Complete 4 pages APA formatted article: The Iranian Revolution of 1979 as a Root of Extremism. Since the Victory of the Iranian Revolution in 1979, it’s marked a turning point to the Iranian people. They continued to remain firm to their ethic based on the foundation led by Ayatollah Ruhullah Khomeini of Islamic extremism.
Before the Islamic revolution of 1979, Iranian people were under the yolk of the capitalist and injustice, as at the time of Shah Pahlavi. “Numerous symptoms led to the crumbling downfall of Shah Pahlavi, ruler of Iran until 1978. One of these symptoms is raising expectations which can be seen during the 1960s and 70s. The rich Shah cleared the way for the land reform law, enacted in 1962. The land minority had to give up its land to the government, and among those stripped of land, were Shi’a Muslim”. (The Iranian Revolution)
However, Ayatollah the leader of the Islamic Revolution, during that time of Reza Shah Pahlavi, was the spiritual leader of the Iranian people, especially the masses. Though he is Muslim, the struggled he undergone against Shah has benefited the entire masses of Iran, both Muslim and Christians.
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Khomeini continued to condemn Reza Shah Pahlavi and his policies. .
Though he is Muslim, the struggled he undergone against Shah has benefited the entire masses of Iran, both Muslim and Christians.
Khomeini continued to condemn Reza Shah Pahlavi and his policies. He had also motivated the poor Iranians that the only way they will have a peaceful living is to adapting to Islamic extremism. Ayatollah’s words had encouraged the people of Iran to a waged uprising against Shah whom they regarded as an oppressive leader. They, therefore, joined the Ayatollah crusade against Shah under the Islamic platform.
The continuous hatred against the West today by the Iranian government and its people today, their hatred against Jews, and the spread of Islamic extremism across the world they embark was rooted since the 1979 Islamic Revolution led by Khomeini.
In an interview with James Wasserman, wherein his statements had made mentioned what he described as the root of extremism and terrorism in today’s Iran and other parts of the world. He has this to say: “The Iranian revolution of 1979 heralded the emergence of fundamentalist Muslim State and the proclamation of religious Jihad against the unbelievers and infidels.
Wasserman further added: “Ayatollah Khomeini, the Shiite leader of Iran, must be seen in some measure as a successor of Hassan-i-Sabah. He was able to organize a band of powerless, stateless religious rebels into a group capable of overtaking one of the most powerful Militant machines of the Middle East that had the full support of the west. Khomeini also accomplished something that Hassan did not-the union of fundamentalist Shi’is and the fundamentalist Sunnis. When the modern Islamic terrorism Network was born, in large part directed Tehran, a thousands-year-old dream was realized”.