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Knee jerk.

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Submitted by AlbertE. (United States), Sep 7, 2022 at 14:54

"This was not a tactical move by Khomeini to promote himself but a true and furious response."

Daniel is absolutely right. The fatwa would have been issued not for tactical reasons but was a knee-jerk religious reaction.

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