Islamic Society of Engineers
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|Islamic Society of Engineers
جامعهٔ اسلامی مهندسین
|Secretary||Mohammad Reza Bahonar|
|Deputy Secretary||Mohammad Ardakani|
|President||Hamid Reza Katouzian|
|Founded||21 December 1988|
|International affiliation||Alliance of Builders|
|Politics of Iran
The Islamic Society of Engineers (Persian: جامعهٔ اسلامی مهندسین, Jām'at-e eslāmī-ye mohandisīn) or ISE, is a political organization in Iran, and a former member of the conservative Alliance of Builders of Islamic Iran.
The Society was formed at the end of the Iran–Iraq War (1988) with the objective of "elevating the Islamic, political, scientific and technical knowledge of the Muslim people of Iran, defending major freedoms such as freedom of expression and gatherings, as well as continued campaign against foreign cultural agents whether Eastern or Western materialism."
Famous members of the society include Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the sixth President of Iran, Mohammad Reza Bahonar, Secretary General of the society and the first Deputy Speaker of Parliament, and Morteza Nabavi, Deputy Secretary General of the society and a member of Expediency Discernment Council.
While Ahmadinejad is a member of the society, the society did not support him for the Iranian presidential election of 2005 which led to Ahmadinejad's election in the second round, but supported Ali Larijani instead. In 2009 election, Islamic Society of Engineers supported Mohsen Rezaee as a candidate outside of the party. Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf was the party's candidate in the 2013 election.
- ecoi.net's profile of ISE
- Hamshahri's report from the general congress of the Islamic Society of Engineers (in Persian)
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