Sunday, November 11, 2007

Sufis Attacked

The Remains of the Sufi Seminary in Boroujerd
11 November 2007 . AP Photo

Iran’s Police and Basij Force stormed the seminary of Sufis in Boroujerd today after violent scrimmages between the Sufis and the members of a nearby Shia mosque.

Advarnews, an Iranian independent news agency, reported some 100 Sufis were injured during the raid and another 500 arrested. The basij Force troopers set the Sufi seminary afire and later demolished it by bulldozer.

Iranian Shia government does not recognize the Sufis as a religious sect and the Sufi are discriminated against because of their beliefs. Iranian Sufis mainly belong to the Nematollahi-Gonabadi order.

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