For the first time in nearly three weeks, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the intelligence minister Heydar Moslehi were in attendance together at a cabinet meeting on Wednesday. Moslehi was not in attendance when Ahmadinejad chaired the first meeting after he had ended his boycott on Sunday.
Meanwhile, Mojtaba Zolnoor, the representative of the supreme leader at IRGC, said in Tehran today that Ahmadinejad receives the legitimacy of his office from Ayatollah Khamenei. Zolnoor added that if the supreme leader stops his support of the president, Ahmadinejad will become a “taghoot” (an unjust leader who changes the laws of Allah) and following him will become “haraam” (forbidden) [IRNA, 4 May].
UPDATE: Later reports from Tehran indicate that Moslehi was asked by Ahmadinejad to leave the cabinet meeting before the session got underway. This is a hugely important development showing the issue dividing the senior leaders of the Islamic Republic is still unresolved.
The article says:
"Meanwhile, Mojtaba Zolnoor, the representative of the supreme leader at IRGC, said in Tehran today that Ahmadinejad receives the legitimacy of his office from Ayatollah Khamenei. Zolnoor added that if the supreme leader stops his support of the president, Ahmadinejad will become a “taghoot” (an unjust leader who changes the laws of Allah) and following him will become “haraam” (forbidden)"
So we read this nonsense, the supreme leader is deputy to god or perhaps god himeslf. The president is although is selected by people (on the face of it) that does not matter. The supreme leader is above Iranian electorate! If the supreme leader disowns the president, then the president become taghooti (a terminology used in early days of revolution to label anyone reach or unwanted". Again I don not understand what haram means! Does that mean that the president is an object that cannot be consumed like pork meat or alchohol!
Is not that shameful that in 21 st century we have people telling others that Allah or his deputy the leader are running Iran and the whole electorate or a very good proportion of 75 million population of Iran are bunch of sheep that need to follow the leader and their opinion does not matter. This fucked up ideology or religion has no place in modern Iran!
This is what happens when you don't provide a single source for the so called news you post here.
So, here are my sources and they contradict your claim:
The Pope used to make the same claim in Medieval Europe.
Here is another source:
According to a picture from IRNA mr Moslehi was not in the cabinet meeting as reported by the media. There are some unconfirmed news as well that he was asked by Ahmadinejad to leave as well!!!
Paul 10:33 AM,
Your statement about lack of source in this post is not factual and I have no idea why do you make such statements. We have clearly identified IRNA as the source, pls read the post again. You might argue, and probably correctly, that IRNA is not a good source, but you cannot say there were not a single source given. Unless by source you mean link to the original article. If that's the case, please note that we normally do not offer links, because most of those links are to Farsi articles, and the language of this blog is English.
I am precisely asking for links. I don't think that is too much to ask. This blog is in English, but it's topic is about Iran, and you have a Farsi banner too! In terms of effort, it is one copy, one past of the link, perhaps 1 second of your time. Why you refuse to provide this minimal and trivial level of corroboration for your "news" is beyond my understanding. If you are a scholar you should know that practicaly anything written down comes with references.
Your first link returns "Page Not Found error" and the second link returns 5 pictures from the presidential website, none of which proves that Moslehi was present in the meeting.
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