Let’s have no more hateful talk of “savages” or “savagery.” Who are we to judge? Every man and woman has a right to worship his Creator in any way they want. Jews fast, Christians have ashes applied their foreheads, and Muslims...well...they do their thing too.
Here are scenes from yesterdays festivities surrounding the Islamic holy day of Ashura – a Muslim holiday when the whole family gets in on the fun. Oh, BTW, Ashura’s quaint customs have made their contribution to our culture too. It’s the origin of the idiom “whipping oneself into a frenzy.”