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Saturday, June 20, 2009

Allah o Akbar

2:11 pm: The sounds of “Allah o Akbar” has just started, and is louder tonight than the nights before. And tonight, alongside their Allah o Akbar, people are chanting “Mahmoud [Ahmadinejad] is committing crimes and the Supreme Leader is supporting him! – from Iranbaan [translated]. . . . [P]eople are shouting “ya [hail] hossein” again. In addition to referencing Mir Hossein Mousavi, the chants carry a greater meaning. “Ya Hossein” is chanted in order to bring attention to injustice by Shias. It refers to the third Shia Imam, Imam Hossein, who is the iconic tragic figure of the Shia religion.

link: niacINsight


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