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Reports of lots of small groups of demonstrators today and not as much violence.

Tactic or exhaustion?

Unconfirmed rumor the regime is freaking-out over the death of Neda Sedhi (sp?), thinking she may become the symbol of the protests.  That's believable.  Allied to this is the rumor all mosques have been ordered to refuse to conduct a burial service for her which is unbelievable, unless the gov't have gone insane.  Under sharia (Islamic religious law) you HAVE to have a burial service.  Indeed there are certain things that HAVE to be done.  Here for the details.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Sun Jun 21st, 2009 at 03:51:39 PM EST
Does sound like the sort of thing you'd toss into the mix as something to destabilise  a theocratic government.

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Sun Jun 21st, 2009 at 06:18:12 PM EST
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