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Saturday, November 11, 2006

GoozNews: "Perfect model of an Islamic system"

Today's GoozNews: (definition here.)
TEHRAN, Nov. 11 (MNA) -- The Iranian nation should present the world a perfect model of an Islamic system by creating an exemplary Islamic society, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said on Saturday in Shahrud, Semnan Province.

The Leader stated that Iranians should build a society in which scientific, spiritual, and moral development would all be at a high level.

“Attaining such a goal is possible, but it requires devoted, faithful, and brave people as well as an ever-strengthening bond between the government and the people,” Ayatollah Khamenei said in an address to well-wishers.

In an exemplary Islamic society, talent and social justice can blossom, he added.
Just a small pertinent fact about Khameini's definition of "moral":

His predecessor, the famed Ayatollah Khomeini who was leader of the Iranian Revolution in 1979, married a 10-year old girl when he was 28. He also called marriage to a girl before her first menstrual period "a divine blessing." (Source: Robert Spencer's The Truth About Muhammad.)

Khomeini is of course venerated throughout the Shiite world and his picture is prominently shown during rallies, even in America.

So when the Iranian leadership talks constantly about morality, you have an inkling of what they mean.