The Ayatollah Khomeini famously said: "An Islamic regime must be serious in every field. There are no jokes in Islam. There is no humor in Islam. There is no fun in Islam."
Here's a quick timeline of events in the 2 years following Khomeini's rise:
Feb. 1979 ----Shah Falls. Khomeini assumes power.
Nov. 1979----American Embassy hostages taken in Tehran.
Dec. 1979-----Russia invades Afghanistan.
Sept. 1980----Iraq invades Iran.
Apparently Khomeini was right.
Thnx to: Mary Madigan at Dean's World.