Refreshing Candor Alert. “Iran: Vote for Rafsanjani and We Will Have Nuclear Bombs, Says Religious Leader,” from Adnkronos International, with thanks to MG:
Tehran, 27 May (AKI) – Hojatolislam Gholam Reza Hasani, a representative of Iran’s supreme spiritual leader, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, in Iranian Azerbaijan, has no doubts as to who to vote for in the next presidential elections on 17 June. “You need to vote for Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani,” said Hasani. “This way we will finally be able to have for ourselves the atomic bomb to fairly stand up to Israeli weapons,” said Hasani.
“Freedom, democracy and stupidities of this type cannot be carried over to any part, and these concepts are out of sync with the principles of Islam,” said Hasani, the imam who led Friday prayers in the main city of western Iranian Azerbaijian.
What’s that? Hasani says freedom and democracy are incompatible with Islam? What is he, some kind of racist Islamophobe?
“Islam always spoke with the sword in the hand and I don’t see why now we have changed attitudes and talk with the other civilisations.”