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The breathless news coverage on Harry and Meghan has made #IranianProtesters look like extras in a B movie.

But while the semi-Royal couple has ‘spared’ us no details, Iranians’ abductions, torture and hangings by the #IR go largely unreported.

This has huge ramifications:
1. It signals the fickleness of American foreign policy, and worse, American leadership. From Obama’s “unclench your fist” to Trump’s “maximum pressure” to Biden’s aloofness on ME, our Iran policy looks like disconnected movies in a potentially promising sequel.
2. Underreporting the #IranRevoIution also gives the appearance that the regime’s unspeakable brutality has been successful in deterring/scaring Iranians into submission.

In fact, the opposite has become true.
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La scintilla della libertà in #Iran è diventata un incendio. Ora le fiamme hanno avvolto persino la casa natale di Ruhollah #Khomeini, il padre della Rivoluzione Islamica, l'emblema dell'incubo vissuto dagli iraniani dal 1979 ad oggi.
#IranRevolution #IranRevolution2022
A dare notizia dell'accaduto sono i social e i media, tra cui Iran International. Il rogo sarebbe stato appiccato utilizzando delle bottiglie molotov: classica tecnica da guerriglia, utilizzata a più riprese in queste settimane contro le forze di sicurezza del regime.
I manifestanti hanno dato fuoco anche al seminario sciita di #Qom. Siamo dinanzi ad uno spettacolare salto di qualità della protesta, alla prova che chi scende in strada non combatte più per la libertà dei costumi, ma per abbattere il regime. A questo punto esistono due
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#BREAKING: This is #Khomein, birthplace of founder of Islamic Regime of #Iran, Dictator #Khomeini. Protesters burned the house of #Khomeini which had been turned into a museum by the terrorist regime 30 years ago.
#MahsaAmini #مهسا_امینی
Another video from #Khomein, birthplace of Dictator #Khomeini. Protesters burned down house of Ruhollah Khomeini, the founder of #Iran's Islamic Regime in the city. Since 30 years ago, Khomeini's house had been a museum in Khomein.
#MahsaAmini #مهسا_امینی
This is #Khomeini's Childhood house. This is where the dictator was born. He was later raised as a terrorist in various religious schools in #Iraq before returning #Iran as an extremist Ayatollah opposting #Shah's actions for giving freedom to #Iranian women.
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#BREAKING: Anti-regime protests continues for the fifth day all over #Iran over murder of #MahsaAmini by morality police of the regime. This video recorded a few minutes ago shows the protest in city of #Amol, North of #Iran.
#BREAKING: In several cities of #Iran including #Sardasht in west of the country, snipers of #Iranian Police are positiooned over the roof tops of the buildings to kill the protesters tonight. Protesters filmed one of them secretly.
#BREAKING: People in city of Gonbad-Kavus in North of #Iran have started their anti-regime protest. Today is the fifth day of nationwide protests across #Iran over murder of #MahsaAmini.
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Es gibt mittlerweile Dutzende solcher Videos aus #Iran. Bei Protesten 2009 + 2019 hat man das in der Form nicht gesehen. Der Geist ist aus der Flasche, die Furcht ist angesichts des Elends gewichen. Die jungen Menschen sind bereit zu kämpfen. #Mahsa_Amini

Auch dieses Video ist krass angesichts der Gefahr, der sich jeder dieser Menschen im aussetzt. So viele #Iran|er*innen wurden schon inhaftiert, gefoltert, getötet. Umso beeindruckender, wie dieser junge Mann dem Polizisten das Handy entreißt ❤️ #MahsaAmini
Oder guckt euch dieses Video der #IranProtests an (bis Ende schauen). Es zeigt wie Menschen im westiranischen Täbris auf die (bisher!) gefürchteten Motorrad-Milizen zurennen und sie verjagen. Das Regime und seine Schergen in der Defensive. #Mahsa_Amini

