Sunday, February 12, 2006
To demonstrate my extreme regard for diversity I would like to wish you all a very Merry Eid Ashoura. This is the festival that calls to mind the death of the Iman of Hussein at the battle of Kerbala in 680AD. Shia or Shite Muslim men beat and lacerate their heads to commemorate the death of the Iman. For other interesting Muslim days you can read here.
Can the "religion" that gave us the 9/11 hijackers, Saddam Hussein, the Ayatollah Khomenini, female circumcision, honor killings and fatwahs really be responsible for this. In fact, it makes perfect sense.