Tuesday, December 22, 2009

On What Montazeri Would Wish to Be Remembered By: Protecting the rights of Iranian citizens, including Baha'is

"Funeral of Ayatollah Montazeri" uploaded on December 21, 2009 by Hamed Saber on flickr
Bilo noted the summary on Montazeri referencing the Faith in the UK's Guardian. -gw
...what Montazeri would wish to be remembered for may be his attempt to change the basis of Shia jurisprudence from protecting the right of the faithful to protecting the right of the citizens. This made him issue a historic statement earlier this year calling for respect for the right of the Baha'i people in Iran as citizens of the country. No other leading theologian has ever dared to issue such fatwa. He expanded the boundaries of Shia jurisprudence into the realm of human rights ....

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