Iranian pilgrims abducted near Shia shrine in Syria
04-Aug-2012 (7 comments)

Some 48 Iranian pilgrims have been kidnapped from a bus in the vicinity of a shrine near the Syrian capital Damascus, reports say.

Iranian diplomats blamed the abduction, from close to the Shia shrine of Sayyida Zainab, on "armed groups".

Syrian state television later gave the same account of the incident.

Meanwhile, fresh fighting has been reported around Damascus, and in the northern city of Aleppo, where rebels are trying to secure their positions.

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Pilgrims ?

by Rea on

Doubt it.

Who, in his right mind, would go on pilgrimage to a country torn apart by a deadly civil war ?


There is a whole nation being raped and looted ….

by Bavafa on

For nearly 50 years, solely due to their religious entitlements and belief for the promise land, so why are we surprised as why these people, if they are in fact ordinary pilgrims, in the middle of this chaos, on their pilgrimage!!!!   


Religious fundamentalism does not follow logic and rational, regardless of which religion or which people.

 Having said that, I wish them a safe return to their family and friends.


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Idiots Getting what they Deserve

by IranFirst on

They should ask Arab Zainab (that they went to see) for help, and if they don't get it , it's too bad. They should not be spending Iran's money on long dead Arab terrorists and their family.


Now, which sane pilgrim would venture into Syria in the midst of


civil war and violence unless they are part of the IRR gangs of criminals trying to save their nocheh Ass'ad!?

I would hope the kidnappers deliver these so-called pilgims to the Israeli authorities for further interrogation of course performed in a civilized manner e.g., smile before apply more severe methods!?!?

Shlomo is for smile first ...


شیکمشون باید پر از جوجه کباب باشه!


First I strongly condemn these "armed syrian gangs", for abducting our dear fellow shiaat "pilgrims".

having said that, and assuming that these abducted compatriots were indeed "pilgrims", with no financial, political, and or military connections to the corrupt, terrorist, thieving, murdering islamist regime, then the question would be;  what kind of a mind set would take one right into the middle of a war zone to visit the "shrine" of a woman who's relatives laid waste to our country 1400 years ago??  

"Personal business must yield to collective interest."

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