When Zia met Khomeini

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Just finished reading Vali Nasr’s “The Shia Revival” and would like to share an anecdote from the book involving Zia and Imam Khomeini.

“On one occasion Zia took it upon himself to caution Khomeini about confronting the United States, warning that it was imprudent to tangle with a superpower. Khomeini retorted that he would never do such a thing and in fact had always relied on the super power. Zia was baffled at first, but then realized that Khomeini was mocking him, saying that his own superpower was God, whereas Zia’s was the United States.”

Excerpt taken from:

The Shia Revival – How Conflicts within Islam Will Shape the Future by Vali Nasr

Pages 161-162

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