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fizzana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 03:53 PM
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Fallujah Emerging As Islamic Mini-State
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=540&nci...

FALLUJAH, Iraq - With U.S. Marines gone and central government authority virtually nonexistent, Fallujah resembles an Islamic mini-state anyone caught selling alcohol is flogged and paraded in the city. Men are encouraged to grow beards and barbers are warned against giving "Western" hair cuts.


"After all the blood that was shed, and the lives that were lost, we shall only accept God's law in Fallujah," said cleric Abdul-Qader al-Aloussi, offering a glimpse of what a future Iraq (news - web sites) may look like as the U.S.-led occupation draws to a close. "We must capitalize on our victory over the Americans and implement Islamic sharia

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On Sunday, for example, scores of masked mujahedeen, shouting "Allahu Akbar," or "God is Great," paraded four men stripped down to their underpants atop the back of a pickup truck that drove through the city. Their bare backs were bleeding from 80 lashes they had received as punishment for selling alcohol. They were taken to a hospital where they were treated and released.


One success after another for the U.S. in Iraq. Go to Yahoo and rate the story a 5.

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LondonAmerican Donating Member (438 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 03:57 PM
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1. Ugh
No doubt they will soon be throwing gay men head first from the top of buildings too. Another pathetic result from Bush's war.

To be honest, I think the Saddam Hussein government is going to be looked back on as much more advanced in terms of social progress and secularism than what is coming as a result of this pointless war.
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Skinner ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 04:03 PM
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