Time: September 12, 2018
It’s been four decades – as we mark Islamic New Year, 1440 Hijri – since three incidents that were decisive phases and the repercussions of which remain with varying degrees to this day.
The success of Khomeini, the revolutionary and charismatic cleric who had his ideological illusions to control Iran’s throne and “export the revolution” is the event of all events
1979 was such a year. We better contemplate it and these times over and over again.
Saudi journalist Mashari Althaydi presents Al Arabiya News Channel’s “views on the news” daily show “Maraya.” He has previously held the position of a managing senior editor for Saudi Arabia & Gulf region at pan-Arab newspaper Asharq al-Awsat. Althaydi has published several papers on political Islam and social history of Saudi Arabia. He appears as a guest on several radio and television programs to discuss the ideologies of extremist groups and terrorists. He tweets under @MAlthaydy.