bahraini mourner flagellating himself with a chain whip is seen Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009, in Muharraq, Bahrain, as he passes a blood-splattered Israeli flag drawn on the pavement for Muslim participants to walk on.
ASHURA: Lebanese Hezbollah supporters gather to listen to the speech of Hezbollah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah during Ashoura day.
Muslim woman, holds her daughter wears a head band with Arabic words read:'Oh, Zeinab,' (Zeinab is the sister of Imam Hussein) reacts as she listens to the death story of Imam Hussein. Yeah right, that's why this slave woman is crying.
The annual ashura festival of ........... whatever the West is calling this quaint practice these days. All the above images were taken yesterday, January 7th.
Previous Atlas Ashura coverage here (check out last year's Ashura festival on Park Avenue, NY and in Queens)
Pakistan's Shiites observe Ashura under tight security AFP via Yahoo! NewS
Photos: Ashura Mourning Ceremonies in various parts of Iran Payvand Iran New
Will update when the photos from Ashura in Western countries come in.