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The Ayatollah without religious training

awareness of the man gained two years ago, with a defeat: In the presidential election in 2017 had to be Ebrahim Raisi with 38.3 percent in the first ballot, the moderate-conservative incumbent, Hassan Rouhani hit.

The Supreme leader Ali Khamenei has promoted Raisi (58) now to the head of the judiciary. A powerful Position, who settled on the Minister of justice and control by the government is deprived of. He shall be responsible for organization and control of the judiciary, it can also bring bills. Accountability is Raisi only Khamenei is guilty, one of whose Familiar he is. He is concentrating Rowhani's inner political space further, and to prevent the loosening of the social rules. Raisi is in favour of a strict gender separation, wants to block the social networks and the Internet in Iran from the Rest of the world. His appointment is a sign that Khamenei (79) wants him as a successor.

Raisi, the bears as a sign of direct descent from the prophet's black Turban, as well as the honorary title of "Seyyed", joined with 15 in a Seminary in the Holy city of Qom. As the Islamic Revolution swept away three years later, the Shah, belonged to Raisi to his words to a group of young clerics, the leaders of the new power by quickly course have been trained to accept Offices. Among his teachers Khamenei, who is Raisi from Mashhad.

Steep climb

His first Post, he held Raisi with 19 as a civil servant at the court of the provincial capital of Karaj – at 20, he rose to chief Prosecutor. In this time he married Jamileh Alamolhoda, the daughter of the Friday preacher of Mashhad, Ayatollah Ahmad Alamolhoda. The ultra-conservative was after Khamenei's appointment as Supreme leader, his Advisor and friend – what Raisis career undoubtedly. He was head of the public Prosecutor's office in Tehran, and 2014 attorney General.

From 2016, Raisi conducted in Mashhad, the largest religious Foundation in Iran, Astane Quds Razavi. It manages the Shrine of Imam Reza, the most important of the country, and has a billion in assets. You are busy in your 20'000 people and is the largest landowner in Iran.

Unconditional ideological loyalty

at times Raisi led in addition to a doctor of law from the Shahid Motahari University, but also to the title of Ayatollah, Iranian media revealed that the religious training is lacking. Notwithstanding this, to let Khamenei, Raisi in 2006, was elected to the Assembly of Experts – the body that determines the Supreme leader. The rank of Ayatollah is actually a prerequisite. But Khamenei was promoted to Supreme leader, even though he was like Raisi only a Hojatoleslam, a cleric of middle rank.

For Khamenei, the Constitution was amended, which should have scholars, according to the leader of the revolution Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the rule of the Supreme legal principle. For him as for Raisi unconditional ideological loyalty was obviously the decisive criterion. Has proven Raisi early.

(Tages-Anzeiger)

Created: 11.03.2019, 21:12 PM

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