Patriotic Ayatollahs

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Patriotic Ayatollahs

Author: Caroleen Marji Sayej

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 1501714856

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Patriotic Ayatollahs -- Contents -- Preface -- List of Abbreviations -- A Note on Arabic Transliteration -- Map of Iraq -- Introduction: The Making and Unmaking of Iraq -- 1. The Ayatollahs and the Struggle to Maintain Legitimacy in the New Public Sphere -- 2. Sistani, Guardian of the Democratic Process -- 3. Sistani, a Guide Only -- 4. Quietists Turned Activists? -- 5. Local and Regional Sectarian Narratives -- Conclusion: Rethinking Religion and Politics -- Notes -- References -- Index

Religion and Nationalism in Asia

Patriotic Ayatollahs: Nationalism in Post-Saddam Iraq. Ithaca: Cornell University
Press. Shaery-Eisenlohr, R. 2011. Shi'ite Lebanon: Transnational Religion and
the Making of National Identities. New York: Columbia University Press. Smith ...

Religion and Nationalism in Asia

Author: Giorgio Shani

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429593759

Page: 202

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This book re-examines the relationship between religion and nationalism in a contemporary Asian context, with a focus on East, South and South East Asia. Addressing empirical, analytical, and normative questions, it analyses selected case studies from across Asia, including China, India, Iraq, Japan, Pakistan, the Philippines and Sri Lanka and compares the differences and commonalities between the diverse configurations of nationalism and religion across the continent. It then goes on to explain reasons for the regional religious resurgence and asks, is the nation-state model, aligned with secularism, suitable for the region? Exploring the two interrelated issues of legacies and possibilities, this book also examines the relationship between nationalism and modernity, identifying possible and desirable trajectories which go beyond existing configurations of nationalism and religion. Bringing together a stellar line up of contributors in the field, Religion and Nationalism in Asia will be a valuable resource for students and scholars of Asian religion and politics as well as sociology, ethnicity, nationalism and comparative politics.

American Patriotism in a Global Society

A year after Ayatollah Khomeini had issued his fatwa, Rushdie described the
ayatollah's action as a resistance by "apostles of purity" to the "forces of
mongrelisation." The Satanic Verses, he said, celebrated the forces of "hybridity,
impurity, ...

American Patriotism in a Global Society

Author: Betty Jean Craige

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791429594

Page: 197

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This book argues that the transformation of our world into a global society is causing a resurgence of tribalism at the same time that it is inspiring the ideology of political holism--the understanding of human society as an evolving global system of interdependent individuals, cultures, and nations. Betty Jean Craige examines the "patriotic" resistance to globalization in the United States by examining a number of recent historical events, including the Persian Gulf War, the 1988 presidential campaign, and the Iran-Contra scandal.

The Ayatollah Begs to Differ

For many of those in the majority of the population with no memory of a pre-
Islamic Republic Iran, perhaps even 80 percent, those for whom patriotism
means allegiance to the only republic they've ever known, the revolution wasn't
just a ...

The Ayatollah Begs to Differ

Author: Hooman Majd

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0385528426

Page: 256

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Including a new preface that discusses the Iranian mood during and after the June 2009 presidential election and subsequent protests, this is an intimate look at a paradoxical country from a uniquely qualified journalist. The grandson of an eminent ayatollah and the son of an Iranian diplomat, Hooman Majd offers perspective on Iran's complex and misunderstood culture through an insightful tour of Iranian culture, introducing fascinating characters from all walks of life, including zealous government officials, tough female cab drivers, and open-minded, reformist ayatollahs. It's an Iran that will surprise readers and challenge Western stereotypes. A Los Angeles Times and Economist Best Book of the Year With a New Preface

Middle East Report

The statement was signed by four grand the Shi ' i weekly al - Mustaqbal on April
30 , that this was a trap ayatollahs : Ali ... A few days later after the formation of
the Patriotic London , meanwhile , Ayatollah Hussein al - Sadr categorically Front
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Enemies of the Ayatollahs

of the Patriotic Union of Iraqi Kurdistan , Jalal Talebani , for example , wrote a
letter to Massoud Rajavi on 2 March 1984 : Honourable and dear brother
Massoud Rajavi , on behalf of the Patriotic Union of Iraqi Kurdistan ( PUK )
politburo , I ...

