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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.
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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) State television reports a bomb explosion in southern Iran has killed scores of people.
Wonder who was behind this or if Iran will decide to do anything to retaliation? Hmmmm.
“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”.
Is it Bush’s fault yet????
Hope so! ;-)
“Wonder who was behind this or if Iran will decide to do anything to retaliation?”
You are on the way to destruction.
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.
“A bomb blast in a mosque......”
That sure has a nice ring to it.
Hopefully it will become a popular hobby.
I beg your pardon?
When this happened some good intel was gotten on the scrambling of mullahs and other higher ups out of the streets/public.
Better post a link. I don’t think he got the joke.
Well.....wonder how that happened?
You’ll see soon, and laugh. It’s a funny cartoon about getting set up the bomb.
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.
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....
What’s the Baihai faith? Sounds like a drink or a beach somewhere.
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.
Could always be a work-related accident..
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - State television reports that a bomb
explosion in a mosque in southern Iran has killed scores of
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
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.
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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.
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.
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).
Just the typical weapons cache of your local mosque igniting by mistake, is my guess!
Tsk tsk boys ... dint ya mother never teach ya ... don’t use mosques as a bomb building site?
Yes they do, uou just have to spell it correctly.
I don’t know the details myself other than it being a relatively young religion founded in Persia, so Wikipedia comes to rescue!
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.
The Bahá'í Faith is a religion founded by Bahá'u'lláh in 19th-century Persia, emphasizing the spiritual unity of all humankind. There are about six million Bahá'ís in more than 200 countries and territories around the world.
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.
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". "Bahaism" (or "Baha'ism") has been used in the past but is fading from use.
I actually had friends in Kansas that were Bahai. THey were pretty far left as far as politics go.
So did the Bahaiians do this? Doubtful, but they’ll probably get framed for it, and cracked down on, too.
When are these terrorist going to learn? Leave the bombs at the door.
Its because of the occupation of Iraq. /s
It is said that the main difference between fires in a Mosque and in a Christian Church are the secondary explosions in the Mosque.
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.
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.