Iraqi University Students Protest Campus Slaughter

Al-Mustansiriya University students returned to their Baghdad campus one day after terrorists murdered 70 of their peers. The students were protesting against yesterday’s horrible slaughter.

A student speaks during a protest inside the Technology University campus against yesterday’s bombings of Al-Mustansiriya University in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday Jan. 17, 2007, where 70 students were killed and 133 wounded in twin car bomb blasts Tuesday. (AP Photo/Samir Mizban)

Students and faculty protested today at Al-Mustansiriya University in Baghdad after terrorists set off two bombs and killed 75 Iraqis at the university:

Dozens of students from Baghdad’s Mustansiriyah university demonstrated Wednesday against twin bombings there the previous day that killed 70 people and wounded nearly 140 others.

Around 60 students from the University of Technology staged a sit-in at the central Karada district demanding more protection for students, professors and teachers.

‘We condemn the terror attacks against students,’ said a banner held by one student while others shouted, ‘We want the government to protect the students and professors from terrorists,’ as security forces sealed off the area where the university is located.

‘This attack is not targeting a specific sect. The university has students who are Shias, Sunnis, Kurds and Christians. It is a war on everything associated with Iraq,’ said one student, Yasmin Mohammed.

Some university professors participated in the funeral procession, along with relatives and friends of the students killed, chanting “Shiites and Sunnis are brothers.”


Bomb attack victims wait for treatment at a hospital in Baghdad January 16, 2007. A car bomb and a suicide bomber killed 70 people and wounded 130 more. Students were blown up as they waited for cars to take them home at the entrance to a university in Baghdad. (REUTERS/Kareem Raheem)

A majority of those slaughtered by the terrorists were female students.
Do you suppose Western university students can hear their cries for peace?

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