From White Revolution to Islamic Revolution

From White Revolution to Islamic Revolution - From White...

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From White Revolution to Islamic Revolution 1976-1977 Carter, cuts aid to Iran for a few years to stop the torture of prisoners, but eventually goes back on his word and continues aid once again. 1. 1979 : overthrow of the Shah a. 1977-1979 10% of the Iranians protest against the Shah b. Monarchy theocracy c. In 1979 Forced to leave in exile i. Failure of modernization 2. Radical Islam a. Ali Shari’ati i. Public intellectual ii. Books outlawed, suddenly everyone wants to read the book iii. Born in 1933, born in the country side, family part of the big migration to the cities iv. First arrested in college in protest of the Shah v. Received a scholarship to go to college in Europe and eventually becomes a professor in Iran. 1. Ideas that he was spreading a. United states is not helping to modernize, but colonizing by driving away from traditions b. Each person should read the Koran and get their own interpretation c. Jihad to remain virtuous d. Woman should be able to pursue all professions and should be nurturing,
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This note was uploaded on 05/27/2008 for the course POLS 106 taught by Professor Morrell during the Spring '07 term at UConn.

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