01 May 2006

The Iranian community in Los Angeles

BBC's website has a pretty good article on the Iranian community here in Los Angeles, also known as Tehrangeles.

Much of it was built in the aftermath of the Islamic Revolution and the exodus of intellectuals that resulted. Ayatollah Khomeini is as hated here as Fidel Castro is in Little Havana.

But it is also good to know that unlike the Cubans (and the neighboring Korean community here in Los Angeles for that matter), Iranian-Americans have diverse political opinions and views, both on issues concerning Iran and more domestic issues.