Iran before 1979 ruled under a modern monarchy, Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. The Western-backed Shah rapidly became unpopular and the Ayatollah Khomeini, who was an outspoken critic, was exiled. The Shah was seen by many as beholden to – if not a puppet of – an alien Western power (the United States) whose new culture was affecting that of Iran.
Iranian people are seen getting educated, traveling, enjoying life and freedom, aspiring for the future of their country, creating prosperity and progress in bounds and leaps. Iran had 0% debt, 0% unemployment, the currency value was strong and competitive, the country was successful in sports, women held high positions, it had a strong army and provided loans and help to other countries:
Iranians then declared that they wanted a country free of any “western influence”. They were an Islamic country.
Demonstrations against the Shah commenced in October 1977, developing into a campaign of civil resistance that was partly secular and partly religious, and intensified in January 1978. Between August and December 1978 strikes and demonstrations paralyzed the country. The Shah left Iran for exile on January 16, 1979 as the last Persian monarch and in the resulting power vacuum two weeks later Ayatollah Khomeini returned to Tehran to a greeting by several million Iranians. Iran voted by national referendum to become an Islamic Republic on April 1, 1979, and sealed their destiny.
After Iran’s revolution
This is what they made for themselves after hanging into their Islamic republic they wanted so badly: a sodomizing Ayatolla Kohmeini, Sharia law, the Chador and Islamic rule, rape, violence, oppression, supporting terrorism, imprisonment of singers, writers and free thinkers:
Today’s Iran: Khatami government interrogation practices:
Iran free from western progress and influence. The brainwashed followers of Islams hate doctrine in 2012, praising Rehbar Imam Sayyid Ali Khamenei, who want to destroy other countries, commit sodomy against infants and control an entire country with violence, oppression, indoctrination and fear. Today Iran has high unemployment, totalitarian regime, an ever growing debt, enemies, sanctions, a weak currency: