The Rise of the Islamic Republic of Iran : Ayatollah Khomeini's Iranian Revolution
The Islamic Republic of Iran is a revolutionary theocratic totalitarian state formed in 1979 following the overthrow of the last Shah (monarch), Muhammad Reza Pahlavi. Grand Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini was the leader of the revolution and then of the Islamic Republic until his death in 1989. It was Ayatollah Khomeini who created the Islamic theology of suicide bombing which has engulfed the world. Iran at one time was one of America's strongest allies in the Middle East. Tehran was held in high esteem, and maintained friendly relations throughout the region, including Israel. Under the Shah, Iran was the first Muslim Nation to recognize the State of Israel. The Rise of the Islamic Republic of Iran is an account of how one man-Ayatollah Khomeini-changed the face of the Nation of Iran. This is an exploration of the ascent of Khomeini, who refashioned the state of Iran with his radical religious ideology, into a leader of international terrorism.
- Paperback | 118 pages
- 152 x 229 x 6mm | 168g
- 15 Jul 2015
- Outskirts Press
About Stephen E Hughes
Stephen E Hughes, a former sergeant, spent 13 years with the U.S. Army. Half of that time was spent overseas, on two tours of duty patrolling the former East/West German Border. His third tour was Desert Storm, where he served with 2/2 9th Infantry Division. Duties were intelligence and reconnaissance. For the last six years he has worked as a senior Analyst for the Association of Geo-Strategic Analysis. His first book on Iran was published in 2007. Tehran's Wars of Terror & its Nuclear Delivery Capability was written by Mr. Hughes, through research and living in Israel for over one year. Mr. Hughes was in Israel during the Lebanon War of 2006. Mr. Hughes attended Israel's Institute for Counter Terrorism, Sixth Annual International Conference on Global Terrorism in 2006.