John Hendren of National Publc Radio, provided a bizarre series of killings on NPR's Morning Edition, Monday, August 7, 2006. In his report, Iraq Still Manages to Shock, Hendren says:
This is how staggeringly pointless the killing in Iraq is getting - shepherds in the rural western Baghdad neighborhood of Gazalia have recently been murdered, according to locals, for failing to diaper their goats. Apparently, the sexual tension is so high in regions where sheiks take a draconian view of Sharia law that they feel the sight of naked goats poses in unacceptable temptation. They blame the goats...
...That seemed about as preposterous as Iraq couls get, until I heard about the grocery store in east Baghdad. The grocer and three others were shot to death and the store firebombed because he suggestively arranged his vegetables...Shi'ite clerics had recently distributed a flyer directing grocers how to display their food. Standing up a celery stalk near a couple of tomatoes in a way that might, to the profoundly repressed, suggest an aroused male is now a capital ofense.
Okay, I have nothing to say after that.
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