Forget about what the lone Iranian Nobel laureate citing Pakistan and Bangladesh as proof said the other day about the compatibility of religion with democracy and human rights.
Full and undivided attention should be focused on this news item from the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution as his official web site describes him meeting with “thousands of women active in the field of Quranic research”.
The Supreme in giving pointers to the researching ladies says:
“Quranic researchers must be spiritually prepared to accept the pure realities in the Quran; otherwise Quranic research may be used against the Quran. Ayatollah Khamenei further explained that in the absence of spiritual purification, the Quran will be used to fight Islam, the Islamic Republic, and the virtues promoted by the Islamic establishment.”
Now being no theologian, this much everyone knows about the direct correlation between faith and religion, one either faithfully accepts the tenets of a certain religion or not.Those who do accept, not looking for an Aha moment to find a contradiction to bash it with, joyously read, find affirmation, spiritual guidance and comfort in the Scripture.
So there is something fundamentally wrong with the Supreme’s advice to the believing Muslim ladies who want to delve into it more deeply.Where does he get off saying the Holy Scripture is written in a way that if one has not gone through his undefined “spiritual purification” beforehand will find the text as its own antithesis?
With all the damage IRR, the Islamist Rapist republic, has done could it be that its Supreme leader is really an Anti-Islam in disguise?