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At least eight killed in Iran explosion
Reuters ^

Posted on 04/12/2008 12:03:51 PM PDT by maquiladora

TEHRAN --A bomb blast in a mosque in southern Iran on Saturday killed at least eight Iranians in southern Fars province and injured more than 50 people, the semi-official Fars news agency reported.

"The death toll is expected to rise above eight because some of the injured people are in a critical condition," Fars said, without giving a source.

"During the speech of a cleric in the Shohada mosque in Shiraz city, a bomb blast killed several people," Fars quoted an unnamed source as saying.

Earlier, state television said the blast happened in central Iran, without giving details.

Reuters © 2008


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KEYWORDS: bahai; explosion; iran; islam; mosque; shiraz; wahhabi; workaccident
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1 posted on 04/12/2008 12:08:03 PM PDT by maquiladora
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To: maquiladora

AP News Alert

9 minutes ago

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — State television reports a bomb explosion in southern Iran has killed scores of people.


2 posted on 04/12/2008 12:08:15 PM PDT by maquiladora
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To: maquiladora; Army Air Corps; Dog; jeffers; shield

Scores, now.


3 posted on 04/12/2008 12:09:39 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: txflake

Wonder who was behind this or if Iran will decide to do anything to retaliation? Hmmmm.


4 posted on 04/12/2008 12:14:44 PM PDT by maquiladora
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To: maquiladora

“During the speech of a cleric in the Shohada mosque in Shiraz city, a bomb blast killed several people,”

His last words were, “Somebody set us up the bomb”.


5 posted on 04/12/2008 12:15:15 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Just saying what 'they' won't.)
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To: maquiladora

Is it Bush’s fault yet????


6 posted on 04/12/2008 12:16:23 PM PDT by GitmoSailor
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To: maquiladora
The limestone tomb at Pasargadae of King Cyrus the Great,
near the city of Shiraz, 1000 kms south of Tehran.


7 posted on 04/12/2008 12:17:08 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: GitmoSailor

Hope so! ;-)


8 posted on 04/12/2008 12:17:29 PM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: maquiladora

“Wonder who was behind this or if Iran will decide to do anything to retaliation?”


You are on the way to destruction.


9 posted on 04/12/2008 12:17:29 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Just saying what 'they' won't.)
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To: maquiladora

Just about to ask you the same thing, lol.

The Iranian people themselves will be told that Petraeus or Crocker personally planted it.

Who really did it? And who all was in the mosque? A mullah or mullah’s aide?

Beginnings of a revolt?

Have you ever read about anything going boom in Iran? I haven’t.


10 posted on 04/12/2008 12:17:55 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: maquiladora

“A bomb blast in a mosque......”

That sure has a nice ring to it.

Hopefully it will become a popular hobby.


11 posted on 04/12/2008 12:18:07 PM PDT by Gator113 ("I drink your milkshake.")
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To: UCANSEE2
You are on the way to destruction.

I beg your pardon?

13 posted on 04/12/2008 12:19:44 PM PDT by maquiladora
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To: maquiladora

When this happened some good intel was gotten on the scrambling of mullahs and other higher ups out of the streets/public.


14 posted on 04/12/2008 12:20:53 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: maquiladora

Ucan-
Better post a link. I don’t think he got the joke.


15 posted on 04/12/2008 12:22:37 PM PDT by Uriah_lost (This space reserved for a decent candidate,,,lemme know when we get one.)
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To: maquiladora; NormsRevenge; elhombrelibre; Allegra; SandRat; tobyhill; G8 Diplomat; Dog; Cap Huff; ..

Well.....wonder how that happened?


16 posted on 04/12/2008 12:23:38 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: maquiladora

You’ll see soon, and laugh. It’s a funny cartoon about getting set up the bomb.


17 posted on 04/12/2008 12:24:07 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: maquiladora

Please provide a source and working link to the article you posted in response #2. Also please provide a source and working link to the article you posted in response #12.

Please provide a working link and the source name for any articles you post on Free Republic.

Thanks.


