This was a huge gift to Iran—itself a shiite state—and represented a historic shift.
One of the people he was talking to was Ahmad Chalabi, the leader of the Iraqi National Congress, a shiite exile group.
The shiite mourning month of Muharram begins on December 18.
shiite militiamen allied with Iran were able to hack into U.S. Predator drones being flown over Iraq in recent years.
To them, any Assad survival for any length of time means victory for shiite Iran, their ultimate devil.
It is well known that shiite teachers were especially active in Persia.
On the last night many shiite Moslems walk to the mosque in bare feet, wearing sackcloth.
On the other side of the shrunken Abbasid domain there was also a shiite kingdom in Persia.
The most prominent university of the shiite Mohammedans is in the shrine place of Karballa.
During this period every man, woman and child of the shiite Moslems are under obligations to wear black garments.