Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Baghdad Blast Kills 18 in Shia District of Sadr City


Summary: At least 18 people were killed and at least 42 people were wounded after a suicide bomber detonated a pick-up truck on a busy street in the Shia District of Sadr City. The bombing happened on Wednesday February 15th, 2017. No one has currently taken responsibility of the bombing, but in recent events many are suspecting ISIS.

Connection: This current event connects with the past event of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. These were bombings that terrorized many innocent Japanese civilians such as this very recent bombing in Sadr.

Discussion Questions:
1. Do you believe this is the work of ISIS or a random act of crime?

2. Why are these happening so frequently in the Middle East? Explain your reasoning.

Source: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-38985349

7 comments:

  1. I think this would be of a random crime. ISIS is a big terrorist group and if they would want to do something that would terrorize the city, then this would have a different outcome. This would be a random event because it is just one person who did it.

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  2. It might have been ISIS but we cannot automatically blame ISIS because there is no evidence really. I think it might be happening in the Middle East frequently because they don't really do anything in result of any terrorist attacks. If the US were to be attacked again, it might cause major problems especially since we have a new president.

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  3. This attack was probably either Isis, or another radical Islamic group in the area. These attacks are happening frequently in the middle east because of the violent properties of the Islam religion. Such strong religious beliefs as in the middle east have reactionary taking the area back in time. The middle east has developed backwards, from the bustling intelligent markets of Ellepo, to a constrictive religious government bent on taking away rights and spreading a radical form of Islam.

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  4. I think it is likely that this attack was from ISIS, but it could also have been another terrorist group. I don't think it's likely that it was a random act of violence because suicide bombings are usually very intentional. Their purpose is to create fear, which is exactly what this attack did. Even if it was not done by a known terrorist group, it is still an act of terror.

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    1. I agree with you that this was an act of terror, it was meant to provoke fear in the population and it did just that.

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  5. I think it is likely that this attack was from ISIS, but it could also have been another terrorist group. I don't think it's likely that it was a random act of violence because suicide bombings are usually very intentional. Their purpose is to create fear, which is exactly what this attack did. Even if it was not done by a known terrorist group, it is still an act of terror.

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  6. I think they should have some solid evidence before assuming it was ISIS, they could be wrong. If they attack isis back without any solid proof it could lead to something worse.

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