(2001) What Does Osama Bin Laden Want?, Slate Bergen, Peter. However, a year after the war, this allegation was revealed to be a fabrication. Even after the rise of Islam and the loss of direct influence, Zoroastrianism remained part of the cultural heritage of the Iranian language -speaking world, in part as festivals and customs, but also because Ferdowsi incorporated a number. France also deployed several combat aircraft and naval units. By the time of the founding of the Achaemenid Empire, Zoroastrianism was already a well-established religion. Simpson, John (2003 The Wars Against Saddam, Basingstoke: MacMillan. 48 Upon review by the Secretary of Defense, it was found that Syria indeed planned a strike against Iraq in the coming days. Hell contains foul smells and evil food, and souls are packed tightly together although they believe they are in total isolation. 47 Conversion Though subject to a new leadership and harassment, the Zoroastrians were able to continue in their former ways. 224) that Zoroastrianism would receive renewed interest. About a third of the coalition's air power was devoted to attacking Scuds, some of which were on trucks and therefore difficult to locate. Thus, according to scholar Mary Boyce, "it was no longer the Zoroastrians alone who stood for patriotism and loyalty to the past." 51 The "damning indictment" that becoming Muslim was Un-Iranian only remained an idiom in Zoroastrian texts.