In an interview with Parleman News, Ahmad Reza Dastgheyb, reformist representative of the people of the provincial city of Shiraz in parliament, discussed the recent attacks on Ghoba Mosque by pro-government plainclothes militia. This mosque was one of the main spiritual bases during the revolution and the Iran-Iraq war, and Grand Ayatollah Dastgheyb (member of the Assembly of Experts and a supporter of Green Movement) holds his sermons there.
Ahmad Reza Dastgheyb said that in recent days a group attacked Ghoba Mosque and vandalized the building and insulted the mosque.
The reformist MP added that some also attacked the house of Grand Ayatollah Dastgheyb in Shiraz. He said that unfortunately the security council of Fars province, a body appointed by Ahmadinejad, ordered for the evacuation of the mosque. Although people and followers of Grand Ayatollah Dastgheyb refused to leave the mosque, they were forced to vacate the mosque. The police then sealed the mosque afterwards!
Dastgheyb added that last night when Grand Ayatollah Dastgheyb wanted to travel to Shiraz from Tehran to get a hold of situation and comfort his followers, the security forces escorted him out of the plane and did not allow him to travel to Shiraz!
This member of the parliament stressed that these attacks on the mosque and the house of a senior religious figure and a member of the Assembly of Experts as well as the insults by the officials is making the people very angry and upset and although Grand Ayatollah Dastgheyb asked people to stay calm and be patient, but the authorities should immediately end their hard-line and harsh behavior.
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