Haman Escapes Mordechai & Esther - This Time
Arab sources reported Wednesday that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad escaped an assassination attempt in the city Hamadan and that several people were wounded.
The Arabic-language Arabiya website, which is considered responsible and has published several articles against Ahmadinejad, reported that the “Iranian presidency confirms that President Ahmadinejad escaped an assassination attempt as his procession was targeted by a bomb.” Iran has not commented.
Arabiya said that Ahmadinejad’s procession was targeted by a bomb. Other sources said only that “an object," possibly a grenade, was thrown at the convoy. After the reported attempt, Ahmadinejad continued with his schedule and addressed a crowd.
There is a dispute whether Hamadan is actually Shushan Habira or just a city close to it. There is also a dispute about the "Tomb of Mordechai and Esther" that is there - whether it is really their tomb. Another version has them buried in Israel.
However, whether they are buried there still or not, and whether it is the right city or not, it is at least mighty close to the city that they once lived.
If I were the Iranian president, I would not be coming back to Hamadan any time soon.
Update: See We Want Mashiach's nice enhancement on this.