Preying on the prayerful

The attack came early. Like any coward, the killer wasn’t interested in a fair fight, and chances are he didn’t even know whom he was killing. Having stalked his prey for reasons that even now aren’t entirely clear, he struck when his victims were most vulnerable: as they prayed in their house of worship. Within minutes, a once-peaceful place became a war zone, blood-smeared floors littered with the lifeless bodies of worshipers. And for what?

Read the rest at Al Jazeera.

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About Charles Davis

A writer and producer with whose work has aired on television and radio and been published by outlets such as Al Jazeera, The Intercept, The Nation and The New Republic.
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3 Responses to Preying on the prayerful

  1. Great piece. Best I've read in quite a while. Hey – you hear any good Katy-Perry-in-the-sack stories?

  2. Reading your first two sentences almost makes me feel bad for banishing you to a lifetime of Matt Yglesias. Reading your third sentence doesn't.

  3. Don't worry about it. I would never read MY.

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