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Khomeini - Master of Taqiya

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Submitted by Pirouz Kas (United States), May 29, 2015 at 12:26

The democratic elements in the constitution are not due to Khomeini, but due to the fact that a large part in the revolution wanted a secular democracy. We should not forget that Khomeini always promised a secular democracy before he came to power.

Lastly, this fake-democracy is excellent to decive people. You can see many people fall for it, and thinking that Iran would be democratic.

Khomeini was smart in many ways. He lied, and deceived. Similarly, he was able to hide his antisemitism by not persecuting the little remaining Jewish minority in Iran. Too smart, or I would call him the Master of Taqiya.

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