18 posted on 04/12/2008 12:28:25 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: maquiladora
BBC:

Deadly blast strikes Iranian city


19 posted on 04/12/2008 12:28:40 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: txflake; maquiladora
SSUUTB
20 posted on 04/12/2008 12:30:20 PM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature (Senator McCain, what did GWB promise you back in 2000? And you believed him? BWAHAAAAA!)
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To: maquiladora

Hmmm...a bomb blast at a mosque. A mullah behind it, perhaps, but why would they blow up their own guys....if they’re at a mosque listening to a cleric’s speech they’ve gotta be pretty devout, right? Why would they be targets of a mullah?

Although I found it ironic that the name of the mosque was Shohada, which looks like shahada, which is the creed the suicide bombers say before they blow themselves up....


21 posted on 04/12/2008 12:31:58 PM PDT by G8 Diplomat
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To: maquiladora
Where is Mookie now? Maybe he was a guest speaker.

/wishing

23 posted on 04/12/2008 12:33:15 PM PDT by Normal4me
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To: txflake

Beginnings of a revolt?

I would sure hope so. Now is the time for the Iranians to start tackling the regime...before they get nukes.

We usually hear about bomb blasts like this in Iraq or Pakistan or Afghanistan....not usually in Iran. It is kind of odd...
24 posted on 04/12/2008 12:33:40 PM PDT by G8 Diplomat
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To: G8 Diplomat

What’s the Baihai faith? Sounds like a drink or a beach somewhere.


25 posted on 04/12/2008 12:35:17 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: txflake

Thank you txflake for providing a working link for your article.

Unfortunately though I have to pull the complete Fox article you posted because all material from Fox News must be excerpted, even if it’s a small article such as the one you posted.


26 posted on 04/12/2008 12:37:59 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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Could always be a work-related accident..


27 posted on 04/12/2008 12:39:35 PM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: All
Turk News:

Iran state TV says bomb blast in southern mosque kills scores of people

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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - State television reports that a bomb
explosion in a mosque in southern Iran has killed scores of
people.

The report says a number of people have also been injured
in the mosque in the city of Shiraz.

The semi-official Fars news agency is giving a lower death
toll, saying eight people have been killed and more than 50
injured. There is no immediate explanation for the
discrepancy.

The state television report says "As a result of a bomb
explosion at Rahpouyan Cultural Center in Shiraz,
unfortunately scores of our countrymen were martyred."

Fars says the mosque is the site of a weekly speech about
extremist Wahabi beliefs and the outlawed Bahai faith.


121906 apr 08GMT

28 posted on 04/12/2008 12:40:52 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5i5J24QdqRtBHmbb4jztPXyvaAHdQD900GI7O0


29 posted on 04/12/2008 12:41:55 PM PDT by maquiladora
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To: maquiladora

Could this be the beginning of giving Iran a taste of its own medicine? I personally wouldn’t cry if America funded Iranian dissidents who attack them in the same way they attack us in Iraq.


30 posted on 04/12/2008 12:42:41 PM PDT by aft_lizard (born conservative...I chose to be a republican)
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To: Admin Moderator

I heard somehere yesterday the mosque is the site of weekly speech about extremist Wahabi beliefs and the outlawed Bahai faith; whether the speech is pro-Wahabi is unclear, and even wikipedia doesn’t have an entry on Baihai.


31 posted on 04/12/2008 12:44:06 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: txflake
Bahai Shrine and Gardens<

***************************EXCERPT**********

The terraced gardens are on Mt. Carmel, overlooking Haifa Bay. The steps and terraces run down the hill from golden dome of the Shrine of the Bab. The shrine was built in 1953 to mark the tomb of of Siyyad Ali Muhammed – the Bab. He was born a Muslim, in Persia, and founded the Baihai faith (which is persecuted in modern Iran).

32 posted on 04/12/2008 12:44:35 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: maquiladora

Just the typical weapons cache of your local mosque igniting by mistake, is my guess!


33 posted on 04/12/2008 12:46:32 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: maquiladora

Tsk tsk boys ... dint ya mother never teach ya ... don’t use mosques as a bomb building site?


34 posted on 04/12/2008 12:48:53 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true.)
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To: txflake

Yes they do, uou just have to spell it correctly.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bah%C3%A1’%C3%AD_Faith


35 posted on 04/12/2008 12:49:26 PM PDT by aft_lizard (born conservative...I chose to be a republican)
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To: txflake

LOL.

