Category: holy shrines

Iranians licking holy shrines in religious tradition, refuse to close sites despite coronavirus outbreak

Iran has been accused of failing to clamp down on coronavirus contamination after alarming videos of worshippers licking a shrine emerged online.  Clips shared on social media show people licking the doors and burial mound inside the Fatima Masumeh shrine in Qom, defying token advice by the health ministry. Worshippers in the videos brazenly state […] Read More