Jawad Zeiniddine, a one-year-old Lebanese Shiite Muslim boy wearing a headband with the name of Prophet Mohammed’s grandson Imam Hussein, joins adults in a self-flagellation ritual during which they cut their scalps with blades to mark the religious mourning event of Ashura in the southern Lebanese town of Nabatiyeh.
Ashura commemorates the seventh century killing of Prophet Mohammed’s grandson Imam Hussein in Karbala, a holy shrine city in modern-time Iraq. Getty Images
We can safely assume that the tears running down the face of this one year old child are tears of fear and pain and not tears of mourning for some long dead relation of Mohammed.
This is the kind of thing that creates a soceity where the rape of children by priests is acceptable.