Ahmadinejad aide provokes clergy with fresh set of provocative remarks
Los Angeles Times
10-Dec-2010 (2 comments)

Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei, the president's chief of staff, is stirring up trouble by challenging the clergy's attitudes toward art and music in unusually harsh and abrasive terms.

“Some do not feel and understand music, so they declare it haram," or sinful under Islam, the Persian-language Atynews reported him as saying this week.

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How about Ferdowsi and Molana

by mahmoudg on

instead of Saadi or Hafez. The first two have done more to preserve the Persian art and prove that religion is just an accessory and not much needed.  hence proiving that people like you and the regime you support, are not needed.