Ayatollah Khomeini

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Iranian religious leader of the Shiites

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Shortly after the encounter, Ayatollah Khomeini issued an edict that allowed sex changes.
Ayatollah Khomeini became the supreme religious leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran in 1979, following many years of resistance to Shah Pahlavi.
In After Khomeini: Iran under His Successors, author Said Amir Arjomand makes a cogent argument that the inability of Ayatollah Khomeini to transfer power to an individual with leadership attributes and religious credibility tantamount to his own set the stage for political upheaval in the Iranian government.
Formed before the 1979 revolution, the MEK helped overthrow the Shah of Iran alongside with Ayatollah Khomeini, before changing side and starting a paramilitary campaign against the Islamic Republic.
On Valentine's Day the following year, the Ayatollah Khomeini issued an order for Rushdie's execution.
It was greeted by what has been described as "a baffled silence" "The only thing worse than a bad review from the Ayatollah Khomeini, which is how fellow writers have described the issuing of the death sentence, is a good one from the Ayatollah Khomeini" Writer Salman Rushdie who received a fatwa over his book The Satanic Verses "I don't want to play the field.
1979: Ayatollah Khomeini returned to Iran after 14 years' exile in France.
Brought up "between Ayatollah Khomeini and Dickie Davies," Djalili's stage act is built upon taking the mickey out of cultural stereotypes, managing to take in some of the most controversial subjects of the day, but in a way that never really offends his audience.
According to the report, each toy aircraft carries the slogan "We will America under our feet," a favourite saying of Ayatollah Khomeini.
Interview with Ibn Warraq, the man the NY Sun called "the Bertrand Russel of Islam: "The Ayatollah Khomeini once said that there are no jokes in Islam".
The celebration in the Quds Day, which coincides in the last Friday in Ramadan, is a tradition called for by chief of the Iranian Islamic revolution Ayatollah Khomeini to consecrate the idea of Palestine in the Arab minds.
The 1979 Iranian Islamic Revolution brought Ayatollah Khomeini to power and ousted the Western-backed Iranian monarchy.
The Ayatollah Khomeini, founder of the Islamic Republic, encouraged Iranians to have many children and thirty years later we are beginning to see the its unintended consequences The Islamic Republic required youthful supporters to fill the military, the Basij militia and Iranian Revolutionary Guards (IRGC).
Leader Ayatollah Khomeini who fell out with Khomeini in 1989 over government
The office of Ayatollah Khomeini, which indirectly sided with the opposition, said the late leader was not the target of students.