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leading muslim calligrapher killed

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Herbert Anchovy, May 28, 2007.

  1. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

    May 27, 2007
    By James Shaw
    BBC News, Baghdad

    One of the Muslim world's leading calligraphers has been shot dead by gunmen in Baghdad. Khalil al-Zahawi was the most famous practitioner in Iraq of the art of writing classical Arabic script.

    He was outside his house in the New Baghdad district of the city on Saturday when he was ambushed by gunmen and killed.

    The art of writing classical Arabic script is highly regarded in Iraq and the rest of the Muslim world.

  2. Obviously.
  3. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

    I didn't write that.

    Are you this careless in your job?
  4. I didn't imply you wrote that. I was commenting on the article.

    Are you always an asshole?
  5. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

    Shoo, fly. Shoo.
  6. pallister

    pallister Guest

    Is that a rhetorical question?
  7. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    Is there anything more in the report as to why he would have been targeted for this? It seems a little random to me.
  8. pallister

    pallister Guest

    A random killing in Baghdad. Hmmm.
  9. Story is definitely void of any context. Not sure why it was posted ... I'd ask LBJ but he'd probably try to insult me again.
  10. Ain't there a war over there?
  11. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    I'm just saying it seems a little too prepared to be random. Outside his house, gets ambushed....
  12. pallister

    pallister Guest

    It's likely he was targeted for some reason. Probably never find out why, though.
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