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October 29, 2009

Jafari: Preserving Islamic Republic more crucial than prayers

Tehran Bureau’s Selected Headlines included a blurb from Sepah News (via Ayandeh News), the semi-official loudspeaker of the IRGC, describing Commander Ali Jafari’s comment yesterday that “Preserving the Islamic Republic establishment is more important than performing namaz [prayers].”
Speaking in Urumiyeh, Jafari also stated that “No one dares claim that the Islamic Republic regime must be destroyed, and no one must dare to challenge the principles of this establishment.”
TB notes that this is the first time an IRGC commander has “appeared” to issue a religious edict. This is certainly going to ruffle some feathers in Qom.

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