Saturday, July 11, 2009
IMPORTANT: Grand Ayatollah Montazeri's Fatwa declares the supreme leader and the current government illegitimate
Source: Dr Kadivar's web site
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.
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