After Friday's Qods Day rally, a group of organized thugs who were provoked by the remarks made by the representative of the supreme leader in the Revolutionary Guards of Fars province, and with the guidance of former hardliner governor of the city of Shiraz, using governmental resources entered the Qoba mosque (where the pro-reform Grand Ayatollah Dastgheyb gives his sermons). They then confronted the small number of people who were praying in the mosque.
One of the people injured by the thugs
Following the attack, a number of clerics and people were severely injured. Since it was not possible to take the injured outside of the mosque these individuals were treated in the mosque with limited medical equipment.
This brutal attack happened while the Council of Fars Province had guaranteed the safety and security of the mosque and by putting barriers in front of the mosque did not allow people to get into the mosque! But in the afternoon about 150 organized plain-clothes militia gathered in front of the mosque and the barriers were removed with some dirty tricks so that these thugs could get into the mosque easily where they insulted and disgraced the house of God and Grand Ayatollah Dastgheyb however they desired. But even verbal insults did not satisfy them and they started to damage and vandalize the mosque. They also used stone, wooden and iron sticks to attack the people who were praying in the mosque forcing them to defend themselves. The organized thugs damaged the building and injured many people before they were driven out of the mosque.
Following the shameful attack on Qoba mosque the brave people of Shiraz held a gathering, condemned the actions of the thugs and announced their full support for this honorable ayatollah.
... Payvand News - 09/04/10 ... --