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Some See Hand of Former Governor Behind Muslim Clash in Afghanistan

It was one of Islam’s holiest and most emotional days, especially for Shiite Muslims. At the Mehdi Buzerk Mosque, about 250 men stood in the courtyard, beating their chests in ritual rhythm, when a crowd was heard outside chanting: “God is great! Down with the Shiites! Down with the governor!” Most of the worshipers fled, but some climbed onto the mosque’s roof and watched in horror as a mob of Sunni Muslim rioters swarmed into the compound, torching a room where Korans were stored, overturning caldrons of food being cooked for the poor and desecrating a shrine to the region’s war dead. Full Story

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