Bound By Fundamentalism

Elizabeth Iskander at World Politics Review writes:

It seems that the majority of senior clerics support Moussavi's position. Some have taken part in the protests, and Ayatollah Montazeri has issued a fatwa condemning the violence used against protesters as anti-Islamic. However, to use the Assembly of Experts to remove Khamenei would destablize the regime to which the clerics are tied. As a result, though many might be unhappy with the recent developments, they stand to lose more than they gain by speaking out against them. That, as much as anything, illustrates the real danger of mixing religion and politics.