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Government newspaper accuses head of Iran's security forces of ordering murder of those in Ahmadinejad camp


In an editorial published by the government newspaper Iran News and republished by government news agency IRNA, the head of Iran's security forces, Esmail Ahmadi Moghaddam, has been accused of ordering murder of those in Ahmadinejad camp whom Ahmadi Moghaddam accuses of devianting from true Islam.

The head of Iran's security forces, Esmail Ahmadi Moghaddam

The editorial quotes Esmail Ahmadi Moghaddam as saying: "Those who think differently than velayat faghigh (Supreme Leader's rule), and see themselves as directly connected to the 12th Imam, and for eight years have been saying in their speeches they are tied to the 12th Imam, and still do not see velayat faghigh as complete, they should know that Quran and velayat are inseparable and that velayat faghigh is the principle of referring to Islam."

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Ahmadi Moghaddam continued: "Members of the deviant current claim they have received their orders from the 12th Imam. They have talked in the country for eight years (referring to eight years of Ahmadinejad's presidency), but it's not clear who is their Supreme leader." He then added: "Anyone who has any adherence to Islam other than velayat faghigh, has chosen the Salafi way ("deviant" path) and their blood is permissible.

The editorial harshly criticizes Esmail Ahmadi Moghaddam for saying these words and asks him if he is aware that with these words he is issuing an order for murder. It also asks him if he has done this on his own or he has the approval of others.

Read Esmail Ahmadi Moghaddam's recent interview with ISNA


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