Baghdad Erupts in Mob Violence – New York Times

Baghdad Erupts in Mob Violence – New York Times

BAGHDAD, July 9 — A mob of gunmen went on a brazen daytime rampage through a predominantly Sunni Arab district of western Baghdad on Sunday, pulling people from their cars and homes and killing them in what officials and residents called a spasm of revenge by Shiite militias for the bombing of a Shiite mosque on Saturday. Hours later, two car bombs exploded beside a Shiite mosque in another Baghdad neighborhood in a deadly act of what appeared to be retaliation.

Science has nothing to say of morality. It seems that neither does religion. The sad part of all this of course is that even if there were to be no religion we would still manage to come up with some other tribal reason to dehumanize and kill the other. Is this inherently an economic problem? How many needs must be satisfied before the anger is drained?

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