Cardboard Khomeini 5

On February 1, 1979, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini — the leader of Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution — returned triumphantly to Tehran on an Air France flight from Paris after 14 years in exile.

Now, 33 years later, that return was reenacted in a bizarre ceremony that saw guards carrying a giant cardboard cutout of Khomeini down the stairs of a passenger plane and a waiting crowd paying their respects to “him.”

Iranians have been faced with many unusual and absurd events in the past three decades of the rule of the clerics. The February 1 ceremony, however, may have topped them all.

Couldn’t this be described as idol worship? A terrible offense in Islamic doctrine.

Picture and commentary from Israellycool.

Posted under Iran, Islam, jihad, Muslims, News by Jillian Becker on Saturday, February 4, 2012

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  • Kourosh

    Most Iranians don’t even like Islam. Arabs love Islam though, cause they’re Arabs.

  • Don L

    How dare you speak against this idolic tribute…these are the ones Ron Paul claims ar rational and to be trusted with a nuclear weapon!

    What…you say they are now building a rocket to reach the US of A?  A 6000mi range?  Ron Paul has argued that they have no capability to reach us with missles.  So, you must be wrong!  Hail to the cardboard!

  • Ralph

    When the Iranians took our embassy personel hostage president Carter should have reacted violently. I hope it isn’t too late now.

    • Jillian Becker

      I agree with you, Ralph. 

      It was because of Jimmy Carter’s foolish policy towards Iran that the not-very-smart but pro-American Shah fled, and the vicious narrow-minded Taliban-like Ayatollah Khomeini returned to instate his oppressive and America-hating regime. Carter was probably the worst president  – until Barack Obama.
      Obama shows a steady reluctance to stop the aggressive Iranian regime becoming nuclear-armed. His administration is also trying to make it hard for Israel to do so, to judge by Panetta’s loud warning to the Mullahs that Israel is planning to attack their nuclear facilities in the spring.

      If Obama were capable of thinking at all, I’d say he thinks the annihilation of Israel by Iran would not be a bad thing. Let’s say he feels it, anyway. He has not said what he thinks or feels about the US – even possibly Washington, D.C. – being hit by an Iranian missile with a nuclear warhead.