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Hossein Noori Hamedani

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Grand Ayatollah Hossein Noori-Hamedani ( آيت الله العظمى حسين نورى همدانى ) (also Hossein Nuri-Hamedani) (born March 21, 1925) is an Iranian Twelver Shi'a Marja known for his conservative views. He has expressed his disapproval of Sufis and dervishes, Jews, the intellectual Abdolkarim Soroush and the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women; His support for the purge of "anti-Islamic and atheist professors" from Iranian universities. He has been noted as the only grand ayatollah to congratulate Mahmoud Ahmadinejad when Ahmadinejad was first declared victor in the controversial June 12, 2009 election; and also as "celebrated by the central government for his wholehearted support of the leader and the president". Biography Hosein Nuri-Hamadani was born in Hamadan, Iran. After finishing elementary studies in Hamadan, at the age of 17 h
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