Blood, sweat and tears

January 9, 2009

From the many Ashura pictures we received to the newly re-named Your View this week, this one from Jashim Salam caught my eye because of the interesting use of a slow shutter speed to give the image and event a sense of movement.

You will begin to see a wider selection of images and video on our revamped Your View page but we will continue to showcase the best in our weekly showcase here.

Comments

I can understand remembering a significant icon in religious history with a ceramony, ritual or even set a national holiday to shut down business, but these acts are pure lunacy!

They weep for their fallen religious icon by beating and scarring themselves with metal blades and other devices of self mutilation. How can this ben humane?

I agree with Ouch. “Thank you sir, may I have another? Thank you sir, may I have another? Thank you sir, may I…”

Posted by buffalobob | Report as abusive
 

the human body can endure such pain, amazing stuff

Posted by Nayeem | Report as abusive
 

This picture of “human activity” is a reflection of
thousand of years of developing civility and respect for
one’s self and humanity? This looks more like lions in Africa looking for prey for survival. It does not reflect intelligence, respect for one’s self or civilized society. It reflects barbarism of the worst kind and a lack of respect of the evolution of civilization. Why pay any attention to this type of self egotism and ignorance.

Posted by Larry Fuller | Report as abusive
 

In response to an earlier bloggers comment: “This looks more like lions in Africa looking for prey for survival. It does not reflect intelligence, respect for one’s self or civilized society. It reflects barbarism of the worst kind and a lack of respect of the evolution of civilization.”

Barbarism of the worst kind? I think not! This person is hurting only himself not murdering thousands of people with the push of a button or pull of a trigger. The evolution of civilization has not yet happened near as I can tell. Would anyone civilized find it reasonable to invade sovereign countries and slaughter their civilians in countless numbers? Not by my understanding of the word civilized to be sure!

 

I absolutely agree with Maria..What sort of civilization destroying the food for survival of Palestinians by bombardment,killing thousand of innocent baby and civilians..not allowing red cross for aid the victims??

this man here in this photograph is thousand times better and civilized than so called civilized and powerful country that destroying the humanity by war..
this man is hurting himself proving the same pain that helpless people suffering all around the world.

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