To: F14 Pilot
posted on 02/11/2004 5:48:28 AM PST
(Podesta about Bush: "He's got four years to try to undo all the stuff we've done." (TIME-1/22/01))
25 years after revolution, Iran is facing new realities
Islamic leaders under pressure from within, outside nation
San Francisco Chronicle
11 Feb 2004
Tehran -- In a narrow alleyway, Refah School pulses with life as the country marks the 25th anniversary today of an uprising that reminded people that Islamic fundamentalism is a force to be reckoned with.
Here, at the school where the revolution was hatched, clerics met for years to pave the way for the return of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. When he arrived in Tehran on Feb. 1, 1979, after 15 years in exile, millions thronged the streets. Ten days later, the government of the U.S.-backed Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi fell, and the school became the revolution's headquarters. In the first few months, Ayatollah Sadeq Khalkhali, Iran's infamous hanging judge, ordered the executions of hundreds of opponents in Tehran, some shot to death on Refah's roof.
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More At: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2004/02/11/MNGCH4TUN11.DTL
posted on 02/11/2004 7:05:41 AM PST
by F14 Pilot
(Do Not Believe The Media)
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