Posts Tagged ‘cleric’

Iranian cleric proposes formation of religious leaders Int’l committee to address COVID-19

Tasnim – Secretary of Iran’s Supreme Council of Cultural Revolution called for the establishment of a joint committee of world religious leaders to figure out how to help people across the globe amid the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. In a letter to a number of major religious leaders and organizers of social campaigns in […]

Top Iranian cleric among those tasked with choosing supreme leader succumbs to coronavirus infection

Bathaie Golpayenagi was reported infected on Sunday, becoming the first member of the Council of Experts diagnosed with the virus. He died on Monday morning at the Shahid Beheshti Hospital in Qom province, where he was being treated along with over a thousand other patients, IRNA news agency reported. The body he was part of […]

PEAK LEFTISM: Moslem Cleric Addresses Bernie Sanders Rally in Arabic

This scene epitomizes the Bernie Sanders campaign: a foreign dindu speaking in a foreign language. Yes, indeed, stupid goyim. Bernie will ensure that Taliban clerics teach progressive Americans lessons about justice and equality. Leftist white women respect the Taliban elders when it comes to women’s rights. The Taliban love and cherish women. Burying them in […]

Deal of Century doomed to failure, senior cleric says

IRNA – Tehran’s Interim Friday Prayers Leader Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami said that US President Donald Trump’s Deal of the Century is doomed to failure. Addressing the second Friday prayers sermon in Tehran, he added that resistance has stopped the Deal of the Century from coming into existence. Palestine has been occupied for approximately 70 years, […]

Iran Cleric: We Have No Good Revenge Targets, Only US Heroes Are SpongeBob and Spider-Man

(TMU) — For the average person watching events in the Middle East over the past week, it’s difficult to glean any humor from the looming threat of a major regional war between the United States and Iran. However, one Iranian cleric has made comments which can either be viewed as a cutting and acidic bit of sarcasm, […]

Lebanese biker mob attacks Sunni cleric’s office, torches city’s Christmas tree

BEIRUT — A mob in Lebanon attacked the office of a Sunni Muslim religious leader in the northern city of Tripoli, smashing in windows early on Wednesday, reports said. The assailants then moved to one of the city’s main squares and set fire to the municipality’s Christmas tree. The violence indicated that the tensions that […]

Firebrand Arab Israeli cleric convicted of incitement to terrorism

A prominent Arab Israeli Islamic cleric was convicted Sunday of incitement to terrorism over a 2017 speech in which he praised a deadly attack at the Temple Mount in Jerusalem’s Old City. The Haifa Magistrate’s Court also convicted Sheikh Raed Salah for supporting an outlawed organization. Salah was leader of the Northern Branch of the […]

Iranian cleric warns of plot to create strife in Iraq, Lebanon

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Iraq’s top Shia cleric calls on police, protesters to keep demonstrations peaceful

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Iraqi cleric’s backers chant against Israel as Shiites make Arbaeen pilgrimage

KARBALA, Iraq (AP) — Millions of pilgrims made their way on foot to the Iraqi city of Karbala on Saturday for the Shiite pilgrimage of Arbaeen, regarded as the largest annual public gathering in the world. The commemoration marks the 40th day following the death of a Shiite saint in the 7th century and included […]

Iraq Cleric Moqtada Al-Sadr and Iran: A Long Love-Hate Relationship

The leader of the Iranian revolution Sayyed Ali Khamenei received on the 10th of Moharram, the Iraqi leader Sayyed Moqtada al-Sadr, brought to him by Brigadier General Qassem Soleimani, head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps – Quds Brigade (IRGC-QB) and in presence of the IRGC commander Hossein Salame. The visit- and above all the pictures […]

Iranian cleric says people in Kashmir must stand for their right

Iranian cleric Grand Ayatollah Hossein Nouri-Hamedani has urged Kashmiri people to firmly stand for their right, assuring them that the Islamic Republic will support them in this regard. The Indian-controlled Kashmir has been the scene of protests and military crackdown and restrictions since early June, when Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a surprise […]

Senior cleric says Iran not needing to negotiate with US

Addressing the second sermon of his Friday prayers speech, Ayatollah Khatami said: accepting the negotiation or talks to the promise-breaking US for talks under the current situation means surrendering to the pressures, but the Iranian people have proved in the past 40 years that they will never give up to such pressures, he added. The senior […]

Senior cleric urges for intensifying fighting corruption in line with Leader’s instructions

Speaking during Friday today’s Friday Prayers sermon in Tehran, Hojatoeslam Mohammad Javad Haj Ali Akbari urged for serious fight against corruption as one of the major objectives of the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran, noting that Leader Ayatollah Khamenei has so far insisted on fighting corruption on different occasions for more than 400 times. Tehran Friday Prayers Interim […]

Iran’s resistance against US rhetoric fruitful: senior cleric

MNA – The spokesperson for the Combatant Clergy Association said the national integrity, unity and resistance provide the most powerful response to the adversity and inappropriate rhetoric of the US. Hojatoleslam Gholamreza Mesbahi Moghaddam reiterated Iran’s policy of resisting the American pressure, stressing that the country neither wants talks nor war with the US. “The […]

Senior cleric says hijacking of tanker reminds Iranians of dark days of British colonialism

Tehran Provisional Friday Prayers Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ahmad Khatami said during this week’s sermon that the UK’s hijacking of Iranian tanker reminds the Iranian nation of a multitude of the cunning, colonial fox’s crimes. In Iran, people often refer to Britain for its long history of intervention in the country’s affairs before the 1979 revolution as the ‘cunning, colonial fox.’ Khatami said that […]

‘No remorse on his face’: Indian cleric confesses to raping 9yo girl inside Uttar Pradesh mosque

Mohammad Ahmad was taken into custody on Wednesday for allegedly sexually assaulting a nine-year-old girl having been hired by the mosque to teach local children the Koran. The alarm was raised by the girl’s mother who filed an official complaint with authorities. Speaking to local media, Ahmad admitted to the crime, saying the sexual harassment […]

Senior Iranian cleric says UK should be ‘scared’ of Tehran’s response over ship

A senior Iranian cleric was quoted Saturday as saying the UK should be “scared” about possible retaliation over the detention of an Iranian ship in Gibraltar on suspicion of carrying crude oil to Syria in violation of EU sanctions. “I am openly saying that Britain should be scared of Iran’s retaliatory measures over the illegal […]

Senior cleric calls for unity, solidarity in face of enemies’ plots

Addressing the Friday prayers sermon, Ayatollah Emami Kashani referred to the recent remarks by the Leader of Islamic Revolution on the importance of unity and solidarity among people, saying that the nation, authorities and different political parties should follow the Leader’s instructions to achieve the Islamic Revolution’s ideals. The senior cleric noted that the US […]

Senior cleric killed in Kabul mosque blast

Three people, including a senior cleric, have been killed and at least 20 others injured in a bomb attack at a mosque in the Afghan capital, Kabul. The blast occurred at the al-Taqwa Mosque in eastern Kabul, where Samiullah Raihan was leading the Friday noon prayers. Raihan was a supporter of the Kabul government and […]

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