Thursday, October 20, 2005

Losing Our Humanity and Compassion

Baghdad workers raise the head of Abu Jaafar al-Mansour, whose stone and brick body was blown to bits Tuesday by a bomb. The statue was built in the 1970s to honour the memory of al-Mansour, the 8th-century builder of Baghdad and the al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.

Seeing this picture made so mad. I couldn't find more information in Iraqi media. The only information I found was reported by the Western media:

A bomb also went off at a famous monument in a Baghdad square honouring the eighth-century founder of Baghdad to whom Saddam often compared himself. The blast, which toppled the bust of Abu Jaafar Al-Mansour but caused no injuries, appeared to be a jab at the former dictator.


A jab at the former dictator? Does that mean we should destroy Babylon because Saddam compared himself to Nebuchanezzar, King of Babylon? This isn't helping anybody except the outside groups that wants to see Iraq sink in its misery.

Let's start the Civil War and get over with it. Acts like the above proves the continuous talk about harmony among Iraqi Sunni, Shia, Kurds and minorities is only a mirage.

Thank you Dalia for finding more information [Arabic Source] on this subject.

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