Enemies of the Ayatollahs

Author: Mohammad Mohaddessin

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What happens in post-war Iraq may well be decided by what happens in Iran. In this powerful account of its theocratic regime, the author pays particular attention to the Iranian factor in the 2003 Iraq war, and the likely impact of the continuation of the mullahs' regime and its tendency to interfere in its neighbor's affairs. He reveals startling new information about Iran's continued links with fundamentalist Islamic organizations abroad, the pursuit of its nuclear ambitions, and its ongoing use of terrorism against its own opponents. The author argues that, in contrast to the ruling regime, the main Iranian opposition is essentially democratic, nationalist and in favor of a separation of religion and state. He raises fundamental questions about Islamic fundamentalism, and sets out a democratic version of Islam which can hold out hope for the Middle East as a whole. What happens in post-war Iraq may well be decided by what happens in Iran. In this powerful account of its theocratic regime, the author pays particular attention to the Iranian factor in the 2003 Iraq war, and the likely impact of the continuation of the mullahs' regime and its tendency to interfere in its neighbor's affairs. He reveals startling new information about Iran's continued links with fundamentalist Islamic organizations abroad, the pursuit of its nuclear ambitions, and its ongoing use of terrorism against its own opponents. The author argues that, in contrast to the ruling regime, the main Iranian opposition is essentially democratic, nationalist and in favor of a separation of religion and state. He raises fundamental questions about Islamic fundamentalism, and sets out a democratic version of Islam which can hold out hope for the Middle East as a whole.

Ayatollahs Turkey Trots

But at the convention he scourges the Tories with patriotic rhetoric : “ The
enemies of my country are in Confederation Building ” ( that is , the enemies of
Newfoundland are in power in the province ) ; by comparison with the Tories , he
says ...

Ayatollahs   Turkey Trots

Author: Robert Paine

Publisher: St. John's [Nfld.] : Breakwater

ISBN: 9780919948709

Page: 147

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Flight of the Patriot

At the time of Ayatollah Khomeini's return to Iran, I was a squadron commander. It
wasn't long before he had us doing his dirty work, fighting his personal battlewith
Saddam Hussein in Iraq, next door. My fighterpilot training was putto the ...

Flight of the Patriot

Author: Yadollah Sharifirad

Publisher: Dundurn.com

ISBN: 0887628184

Page: 320

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A gripping account of an Iranian fighter pilot’s daring escape to Canada from Iran.

The Last Option

They fought with a combination of patriotic and revolutionary Islamic fervour
against their hated enemy . By November ... Far from weakening the Khomeini
regime , the war turned out to be an Iraqi - sent boon for the ayatollahs . It
provided ...

The Last Option

Author: David Kimche

Publisher: Scribner

ISBN:

Page: 328

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Reviews the major political events that have shaped Israel's foreign policy and develops a plan for bringing Israel and the Arabs together to settle the issue of a Palestinian homeland.

The Washingtonian

Below , Peter McGrath explores the roots of patriotism — it's more than just hatred
for enemies and Fourth of July piety . And , in a ... taking or whether it is the begin
- At a patriotic rally in Los Angeles , posters of the Ayatollah are held aloft .

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Daily Report

Unattributed commentary : “ Let Us Rise in Defense of Lives of Imprisoned Tudeh
Members and Patriotic Officers ... see itself bound even to implement the
Constitution which has been endorsed by the people as well as Ayatollah
Khomeyni .

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Averting Global War

At the same time, Al-Zarqawi's group does not appeal to patriotic or
nationalistoriented Iraqi insurgents or tribal groups. ... the Jund al-Sama, or Army
of Heaven, plotted to kill the Ayatollah al-Sistani, along with other senior
ayatollahs in Najaf, ...

Averting Global War

Author: H. Gardner

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230108717

Page: 285

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Averting Global War examines major regional disputes and conflicts throughout the world as they impact upon both American domestic and foreign policy. These include: The ongoing _war on terrorism_; NATO enlargement to Russian borders; US intervention in Iraq; US confrontation with Iran; the feud between Israel and the Palestinians; the widening _zone of conflict_ from Central Asia to sub-Saharan Africa; the global ramifications of North Korea_s nuclear program and China_s claims to Taiwan; Venezuela_s _Bolivarian Revolution_ and the _war on drugs_ in Latin America, the domestic socio-political effects of Latin American immigration upon the US. The book_s goal is to articulate an irenic American strategy intended to resolve, or at least transform, a number of these disputes and conflicts so as to prevent them from further _deepening_ or _widening__and to avert the real possibility of major power confrontation involving both clandestine and overt methods of warfare.

