Book dwells on rivalry between fundamentalists, reformists in Iran
The recent Iranian parliamentary elections witnessed strong rivalry between the Islamic Republic's fundamentalists and reformists.
Competition between the two sides has been raging on since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
This competition is the main topic of a book by Jordanian researcher Fatma al-Samadi. The book, "Political Currents in Iran: The Conflict between Religious Scholars and Politicians", analyses the conflict between the two sides. It details the conditions of the Islamic Revolution and the coming to power by Ruhollah Khomeini and the influence he had on Iranian politics, both inside and outside Iran.
Al-Samadi focuses on the emergence of Iranian political parties and currents and their disappearance after the revolution. It analyses the political discourse prevalent in the country between 1980 and 2017. The book also throws light on the most remarkable conflicts between pro-Khomeini forces, on one hand, and Marxist and liberal forces, on the other.