President Obama, then, could fly to a third country meeting with ayatollah Khamenei.
The ayatollah Khomeini famously called the United States the Great Satan.
He also says the protests are about the presidential election, not about overthrowing the ayatollah.
For Pawlenty, evidently, Thomas Jefferson and the ayatollah Khomeini saw government pretty much the same way.
And what would an ayatollah's statement be without a few potshots at the West?
But John is sure that he can nurture ayatollah to bring out the best in him, if only Tzipi and Saeb will do their best for Salaam.
You remember Foucault—who was one of the best thinkers of his generation—he supported ayatollah Khomeini!
Me: But did you hear that ayatollah Montazeri asked for a mourning from wednesday to friday?
Herbert Block had in mind, of course, the coming of the ayatollah.
It's for the crime of apostasy (in this case, writing a novel) that ayatollah Khomenei sent death squads for Salman Rushdie.
honorific title for an Iranian Shiite religious leader, 1950, from Persian, from Arabic ayatu-llah, literally "miraculous sign of God."