It’s that time of year again when Shia Muslims come out to flog and mutilate themselves until they bleed

Shia Muslims around the world flog themselves to mark the festival of Ashura. The festival celebrates the martyrdom of Hussain, the Prophet Muhammad’s grandson, in the battle of Karbala, Iraq in 680.

Too bad it doesn’t also include smiting of the necks.

The festival of Ashura even includes the cutting and mutilation of small children.