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List of Ceremonial counties of England by Population
List of Chancellors of the University of Cambridge
List of Chancellors of the University of Mississippi
www.starrepublic.org /encyclopedia/wikipedia/l/li/listoflists.html   (2023 words)

 AMERICA AND THE AYATOLLAHS Persian Journal Latest Iran News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Ayatollah Khomeini built a governing ideology on concepts of independence, freedom, and the velayat-e faqih.
Some young seminarians in the holy city of Qom are now even questioning whether the unity of mosque and state is in their interest, since the unpopularity of the Islamic regime has reduced the number of clerics in the Majles and local councils and has also shrunk sources of private funding.
The grand ayatollah's long-held goal of making Iraq an Islamic state and the possibility of a Shi'ite alliance between Iran and Iraq are bound to be encouraging to the Iranian mullahs.
www.iranian.ws /cgi-bin/iran_news/exec/view.cgi/2/1398/printer   (4774 words)

 List of marjas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This is a list of Marja Taqleeds (Grand Ayatollahs), which are followed by Usulli Shi'a Muslims around the world.
This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it.
A complete list of Marjas, clerics, and ayatollahs in Shia history (in Persian)
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_Grand_Ayatollahs   (107 words)

 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
This is so that those interested in the subject can monitor changes to the pages by clicking on Related Changes in the sidebar and on the bottom of the page.
This list is not necessarily complete or up to date - if you see an article that should be here but isn't (or one that shouldn't be here but is), please update the page accordingly.
List of Judicial Committees of the Privy Council and House of Lords cases
www.braindex.com /encyclopedia/legaltopics.htm   (465 words)

 Iran's Summer of Discontent
Riots are bubbling up throughout the Middle Eastern nation, just as they have in past summers, and the list of reasons are as long as the beards of the old men who govern the country: Economic stagnation.
Iran's students, nearly all of them born years after the 1979 revolution, are tiring of the slow pace of reform and continued restrictions on social and political freedoms.
Earlier in July, a popular religious leader, Ayatollah Jalaleddin Taheri, a Muslim cleric who used to lead prayers in the city of Isfahan, resigned in protest against the hard-liners' stranglehold on power-a big deal in a country essentially run by religious leaders.
www.heritage.org /Press/Commentary/ED072602.cfm   (614 words)

 Al-Ahram Weekly | Region | Hellish elections   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Political parties will submit lists of candidates asking, for example, a voter from a village in the marshes of Nasiriya to expect that his interests are represented by people from, Baghdad, Kurdistan, Detroit, and London.
The list is also meant to secure easy passage to parliament for a few questionable individuals who failed the test during the crisis of Najaf.
Among his commendable accomplishments are his demands that the writing of the permanent constitution must be carried out by an elected committee, his rejection of the transitional administrative law and his historic interception of a catastrophe in Najaf.
weekly.ahram.org.eg /2004/715/re2.htm   (887 words)

 Ayatollah   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Ayatollah (Arabic: &1570;&1610;&1577; &1575;&1604;&1604;&1607;; Persian: &1570;&1740;&1578;&8204;&1575;&1604;&1604;&1607;) is a high title given to major Shia clergymen.
A handful of the most important Ayatollahs are accorded the title Grand Ayatollah, or Marja al-taqlid ("object of emulation").
When Western people say the Ayatollah, they usually mean Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, who brought the word into the international limelight during the 1979 Iranian Revolution; a possible secondary meaning would be the term's use to indicate the serving Supreme Leader of Iran.
ayatollah.iqnaut.net   (187 words)

 Qom, Iran
Qom was also the center from which Ayatollah Khomeini based his opposition to the Pahlavi dynasty, while in Iran.
For many years, Qom was the home of Ayatollah Khomeini who led Iran from Qom for a while after the Islamic revolution in 1979 before permanently leaving for Tehran.
The following is a list of Grand Ayatollahs and the most senior ranking Ayatollahs in or directly related to Qom.
www.creekin.net /c4400-n87-qom-iran.html   (874 words)

