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To: DoctorZIn
"The revolutionary turmoil of 1978-79 provided racketeers with an opportunity to seize large chunks of land in Bam and use it for poorly designed and badly constructed houses and shops. The racket was backed by a group of powerful mullahs who, in exchange for a cut in the proceeds, issued fatwas (religious opinions) that canceled government orders that banned house-building in the city."

Answers a lot of questions......
25 posted on 12/30/2003 9:03:42 AM PST by nuconvert
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To: nuconvert
Treachery's long fingers reach from the past.
27 posted on 12/30/2003 2:15:58 PM PST by Pan_Yans Wife (Submitting approval for the CAIR COROLLARY to GODWIN'S LAW.)
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