Source: Radio Zamaneh
Tehran's Friday Prayers took a more
conciliatory note this week with the
Ayatollah Emami Kashani calling on demonstrators to refrain from chanting
"particular slogans" and to pull away from those who might choose to do so.
Ayatollah Emami Kashani
ILNA reports Ayatollah Kashani saying: "Although
the current conditions may have several problems, it still has to lead to the
reappearance of the last Imam."
Shiites believe the last Imam has disappeared and his return will bring on the
Opposition forces and protesters have announced that they will take to the
streets next Thursday to renew their protest to the outcome of the presidential
elections and the following events.
Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi, the two disputing candidates of the
elections have both invited people to join the demonstrations.
Tehran's Friday Prayers Leader said today: "I
urge those who want to make noise to listen, to join the people and be kind, but
of course enemies are a different matter."
Ayatollah Kashani who is also a member of Iran's Expediency Council, commented
on the Ashura Day protests saying: "During that day's events, certain slogans
were heard which I ask you not to engage in saying them. Let the country remain
The conciliatory tone of this week's Friday Mass comes in complete contrast to
last weeks sermon by Ayatollah Janati which commended the execution of
dissidents and called for more hangings to silence the protests.
The conciliatory tone came from other sources in the establishment as well.
Head of the General Auditor's Office, Hojatoleslam PourMohammadi was quoted
saying: "In the past seven months, every time we attack each other, we fall
behind from our lives, our work and our progress and the country becomes
insecure and this is the utmost desire of our enemies."
He added: "Even if we are in the right and there is fighting in the scene, we
should pull back because fighting leads to destruction. Fires of sedition do not
just burn rioters but swallow everyone around it."
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