posted on Jul, 19 2013 @ 11:13 AM
A suicide bomb blast inside a Sunni mosque in central Iraq has killed at least 20 people and injured dozens more, officials say.
The explosion hit the Abu Bakr al-Sadiq Mosque in the town of Wajihiya in Diyala province, police said, wounding around 40 people.
A surge of violence in recent weeks has seen a number of mosques targeted.
More than 2,500 Iraqis have died in violent attacks since April, according to UN figures released this month.
Witnesses said the bomber in the latest attack had detonated his explosives as the imam was giving his sermon.
Another day of terror and death in a country that the west supposedly liberated to bring about peace and prosperity. 2,500 dead since April. What a
tragic state of affairs Iraq has been left in.
Though, it appears that some of the reasons for these horrific attacks are the result of the ancient dispute between the two most prevalent sects and
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The recent rise in violence comes amid heightened tensions between Iraq's Sunni and Shia communities, amid claims by the Sunnis that they are
being marginalised by Prime Minister Nouri Maliki's Shia-led government.
What is also truly shocking on top of the absurd number of people dying on weekly basis, is the little to no coverage beyond a scrolling marque
stating the new recent death tolls and the few articles posted online from time to time. Why are we no longer seeing the in-depth stories, why no
public outcries, why no interest anymore?
This site keeps a running count: Iraq Body Count
According to this site the current totals as of 2003-2013
113,265 – 123,994
If you check out the site, you will see that these tragedies are consistent and ever present.
I have my own theories, but would love to hear what you all think.
Is this just the perpetuation of an age old rivalry or has the continued extraction of western forces from the nation leaving it in a more archaic and
chaotic state then prior the invasion?
Do people still care anymore?
Does the western have any responsibility in this?
Do this kind of conflict ever end?
I put these questions to you.
edit on 19-7-2013 by MDDoxs because: (no reason given)