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Hey Muslims, aren't you ashamed of your religion members? Now that the slaughter is in your own back yard - how do you still support this? Is Allah pleased to see human beings torn apart and bleeding in the streets? If only now are you shocked (but I'm assuming not) - why do you still support such actions against Jews?!
I feel for the Iraqis as human beings subject to this kind of violence - despite knowing that many Iraqis in some way or another support Jihadism against some other group, be it opposing Islamic sect - Jews - or idol worshipers. Human life is precious. The middle east has no future while Arabs refuse to accept this basic virtue.
Coordinated Blasts in Baghdad Kill at Least 118
A series of coordinated attacks struck Baghdad Tuesday, including three car bombs that blew up near government sites. At least 118 were killed and 261 wounded in the worst wave of violence in the capital in more than a month, authorities told Reuters.
A total of four attacks, which also included a homicide car bomb on a police patrol, showed the ability of insurgents to strike high-profile targets in the heart of Baghdad. It was another embarrassment to Iraqi forces in their expanding role as front-line security as U.S. forces plan their withdrawal.
The blasts came as Iraqi officials prepared to announced the date for next year's parliamentary elections — a move the security forces worry could bring an escalation in attacks seeking to discredit the pro-Western government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.
The core of the attacks hit central Baghdad with three bomb-rigged cars exploding in the span of a few minutes.
The targets were the latest assaults directed at Iraqi authorities: the Labor Ministry building, a court complex near the Iraqi-protected Green Zone and the new site of the Finance Ministry after its previous building was destroyed in major attacks in August.
An official for Iraq's Interior Ministry told The Assocaited Press at least 90 people were killed in those three car bombs and at least 115 injured. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to give information to media.
About an hour before the Baghdad blasts, a suicide car bomber struck a police patrol in the mostly Sunni district of Dora in southern Baghdad, killing at least three policemen and one civilian and injuring five people, said a police official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to media.
"What crime have we committed? Children and women were buried under debris. Why did they (Iraqi troops) let this car bomb pass!" cried Ahmed Jabbar as he staggered through the debris near the new Finance Ministry building.