Shaikh-ul-Islam Mawlana Abdol-Hameed Ismaeelzahi declared opening fire on smugglers of legal items very painful in the Friday sermon of January 11, 2013 of Grand Makki Masjid.
Pointing out to the ongoing economic crises of Iran, he urged some people smuggle fuel and other legal items; security forces must connive. It is very painful to shoot anyone because of loading some gallons of diesel.
A man reportedly was shot dead by security forces last week just because of carrying fuel to smuggle. It has been common in the country to open fire on people for worthless things. Unfortunately, human soul has no enough value in Iran unlike other states. Israel, despite its aggression, released more than one thousand Palestinian captives to protect only one captured Israeli soldier. Why we shoot our people for smuggling for few liters of fuel inside and outside of cities? Such incidents have been taking place on roads now and then, Khateeb of Ahl-us-Sunnah underlined.
At the end of his speech, Shaikh Ismaeelzahi stated, “We do not courage people to smuggle; it is a fact, the severe economic crises have affected lives of all citizens. They should be given proper opportunities to earn while they have no other choices. I would like to suggest personnel of police and other security forces to show some cunctation in this regard; they should not shoot people for such worthless things.”