Monday, February 11, 2013

Larijani Forced to Abandon Speech in Qom

Attacked by Ahmadinejad Supporters
On Sunday, supporters of President Ahmadinejad forced Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani to abandon his speech in Massoumeh Mosque in Qom. Larijani, an MP from Qom, was making the speech as part of the celebration of the 34th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution in the holy city when Ahmadinejad supporters began chanting pro-Ahmadinejad slogans and threw shoes and prayers stones at him. Larijani tried to calm the crowd, saying, “We must not spoil this celebration with such acts,” but was rushed out of the mosque.

Today, Majlis Deputy Speaker Boroujerdi denounced the attack, at one of the holiest mosques in the country, calling it an “insult” against Islamic revolution and the supreme leader. (Khaneh-e Melat, 11 February)
Photo credit: Some of Ahmadinejad’s supporters breaking up Ali Larijani's speech on Sunday. Massoumeh Mosque, Qom. 10 February 2013 (Khaneh-e Melat)


Anonymous said...

Hamashon yek mosht arazel va obashan!
Nang bod Jomhoori Islami.

reader said...

I am confused! Could the experts there please shed some light on this? Who are these bunch of bold people, out of line with the establishment, challenging the clerical supremacy? In Qom , the seat of Shia clerical power!?

Mark Pyruz said...

It's amusing, really. Ahmadinejad and his supporters are already gearing up for 2017 presidential election.

Nader Uskowi said...

No, for 2013 election!

Anonymous said...

The Jackals are tearing each other apart. Lovely to see!

B.M.A said...


it is an election season ,a season of differences anywhere ,sometimes threatening to tear the country!yes AN IN-HOUSE DISPUTE aka storm in a teacup !.BUT WHEN THE DUST SETTLES,it is a new day and new hopes ,politicians the world over, promise heaven on earth if then this is an expected scenario-