With over four months passed since June's rigged elections, previous 'red lines' that few have ever dared to cross are increasingly becoming a forgotten thing of the past. Millions of demonstrators' pouring into the streets of Tehran, in direct defiance of the Supreme Leader's orders, represents just such a new-found brazenness.
Ayatollah Montazeri, true to his name and reputation, has taken even bolder action. In the video embedded below, Montazeri speaks of a letter he wrote directly to Khamenei -- just one of twelve letters he has sent Khamenei, he claims -- in which he tells the Supreme Leader that he lacks the qualifications necessary to be a Majra, and thus is also not qualified to be issuing fatwas. Going further, Montazeri blasts Khamenei's politicization of Friday Prayers, stating that it is no secret that all the leaders of the sermons are on the "regime's payroll" and that they only "spread lies."
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