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Iran: Pressure Groups Target Ayatollah Dastgheyb After His Remarks About Supreme Leader

Source: Jaras

On Friday August 27, after the Friday prayer, a small group of plain clothes thugs, most of them in their 20's, gathered in front of the Ayatollah Dastgheyb's mosque and showed disrespect toward this Green movement supporting Marja and member of the Assembly of Experts,and chanted slogans such as "Death to the American mullah", "Death to the disturber", "Death to the anti supreme leader", "Conspirator be shameful and leave our city".

Ayatollah Dastgheyb

According to the reports, a group of special unit forces has also blocked the streets leading to the mosque to assist these thugs in their disgraceful act and prevent people from getting to the mosque.

Few days ago also an organized group of goons disrespected his Excellency by throwing paint at the residence of this spiritual leader.


Following the coup election, Grand Ayatollah Dastgheyb has been attacked by organized groups because of his position and remarks in support of the Green movement of the people and in opposition to the government's actions. Recently also a group of plain clothes militia by attacking the mosque prevented the Grand Ayatollah from delivering his ceremony and holding up the prayer. These actions have heightened after Ayatollah Dastgheyb in one of his speeches in the holy month of Ramadan spoke of the required characteristics of supreme leader as is described in the constitution and added that the supreme leader should act according to the constitution instead of controlling it.

Ayatollah Dastgheyb had also said: "That person who constantly is self-centered and considers himself to have right over all aspects of people's lives and says that all people should obey me, such a person is the symbol of the tree of wickedness."

Grand Ayatollah Dastgheyb in response to the reaction of the supporters of the government had said: "In the advices that I gave, I intended not to insult anyone and didn't name anyone, and if people with their understanding can match my remarks with some specific person, then it is not on me and I have done my duty."

He had also added: "My intentions for stating the interpretations of Quran is to tell the people what I understand from Quran and the teachings of the Prophet and if in the society an illegitimate action happen, I warn and I have nothing other than good intentions and offering advice and these warnings are not only for the Islamic Republic but I also during the time of Shah, based on my duty, was inviting to good and warn from bad."

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