Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi, Shahanshah, Aryamehr and Grand Ayatollah Khomeini, Imam of the Islamic Revolution and Father of the Islamic Republic... two men who have shaped our lives, more than any other politician in the past half century, in the most contradictory fashion...
So here they are, the Shah and the Mullah, both pictured at the height of their popularity...
The things that Imam Khomeini told our Nation in 1979:
Was He lying or was he telling the truth?
Father & Son (Iranian) Pahlavis
Father & Son (Unknown Origin) Khomeinis (Hendizadehs)
Yesterday Leader & Iranian Armed Forces
Today Ruler & Islamic Armed Forces
Yesterday Think Tanks
Philosophers, Economists, Scientists, Politicians and Scholars
Today Think Tanks!
Blood-Thirsty Traitors, Illiterates, Liars, Thieves, and Conmen
Yesterday Beggars & Servants Today Rulers & Masters
Yesterday First Lady Farah Diba
Today First Lady! Zoherh Khatami
Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2001. An unidentified woman (left), leaves the Ershad Judiciary Compound, north of Tehran, after receiving 70 lashes for taking part in a New Year's party wearing "indecent" clothing.
Yesterday's Words (Hejab is Not Compulsory!) 1979
Yesterday Leader & Iranian Army
Today Ruler & His Army
Yesterday Crown Prince HIM King of Kings Ariyamehr
Today Self-Crowned Prince Prince Mullah Hassan Khomeini, the grandson of His Mullah Highness Ruhollah Khomeini
Yesterday Iranian, Women Honor & Pride, An Iranian Practice
Today Iranian Women, Stoning & Shame, A Savage Arabian-Islamic Practice
"..Costumes vary from the traditional "chador" to beach-wear on the Caspian Sea, but the friendly smile is the same anywhere..." Jean Hureay (Iran Today - 1972)
Males Swimming Area! Iranian Women in Imposed Islamic Beach-Wear; Just Watching
Happiness (In the Privacy of their Homes), An Iranian Practice
Still Today, Floggings, For Listening to Music in his car!, A Savage Arabian-Islamic Practice
Members of Sepah-e Danesh (Army Education) Yesterday Compulsory Education
Members of Ansar-e Hezbollah (Savages), Today Compulsory Islamic Teachings
Yesterday Celebration, Iran's victory in Asian soccer
Today Celebration, An Islamic militant (Revolutionary Guard) grabs an Iranian boy on Africa Avenue in Tehran for celebrating Iran's victory in Asian soccer finals!
Today Classrooms (Khoramshahr)