I rather suspect this is not what the Hojatolislam expected. Under the law of unintended consequences he will probably be chagrined (or feel vindicated), but the protest may be, um, busting out all over.
I'll not dwell on this further; I'm not trying to titillate my readers. Just trying to keep them abreast of the latest news, so to speak.
If there are earthquakes Monday, we'll know why.