“Exporting” the radical ideology of the Islamic revolution in Iran

I n the course of the Second Lebanon War, four copies of a 64-page booklet entitled Al-Jihad (i.e., the Muslims' holy war against infidels) were seized from Hezbollah's stronghold in Maroun al-Ras. The booklet analyzes the religious Islamic meaning of jihad on the basis of the worldview of Khamenei, the leader of the Iranian regime. T he contents of this booklet, in our assessment, indicate that it was originally meant for Iran 's armed forces, mainly the Revolutionary Guards, mentioned in Khamenei's numerous citations. 2