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Ali Shariati


Who is Ali Shariati?

Ali Shariati was an Iranian revolutionary and sociologist, who focused on the sociology of religion. He is held as one of the most influential Iranian intellectuals of the 20th century and has been called the 'ideologue of the Iranian Revolution'.

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Activism and Social Justice (2007)

by Gary L. Anderson, Kathryn G. Herr

Ali Shariati, another popular intellectual and opponent of the Shah who was allegedly murdered by Iranian agents in England in 1977, Khomeini became the principle opposition leader. However, not everyone opposed to the Shah's rule did so based on religious reasons. Many agreed with the Shah's modernization programs, but wanted greater democracy, economic freedom, and human rights. Khomeini played to these sentiments as well, claiming to speak for ...

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