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Afghanistan: Rocket-propelled grenades fired at presidential palace during Eid prayers

Not a bug, but a feature. As Allah commands warfare against unbelievers in the Qur’an, rockets fired at those considered apostates and heretics during prayers are not a sacrilege, but an act of devotion.

“Rocket-propelled grenades are fired at Afghanistan’s presidential palace during Eid prayers as Muslims around the world gather to observe Islamic holiday,” by Chris Pleasance, MailOnline, July 20, 2021:

Rockets exploded near the presidential palace in Afghanistan’s capital of Kabul during Eid prayers this morning as Muslims around the world gathered to mark the religious holiday.

Video taken during the prayers captures the sound of incoming missiles and explosions as dozens of people bow their heads in prayer in a central courtyard.

Nobody was injured in the attack which has not yet been attributed to a group, though comes as the Taliban retake vast swathes of territory while the US withdraws.

Eid al-Adha, or the Feast of Sacrifice which coincides with the end of the Hajj pilgrimage, is typically marked with mass gatherings the world over and the sacrifice of animals with meat given to the needy.

Celebrations were noticeably larger than during the Eid al-Fitr holiday marking the end of Ramadan earlier this year – which came amid Covid lockdowns – but were muted compared to pre-pandemic years as governments asked worshippers to be considerate amid the spread of the Delta variant….

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