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Iraq: Islamic State murders at least 30 people at Baghdad market crowded with Eid al-Adha shoppers

This will be used, as similar attacks have been used many times in the past, to claim that the Islamic State (ISIS) is not Islamic, because why would Muslims kill other Muslims? Yet the real reason why the Islamic State kills other Muslims is because it claims to be the caliphate to which all Muslims owe allegiance; thus it considers those who do not accept its authority to be rebels, apostates, and heretics, and deserving of death in accord with Sharia provisions.

“Iraq attack: Bombing at Baghdad market kills Eid shoppers,” BBC, July 19, 2021:

At least 30 people have been killed and dozens more wounded in a bomb attack on a busy market in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, security sources say.

The device exploded in the al-Wuhailat market, in the northern Sadr City area, as families prepared for the Islamic festival of Eid al-Adha on Tuesday.

It was the deadliest bombing in Baghdad in six months.

The Islamic State group (IS) claimed it was behind the blast, saying one of its members detonated an explosive vest.

The Iraqi government declared victory in its war against the Sunni Muslim jihadist group at the end of 2017….

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