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Khomeini

Ruholla , known as Ayatollah Khomeini. 1900--89, Iranian Shiite Muslim religious and political leader. Following the overthrow of the shah of Iran (1979) he returned from exile and instituted an Islamic republic. His rule saw deteriorating relations with the West and war (1980--88) with Iraq
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Ahadian called on Ahmad Khomeini's father, Hassan Khomeini, who is firmly in the Reformist political camp, to denounce his son's behavior or leave Ayatollah Khomeini's legacy in someone else's hands.
In a speech given on June 25, 2008 and posted on the website www.herkul.org, Islamic scholar GE-len, referring to claims in some media that said "GE-len will return to Turkey like Khomeini [returned to Iran]," he said he could not be Khomeini, as he was not an Iranian and never subscribed to the positions Khomeini held.
In what appeared to be a jab at Rafsanjani and his supporters, Khamenei chastised political figures who "are using Imam Khomeini's name or Imam Khomeini's memories but do not agree with Imam Khomeini's principles or Imam Khomeini's road map."
Khomeini's theocratic establishment damaged the clergy's popularity and reputation in society as well as the image of Islam as Tehran became the top sponsor and supporter for terror, radical and militia groups across the region
"Muslims, Zoroastrians, Jews and all Iranians of any ethnic, religious or cultural background are rooted in the country's soil and make efforts for their country's prosperity and progress," the Zoroastrian priest said at a ceremony of commemoration of Imam Khomeini.
The onslaught of Western thought had already shaken the hearts of Muslim scholars like Allama Muhammad Iqbal, Syed Qutub, Moulana Moudoodi and the confined themselves to recollecting Islamic thoughts and reorganizing the political forces of the Muslims, only Allama Muhammad Iqbal an Imam Khomeini could crown their efforts by practically shaping human societies according to their idealsthe misfortune of the Pakistani nation being that their benefactor could not live long to guide them into their new life.
The hardline media in Iran did not make a major event of this year's 30th anniversary, though most years a few dailies rehash the history of how Khomeini said Rushdie must die for writing an English-language novel, "The Satanic Verses," that Khomeini ruled blasphemous, although he could not have read it.
Khomeini had exposed all of this in his work "Secrets Exposed" in 1942 and declared them poison for Iranian life.
Reminding the deep effects of Iran's revolution at the international, Islamic and regional levels as well as its resistance to 'evil powers', he also hailed Imam Khomeini's endeavours for fighting against the bullying of hegemonic powers.
Before Khomeini was sent into 15 years of exile (from which he could agitate against the Shah under much less scrutiny), he was released from prison to a half-year of house arrest.
The grandson of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini has publicly thrown his weight behind President Hassan Rouhani's re-election bid, writes Rohollah Faghini.
This means that Imam Khomeini globalized anti-Zionism campaign, as he described Quds Day as the day of all oppressed in the Islamic world, he said.