Saturday, July 11, 2009

IMPORTANT: Grand Ayatollah Montazeri's Fatwa declares the supreme leader and the current government illegitimate

According to Grand Ayatollah Montazeri, the current government and the supreme leader have proven themselves ineffective, unfair and dishonest. These acts remove their legitimacy and it is upon every muslim to seek the best (and least costly ways) of seeking justice and repairing the governing system.

Ayatollah Montazeri was supposed to be the successor of Khomeini, however one year before Khomeini's death their relations fell apart because 1) Montazeri got on Hashemi Rafsanjani's toe (revealing his link to Iran-contra) and 2) because he opposed Iran's training militia (in Lebanon) and objective of "exporting revolution" He had called for a RETURN to "revolutionary values" and he advocated freedom of political parties. In other words, he opposed the absolute powers of the "supreme leader" (a position that he himself was to occupy soon.) This made Khomeini fire him!!

In the same year, thousands of Mujahedin were silently executed in Evin Prison; and Ayatollah Montazeri was put under house arrest and banned from public appearance.

Because of his "ejtehaad" degree, many shiites follow him. Hence, the Hashemi/Khamenei axis of evil has so far been unsuccessful to get rid of him and fully silence him ...

Update Jul 12: Tehran Bureau has now provided a full transcript of exchanged between Dr Kadivar and Ayatollah Montazeri.


nunya said...

Wow, you are so busy today.

I almost feel silly saying "I hope the economy turns more fair in Iran soon!" because it becomes more unfair (inequality rising) here every day.

David said...

I believe that Grand Ayatollah Montazeri is a man of good conscience. He is also a very courageous man. He spoke out against Khomeini's bloody reign of terror, and against the hypocrisy of Rafsanjani, at the risk of his own life. I hope that his words will be taken to heart by many Iranians!

Grand Ayatollah Montazeri reminds me of Nelson Mandela. He is like the conscience of Iran, as Mandela was for South Africa.