Bow down, kuffar
Well, there’s one way to stifle dissent. “Iran cleric says obeying Ahmadinejad like obeying God,” by Parisa Hafezi for Reuters, August 13 (thanks to Benedict):
TEHRAN (Reuters) – A senior Iranian cleric seen as President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s spiritual mentor said obeying the head of government was like obeying God, the moderate Etemad-e Melli newspaper said on Thursday.
Firebrand cleric Ayatollah Mohammad Taqi Mesbah-Yazdi believes the authority of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei comes from God, not from the people.
Khamenei presides over a complex political and clerical system as vali-ye faqih, or religious jurisprudent, with the president running the day-today governing of the country.
“When a president is endorsed by the vali-ye faqih, obeying the president is like obeying God,” the daily quoted Mesbah-Yazdi as saying….