Regime official:The Iranian people’s distaste for regime’s exploitation of religion on the rise

An Iranian regime official suggested on Wednesday that people in Iran reject the regime and its exploitation of Islam, according to the state-run news agency Mehr.

The director of the Iranian regime’s so-called Islamic Propagation Organization in the province of Qazvin, Ali Akbar Azizkhani, said, “In the holy month of Ramadan this year, more than 500 clerics were sent to various parts of the province, offices and factories. … But, the presence of people in mosques has been reduced and there is a fear that the mosques’ doors will gradually have to be closed.”

In a recent letter to the mullahs’ Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei, Mohammad Nourizad, who is close to Khamenei, also wrote, “We have to beg people to avoid counting as Islamic our misdeeds which have created a frightening image of religion. People are harmed by our religious behavior and have a right to turn away from religion. … We lied to people, insulted them, violated their rights and perpetrated injustices all in the name of prayer, fasting and the Prophet.”

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