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The Political Legacy of the Iranian Revolution: Theocratic Tyranny and Religious Terrorism
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As a result, the key dilemma which has dogged the Iranian revolution since is highlighted yet again — what is more important, exporting the revolution or sustaining the regime?
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Protesting for many months now, the people of Iran have already answered this question: they want neither. Print Email.
That objective was to be exported to all Muslim countries, by revolution if necessary. That objective was partly responsible for the rise in Islamist violence and religious terrorism. Ordinary Iranians who suffer under economic sanctions levied on their country because of the actions of the hard-line clerics, however, reject that initiative.
That has led to the major decision that the theocracy in Iran faces: does it continue to export the revolution or does it focus on sustaining the regime? Directly rejecting the idea of territorial sovereignty of other Muslim countries, Article 11 of the Constitution stipulates that: all Muslims form a single nation, and the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran have the duty of formulating its general policies with a view to cultivating the friendship and unity of all Muslim peoples, and it must constantly strive to bring about the political, economic, and cultural unity of the Islamic world.
Exporting the Revolution vs. Sustaining the Regime Pan-Islamism poses a crucial problem to the Iranian regime, however.
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