"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......
Treachery's long fingers reach from the past.
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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