Another thing that should be noted concerning Iran and accusations that "Iran wants to get n00ks and n00k people" is that of the fatwa issued by
Ayatollah Seyyed Khamenei in 2005 referred to in a statement by The Islamic Republic of Iran to The International Atomic Energy Agency, as quoted by
The Iran Daily on 11th August 2005.
Leader’s Fatwa Forbids Nukes
From the link:
VIENNA, Austria, Aug. 10--Iran is a nuclear fuel cycle technology holder, a capability which is exclusively for peaceful purposes, read a
statement issued by the Islamic Republic at the emergency meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s Board of Governors here Tuesday
The Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, has issued the fatwa that the production, stockpiling and use of nuclear
weapons are forbidden under Islam and that Iran shall never acquire these weapons, IRNA quoted from the statement.
Now, some of you out there may say "Oh but they would
say that" and "You are quoting Iran's media ahahaha"
but there are two things
that are very important that must be noted and remembered.
The first thing to remember is that a fatwa in Islam is a religious decree by someone (A cleric) who has the authority to do, a laying down of the
This fatwa must not broken, it can be removed (and publically announced so to alert Muslims) but can not be broken.
A fatwa MUST be followed by Iran's muslims, and as Iran's Supreme Leader is also a national leader, it must be followed by all Iranians.
The person of religious authority who made it must stand by it, the muslims who accept his authority must follow it and if someone breaks it, disobeys
it, they will be punished.
Indeed, if the person who issued the fatwa then allows it to be broken, he, in the eyes of Islam and devout Muslims, will be seen as someone who not
only has no authority, but as a deceiver, and should be stripped of his powers. It's a serious matter in Islam, once you have made a fatwa, or by
having this fatwa issued you must obey it, to disregard it is unacceptable.
Now, the reason for me quoting from Iran's media in this post, and this is the second important thing to remember.
This is to prove that Iran's media has quoted this fatwa by the Supreme Leader, and as such the Iranian population will be made aware of it, and know
therefore that it is not to be disregarded and disobeyed.
[edit on 22-9-2007 by Regensturm]