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Husayn ibn Mansur al-Hallaj

This is the story of Husayn ibn Mansur al-Hallaj who was born in Madina al-Bayda, a little village in the ancient province of Fars, in southern Persia, in the year 224 A.H./857 C.E., two years before his Master al-Junayd, may Allah be pleased with them both.  He grew up in ...

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The US and Iran part II – the Shah and the revolution

After the 1953 coup, the United States lost no time in shoring up the Shah’s regime. Washington poured money into Iran for economic recovery. It began providing military aid. The United States took one other fateful step: it sent CIA experts to Iran to train a new intelligence agency. That ...

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The US and Iran Part I – The 1953 Coup

Jeb Sharp In 1979 the political scientist Mark Gasiorowski was a young graduate student. He was transfixed by the revolution in Iran. And he was blown away by its anti-American flavor. Gasiorowski: “I was really drawn to this phenomenon and wondered why did the Iranians hate us so much. What ...

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