March 30, 2013

Destruction attempt of the tomb of Ayatollah Seyed Taher Kazemeini Boroujerdi; Grandfather of Mr. Boroujerdi

Translated from Persian to English by Shadi Paveh, Canada

 On Friday, agents of the Islamic Republic carried out a vicious attempt to destroy Ayatollah Seyed Taher Kazemeini Boroujerdi’s mausoleum at Janabad Cemetery located at the city of Boroujerd. The agents intended to set the tomb on fire after breaking all its windows; but were prevented by doing so by a number of onlookers. The deceased Ayatollah Seyed - Taher Kazemeini Boroujerdi was the grandfather of the now famous political prisoner; Ayatollah Hossein Kazemeini Boroujerdi who has spent the past 7 years in the prison of the Supreme Leader (reserved for opposing clergy). Seyed Taher was a famous clergy long before the revolution, and staunchly opposed the formation of an Islamic government after the revolution. He died exactly two months after Khomeini’s rise to power.