The Atlantic Monthly

Some Americans Muted Patriotism that too often the flag was waved to might find
us a poor helpless giant , but Comes ... This is the amount of patriotic feeling act
in such a way that we could always that the Ayatollah has aroused among be ...

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Fortress Israel

Even ayatollahs are delayed in their rounds. ... program enjoys broad support
among young Iranians, who have grown up under sanctions from the West and
who see scientific development as a patriotic expression of national achievement
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Fortress Israel

Author: Patrick Tyler

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1429944471

Page: 576

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"Once in the military system, Israelis never fully exit," writes the prizewinning journalist Patrick Tyler in the prologue to Fortress Israel. "They carry the military identity for life, not just through service in the reserves until age forty-nine . . . but through lifelong expectations of loyalty and secrecy." The military is the country to a great extent, and peace will only come, Tyler argues, when Israel's military elite adopt it as the national strategy. Fortress Israel is an epic portrayal of Israel's martial culture—of Sparta presenting itself as Athens. From Israel's founding in 1948, we see a leadership class engaged in an intense ideological struggle over whether to become the "light unto nations," as envisioned by the early Zionists, or to embrace an ideology of state militarism with the objective of expanding borders and exploiting the weaknesses of the Arabs. In his first decade as prime minister, David Ben-Gurion conceived of a militarized society, dominated by a powerful defense establishment and capable of defeating the Arabs in serial warfare over many decades. Bound by self-reliance and a stern resolve never to forget the Holocaust, Israel's military elite has prevailed in war but has also at times overpowered Israel's democracy. Tyler takes us inside the military culture of Moshe Dayan, Yitzhak Rabin, Ariel Sharon, and Benjamin Netanyahu, introducing us to generals who make decisions that trump those of elected leaders and who disdain diplomacy as appeasement or surrender. Fortress Israel shows us how this martial culture envelops every family. Israeli youth go through three years of compulsory military service after high school, and acceptance into elite commando units or air force squadrons brings lasting prestige and a network for life. So ingrained is the martial outlook and identity, Tyler argues, that Israelis are missing opportunities to make peace even when it is possible to do so. "The Zionist movement had survived the onslaught of world wars, the Holocaust, and clashes of ideology," writes Tyler, "but in the modern era of statehood, Israel seemed incapable of fielding a generation of leaders who could adapt to the times, who were dedicated to ending . . . [Israel's] isolation, or to changing the paradigm of military preeminence." Based on a vast array of sources, declassified documents, personal archives, and interviews across the spectrum of Israel's ruling class, Fortress Israel is a remarkable story of character, rivalry, conflict, and the competing impulses for war and for peace in the Middle East.

On Wings of Eagles

The Inspiring True Story of One Man's Patriotic Spirit--and His Heroic Mission to
Save His Countrymen Ken Follett. collection of people ... Two days later Bakhtiar
offered to go to Paris for talks with the Ayatollah. For a ruling Prime Minister to ...

On Wings of Eagles

Author: Ken Follett

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101175385

Page: 480

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#1 bestselling author Ken Follett tells the inspiring true story of the Middle East hostage crisis that began in 1978, and of the unconventional means one American used to save his countrymen. . . . When two of his employees were held hostage in a heavily guarded prison fortress in Iran, one man took matters into his own hands: businessman H. Ross Perot. His team consisted of a group of volunteers from the executive ranks of his corporation, handpicked and trained by a retired Green Beret officer. To free the imprisoned Americans, they would face incalculable odds on a mission that only true heroes would have dared. . . . Look out for Ken's newest book, A Column of Fire, available now.

The Review of the News

Ayatollah. ' s. diplomatEurope. are being rotated so fast that ic staff in Paris had
been informed the following story can be told without of the arrival of the new
team of jeopardizing the lives of patriotic subversives . Apparently someone ...

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Includes a section called Correction, please!

Near East North Africa Report

... profanities aimed at Ayatollah Kazem Shari ' atmadari , stating that the
bloodthirsty Islamic regime has once again resorted to another play under the
veil of propaganda on its victories with which it wants to increase the massacring
of patriots ...

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