Ayatollah Khomeini’s residence in Paris

According to Baqer Moin, as part of Khomeini’s personality cult, he “had been transformed into a semi-divine figure. He was no longer a grand ayatollah and deputy of the Imam, one who represents the Hidden Imam, but simply ‘The Imam’.” Khomeini’s personality cult fills a central position in foreign- and domestically-targeted Iranian publications.