One Mosque Burned in Hurriya (Not 4 as reported by Green Zone Media)


BAGHDAD. €” Contrary to recent media reporting that four mosques were burned in Hurriya, an Iraqi Army patrol investigating the area found only one mosque had been burned in the neighborhood.

Soldiers from the 6th Iraqi Army Division conducted a patrol in Hurriya Friday afternoon in response to media reports that four mosques were being burned as retaliation for the VBIED attacks in Sadr City on Thursday.

The Soldiers set up a checkpoint near the Al Muhaimen mosque at approximately 2 p.m. and found the mosque intact with no evidence of any fire at the location.

While investigating the Al Meshaheda mosque, the patrol received small arms fire from unknown insurgents. The patrol returned fire, and the insurgents broke contact and fled the area. A subsequent check of the mosque found the mosque intact with no evidence of a fire….

An alleged attack on a fourth mosque remains unconfirmed.

The patrol was also unable to confirm media reports that six Sunni civilians were allegedly dragged out of Friday prayers and burned to death. Neither Baghdad police nor Coalition forces have reports of any such incident.


I’m glad to see the military get their side of the story out. There have been reports that some of the major media operating from the Green Zone in Bagdad are simply relying on stringers, some with insurgent ties, to report the news.
No one questions that Iraq is a dangerous place. But, if these Green Zone Reporters are not going to report the news, they should not be using questionable and unreliable sources for the reports which go out on their letterhead. It is more than the just credibility of the media that is at stake.  Read more at the MNF Website

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18 Responses

  1. I saw that yesterday. What is the point, exactly, of reporting such false incidents? To try and gain equal victim status as the Shiihites? Or to convince the Democrats that the condition is far worse than it actually is?

  2. And what, exactly, should we expect out of a group of people that apparently are incapable of working together to achieve individual rights and the common good? Everybody is still looking at this as a short term problem but to effect real change, this is going to be very long term. I accept and understand this.

    I think the question is should the United States (Australia, England, etc.) continue to expend yearly funds that are more than the GNP of some nations as well as the lives of the best of its citizens to perform a task that benefits the rest of the world but which the rest of the world hopes will bleed our strength and capital?

  3. Here’s the question for Bishop Kate: If Fatma An-Najar has 41 grandchildren and a responsible “better educated” Episcopalian has one or two, into whose hands are we delivering “the stewardship of the earth”? If your crowd isn’t around in any numbers, how much influence can they have in shaping the future?

    Mark Steyn on a roll there.

  4. The religion of “Peace” wants your Child DEAD

    Joint paratrooper, Shin Bet force uncovers explosives lab in West Bank city, finds toys with wires hanging from them, apparently slated to be used as deadly explosives .Nab-lus: Explosive teddy bears found in lab….The newest Muzlim weapon in thie…

  5. What I wonder about that is if they’re planning to use tiny children as bombs.

  6. An interesting post over at Western Resistance.
    Message of Islam is not jihad, fatwahs.

  7. Swampie, why would you think they wouldn’t?
    Apparerently they were going to do that very thing on the UK airliners.

  8. Because the instinct to protect tiny children runs so deep, N2L. I would have done anything to protect mine, and I can’t imagine that anybody else would not do the same.

  9. I think the bible says something about “judge not, lest ye be judged” but that sure doesn’t stop me from saying that something/somebody is pure evil. I’ll take my chances in the afterlife.

  10. I can’t pretend to understand how someone could harm a child either, most certainly one’s own, but we aren’t followers of Ol’Moh’s death cult either. If they could send their children off, at any age, or even grandma, wrapped in explosives, and believe they are doing so for a greater reward, why not an infant or toddler?
    I know I will be judged, at some point, and have lots of spaining to do, but for passing judgement on those that are evil, or just hateful down to the bone, I ain’t gonna worry too much about answering for that.

  11. Well, my singing voice might sound like a frog with a throat condition, but if I could choose a voice that I would like to have, I believe it would be K.D. Lang. Hate the movie, love K.D. Lang and Take 6.

  12. She don’t do nothin’for me.
    Good ol’tivo. I would have missed Homer’s angry retort, had I not recorded it.
    “Well excuse me…for having enormous flaws…that I haven’t worked on!”

  13. Yeah, I know. I like actual music.

  14. I just thank God if other people have flaws so maybe mine aren’t that noticeable.

  15. It’s just a matter of degrees.
    Perfection is an ideal, it doesn’t exist in reality.

  16. Well, it certainly doesn’t exist in me!

    G’night, Dot.

  17. Me either.

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