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Persian Influences are Complex - Islamic Inferences Notwithstanding

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Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Jun 24, 2021 at 20:28

Over the decades, this observer has had multiple work time acquaintances from the Iranian Islamic Regime, and actually, one from the time of the Shah. He had immigrated from Iran as a college student to escape from the influences that as he had described it, polluted the teachings of Ruhollah Khomeini coming from France and was always speaking of the day Islam would become the rule of law in Iran.
To the contrary, afterwards, the majority of expat-Iranians this reader knew were of the opposite tact; that even though they were nominally Muslim (including some that were related to government officials), the rule of Islamic ideologies by the few, ruined what was a relatively functional society. Observance of shar'ia divided the populace and force others to become expats for the stress of political extremism.
And they were the Muslims. It was unthinkable that others no longer wanting to observe Islamic ritualistic issues of religion would become apostate; or more problematic, converts. Worse yet were the Jewish diaspora that had remained and found out the anti-Semitism fostered from the Nazi infiltration into the Aryan mindset of ancient Persian influences also remained in Persia, later to become Iran.
Ultimately, some things have not changed that much and some things are changing in spite of the remnant influences of a corrupted society. The new leadership in the Iranian Islamic Regime will likely continue on a course of unrepentant repression since their entire identity demands it-repentance is bad reform for their fragile ambitions of pride.

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