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At least 37 people have been killed and 181 wounded in two suicide bomb attacks in a residential area of the Lebanese capital, Beirut, officials say.
The bombers blew themselves up in a busy street in the southern suburb of Burj al-Barajneh, a stronghold of the Shia Islamist Hezbollah movement.
The Sunni jihadist group Islamic State (IS) claimed responsibility, but there has been no independent confirmation.
It is the deadliest bombing in Beirut since the civil war ended 25 years ago.
Prime Minister Tammam Salam condemned the attacks as "unjustifiable" and called on Lebanon's rival factions to unite against "plans to create strife".
originally posted by: Jefferton
Lol. This was happening long before it was trendy to whine about isis thugs. Lol you guys.
originally posted by: stosh64
I just will never understand why the vast majority of bombings are targeted against fellow Muslims.
Not that targeting Christians, Jews, Hindus or even secularists is any less heinous.
What must be going on in the psychotic depths of the depraved minds of these animals to bring them to indiscriminately slaughter members of the same faith that they are killing in the name of?
I just cant fathom the level evil displayed. If anything ever represented demonic possession to me this is it.
originally posted by: DrakeINFERNO
a reply to: enlightenedservant
Are all the extremist groups this wahabi sect?
Wahhabism is a denomination. A person doesn't have to be from Saudi Arabia to follow their beliefs. Just like anyone can pick up the Mormon scriptures & accept their beliefs. That's why I gave examples like the Taliban (Afghanistan), Boko Haram (Nigeria), ISIS (Syria & Iraq), the Libyan "rebels" (Libya, duh), and the Chechen "rebels" (Chechnya).
As for those specific examples, how would I know? There are more than 1.6 billion Muslims globally. Unless someone says what denomination they follow
And bringing up examples like those 2 videos is disingenuous. There are liberal, conservative, practicing, non practicing, pious, corrupt, law abiding and law breaking Muslims, just like with every other faith or ideology. If you believe that a criminal represents their religion (1st video), does that apply to every other religion or ideology too? Or do you believe that every individual is responsible for their own actions, as most judicial systems do?
And the people in your 2nd video can only speak for their interpretations of Islam. It's no different than the vastly different interpretations of Christianity, like the Snake handlers.
the sects that reject electricity & modern conveniences (Amish)
the racist KKK (a self proclaimed Christian organization),
Oh, and if you're wondering, I brought up Christianity with the stoning example because stoning isn't actually in the Qur'an, though it is in the Bible. But some Islamic schools of thought have adopted stoning as a form of capital punishment because of their region's traditions, just as America has adopted lethal injection, electrocution, firing squad, hanging, and lethal gas as its forms of capital punishment.
Its not like we hear many or if ever, people picking up a Mormon book ( not that I`ve read one ) or following what the Amish teach and using it to justify slaughtering or beheading people.
I wasn`t being disingenuous, because all Muslims want Islamic law backed by your book, Christianity would prohibit such atrocities by Christs teaching and the New Testament.
Surah 109, Al-Kafirun (The Disbelievers)
1. Say: O disbelievers!
2. I worship not that which ye worship;
3. Nor worship ye that which I worship.
4. And I shall not worship that which ye worship.
5. Nor will ye worship that which I worship.
6. Unto you your religion, and unto me my religion.
You say that my example was disingenuous, yet give an example of a stupid tiny group that probably no one would have even heard about if not for the internet and comparing it to 250 million people in just one country alone that follows your extreme and unjust laws. I`m against such things.
Of the punishments and atrocities handed out by those in Islamic countries, that are shown in just a couple of examples that I posted, they are the ones who would be executed or locked away in western societies.