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Ayatollah Calls for More Protests at Friday Prayers

Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami called for more protests against Denmark during his sermon at Friday prayers in Tehran. But he also said that embassies should not be damaged.

“The fury by the people is holy and protests should indeed be continued ... but the protesters should seriously refrain from attacking the embassies,” Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami, an ultraconservative unrelated to former reformist president Mohammad Khatami, said during Friday prayers in Teheran.

Iranian Muslims had in recent days attacked the embassies of Denmark, Norway, Britain and even Austria as rotating president of the European Union. Police and anti-riot forces allowed protests but used tear gas against protesters who wanted to invade the embassy compounds.

However, the Monday cartoon contest for the best Holocaust cartoon in a Tehran paper is still on...and many will be interested to learn who used to run the Iranian daily Hamshahri newspaper.

Although not officially confirmed by the paper itself, the cartoons are to printed on Monday in the daily which was once run by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad when he was still mayor of Teheran.

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Is this the same Mr Khatami that is mentioned in the News Brief saying the Islamic World is ready for change?

No, sir. No relation.

His twin brother of separate mothers (the other Khatami, former president) was in Malaysia busy proclaiming that Islam was ready for a change, towards peace and away from terrorism.

Now...where's that salt?

Thank you,
the salt? That's in Utah.