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Mehdi Fattahi

Mehdi Fattahi is an author at Religion News Service.

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Shiite Muslims in Mideast mark solemn holy day of Ashoura

By Mehdi Fattahi — August 8, 2022
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Security forces, particularly in Taliban-run Afghanistan, were on high alert for any violence. In the past, bloody attacks have marred the festival across in the Middle East, as Sunni extremists who view the Shiites as heretics seize on the holy day to target large gatherings of mourners.
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