Clown troupe driven out of Iraq by terrorists

In a story from the BBC:  Exiled Iraqi clowns cheer refugees

“Rahman, Ali and Safi are members of Happy Family Clowns group, established in 2004 to put smiles on the faces of Iraqi children.

A few months ago the group started receiving death threats warning them against continuing their show, entitled A Child is as Scared as a Country.

But the clowns kept going, until two members of the troupe were murdered.

This was enough to drive the surviving three to leave Iraq.

“We don’t know why they targeted us. We were entertaining children,” says Rahman.”

Without a doubt, people will ask, Why?

Why would even Islamic terrorists kill clowns?

I truly don’t know.   I don’t profess to understand the mind of those cold-blooded murderers of innocent children and clowns.   The only insight I have to offer is a quote from  Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, in 1980:

“Allah did not create man so that he could have fun. The aim of creation was for mankind to be put to the test through hardship and prayer. An Islamic regime must be serious in every field. There are no jokes in Islam. There is no humor in Islam. There is no fun in Islam. There can be no fun and joy in whatever is serious.”

 

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