The Role of Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr in Shiʿi Political Activism in Iraq from 1958 to 1980

@article{Aziz1993TheRO,
  title={The Role of Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr in Shiʿi Political Activism in Iraq from 1958 to 1980},
  author={Tamim Aziz},
  journal={International Journal of Middle East Studies},
  year={1993},
  volume={25},
  pages={207 - 222}
}
  • T. Aziz
  • Published 1 May 1993
  • Political Science
  • International Journal of Middle East Studies
On 8 April 1980, Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr was executed. His execution arousedno criticism from the West against the Iraqi regime, however, because Sadr had openly supported the Ayatollah Khomeini's regime in Iran and because the West was distracted by the turbulence in Iran that followed the revolution. Governments both in the West and in the region were concerned that the Iranian revolution would be “exported,” and they set about eliminating that threat. When Ayatollah Khomeini called upon… 

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