#Damascus haunted with Mullah regime’s version of Ashura rituals

Ashura, a religious occasion in which Shiites commemorate the murder of Imam Hussein, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, was for many Syrians totally different this year.

The streets of Damascus, known to be the Umayyad capital,’ were filled with Shiite self-flagellation rituals.

While this is not the first year that Shiites observed Ashura in Damascus, where the shrine of Hussein’s sister Sayyida Zainab is thought to be in it, the ceremonies were not as in previous years limited to the predominantly Shiite areas of the city, such as the Al-Amin neighborhood and places near the shrine of Zainab.

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