[ExI] whose fatwa? what ruler?

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Sun Mar 15 15:38:49 UTC 2009

On 3/15/09, Damien Broderick wrote:
>  "Mohsen Gharavian, a disciple of the ultra-conservative Ayatollah Mohammad
> Taghi Mesbah-Yazdi, who is widely regarded as the cleric closest to Iran's
> new president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad."
>  This opinions "appeared on Rooz, an internet newspaper run by members of
> Iran's fractured reformist movement, which picked them up from remarks by
> Mohsen Gharavian reported on the media agency IraNews.... Rooz reported that
> Mohsen Gharavian, a lecturer based in a religious school in the holy city of
> Qom, had declared "for the first time that the use of nuclear weapons may
> not constitute a problem, according to Sharia."

The 'opinion' appeared on an Iranian exiles website. i.e. not an
official Iran website.

Gharavian has since denied issuing the fatwa.


Looks like an anti-Iran smear to me.


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