Plague in a Holy Place: Qom, Official Denials & the Coronavirus

The authorities in Iran are grappling with the perception that Qom, the holy city --- pilgrimage destination of twenty million believers every year --- and the center of Shia sholarship, was the starting point for COVID-19 within the Islamic Republic, writes Ali Sadrzadeh at Qantara.de : Omnipotent and omnipresent: at breakneck speed, the novel coronavirus … Continue reading Plague in a Holy Place: Qom, Official Denials & the Coronavirus