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posted April 25, 2001 00:10
Islam, Ashura celebrations and Child Abuse
The Convention on the Rights of the Child says:
· States parties shall take all appropriate legislative, administrative,
Shi'a Muslims have been taking part in the religious ceremony of Ashura which commemorates the death of the Imam Hussein at the battle of Kerbala in 680 AD.
Ashura is the peak of ten days of mourning during the Islamic month of Moharram.
In some Shi'a strongholds, men flagellate themselves in rituals in which they share the suffering of the Imam.
This Lebanese boy's head is about to be cut to allow blood to flow.
Barbers sometimes make the cut in children. The knife this mother is holding was not used, but is symbolic.
Supporters of the Shi'a militant group Hezbollah gather in Beirut.
The leaders of Hezbollah display their emotions during recitations about the Martyrdom of Hussein
Young Lebanese from the pro-Syrian Amal movement beat their heads.
In Kabul, Afghanistan, blue-clad women watch the flagellation from a gallery of the minority community's main mosque
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