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    • BamBoo
    • 04.09.06 | 02:56 (IDT)

    If he had few thousands followers in life he would have few million followers in death. I am not talking about supporters but rather active followers. As much as i understand the sentiment of ordinary Israelis toward the man ,It is extremely foolish for olmert to make such statement let alone act upon them. There are 1.3 million Shia Lebanese living on Israel's borders who's identity and ideology is shaped by single cataclysmic historical event, a battle at karballa in Iraq which resulted in the death of Hussein the grand son of the prophet Mohamed and split Islam into Sunnis and shia. 1500 years later ,for ten days every year the shia in south Lebanon and elsewhere in the world commemorate Karballa with "Assura" in which they mourn not only Hussein but also lament their failure at Karballa to put their money where their mouth is and to fight for what they perceived as a just cause.

    from the article: Who's in the bunker?
    First published 00:00 03.09.06 | Last updated 00:00 03.09.06
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