Violence In Iraq And The Legacy Of The Iraq War

In this Sunday July 3, 2016, file photo, an Iraqi woman grieves at the scene after a truck bomb attack in Karada, a busy shopping district in the center of Baghdad, Iraq. As millions of Muslims around the world celebrate the end of Ramadan, many are struggling to come to grips with what has been a particularly bloody month of attacks that killed more than 350 people and spread terror across continents.
An Iraqi woman grieves at the scene after a truck bomb attack in Karada, a busy shopping district in the center of Baghdad, Iraq. As millions of Muslims around the world celebrate the end of Ramadan, many are struggling to come to grips with what has been a particularly bloody month of attacks that killed more than 350 people and spread terror across continents. Hadi Mizban / AP Photo
In this Sunday July 3, 2016, file photo, an Iraqi woman grieves at the scene after a truck bomb attack in Karada, a busy shopping district in the center of Baghdad, Iraq. As millions of Muslims around the world celebrate the end of Ramadan, many are struggling to come to grips with what has been a particularly bloody month of attacks that killed more than 350 people and spread terror across continents.
An Iraqi woman grieves at the scene after a truck bomb attack in Karada, a busy shopping district in the center of Baghdad, Iraq. As millions of Muslims around the world celebrate the end of Ramadan, many are struggling to come to grips with what has been a particularly bloody month of attacks that killed more than 350 people and spread terror across continents. Hadi Mizban / AP Photo

Violence In Iraq And The Legacy Of The Iraq War

Earlier this week Iraq experienced one of its most deadly terrorist attacks in the last 15 years.

According to CNN, at least 292 people were killed and 200 injured in a suicide bombing in Baghdad. Another suicide attack yesterday killed at least 26.

Protests and anger over the country’s security situation continued as a long-awaited official investigation into Britain’s decision to invade Iraq was also released. It found the decision was based on flawed intelligence.

We talk about the violence in Iraq and the legacy of the war with Laith Saud, a visiting assistant professor of religious studies at DePaul University. He co-authored the book, An Introduction to Islam in the 21st Century.