Ruhollah Khomeini

Standard Name: Khomeini, Ruhollah
Used Form: Ayatollah Khomeini


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January 1979
The Shah of Iran, Muhammad Reza Pahlavi , was ousted from his country by Ayatollah Khomeini , who returned from exile to set up an Islamic republic.
By 30 September 1988
Salman Rushdie 's postmodernist novelThe Satanic Verses, offered, in the form of dreams dreamed by the angel or devil Gibreel or Gabriel, a history and commentary on a land called Jahilia or Jahiliaya.
14 February 1989
Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini of Iran declared a fatwa or death sentence against Salman Rushdie on account of the allegedly blasphemous treatment of the prophet Mohammed in his novelThe Satanic Verses.
12 July 1991
Hitoshi Igarashi , Japanese translator of Salman Rushdie 's controversial novel The Satanic Verses, was found murdered outside his office at Tsukuba University .