It must have been a good sermon.
Iranians torch an effigy of Obama at an earlier protest. (ISNA)
Students at Tehran University torched US, UK and Israeli flags today after Friday prayers.
Islamic Republic News Agency reported:
Iranian students gathered on occasion of Student Day in Tehran University and st ablaze US, UK, and Zionist regime flags in protest against their illogical, endless hostilities toward Iran.
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Iranian students set ablaze US, UK, Zionist flags on Student Day
Iranian students gathered in Tehran University yard, shouted anti-US, anti-UK and anti-Zionist regime slogans after holding the religious ceremony related to the anniversary of Imam Hossein’s martyrdom anniversay.
The people in Iran and abroad mourn on Ashura, the tenth day of the lunar month of Moharram, the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hossein (P).
Moharram is commemorated by Shi’a Muslims as a day of mourning on the sad occasion of martyrdom of Ima Hossein ibn-Ali, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad (P) at the Battle of Karbala on the 10th of Muharram in the year 61 AH (October 2, 680 CE).
In some Shi’a regions of Muslim countries such as Albania, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Pakistan, Lebanon, and Bahrain, the Commemoration of Imam Hossein ibn Ali (P) has become a national holiday and most ethnic and religious communities participate in it. Even in a predominantly Hindu country like India, where Ashura Day is a public holiday.