Skip to comments.Top Iranian Sunni cleric says torture of protesters un-Islamic
Posted on 01/07/2023 8:41:14 AM PST by nuconvert
"If someone does not accept the accusation, they torture him to accept it. Confessions under coercion and the beating of the accused have no place in sharia (Islamic law) and our country's Constitution," Molavi Abdolhamid Ismaeelzahi said in a Friday prayers sermon, according to his website.
Ismaeelzahi is based in Zahedan, capital of the impoverished Sistan-Baluchistan province, home to Iran's Baluch minority. Authorities have reportedly pressured him by banning him from traveling abroad and restricting his travels and contacts within Iran.
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He’s a Sunni, not a Shia and not part of the ruling Shia clerics in Iran.
Exactly. While I commend him for speaking out, I don’t think Iran’s Shia leadership gives a damn about what a Sunni cleric has to say.
Correct. That’s why they have restricted his contacts in Iran
” I don’t think Iran’s Shia leadership gives a damn about what a Sunni cleric has to say.”
Oh, they care
The opinion of a Sunni Cleric and about 500,000 Rls (Iranian Rials) will buy you a cup of coffee in Tehran.
Gol-darn-it. I wanted to be the first to note that Sunni is a minority in Iran.
I am still smart, just not fast.
Some of the biggest and most violent protests have taken place in Sistan-Baluchistan province. His opinion is influential there
He’s top now, but won’t have a top to put his turban in a few.
But he’s from an impoverished place. Maybe zelensky can help him get a biweekly billion from US taxpayers.
"If someone does not accept the accusation, they torture him to accept it. Confessions under coercion and the beating of the accused have no place in...our country's Constitution."
The same could be said about the J6 political prisoners in the Washington DC version of Dachau.
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