Thursday, June 16, 2011

Wedding Massacre

The Central Criminal Court of Iraq is doing the world some justice.  Today, 15 alleged Al-Qaeda members were convicted guilty and sentenced to death for their horrific participation in a 2006 wedding party massacre. 

The attack, which led to the murder of over 70 people, is viewed as one of the most horrendous acts carried out by the Sunni-led militants during the insurgency.

The event, which was supposed to be a joyful and amicable experience, truly became a nightmare, as a roadside bomb forced the wedding guests off road and allowed the terrorists to begin their attack.  Kids were tied down with weights and thrown in the river to drown;  the bride - raped in front of her new husband, then cut across the chest and left to bleed to death.
Anti-terror unit checkpoint in Baghdad

All the men were executed with a bullet to the back of the head and flung into the water.

Even for Iraqi standards, the shocking events of this brutal massacre will haunt the region forever.   And despite the miniscule amount of solace that comes from the conviction of these 15 pieces of garbage, the world continues to shed innocent blood in a frugal attempt to coexist.

Iraqi women crying out for retribution against the murders
During a videotape confession, the defendants claim that their motives for the attack were that the groom was Shiite and the bride was Sunni.  What a waste.

8 comments:

  1. I'm sure these sick murderes were doing it in the name of Allah, right?

    ReplyDelete
  2. Thats terrible :/ at least they have been caught and dealt with

    ReplyDelete
  3. Religious beliefs taken too far again. Too bad.

    ReplyDelete
  4. It's terrible to hear that this sort of violence can occur based solely on slight religious difference.

    ReplyDelete
  5. at least they got caught I guess

    ReplyDelete
  6. I really don't know how to respond to that.

    I'm used to human beings having an understandable, visible motive to kill each other. Like business, women, or money. Doesn't make it right, but I can at least understand the why.

    But this... how in the shit does this make sense, to anyone? It's brazen slaughter in the name of a deity I know for a fact condemns violence in his name.

    At least they're off the streets.

    ReplyDelete
  7. These people prove that there are people in this world that deserve to die

    ReplyDelete