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Islamic democracy: The public should be given guidance, rather than succumbing to their demands

Friday, 5 April 2013

Shiite Source of Emulation, Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi, said in his sermon at the Great Mosque in Qom that Western democracy is infused with heresy as opposed to Islamic democracy, which is free of heresy. He said that Western democracy is only interested in the votes of the public and in consensus, even if these go against religion and morality. Islamic democracy, in contrast, is guided democracy, seeking public consensus without any deviation. The public and citizens need direction, and leaders do not need to fully comply with their demands.  He mentioned the upcoming elections, appealing to the candidates to take care what they say, and not employ slogans incorporating heresy in order to try and enlist votes from the “Hijab-less and the gamblers.”

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  • Published: 105 days ago on Friday, 5 April 2013
  • By: Iran Daily Brief
  • Last Modified: April 5, 2013 @ 2:17 pm
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