Leaving Islam





No, this is not a scene from Dante's Inferno. These are Shiite Pilgrims Worshipping at Karbala Shrine


After the fall of Saddam, the Iraqi Shiites are exercising their freedom to practice their faith.




The mourners bleed after beating themselves with chains. The real motivation of these shows of piety, is to impress the young women watching from above with one's religiosity. 


What does this have to dowith spirituality? 


Is this macabre ritual really the religion of God? 


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