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Iranian People Put Ayatollah Khomeini's ancestral House on Fire

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Atatollah Khomeini's ancestral houe on fire
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In a symbolic move the people of city of Khomein which is the birth place of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini the founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran put Khomeini's house and museum on fire. This behavior is in total contrast to what people of the same city did 43 years ago. At that time Khomein was one the main centers of the Revolution against the Shah and its people took pride at the fact that the ayatollah was born in their city. Since the beginning of the recent uprising we have heard slogans from those people damning Khomeini.

There was a call for a three day strike by the families of 1500 people who were killed three years ago. The residents of hundreds of cities and villages throughout the country followed the call for strike and in most major cities including Tehran the main Bazzar of the city and shopping centers were closed. While peaceful demonstrations were daily occurrences in most of the cities.

Government officials continue on belittling the movement while they are sending their families and money out of the country. The members of Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps along with imported Shiite mercenaries from Iraq and Lebanon were exhausted running from one city to another killing, injuring and arresting people. It has become obvious that they cannot cover the entire country and there are reports that 10 to 40 percent of them refusing to continue fighting.

Killing of a ten year old boy in Kurdistan caused an outrage around the country adding fuel to the people's anger. In a repulsive move some of the government thugs steal the bodies of the dead from mortuaries and bury them in unknown places. This behavior which is supposed to prevent peoples gathering and demonstrations has caused additional anger and riots.

It should be added that the internet system of country is still down and we get the video clips and fresh news on hourly basis through Persian BBC and Iranian news stations outside of the country.

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I was born and raised in Tehran Iran .I came to the U.S in 1976 to study psychology. With time decided to hang my hat here and became a U.S. citizen.
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