Many Muslims accused Rushdie of blasphemy or unbelief and in 1989 Ayatollah Khomeini
of Iran issued a fatwa ordering Muslims to kill Rushdie.
BORN JIM Henson, Muppeteer, 1936 AYATOLLAH Khomeini
, religious leader, 1902 F Scott Fitzgerald, US author, 1896, above DIED DR Seuss, children's author, 1991, above CLIVE Morton, English actor, 1975 RUDOLF Dellinger, German composer, 1910
In the year 1986, a man by the name of Fereydoon Molkara went to see Ayatollah Khomeini
, the founder of the Islamic Republic.
Iranian-American scholar Ray Takeyh says new evidence indicates Ayatollah Khomeini
knew all about student plans to seize the American embassy in November 1979 and gave his full approval in advance.
1979: The Shah of Iran fled to Egypt from Tehran after being ousted by Ayatollah Khomeini
Volunteers say some residents are growing increasingly frustrated and complaining about food shortages Students | stage a rally at the Chinese University of Hong Kong campus during a week-long strike to protest against Beijing's decision to restrict electoral reforms Iranian military personnel march as part of an annual parade marking the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war, |in front of the mausoleum of the late revolutionary founder Ayatollah Khomeini
just outside Tehran
THE Lockerbie bombing was ordered by Iran's religious leader Ayatollah Khomeini
, it was claimed last night.
The Islamic revolution led by Ayatollah Khomeini
during which monarchy was overthrown and the Islamic Republic was proclaimed, took place in Iran in 1979.
The original organization comprised the civilian volunteers whom the Ayatollah Khomeini
urged to fight in the Iran-Iraq war.
A FUNCTION organised on Monday in memory of Iranian leader Ayatollah Khomeini
at the University of Kashmir turned into a battle ground between separatist leaders.
NNA - The Iranian Embassy marked on Monday the 24th commemoration of Ayatollah Khomeini
at UNESCO palace, in presence of Caretaker Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Minister, Adnan Mansour, representing President of the Republic Michel Sleiman and Caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati, Kahlil Hamdan, representing House Speaker Nabih Berri, Father Abdo Bou Kassem, representing Maronite Patriarch Mar Bechara Boutros Rahi, as well as other senior figures and officials.
Special ceremonies were held at home and abroad on January 31, the day that Ayatollah Khomeini
returned to the Iranian capital, Tehran, on February 1, 1979 after a 15-year exile in Paris.