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  • noun a city in northwestern Iran; a place of pilgrimage for Shiite Muslims


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  • Studied under Khomeini as a very young man, in the city near Teheran called Qum, which is a theological center, and became very active, after Khomeini was expelled, in keeping alive Khomeini's vision.

    In the Name of God: The Khomeini Decade

  • A few days ago the holy city of Qum, which is the origin of the Islamic Republic, experienced the largest anti-government demonstration ever.

    The Islamic Republic of Iran, is this the beginning of the End?

  • But it accurately revealed the existence of the country's main underground nuclear enrichment center, at Natanz, and the facility at Qum, which is still under construction.

    NYT > Home Page

  • And as an example of how far away from Central Bank business the G-20 has strayed, Obama chose that venue (flanked by the U. K.'s Gordon Brown and Nicolas Sarkozy of France) to accuse Iran of having a secret nuclear plant in the mountains near Qum, which is about 100 miles from Tehran. Headlines

  • A conservative cleric blogger based in the holy Shiite city of Qum, Ahmad Najimi, said in his blog last week that the government was paying hackers hired in the network known as the "Cyber Army" the equivalent of $7 per hour to swarm the Web with positive comments about the Islamic Republic and post negative comments against dissidents.

    Iran Mounts New Web Crackdown

  • After Stalin, Roosevelt and Churchill arrived in Tehran, a group of German commandos parachuted near the Iranian city of Qum.

    Soviet Spy Stopped Attempt To Kill Allied Leaders in '43

  • But, nuking Qum probably would have had a plurality if put to popular vote.

    Matthew Yglesias » Jimmy Carter

  • These people say that overwhelmingly, these Shiite clerics are trained in the seminaries of Qum and maintain close ties to Iran and frequently travel there, raising suspicion that they are carrying Iran's message back to Bahrain.

    Kingdom, Greeting Gulf Soldiers, Is Seen as New Front on Sunni-Shiite Divide

  • Last September, when Iran's uranium enrichment plant buried inside a mountain near the holy city of Qum was revealed, the episode cast light on a ...

    Josh Shahryar: Asking the Wrong Questions About Iran

  • The Iranians appear intent on developing the means to produce a nuclear weapon; there is no other explanation for the secret uranium-enrichment facility discovered near the holy city of Qum.

    Enough Is Enough


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