Grand Ayatollah Bayat-Zanjani (senior religious figure) in a statement strongly condemned the attacks by pro-government plain-clothed militias and Basij thugs on Mehdi Karroubi’s residence and the mosque of Grand Ayatollah Dastgheib (senior religious figure and critic of the government).
In his statement, Grand Ayatollah Bayat-Zanjani addressed the oppressors who order such hideous acts and the plain-clothed thugs (basij) who execute these brutal attacks while reminding them that we all are from God and will return to God warned: “Didn’t you see what happened to Saddam? Didn’t you see the fate of powerful oppressors? We all know what happened to the powerful oppressors.
I, as a devoted citizen who loves this country, loves this society, loves this people and even loves those who in my opinion mistakenly entered these issues as those who provoke them are aware, advise to confess to your sins and beg for God’s mercy; return to God and return to the teachings of God’s prophets; enough of these disgraceful acts.”