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Appalled and shocked by the attack on #SalmanRushdie. The pen might be mightier than the sword but zealotry and intolerance of all kind seems to trump all. Rushdie once said: “A book is a version of the world. If you do not like it, ignore it; or offer your own version in return”
Ayatollah #Khomeini clearly couldn't live in a world with all sorts of books, even from his grave, his fatwa is a curse, continues to ripple with dangerous effect. Beyond name of attacker, we are still waiting to hear all details of who/what/why/how, but here's some history.
Khomeini issued his fatwa on Valentine's day 1989, one a day before the last Soviet troops withdrew from Afghanistan. It was read out on Feb 14 on the 2pm news on Tehran radio. it was 1st time an author was targeted in such a way and it marked start of culture wars in the region
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It's finally here!
I'm extremely excited to announce that my book "Iranian-Saudi Rivalry since 1979: In the Words of Kings & Clerics" has been published by @BloomsburyBooks @ibtauris.
Let me tell you a little bit about my book & my decade-long journey in this thread🧵1/25
This book is a revision of my DPhil Dissertation at @UniofOxford @StCrossCollege which covered Iranian & Saudi Mutual (mis)Representations 1979-2009 & subsequent work that covered this rivalry up to 2021 as an Academic Visitor at @StAntsCollege @OxfordMEC . 2/25
This publication builds on the work of great experts, scholars & academics including [in alpha. order]
#ShahramChubin @carnegienpp
#HennerFürtig @GIGA_Institute 3/25
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We never forget & forgive the wrong policy of Jimmy Carter & William Sullivan!

The most vivid portraiture of their acts is to be found in supporting the Devil of 20th Cent.

Deviously & unprincipledly, they portrayed a #Terrorist thug, #Khomeini, as the Holly Man in 1979! Image
Keeping face, page 443, @CarterLibrary:

"Sullivan advised us to oppose the #Shah and urge him to leave #Iran immediately, and at the same time, try to establish friendship and alliance with #Khomeini!"
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William Sulivan, Mission to Iran, 1981, page: 156

"what is puzzling to me is the CIA method. I do not understand why this Agency has acted against me with such intensity?"

✔Because @CIA knew, you were wrong & you were a lunatic friend of Islamic terrorist leaders in Iran! Image
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عمران خان صاحب کو بات سوچ سمجھ کر کرنی چاہئیے کہ پاکستان کا آئین بنیادی طور پر قرآن و سنت پر مبنی ہے لہذا کافر فرانسیسی خونریز انقلاب کی یا ایران کے مولویوں کے خونریز انقلاب کی اسلام قطعی اجازت نہیں دیتا | ریاست مدینہ کی بات کرنے والے ذرا بتائیں کہ فتح مکہ پر کتنے قتل ہوئے تھے
Dear Mr Imran Khan please be careful while quoting “ Heathen #FrenchRevolution & Iranian Cleric Revolution in connection with Pakistan” | Revolution & Bloodletting are not allowed in #Islam | Both the example above are invalid | You talked of State of #Medina | Tell us about that
1 - Reality of the so-called #Islamic Revolution of #Khomeini in #Iran | America's secret engagement with Khomeini… Naya Pakistan looking for Iran like revolution, says Imran (The News April 23, 2019) US Declassified Documents on Iran's alleged Revolution
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Regrettably, #JimmyCarter was a populist, opportunist & a superstitious #Democrat President.

in crisis of 1979, Carter, @WhiteHouse , @CIA, @DefenseIntel & @StateDept had no knowledge about Criminal Mullahs, Islamic Terrorism & lunatic Khomeini!

✔🇺🇸Jimmy Carter betrayed Shah!
In actuality, @CIA similar to @DefenseIntel , could n't estimate & predict the happening of revolution or terrorist revolt in Iran 1979.Then USA has faced a lot of challenges by the emergence of Mullah’s regime in Tehran
shamefully, #JimmyCarter was the 1st supporter of Khomeini!
one American Writer described the endorsement of #JimmyCarter for #Khomeini
there is no doubt about it!

