On The Walls Of A Mosque, Painted Scenes Of Battle

“Painting living creatures, and especially humans, is extremely controversial in Islam and banned completely by some sects.” But at a Shiite mosque in Baghdad, “worshipers gaze up at something that was illegal under Saddam Hussein’s rule and even now could put the mosque at risk: paintings” depicting the 7th-century battle that led to the Shiite-Sunni split.