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a high-ranking Shiite religious leader who is regarded as an authority on religious law and its interpretation and who has political power as well

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He said he hoped to create a new understanding by approaching the Ayatolla with his letter, Sky News reports.
Ma' siwr nad oedd e'n disgwyl cael ei fobio gan bobl, ond dyna ddigwyddodd, ac wrth iddo fynd i chwilio am beint bach tawel yn y Cwps mi amharwyd ar ei noson gan gefnogwr Caerdydd yn neud yr Ayatolla o'i flaen yn fygythiol.
the Ayatolla, and the West (New York: Birch Lane/Carol, 1990); see also Bhikhu Parekh, "The Rushdie Affair and the British Press," in Cohn-Sherbok, The Salman Rushdie Controversy, pp.
Pat's in the backbenches, Trevor Sargent has ridden his political bicycle from the party leadership into a politically correct junior ministry and the PDs' Ayatolla Michael McDowell is back in the law library.
The opposition was lead by Ayatolla Khomeini, who lived in exile in Iraq and later France.