[In this footage, Iranian officials are said to use religious figures as a ploy to cover not doing their jobs.]
–What I am saying is that many of the officials of Islamic Republic today trample upon the basic rights of people by clinging to and bringing up Ali ibn Abi Taleb’s government and the Prophet’s government, hiding behind these issues. This is what I am saying. Let’s take this weapon – this ploy for deceit and fraud – away from them. Let’s say, “Sir, you are an MP. Don’t do rent-seeking. And we don’t want you to lecture on Islam and the prophet’s household.” You do your duties in, for example, agriculture or industry commissions. Why don’t you investigate this or that oil contract? Why don’t you appoint investigation commission for it? Shame on you! Then here and there you keep talking about Seyyed al-Shuhada and sacrifice and devotion. We should stop these things. We are going in a bad direction. We have gone in a bad direction. And now we have reached the end of the road. We have reached the end of the road.