I don’t know the details myself other than it being a relatively young religion founded in Persia, so Wikipedia comes to rescue!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bahai


36 posted on 04/12/2008 12:50:03 PM PDT by G8 Diplomat
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To: txflake
This seems to have info:

http://www.nanaimobahais.org/

*****************EXCERPT*****************

What do you believe?
• Do you believe that each person should independently seek after religious truth?
• Do you believe that women and men are spiritually equal?
• Do you believe that religion and science should agree?
• Do you believe in the abandonment of all forms of prejudice and that there should be unity between the races?
• Do you believe in the idea of universal education?

If you agree with some or all of the foregoing we think you will be interested in the teachings of the Bahá'í Faith, whose principles serve as a guide to religious and social progress at this time. Fuller discussion may be had by contacting the Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of Nanaimo, (250) 758-1845.

37 posted on 04/12/2008 12:50:55 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: aft_lizard
Thanks, who has to spell it correctly? :)

The Bahá'í Faith is a religion founded by Bahá'u'lláh in 19th-century Persia, emphasizing the spiritual unity of all humankind.[1] There are about six million Bahá'ís in more than 200 countries and territories around the world.[2][3]

According to Bahá'í teachings, religious history has unfolded through a series of God's messengers who brought teachings suited for the capacity of the people at their time, and whose fundamental purpose is the same. Bahá'u'lláh is regarded as the most recent, but not final, in a line of messengers that includes Abraham, Moses, Zoroaster, Buddha, Krishna, Jesus, Muhammad and others. Bahá'u'lláh's claim to fulfill the eschatological promises of previous scriptures coincides with his mission to establish a firm basis for unity throughout the world, and inaugurate an age of peace and justice, which Bahá'ís expect will inevitably arise.[4]

Bahá'í (IPA: [bæhɒːʔiː] Persian: بهائی) can be an adjective referring to the Bahá'í Faith, or used as a term for a follower of Bahá'u'lláh. (Bahá'í is not a noun meaning the religion as a whole.) The word comes from the Arabic word Bahá’, meaning "glory" or "splendour".[5] "Bahaism" (or "Baha'ism") has been used in the past but is fading from use.

38 posted on 04/12/2008 12:52:50 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: G8 Diplomat; txflake
Found this:

But First, Unity

39 posted on 04/12/2008 12:53:26 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: txflake

I actually had friends in Kansas that were Bahai. THey were pretty far left as far as politics go.


40 posted on 04/12/2008 12:56:24 PM PDT by aft_lizard (born conservative...I chose to be a republican)
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To: aft_lizard

So did the Bahaiians do this? Doubtful, but they’ll probably get framed for it, and cracked down on, too.


41 posted on 04/12/2008 1:06:59 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: maquiladora

When are these terrorist going to learn? Leave the bombs at the door.


42 posted on 04/12/2008 1:07:57 PM PDT by tobyhill (The media lies so much the truth is the exception)
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To: GitmoSailor

Its because of the occupation of Iraq. /s


43 posted on 04/12/2008 1:09:14 PM PDT by Elsiejay (Rev.)
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To: maquiladora

It is said that the main difference between fires in a Mosque and in a Christian Church are the secondary explosions in the Mosque.


44 posted on 04/12/2008 1:27:28 PM PDT by Redleg Duke ("All gave some, and some gave all!")
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To: txflake

Probably get framed is right, but they aarent the kind of ideology that would do such a thing. I tHink of them as buddhists with a god.


45 posted on 04/12/2008 1:47:27 PM PDT by aft_lizard (born conservative...I chose to be a republican)
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To: txflake

Very interesting. Thanks for the ping. So far, no one is claiming responsibility. It would be interesting to know who did it and what was their motivation.


46 posted on 04/12/2008 3:01:31 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: txflake
Have you ever read about anything going boom in Iran? I haven’t.

I know that it wasn't a "boom", but I do recall a fire at an Iranian military facility last year. This, however, is a rather obvious attack and the questions remain: who did it and what was the objective?
47 posted on 04/12/2008 3:07:35 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Army Air Corps

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2000645/posts?page=8

another thread


48 posted on 04/12/2008 3:23:30 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: FARS

Ping


49 posted on 04/12/2008 3:44:43 PM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: G8 Diplomat
Iran is a more diverse country than most westerners realize. This could be an ethnic issue. The Ahvazi Arabs had a short lived bombing campaign a few years ago.


50 posted on 04/12/2008 3:53:08 PM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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