New PDF release: Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini

By Anne M. Todd

ISBN-10: 0791078655

ISBN-13: 9780791078655

A sequence that examines the lives of people that have had a huge impression at the historical past or present perform of faith. This quantity follows the lifetime of Mohandas Gandhi, chief of the Indian fight for independance.

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Ruhollah Khomeini, at the time a teacher at Qom, was among those who held this view. The public demand for oil nationalization turned violent. Terrorists assassinated Prime Minister Ali Razmara and other government officials. Alarmed, the Majlis moved to grant their demand, passing a nationalization law. Great Britain tried unsuccessfully to block the action through international legal channels. The AIOC was forced to shut down its operations. Mosaddiq became prime minister of Iran in May 1951.

By certain accounts, militants among them rushed the soldiers who had been sent to control the situation; according to other versions of the story, soldiers started the violence by firing into the crowd. Whatever the case, the military resorted to using armored helicopters and tanks to break up the demonstration. The government said eighty-seven lives were lost; opponents said thousands were killed or injured. ” To them, history was repeating itself after thirteen hundred years. The dead were proclaimed martyrs— like the followers of the ancient martyr Husain.

He decried Pahlavi’s affront to conventional religious leadership and his apparent leanings toward the United States and Israel. He broadened his attack into a general condemnation of Pahlavi’s government, claiming that it failed to improve the lot of those who lived in poverty. Pahlavi, in turn, challenged his detractors. In a January 1963 speech at Qom, he railed against “reactionary” Muslim leaders who opposed his vision for progress. 37 38 AYATOLLAH RUHOLLAH KHOMEINI Escalation could hardly have been avoided.

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