Religion Of Peace Adherents Slash Their Own Children With Knives And Mutilate Themselves In Islamic Ritual
November 4, 2014
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The moment a small boy has a gash cut into his head as part of Shi'ite Muslim ritual commemorating the death of the Prophet's grandson
Child has gash cut into his head as part of a Shi'ite Muslim Ashura ritual
Rituals include people whipping and cutting themselves with chains in public
Children were seen carrying large knives and bleeding from their heads
Ceremony commemorates the death.
This picture shows the moment a small boy has a gash cut in his head as part of a Shi'ite Muslim Ashura ritual.
The tradition, which commemorates the death of the Prophet Mohammad's grandson, is seen by some Shi'ite Muslims as away of washing away their sins.
The Day of Ashura is a national holiday in some Muslim countries, with thousands taking part in annual rituals which include people whipping and cutting themselves with chains and knives.
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