Hassani: Seniors should not be allowed out
27 Jul 2009 14:45
As translated by Tehran Bureau staff
[Asr Iran] Urumiyeh's Friday Prayers leader Hojjatoleslam Gholam-Reza Hassani thanked Security forces for restoring and maintaining calm throughout the country.
Hassani said that seniors should refrain from participating in activities they are incapable of doing properly. He went on to use driving as an example and opined that to prevent inflecting harm on themselves and others, seniors who cannot control their cars must stay off the road.
The senior West Azarbaijan cleric then noted the "desires of certain presidential candidates in their advanced age" and queried, "Those who do lack physical and mental capacity, why do they try to wreck havoc in the country? When you cannot even keep your ammameh (clerical hat) on your head and your dentures in your mouth how do you want to govern the country?"
He was referring to an incident in Tehran's Friday prayers where Mehdi Karroubi was reportedly manhandled and escorted out of the venue.