February 26, 2016

THE FACE OF SHI'ISM:

Iranian officials push for large election turnout (Arash Karami, February 25, 2016, Al Monitor)

President Hassan Rouhani's office sent a text message to voters, saying, "Dear people of Iran, the country needs your votes. Friday, Feb. 26, will determine a hopeful future for Iran." At a Cabinet meeting, Rouhani again encouraged Iranians to vote in what he called "fateful" elections. [...]

A number of grand ayatollahs in Qom also called for Iranians to participate in the elections. Ayatollah Hossein Nouri Hamedani said, "Participating in the elections is a religious and Islamic duty." Ayatollah Nasser Makarem Shirazi said that even if some people are upset with some institutions in the country, they should still not boycott the elections. Ayatollah Jafari Sobhani, Ayatollah Javadi Amoli and Seyed Mohammad Ali Alavi Gorgani also encouraged Iranians to vote.




Posted by at February 26, 2016 8:53 AM

  

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