The origins and outcome of the Islamic revolution

The origins and outcome of the Islamic revolution - o The...

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o The origins and outcome of the Islamic revolution o Weaknesses and failures of the authoritarian shah state o The development of an islamist opposition and revolutionary party New opposition emerges around a clergy – Iranian islamists, religious scholars who resent secularization and westernization of iran You cant put all the clerics in jail, you cant shut down the mosques Slowly intellectuals find this religious opposition appealing, and they see it as potentially effective against the shahs regime o Ruhollah Musavi Al-khomeini Shiite cleric who had been exiled Became the figure who the new opposition rallied around o Increasing disorder and political upheaval in the 1970’s Public unrest, protests on the streets o The riots of January 1978 and the demise of the shah state Shah sent to exile where he dies o The revolution of 1979 Al-khomeini returns from exile and khomeinism Clerical class – ayatollahs, the ones who could interpret the religious truths of islam and implement Islamic law, they
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