The ayatollah Khomeini famously called the United States the Great Satan.
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?
Indeed, ayatollah Khamenei, just last week, described the country as a “rabid dog.”
Herbert Block had in mind, of course, the coming of the ayatollah.
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.
The top clerics who are connected to ayatollah Khamenei, they all have a say.
Me: But did you hear that ayatollah Montazeri asked for a mourning from wednesday to friday?
It's for the crime of apostasy (in this case, writing a novel) that ayatollah Khomenei sent death squads for Salman Rushdie.
ayatollah Khomeini is best known as the stern face of the Islamic Revolution that took over Iran in 1979.
honorific title for an Iranian Shiite religious leader, 1950, from Persian, from Arabic ayatu-llah, literally "miraculous sign of God."