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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Threats In Damascus

In Syria recently, a group of radical rebels - such a group as our government and the European Union are backing and seeking to send arms to - threatened to destroy the Mosque of the honorable Zainab, the daughter of 'Ali ibn Abi Talib, in Damascus. 
In response, the local Shi'a population surrounded the mosque, and ascended the roof to raise the red flag of the honorable 'Abbas, the half-brother of Zainab. You can see people on the roof and dome in this picture.

I think this is a pretty good photo of sectarian civil war:  the helplessness before the storm and the resolve to maintain and to ascend.


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