The late Ayatollah Motaheri (1920-1979):
- Labelled ancient Iranian customs such as Chaharshanbe Soori (Zoroastrian custom of jumping over bonfires before the Iranian New year), Nowruz (Iranian New Year) and Seezdah Bedar (ancient custom of celebrating the 13th day of the Iranian New Year with outings and picnics) as “documents of stupidity” and “symbol of idiots“.
- Called Iranians who celebrate ancient Iranian customs as “idiots” engaged in “foolishness“.
- Called the parents of Iranians who encouraged celebrating ancient customs as “Families of idiots” and “idiot mothers and fathers“.
Video of Ayatoallah Motahari insulting ancient Iran and Iranians who respect ancient Iranian customs.
The late Ayatollah Motahari who had a profound dislike of ancient Iran, ancient Iranian customs. He also ridiculed Iranians who respect their ancient heritage.
Motahari was very specific in his open dislike of ancient Iran. His views were wholly consistnet with the Muslim Brotherhood’s pan-Arabo/Islamic and anti-Iranian/anti-Indian/anti-Western/anti-Semetic philosophy.
Below is an excerpt which expostulates Motahari’s Persophobic views against Iran’s ancient pre-Islamic heritage (note his visceral dislike of the poet Firdowsi who sought to revive the Persian language in the post-Islamic era):
“Reviving ancient Persian words is to turn one’s back against the Koran. There was a committee and organization working with the Ministry of Culture which did its utmost to remove Arabic words and destroy Islam. At in the Office of Farhangestan behind Sepahsalar school they took the consumed and took the wealth of the people. The changed the name of Ghabrestan