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Today’s Friday sermon in #HagiaSophia—with choice of Quranic verses, sword display, #Erdogan reciting of Quean, and covering of “Christian symbols” —was the official inaguration of the Islamic State of #Turkey.
This will not end here; expect the worst to come.
They did not even bother to choose verses of the Quran that advocate peace and harmony, but the sermon in #HagiaSophiaMosque was full of verses on the “infidels”
Funny how Erdogan and his fan base detest Arab nationalism. “ We all one Muslim Ummah,” they say.
But Turkish nationalism is apparently halal!
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@docstobar examines Iranian experiments with metaphysics that question the way in which institutions engage with #occult #scientific #rational #empiricist an embrace of #new_age spirituality and a rise in #irfan and its #empiricismoftheheart - a thread on #irfan in #Iran 1/ Image
It shows that our assumption of disenchantment in which the separation from the #scientific from the #occult does not preclude the possibility of the #modern scientist-rammal nor the embrace by the modern empiricist of the illiterate-savant-gnostic-sage 2/
It also suggests that the official seminary’s promotion of a modern viable #Shii_reason clashes with its own #mystical commitments and their popularity 3/
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#IbnArabi (d. 1240) is famed for his monistic doctrine of #wahdatalwujud although #WilliamChittick… has pointed out he never used the term preferring al-wujud al-Haqq or similar #SufiMetaphysicsContested 1/
In the immediate generation after him the meaning of God as the only existent or rather the ‘absolute being’ (al-wujud al-mutlaq) was debated by his step-son Sadr al-Din Qunawi (d. 1274) with the Avicennian philosopher Nasir al-Din al Tusi (d. 1274)… 2/
Ibn ‘Arabi’s metaphysics were rapidly adopted by Persian poets like Maghribi (d. 1408) and by theologians leading to further contestations between Sa’d al-Din Taftazani (d. 1389) and ‘Ali al-Jurjani (d. 1413) the famous disputants at the court of Timur (d. 1405) 3/
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#MEK should not be called "Iranian opposition". Historically, operationally, and ideologically they are part of the same Islamist revolutionary trend that currently governs #Iran, and a MEK regime would not be noticeably different to the Islamic Republic.
At best #MEK is Trotsky to #Khomeini's Stalin, an opposition *within* the regime that lost a power struggle and wishes, from exile, to displace the ruler of the old country, while not significantly changing the actual system.
The difference in this analogy is that it is far from clear that in #Iran the Stalin figure lost out: MEK's antagonism to Khomeini was because he was not extreme enough in his revolutionary rule.
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Today, #CoronaVirus/#COVIDー19 took life of more authorities & officials of #Iran's Islamic Regime. Ali Kholfi, vice-president of the Chief of Islamic Justice died today over #COVID2019 infection. He was responsible for execution of tens of Iranian political prisoners. Image
Hussein Sheikholeslam,adviser of the foreign minister, #JavadZarif & former ambassador of #Iran's Islamic Regime to #Syria died today over #CoronaVirus/#COVID2019 infection. He was one of pro-#Khomeini militiants who raided #US Embassy in #Tehran & took Americans hostages in 1979 ImageImage
Fatemeh Rahbar, the #Tehran City Representative in the Islamic Consultative Assembly is also another official of #Iran's Islamic Regime who died over #CoronaVirus/#COVIDー19 infection today. ImageImage
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Fascinating conversation @DandiaAsad @Simon_W_Fuchs on #Shiism in #Pakistan tradition and reform, decentering #Lucknow, rise of #Shii claims to Islam and not just content with polemical vernacularisation… 1/
And as @Simon_W_Fuchs says those #VernacularTracts volumes in the @BLAsia_Africa are really neglected treasure troves - just yesterday discovered three philosophical texts never seen before 2/
One of the key findings @Simon_W_Fuchs is the role of the scholarly debates in #Shii journals on the nature of religious authority demonstrating a dynamic and involved relationship between religious elites and communities in #Pakistan and in #Najaf… 3/
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#BREAKING an Ukrainian plane carrying 180 passengers crashed close to Imam #Khomeini airport near #Tehran
#Breaking First footage of the Ukrainian airplane while on fire falling near #Tehran
Pictures of what’s left of the Ukrainian plane’s wreckage, nothing much, according to Iranian media it’s very unlikely that anyone survived
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Corrected: BREAKING: #Iran #IRGC announce it has fired ballistic missiles from Iranian territories, at the #US #Ain_alAssad military base, the second largest #American military base in #Iraq.
.2/ The #IRGC warns the #US from responding ”which will be met with a larger response, ” according to #Almanar tv.
.3/ The surface to surface missiles were apparently fired from #Eslam_abad, western #Iran, says #AlManar tv.
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So tonight is the time to keep the pledge with #Soleimani's grieving family. All uncles his children, from #Baqeri to #Nasrullah and their sidekicks like Shahenshah #Naqvi, will start avenging the killing of the mass-murderer. Last night's cyber-attacks were childish thu. #Syria
Certain #Khomeini|sts today supposed that a land invasion of #Iran was imminent. It was merely to play victime and cash on anti-#America|nism. The fact: #Iran's threatening a new war, not the other way round. Already, the regime's set alight Syria, Yemen and Lebanon besides Iraq
#Soleimani, who died in action (on duty), was the grand field commander of these conflicts. He's directly involved in killing 100s & 1000s #of Arabs besides #US, western, #Pakistan|i, #Afghan citizens. If #Iran avenges, it will bring the war home, its victims have long awaited.
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27 November 1978:
Khomeini’s face is in the moon!
Earlier, rumors had spread in Iran that the devout believer would see the face of Ayatollah #Khomeini during the next full moon. (1/11)
@HistorianofIran #IranianRevolution
2/11 At the day of 27 November, millions of people received the moon with cheers, actually recognized the image of Ayatollah Khomeini and shouted allahu akbar from the rooftops of their houses – which became the established sign of political disobedience.
3/11 Tara Bahrampour remembers: “Khomeini’s face is in the moon. Everyone’s talking about it. Taxicabs brake in the middle of traffic so people can jump out and look up at the sky, and neighbors gather in the alleys at sunset to point at the outlines of his eyes. [...] ...
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Just saw last week's magazine of #Khamenei's website. The editorial is titled "Today is not the time to negotiate", and discusses #Khomeini's decision not to talk from a position of weakness during the first phases of #Iran-#Iraq war. Very telling about Tehran's set of mind
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"The Imam's logic was that when the aggressor is in our territory.. we can't negotiate. Negotiations come when the enemy is out of our territories.. He said that if we reclaim our lands, then we could negotiate. Today is not the time to negotiate, it is practically the same" 2/3
"Today all the efforts of the US are to take away our elements of power and resistance. A nation that lacks faith and unity and is hopeless about the future, will fail in all fields.. whenever we surrendered and moved according to the wishes of the other side, we were hit" 3/3
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#Nasrallah: “#Khomeini introduced Imam #Khamenei, the president, and said: ‘He is my representative’.. the relationship between him and Hezbollah began from the very early hours of the foundation [of Hezbollah]. we were always in contact with him and met with him frequently”
#Nasrallah: “After watching the testaments [of Hezbollah’s suicide bombers] Imam Khomeini said: ‘These are young [chivalrous] people. All of them were young.’ He then said: ‘These are the true mystics.’ The fact is that the Imam was strongly affected by the testaments.”
#Nasrallah: “From the very first moment of our relationship with Ayatollah Sayed Ali #Khamenei, I call him, in my own words, Mr. Leader (السید القائد). So let me use the same word, the Leader, to refer to him”
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L'anniversaire de la mort de Rouhollah #Khomeini
1989 - 2019
Un #Thread pour rappeler le désastre ⇣

