More trouble for the Mullahs

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    Tehran, Iran (CNN) -- Fresh clashes broke out between demonstrators and security forces in Tehran on Sunday as large crowds gathered for Ashura, a major religious observance.

    An opposition Web site said three people were killed in the fighting. But, with tight restrictions on international media, CNN could not independently verify the casualties.

    Tehran Police Chief Azizollah Rajabzadeh denied that any protesters were killed by security forces.

    Police did not fire any shots in Tehran, "and security forces were not in possession of firearms," Rajabzadeh told the semi-official news agency ISNA.

    Since the disputed presidential elections in June, protesters have turned public gatherings into rallies against President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who was declared the overwhelming winner of the race.

    Police, wary of the potential that Ashura gatherings could present, were out in full force Sunday to quell disruptions, but did not stop demonstrators holding widespread protests.

    Protesters seized a motorcycle belonging to a security force member and set it on fire.

    Elsewhere in the city, witnesses reported seeing protesters being beaten with batons. Demonstrators chanted "death to the dictator" and some ripped down a picture of Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei.

    Deaths reported in Iran clashes - CNN.com
     
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    This is how democracy will come to the middle east. Not by invading and occupying them.

    If the people want it, it will happen.
     
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    Maybe. However, Iran's current leadership is taking a path that would lead them to war with Israel and, possibly, the U.S. and other nations. If their nuclear weapons ambitions are not curtailed it may very well be deemed necessary to have it curtailed for them via military strikes, invasion, etc. Let's hope it can a positive and peaceful ending; I am not optimistic.
     
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    This is also how terrorism will be defeated.

    There are one billion Muslims in the world.

    Only the Muslims can defeat terrorism.
     

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