 Shi'a Islam - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
One of the lingering problems, according to Shi'a, in estimating the Shi'a population is that unless the Shi`a form a significant minority in a Muslim country, the entire population is often listed as Sunni.
The Ja'ffari Shi'a consider Sunnah to be the oral traditions of Muhammad and the Imams.
Al-Kafi by Kolayni, in Tabatabai's words is "the most trustworthy and celebrated work of hadith in the Shi'a world, and it has near to 4000 authentic hadith from a total of 16000 hadith according to Ayatollah Sayed Ali al-Sistani.
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/Shia   (2722 words)

 JRL #7146 - MT/ FSB, Economy, Chechnya, TV1 Review, Menshikov/ Elections, Lessons of War, Arbatov/ US & UN, ...
The center's desire to forcibly strengthen the role of the federal parties is evidenced by the new law on political parties, which bans the creation of regional parties.
One practical problem connected with the introduction of party list voting is the need to increase the size of legislatures.
The law requires that 50 percent of deputies should be elected from the lists.
www.cdi.org /russia/Johnson/7146.htm   (11977 words)

 IranianVoice.org - Unraveling of Iran's Mullahs
The question now is whether Iran's ayatollahs and the original "Islamic republic" can survive the summer, or whether President Bush will mark the second anniversary of September 11, 2001, with two-thirds of his axis of evil consigned to the trash can of history.
That would be a remarkable achievement, by any measure save that of Democratic presidential candidates such as Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts, who seems to be running as the French foreign minister (a niche market of limited appeal even among Dem primary voters, one would think).
It was Ayatollah Khomeini who successfully grafted a mid-20th century European-style fascist movement on to Islam and made the religion an explicitly political vehicle for anti-Westernism.
www.iranianvoice.org /modules.php?name=News&file=print&sid=975   (805 words)

The noticed poster event today was that the United Alliance has begun to use the Ayatollah’s and other religious symbols in their posters again although they were instructed not to do that by other parties.
However, this time they didn’t claim their list to be blessed by the clergy instead they described the Alliance’s candidates as the “soldiers of the clergy”.
However, this list has the potential of winning up to 80-90 seats if more Sunnis voted for him and Yawir and if some Sheats choose to leave the SCIRI and Dawa and instead vote for Allawi who proved to be a strong leader in his 6-month term last year.
iraqthemodel.blogspot.com /2005_11_01_iraqthemodel_archive.html   (7256 words)

 Jewish World Review
The question now is whether Iran's ayatollahs and the original "Islamic republic" can survive the summer, or whether President George W. Bush will mark the second anniversary of September 11 with two-thirds of his axis of evil consigned to the trash can of history.
If I were one of the A-list ayatollahs, I wouldn't bet on many of that last 10% hanging tough when push comes to shove.
It was the ayatollah who first bestowed on the US the title of "Great Satan." And it was the ayatollah who insisted that this new Islamic revolution had to be taken directly to the West - to the embassy hostages, to Salman Rushdie, and, ultimately, to America itself.
www.jewishworldreview.com /0603/steyn_2003_06_25.php3?printer_friendly   (787 words)

 OpinionJournal - The Real World
Topping that list would be the Baathist regime of Syria's dictator, Bashar Assad, and the totalitarian ayatollahs of Iran--backing what is too often called an "insurgency" and would better be termed a fight for the resumption of tyranny.
Also on the list would be the corrupt and craven crew at the U.N., who hid the rebuilding of Saddam's resources, who preferred to give Saddam an 18th chance.
Federal prosecutors have mentioned two unnamed high-ranking UN officials alleged to have taken bribes from Saddam; this is a matter not only of venal and corrupt behavior among those entrusted with serving the public good, but of U.N. officials with blood on their hands.
www.opinionjournal.com /columnists/cRosett/?id=110006759   (897 words)

 Iran's Elections Serve Mullahcracy, Not Democracy
Iran’s ayatollahs justify their rule based on their claim to be carrying out the will of God, not the will of the people.
Khamanei was reportedly fearful that the lack of a genuine political choice would lead to a low voter turnout, which would undermine the increasingly questioned legitimacy of the regime.
Although he was humiliatingly defeated in the 2000 parliamentary elections, Rafsanjani has resurrected himself as a political chameleon and now seeks to appeal to both the Islamic hardline and liberal reformist camps with the slogan “Let’s Work Together.” Rafsanjani has the support of 27 to 37 percent of Iranian voters, according to opinion polls.
www.heritage.org /Research/MiddleEast/wm767.cfm   (1064 words)

