Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Being a Pilgrim: A Matter of Life and Death

Reading in the nyt.com today about the Shiites who were killed while on pilgrimage, visiting a holy shrine. From they nyt.com:

BAGHDAD — A suicide bomber blew himself up among a crowd of Shiite pilgrims at a police checkpoint in Baghdad on Wednesday night, killing at least 28 people and wounding 81 others despite intensive efforts by Iraqi security forces to foil such attacks.

There is a price to paying homage at such holy sites in a dangerous world.

Salaam...

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