Sunday, February 24, 2008

The Horrors of War

As threatened, the Iraqi refugee clown story:

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....

No you weren't. And while I don't advocate clownicide, I will just say that you can't squeeze in to a tiny car without the occasional accident.

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