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Once upon a time in Teheran, before Islam and the Ayatollah


Ayatollah Kohmeini, the perverted Imam who endorsed sodomy of infants, sex with animals, was the leader of the 1979 Iranian Revolution which saw the overthrow of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the Shah of Iran. In reality Kohmeini was the nightmare of present day Iran, hailed as a savior by the religious conservatives.

Khomeini had refused to return to Iran until the Shah left. On 17 January 1979, the Shah did leave the country (ostensibly “on vacation”), never to return. Two weeks later, on Thursday, 1 February 1979, Khomeini returned in triumph to Iran, welcomed by a joyous crowd of up to five million people, estimated in at least six million by ABC News reporter Peter Jennings, who was reporting the event from Tehran.

As soon as he returned to Iran after the Shah had been ousted in 1979, the problems kept escalating. Believe it or not but dhimmis named Kohmeini Man of the Year in 1979 by American newsmagazine TIME for his international influence and has been described as the “virtual face of Islam in Western popular culture.”

Khomeini has been criticized for these acts and for human rights violations of Iranians; he has been accused of pursuing a mass campaign of torture, rape, and execution against political opponents as well as their families, close friends, and anyone who was accused of insufficient Islamic behavior (including Bahai’s and Kurds), resulting in the deaths of thousands of men, women, and children, who were usually tried in secret kangaroo courts run by hard line clerics, as well as in 1988, when he ordered the execution of 30,000 political prisoners. Nevertheless he is also lauded as a “charismatic leader of immense popularity”, and a “champion of Islamic revival” by Shia scholars.

Khomeini held the title of Grand Ayatollah and is officially known as Imam Khomeini inside Iran and by his supporters internationally, and generally referred to as Ayatollah Khomeini by others.

Shah was by no means a lover of true democracy and some angelic leader, but he allowed much more freedom in Iran than the current generation has ever known of, heard or seen.

But how was Iran before Shia leadership and Kohmeini? Check it out…

Iranian men and women enjoying the beach in North Iran before the Islamic revolution

 

Iranian’s acting out their Persian history pre-islam with a parade of the Persepolis:

I wonder what the punishment in Teheran would be today if the women were happy, relatively free and dressed like this?

Happy Iranians with a brand new shiny Chevy.

At the hair salon

Dinner show with belly dancer

Iranian girls and boys playing basketball together

Iranian girl in a 60’s dress and a beehive being stopped by the Shah’s security

The all-female Iranian orchestra

Iranian women competing

Happy Iranian female Olympics medalists

The peculiar Shah dreaming of being British royalty…

Visiting a girl’s school and art exhibit

American students in Iran

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6 thoughts on “Once upon a time in Teheran, before Islam and the Ayatollah

  1. These photos depict only one side of the coin – lives of Shah family and well off middle class from Tehran and other big cities. Those constituted only fraction of society, the rest was very conservative and did not adhere to westernization, not only on religious grounds but mainly because it did not gave them much economical opportunity, as public funds were largely squandered. This is why shia clerics were able to “hijack” the revolution – they had the broader, and easier to direct power base, whereas the secular democrats could count only on small minority that benefited from the modernization but was not content with shah autocracy. And all that could be avoided if not for the meddling of United States and Great Britain that installed the Pahlawi and ousted the Mossadegh. And, by the way, Iran before islam is more like before 651 AD than 1979.
    Sure the pictures are nice, but the whole article is misleading and rather poorly written and researched.

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