Tehran's interim Friday Prayer Leader Hojjat al-Islam Kazzem Seddiqi underlined that Socialism and Liberalism were uprooted in Iran after the victory of the Islamic Revolution in 1979.

According to reports, addressing a large and fervent congregation of the people in Tehran on Friday, Hojjat al-Islam Seddiqi said, "The Islamic Revolution was not victory over Shah, rather it was overcoming two main political thoughts; Liberalism and Socialism."

He underlined that the Islamic Revolution was an end to the two dominant corrupt thoughts in the world, and creation of a new power based on a religious model, with a divine, Islamic foundation.

The Friday Prayer Leader hailed the achievements of the Islamic Revolution, stating that the economic problems along with cultural factors played a major role in the occurrence of the Revolution.

Referring to the fact that the Iran’s armed forces were under the command of foreigners before the Revolution, the provisional Imam of Tehran Friday Prayers said “we now witness the independence of the country’s armed forces, along with miraculous progress in our defense and missile capabilities.”

Elsewhere in his remarks, Kazem Seddiqi urged the government to pay more attention to the economic difficulties of the people in the suburb of Tehran, saying a large number of people in poor parts of Tehran live in slums.

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Feb 09, 2018 20:21 UTC
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