Shi'ism and the Islamic Republic of Iran

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Shi'ism and the Islamic Republic of Iran 4.5

John Calvert
Associate Professor of History, Creighton University ·
The 17th largest country in the world, the Islamic Republic of Iran commands attention not just because of its burgeoning nuclear program but because of its many roles in world affairs -- as the most important state sponsor of terrorism, as leader of the "rejectionist front" vis-à-vis the Israel-Palestine conflict, as the inspiration for radical Islam elsewhere in the Muslim world. There is also the matter of its suppression of the Green Movement in 2009 and ever since. In this intensive weekend-long conference for high school teachers, we looked at Iran in its larger historical, cultural, and geopolitical context, with lectures by the best scholars in the country.

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the prophet his clan and his tribe still around !
and some of them non muslims !

Author — azoz saleh


Where are the percentages of Shiites in the population of Iraq or Iran are coming from? Shiites are a third of the Lebanese population, not 40%. These percentages, other than Lebanon’s, are guesstimates.
An academic should qualify his numbers.

Author — Ihsan Alkhatib