Ruhollah Khomeini

Standard Name: Khomeini, Ruhollah
Used Form: Ayatollah Khomeini


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January 1979: The Shah of Iran, Muhammad Reza Pahlavi,...

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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 novel The...

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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...

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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...

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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 .


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