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what happened to tehran since 1975?
well,this is my opinion,referring to the many articles I read about it and TV shows about Iran;I also remember interviews on the french radio of BANI SADR and SHAPUR BAKHTIAR,who were in charge of the country during these past years,then murdered.I also met 2 iranian ladies in PARIS,who worked with me in the national library. In 1975,Iran was a very rich country thanks to oil and the american technology and cooperation.Tehran was the capital of many companies,but only few people enjoyed this wealth; the traditional people did not understand this new life coming from the west.Besides,the iranian government hated the religious who were often murdered.

In 1979,the revolution is first a coalition between the religious(wanting a revenge)and the left-wing parties;the funniest thing is that the women were leading all the demonstrations in tehran.But the revolution was followed by a counter-revolution,and the religious took the power alone,driving back suddenly iran to the middle-age.

It took 20 years to the ayatollahs to understand that the 'holy coran' cannot be useful to rule economic issues in the XXe century.We hope that with internet,the iranian women will wake up at last...
let us not forget that islam is not the original religion of iran.
In iran were born many religions,such as zoroastrism(with zarathoustra)coming fom the mazdeism,but also the faith bahai(with its leader bab'ullah,which means the door to god).The faith bahai has now its capital in haifa(israel),and its leader bab'ullah was murdered in jail in akko(israel) a very long time ago.In tehran also live christian armenians,while most of the jews escaped to israel or the USA.there are still jewish communities in esfahan and shiraz.

Iranian islam is shiite islam,that is also why the islamic revolution could not be exported to arabic countries which are sunnite.2 exceptions:south iraq(with many shiites,ayatollah khomeyni found a refuge in an-nadjaf)and south lebanon,with the success of the hezbollah,but there were 900.000 shiites in lebanon.

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  • Written Aug 24, 2002
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