Saturday, November 01, 2008

Iranian Cleric: People Loath the Clerics

It is always better from the horse' s mouth:
'In the beginning of the revolution, the clergy had a lot of respect amongst the people, but some of the clergy haven't conducted themselves well and have abused their position and therefore are no longer looked up to by the people, I am worried that the Baseej [IR Militia] may end up the same.' ISNA reported Hojjat-ol-Islam Mahmood Doaii saying this during a seminar of Baseej and the Media held in Mashad.

Doaii added, 'Sadly I have to admit this, although there are some clergy who are pious and shy away from wealth and power, but the enemy's plots have resulted in the population loathing the clergy. Now the enemy is trying to do the same with Baseej'.

5 comments:

barmakid said...

Hmmm...there always seems to be an enemy.

Azarmehr said...

yes quite! They never blame themselves. Funny thing is the apologists always cry out that this is a popular government and the people love the clergy, but the clergy themselves are admitting that the people hate us!

Sohrab said...

"The political is merely the distinction between enemy and friend."

romena said...

he saya just about himself and some cleric like him but we advocate of Ayatollah Boroujerdi and love him.you know what i said.

Azarmehr said...

Good point Romena. People's loathing is for the state clerics not for the likes of ayatollah Boroujerdi