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Grand ayatollah says not opposed to new technologies
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Grand Ayatollah Nasser Makarem Shirazi has said that not only he is not opposed to new technologies, but he believes that using modern technologies is a must. 
“It should not be assumed by some people that we are against these technologies. But the Western technology is like muddy and unsanitary water. Water is the lifeblood, but when it gets murky and unsanitary it must be purified,” the ayatollah said on Sunday.
A few days ago, Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi had stated that as long as the national information network, which can solve many problems, has not been established, offering high-speed mobile internet devices and 3G mobile communication services, are against the sharia (Islamic law) and moral norms.
The ayatollah added that any technology that is introduced to the country should be first purified, advising the information ministry not to hurry in providing the 3G mobile services.

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