I den irakiske by Karbala, hvor det hellige valfartssted af den tredje shiitiske imam - Imam Hussein- er lokaliseret, flokkes millioner af dedikerede muslimer, både shiiter og sunnier, for at deltage i sørgeritualer markerende Arbaeen, hvilket er kendt som verdens største religiøse samling.


I betragtning af mainstream mediernes vedvarende sensationsagtige rapportering af terror og muslimer i den vestlige verden, så afslører den manglende dækning af Arbaeen's marchen [som fandt sted] søndag og mandag, den dobbeltstandard som eksisterer i rapporteringen om fredfyldte muslimer.

Mandag markerede den sidste dag af sorgen over Imam Hussein, som blev gjort til martyr i en kamp mod Yazids kæmpe hær efter at have nægtet troskab til den tyranniske kalif. Yazid, kaliffen af Umayyad dynastiet understøttede den samme form af Islam som IS (Islamisk Stat) og Wahhabist prædiker idag.

Millioner af marcherende deltog i den årlige Arbaeen Procession i Karbala. Efter sigende kom de marcherende fra over 60 lande, og de fleste af dem marcherede hele vejen til Karbala fra andre irakiske byer såsom Najaf og Baghdad i et tegn på hengivenhed. Hvert år, deltager sunni muslimer og følgere af andre religiøse grupper såsom kristne i denne journey til at sørge over Imam Husseins martyrium.


Kommentar: Denne artikel er delvis oversat til dansk af sott.net fra: Western media silent as millions of Muslim pilgrims gather in mourning, denouncing all forms of terror


Arbaeen, or mourning, is a Shia Muslim tradition to mark the anniversary of seventh-century social justice leader Imam Husain. Arbaeen is commemorated 40 days after Ashura, the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (AS) and his companions in 680 AD. However, in light of ISIS terror attacks globally, several people took the controversial step of turning their march political in order to denounce terror in all forms.

Tens of thousands of Muslims have been killed and displaced by ISIS's declared caliphate, an exponentially larger number than those killed in attacks in the West.

The occasion has found additional significance in recent years as it has become a rallying cry for the campaign against ISIS terrorists who have frequently targeted the pilgrims.

Iraqi troops have been deployed to ensure security for the pilgrims. The northern and western parts of Iraq have been plagued by gruesome violence ever since ISIS terrorists began a campaign of terror in the country in June 2014.

The terrorist campaign, however, has not dissuaded pilgrims from around the world from making the journey.

It is noteworthy to mention the mainstream media blackout of the millions people marched gathering in war torn Iraq, battling the ISIS, as a clear sign of biased reporting.