On the anniversary of “Dey 9” (December 30), a senior Iranian cleric praises as epic the mass turnout of the nation to show their support for the Islamic establishment following post-election riots in the country in 2009.
Tehran’s Friday Prayers Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ahmad Khatami said the Iranian nation repledged its allegiance to the Rule of the Just Jurisprudent on “Dey 9.”
On December 30, 2009, Iranians took to the streets of the country in the millions to condemn the “seditious movement,” which was involved in rioting and made allegations of vote fraud — allegations dismissed by the country’s legislative and election officials –, and to show anger for the riots that took place on Ashura– a day Muslims mark the martyrdom of Prophet Muhammad’s grandson, Imam Hussein (PBUH).
“Dey 9” is viewed as the day of wisdom and the repledging of allegiance to the Islamic Revolution and the values and causes it stabds for.
Ayatollah Khatami said a brief but fair glance at the seditious movement would reveal that the “sworn enemies of the Islamic Republic showed support for the seditionists from day one.”
“During the sedition after the [2009 presidential] election, the [then] UK Prime Minister supported rioters on seven occasions and the UK-funded media spoke in their support on 175 instances,” he said.