Thirty years ago, Ayatollah Khomeini mastered the art of nonviolent confrontation to mobilize grassroots support and respond strategically to repression by the Shah's regime. Can today’s opposition learn from his feat?
Jesse Sage and Nasser Weddady direct the HAMSA civil rights initiative of the American Islamic Congress. They have organized numerous training seminars on civil rights reform and nonviolent direct activism for young Middle Easterners. Weddady's coverage of the ongoing Iran protests can be found on Twitter via @weddady.