 Unraveling of Iran's mullahs - The Washington Times: Commentary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
He is Iran's former president and now head of the Expediency Council, which sounds like an EU foreign policy agency or a State Department think-tank but is, in fact, Iran's highest religious body.
Ayatollah Rafsanjani said last year that on the day the Muslim world gets nuclear weapons the Israeli question will be settled forever "since a single atomic bomb has the power to completely destroy Israel, while an Israeli counterstrike can only cause partial damage to the Islamic world."
It was the ayatollah who first bestowed on the U.S. the title of "Great Satan." And it was the ayatollah who insisted this Islamic revolution had to be taken directly to the infidels — to the embassy hostages, to Salman Rushdie, and, ultimately, to America itself.
www.washtimes.com /commentary/20030622-111547-8027r.htm   (872 words)

 Ayatollahs Aside, Iranians Jump for Joy at Spring - New York Times   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
ISFAHAN, Iran, March 19 — All day and all night, the main street of this city was packed over the weekend with shoppers jockeying to buy last-minute gifts and sweets as they hurried to get ready for the celebration of the Iranian New Year, called Nowruz.
After the Islamic Revolution in 1979, the ruling ayatollahs sought to stamp out many traditions, like Nowruz, a celebration with some Zoroastrian links that stretches back thousands of years to the pre-Islamic era, to mark the arrival of spring.
He also did not mention Nowruz, though he acknowledged that recreation was good, as long as people continued to observe the laws of the Islamic republic.
www.nytimes.com /2006/03/20/international/middleeast/20iran.html?ex=1300510800&en=7041104725feb35f&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss   (725 words)

 Boston.com / News / Boston Globe / Opinion / Editorials / Iranian meddling
Even if Shaalan was exaggerating when he called the United Iraqi Alliance's list of candidates "an Iranian list," parties on that list do have links with Tehran, and some of the candidates -- opponents of Saddam Hussein -- had fled into exile in Iran.
Iraq's senior Shi'ite ayatollahs have long rejected Ayatollah Khomeini's invention of rule by a supreme clerical leader.
The best barrier against undue clerical influence on Iraqi lawmaking will be a federal constitution that prevents pious politicians in one region from imposing their mores on secular Iraqis in another region.
www.boston.com /news/globe/editorial_opinion/editorials/articles/2004/12/22/iranian_meddling   (433 words)

 Jihad Unspun - A Clear View On The US War On "Terrorism"
But most are under the clutches of their Scholars (Ayatollahs) who advocate a non-political role due to theological reasons.
Yet, it is these types of Ayatollahs like Bahr-al-Ulum made the ‘political’ decision to support the war on Iraq.
Whatever the reasons were for the passivity of the Shia’s, the recent events in Najaf and elsewhere makes it clear that there is clearly a conflict with the US designs in Iraq and the US vision for the role of Shia community.
jihadunspun.com /intheatre_internal.php?article=99589&list=/home.php   (1668 words)

 Mocking laughter unsettles ayatollahs Independent, The (London) - Find Articles
SAYYED IBRAHIM Nabavy insults everyone in Iran, from ayatollahs to religious vigilantes to westernised liberals, and wins awards for his satirical columns.
Ten days ago, the conservative-dominated parliament brought an impeachment vote against Ayatollah Mohajerani, the Minister for Culture and Islamic Guidance, the man in charge of the press.
Mr Hekmat is a reasoned man who values intellectual debate: "I believe the evolution of human thought requires discussion." But Mr Hekmat was already on a list of some 180 writers and intellectuals who hardliners said should be killed, and the Khordad offices were bombed last autumn.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qn4158/is_19990516/ai_n14232796   (787 words)

 Sold Out/Not Sold Out
Its stance towards cultural tradition is one of irreverent pastiche, and its contrived depthlessness undermines all metaphysical solemnities, sometimes by a brutal aesthetic of squalor and shock.
To qualify for the "Sold Out" list, an artist, writer, politician, or other well-known person need only indicate that he or she is willing to trade personal integrity for wealth, fame, or power.
HP isn't always very cheap and not all of their products are great, but it's one of a very few corporations that actually lists the welfare of their employees as one of their values.
www.chromehorse.net /lists/soldout.htm   (11863 words)

