March 15, 2005


Iran clerics blasted by academic (Sadeq Saba, 3/15/05, BBC News)

Iran's clerical leaders have come under attack from one of the country's most influential conservative academics.

Ali Mottahari, a Tehran University philosophy teacher, has accused the clerics of creating a schism between religion and the people.

Mr Mottahari's father was the late Ayatollah Morteza Mottahari, the intellectual leader of Iran's Islamic Revolution in 1979.

He told the Iranian news agency that clerics should stay out of government.

Khomenism isn't Shi'ism.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 15, 2005 3:09 PM
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