Afghan Shi'ite Muslim men flagellate themselves during a Muharram procession to mark Ashura in Kabul on December 12, 2010.
Hassan Abbas, Asia Society Bernard Schwartz Fellow, explained that the Pakistani Taliban's attacks on Shiites would not weaken their campaign against the army or Nato.
Shiite Muslim pilgrims self-flagellate as they gather at Imam Musa al-Kadhim Mosque in Northern Baghdad July 7th.
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