Mars 1980, la « révolution culturelle ». Période durant laquelle les universités ont été « purgées » de toute influence « occidentale » et non islamique afin de s'aligner sur l'islam révolutionnaire et politique. Les plus grands universitaires sont démis de leurs fonctions.
Selon le voeu de Khomeini, l'islamisation des institutions se met en route. Commence ainsi la femmophobie en Iran. Femme ayant la « tête nue » est considérée « nue ». Il faut donc cacher sa nudité: la naissance du voile obligatoire et la police des mœurs.
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#Rouhani’s speech in #Rafsanjani’s commemoration ceremony was an implicit criticism of #Khamenei and the conservatives. By saying that Ayatollah #Beheshti and #Rafsanjani were the main cylinders of the revolution, he clearly disregarded #Khamenei’s role in #Khomeini’s movement
By pointing out to #Rafsanjani’s pragmatic way and claiming that “One of the important and strategic issues is how to end wars”, #Rouhani was also criticizing the #IRGC’s extremism and unwillingness to compromise.
“If we want to build a statue of moderation, it is Hashemi’s”
#Rouhani also referenced to the role of #Rafsanjani in the advancement of #Iran’s military industry and stressed that Iran’s missiles and rockets are its “defensive weapon and we are proud of it”. He later announced that Tehran will launch 2 #satellites in the near future
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