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Daily Journal of Mahaan, an Iranian-American student residing in USA.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Attacks on Shia's Shrine

The attack on the al-Askari shrine is one of the most of dangerous ones that might spark a complete civil war within Iraq. Whatever plans that British and American have been dreaming in their mind for their new middle east has to be reviewed because what's clear is that Iraq is going out of everyone's control and democracy and consensus is not working there. Who knows what can come after such an attack!

For those who might not know about the importance of this Shrin: Shias believe in the ruling of 12 Imam's after the death of profit Mohammad. The Imams start from Ali who was the cousin and son in law of Mohmmad and end with Mahdi who is believed to be disappeared long time ago and will eventually return to bring justice to the world. The al-Askari Shrine is the tomb of the 10th and 11th Imams and is the area that is believed that Mahdi disappeared at first place.
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