IRAN: Revolt

"Some day, perhaps soon, we tribesmen will tire of being tired, and then we will all turn to the Brother of Allah." To the Qashqai (pronounced gosh guy) tribesman, the Brother of Allah is his rifle. The warning was uttered by tall (6 ft. 2 in.), husky (220 Ibs.), handsome Mohamed Nasser Khan, 42, Khan of Khans, leader of southern Iran's warlike Qashqai nomads. They have always resisted attempts by a weak central government in Teheran to manage their affairs.

Last week Allah's Brother spoke. The Qashqai and neighboring Bakhtiari tribesmen fought Government forces along 140 miles of the Persian...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!