A snippet of a sermon by Iranian ayatollah Ahmad Jannati, via Andrew Sullivan:
Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati: Western culture and civilization - and especially criminal America - are heading towards a serious collapse.
Crowd: Allah Akbar.
Khamenei is the leader.
Death to those who reject the rule of the Jurisprudent.
Death to America.
Death to England.
Death to the hypocrites [Mojahedin-e Khalq] and Saddam.
Death to Israel.
Christianity sucks. I never got to hear such riveting speeches in church when I was a kid. When I read this stuff in western newspapers, it tends to be a satirical piece in The Onion. Speaking of which, it seems the crowd could use some Onion schooling in divinity:
(By the way, I will post more on the Hofstad group verdict later on. Several politicians have commented on the verdict, which is a direct violation of the trias politica. Moreover, any comments at this time are hugely premature, since the full verdicts have not been made available to the general public yet; only a summary has. And as they say: 'Death of a Salesman' is summarized by its title.)