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Dr. Shayesteh was born into a Muslim family in Northern Iran. He found renewed faith in Islam during his university years and became involved in the widespread civil unrest (demonstrations and strikes) that led to the exile of the Shah (king of Iran). This opened the door for Ayatollah Khomeini to come to power leading an Islamic Fundamentalist Government. Dr Shayesteh initially closely aligned himself with Ayatollah Khomeini's rise to power and became a radical Muslim leader and teacher of Islam. However, after falling out of favour with Khomeini's political group, he escaped to Turkey where he began an amazing journey to faith in Jesus Christ.