Wednesday, October 27, 2004
...sure as hell knows how to get out the vote.
From the intrepid Zayed, owner of the Healing Iraq blog, comes a fine example of the Grand Ayatollah's GOTV effort for the January elections. Money graph:
Sayyid Ahmed Al-Safi, a representative of Grand Ayatollah Ali Al-Sistani, reiterated during the Friday prayers sermon at Karbala the call of the Maji'iya for widespread participation and voting in the upcoming elections late January 2005. Al-Safi stressed that 'heavy participation in the voting procedures is a national and legal (religious) duty,' adding that those who refrain from voting would 'enter Jahannam (Hell)'
As Chris Matthews might say, "now that's hardball!