The security and municipality authorities have destroyed a central Sunni prayer-room in the Iranian capital, Tehran on Wednesday, July 29, 2015.
“SunniOnline”, the Official Website of the Sunni community in Iran, reports the Sunni prayer-room of Pounak town has been demolished by the forces of the Tehran municipality under the full guard of police.
Some local sources informed us that the security officials entered the house of Molawi Ubaidullah Mousa-Zadeh to search his home. The authorities took cellphones of nearby residents in their custody until they completed the demolition.
This prayer-room was locked on January 17, 2015 for some weeks. Then it was unlocked only for five-time prayers; while Eid and Friday prayers were not allowed.
Shaikh Abdol-Hamid, the outstanding Iranian Sunni leader, criticized the demolition of the prayer-room and asked the Iranian Supreme Leader and president to pursue the matter ‘immediately’.
Writing separate letters to Ayatollah Khamenei and Dr. Rouhani, he termed the demolition ‘unexpected’ for the Iranian Sunnis.
It is noteworthy, there is no any Sunni Masjid in Tehran and Sunnis have to offer prayers in some houses.