Saturday, October 23, 2004

Clerics endorse democracy.

Today, Ahmed Al Safi, a senior aide of Ayatollah Sistani announced (link in Arabic) that “Those who don’t participate in the elections will end up in hell” and he added in his speech “we must bear the responsibility and we must all participate in the elections because it’s a patriotic duty and not doing so is like treason
He also denied the news that spread about Sistani preparing or supporting a particular list of candidates.


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