From Execution to Medieval Torture: “Iran’s Mandela”, Ayatollah Boroujerdi

Ayatollah Seyed Hossein Kazemeini Boroujerdi is a high-ranking prominent dissident clergyman in Iran. He has strongly called for separation of religion and state, and he condemns Islamic radicalism, fundamentalism, and terrorism. He is opposed to political Islam and the rule of Velayet-e-Faqih (Islamic custodianship over people), the theocratic system that governs Iran. Boroujerdi has many supporters and is known as Iran’s Mandela.

  • stubb

    Mandela was a terrorist murderer who destroyed the only prosperous, well-run country in Africa.

    • disqusW6sf

      Yep and a communist to boot.

    • DVult

      Rhodesia was doing much better before also and Salisbury was the place to be.

  • His mistreatment is nothing new in Iran.

    It’s time to do what Obama refused to do: advocate a grassroots movement to overthrow the ayatollahs:

    http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/meast/06/21/iran.woman.twitter/

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Throughout most of Iran’s history, the mullahs stayed out of government and rendered to the shah what was the shah’s. Khomeini changed all that.

  • LairdKintyre

    I wish him well. Hopefully he’ll be a great secular leader of Iran at sometime in the future. See islamic apologists, we aren’t racists or bigots. We don’t have a problem with people we have a problem with the demonic green book.

  • Shebel

    Say now. That is too bad.
    We have the same problem in Canada.
    Nice cane.

  • Solo712

    People in the West do not generally know this about Shia Islam but the calls for reform and separation of mosque and state are much stronger in Iran and especially among the Shiite Iraqi clergy than in the Sunni world. A sizeable percentage of Sihiite clerics are opponents of the Khomeinist “welayat al-faqih”, a system of clerical “supervision” over society. Perhaps most amazing is that Khomeini’s own grandson is one of the leading voices of reform:

    https://books.google.ca/books?id=gjuOtgAACAAJ&dq=Sayyid+Hussein+Khomeini&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi1w-my6NTSAhWp5IMKHUp3C8UQ6AEIGjAA

    (And no, I have not read his book but I have read one that I found very helpful in making sense of the different political beliefs in the Islamic world: “Tarek Osman, Islamism.”)

    • Shebel

      Thanks.