Skip to content
Deacon Keith Fournier Hi reader, it seems you use Catholic Online a lot; that's great! It's a little awkward to ask, but we need your help. If you have already donated, we sincerely thank you. We're not salespeople, but we depend on donations averaging $14.76 and fewer than 1% of readers give. If you donate just $5.00, the price of your coffee, Catholic Online School could keep thriving. Thank you. Help Now >

'Death to America' - Thousands celebrate Islamic Revolution by burning American flags and shouting Anti-America slurs

Free World Class Education
FREE Catholic Classes

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)
2/10/2017 (2 years ago)
Catholic Online (https://www.catholic.org)

Protestors came together to trample American and Araeli flags in honor of the Islamic Revolution.

In 1979, Iran underwent an unusual revolution, which resulted in the rise of anti-American Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.

A cutout of U.S. President Donald Trump was lynched at Iran's Revolution anniversary rally (Sobhan Hassanvand/Twitter).

A cutout of U.S. President Donald Trump was lynched at Iran's Revolution anniversary rally (Sobhan Hassanvand/Twitter).

Highlights

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)
Catholic Online (https://www.catholic.org)
2/10/2017 (2 years ago)

Published in Middle East

Keywords: Donald Trump, U.S., Israel, Iran, Islamic Revolution


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Khomeini referred to the U.S. as the "Great Satan" and made U.S.-Iranian relations considerably worse by taking 52 American diplomats hostage for 444 days.

A failed rescue attempt called Operation Eagle Claw resulted in an aborted mission and 8 U.S. military deaths. Finally, a treaty was signed and the hostages were released.


Prior to the revolution, the United States was Iran's greatest economic and military power. Following the Islamic Revolution, the United States pulled back, leaving Iran to figure itself out.

The result?

Iran hates the United States. Khomeini still has a powerful voice in the country and he never fails to speak against America or its Presidents.

During the Islamic Revolution celebration, many rallied to attack The United States and it's greatest ally in the region - Israel.

Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini tells his country to hate America.

Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini tells his country to hate America.


Large U.S. and Israeli flags were placed on the streets as thousands trampled them. Current and former U.S. President cutouts were littered across the road for the horde to step on as they marched.

Others carried banners attacking U.S. President Donald Trump with messages such as, "Thanks Mr. Trump for showing the real face of America."

The protest came, in part, as a response to Khamenei's message Tuesday reading: "[Trump] says 'you should be afraid of me.' No! The Iranian people will respond to his words on February 10 and will show their stance against such threats."

New sanctions on Iran's ballistic missile program was also fuel for the anti-America fire. Iran was placed "on notice" over their missile test and the United States imposed new sanctions on over 25 Iranian companies and people.

Iran's president, Hassan Rouhani, called Iranians to "show their unbreakable ties with the Supreme Leader and the Islamic Republic."


He added: "Some inexperienced figures in the region and America are threatening Iran...They should know what the language of threats has never worked with Iran. They should learn to respect Iran and Iranians...We will strongly confront any warmongering policies."

In response to Iranian unrest, last weekend new Pentagon chief James Mattis simply described the country as "the single biggest state sponsor of terrorism in the world." Whether the comments will continue remains to be seen.

---


'Help Give every Student and Teacher FREE resources for a world-class Moral Catholic Education'


Copyright 2019 - Distributed by THE CALIFORNIA NETWORK


Comments


More Middle East

Kenyan court rules that rape victims have right to abortion Watch

Image of

 Kenya's High Court ruled Wednesday that rape victims whose pregnancy threatens their life or health have a right to procure abortion. ... continue reading


Eritrean Catholic Church denounces government seizure of health clinics Watch

Image of

The Eritrean Catholic Church has criticized the government of the one-party state for seizing and closing its 22 health clinics throughout ... continue reading



Kenyan court rules that rape victims have right to abortion

Image of

Kenya's High Court ruled Wednesday that rape victims whose pregnancy threatens their life or health have a right to procure abortion. ... continue reading


South Sudan president: I was 'almost trembling' as Pope Francis begged me to make peace Watch

Image of

In an unprecedented gesture last month, Pope Francis kissed the feet of several South Sudanese leaders, who were visiting the Vatican for a ... continue reading


Pro-life activists call for acquittal of doctor who refused to perform abortion in Argentina Watch

Image of

Pro-life advocates in Argentina have called for the acquittal of Dr. Leandro Rodríguez Lastra, whose trial started May 13 in Rio Negro ... continue reading


Never Miss any Updates!

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers.

Information
Learn about Catholic world

Catholic Online
Inform - Inspire - Ignite

Catholic Online Saints
Your saints explained

Catholic Online Prayers
Prayers for every need

Catholic Online Bible
Complete bible online

Catholic Online News
Your news Catholic eye

Daily Reading
Today's bible reading

Lent / Easter
Death & resurrection of Jesus

Advent / Christmas
Birth of Jesus

Rest of Catholic Online
All Catholic world we offer

Services
Products and services we offer

Catholic Online Shopping
Catholic medals, gifts & books

Advertise on Catholic Online
Your ads on catholic.org

Catholic Online Email
Email with Catholic feel

Education
Learn the Catholic way

Catholic Online School
Free Catholic education for all

Student Classes
K-12 & Adult Education Classes

Support Free Education
Tax deductible support Free education

Socials
Connect with us online

Catholic Online on Facebook
Catholic social network

Catholic Online on Twitter
Catholic Tweets

Catholic Online on YouTube
Enjoy our videos

Catholic Online on Instagram
Shared Catholic moments

Catholic Online on Pinterest
Catholic ideas style inspiration

Catholic Online Logo

Copyright 2019 Catholic Online. All materials contained on this site, whether written, audible or visual are the exclusive property of Catholic Online and are protected under U.S. and International copyright laws, © Copyright 2019 Catholic Online. Any unauthorized use, without prior written consent of Catholic Online is strictly forbidden and prohibited.

Catholic Online is a Project of Your Catholic Voice Foundation, a Not-for-Profit Corporation. Your Catholic Voice Foundation has been granted a recognition of tax exemption under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Federal Tax Identification Number: 81-0596847. Your gift is tax-deductible as allowed by law.