 Informed Comment
The Iraqi National Accord has lodged a formal complaint with the Iraqi electoral commission against the use by the United Iraqi Alliance of the name and images of Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani in their campaign posters.
Sistani sponsored the negotiations that led to the establishment of the coalition list by 11 Shiite parties and numbers of independents.
He has not, however, specifically endorsed this list, and as a spiritual leader would attempt to stay above the political fray.
www.juancole.com /2005/01/election-news-no-ayatollahs-no.html   (500 words)

 List of ayatollahs - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This is a partial list of Ayatollahs, a title given to high ranked Shi'a Muslims clerics.
This is an incomplete list, which may never be able to satisfy certain standards for completeness.
This page was last modified 08:42, 30 November 2006.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_ayatollahs   (72 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Willard proposed requiring schools to teach the "benefits and importance" of abstinence until marriage and the "inherent risks and dangers of sex outside marriage," a list including pregnancy, disease and emotional trauma.
But when members of the State Board of Education begin promoting their personal religious beliefs as public policy, they create a society that discounts critical analysis, study and fact - a society that promotes indoctrination in state religion.
They set themselves up as prairie ayatollahs, arbiters of all that is right and true.
www.hutchnews.com /opinion/editorials/stories/prairie041606.html   (594 words)

 Mark Steyn
Perhaps this is what passes for a good cop/bad cop routine, with Herr Erler affably suggesting to the punks that they might want to cooperate or he'll have to send his pal Jack in to tear up their tickets for the Michael Moore premiere at the Cannes Film Festival.
But, if I were President Ahmadinejad or the wackier ayatollahs, I'd be mulling over the kid glove treatment from the EU and figuring: Wow, if this is the respect we get before the nukes are fully operational, imagine how they'll be treating us this time next year.
Incidentally, the assumption in the European press that the nuclear payload won't be ready to fly for three or four years is laughably optimistic.
www.jewishworldreview.com /0106/steyn012306.php3?printer_friendly   (1021 words)

 SiberNews - The Dilemma of the US, the LTTE and the Buddhist Ayatollahs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
From the oppressed Tamil perspective the US Ambassador’s admonitions this week were as intimidating and threatening as the warning issued in August 1995 by a visiting UNDP representative in Jaffna to the Tamil civilians that the US will support the Sinhala military’s assault to conquer Jaffna.
It was meticulously planned and executed by a Buddhist chief priest of an Episcopal rank in (Thero) 1959.
She told the media: "The whole South Asia region I expect to be very high on my list of priorities.
www.sibernews.com /the-news/featured-articles/the-dilemma-of-the-us,-the-ltte-and-the-buddhist-ayatollahs-200601133383   (1644 words)

 portland imc - 2004.05.17 - Christianist Ayatollahs Bring America To Shame; Are Worse Threat Than 'Communism'
Christianist Ayatollahs Bring America To Shame; are a worse threat to the nation than communism ever was.
Every time you hear another report of the despoiling of the planet's ecology, think of an anti-abortion Catholic Bishop making the political threat to withhold communion and confession from members of his parish who vote for John Kerry or anyone who supports abortion.
Event hosts were listed as including those dour old Christian conservatives Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson, who once financed a rogue television station in southern Lebanon which threatened Muslim villagers and broadcast tirades by Major Saad Haddad, Israel's stooge militia leader in Lebanon.
portland.indymedia.org /en/2004/05/288638.shtml   (5154 words)

 ZAMAN DAILY NEWSPAPER (2006113014797)
Representatives of all of the ethnic groups are included on the joint list consisting of 228 people.
Shiite leader Ayatollah Ali Al-Sistani has supported the effort and some Sunni representatives have been placed on the list as the Union Iraqi Alliance.
In the event that the Sunnis boycott the elections, there could be resistance in the country to a rise of a Shiite government under Iranian influence which could gain control of the parliament with 275 seats.
www.zaman.com /?bl=international&alt=&hn=14797   (402 words)

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