The Cleric Who Changed: Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
Institute for War & Peace Reporting via payvand / Ali Reza Eshraghi, Yasaman Baji, Iran
04-Jun-2010 (one comment)

Once known as an open-minded and forward-thinking cleric, Iranian Ayatollah Ali Khamenei used to come under criticism from conservative elements for going against the accepted clerical norms. Since becoming Supreme Leader - the country's senior political and religious authority - in 1989, however, he has adopted a fundamentalist and conservative approach.

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Absolute power corrupts

by mahmoudg on

And he is a corrupt man. Not sure he was pure even in his youth.  A cleric is not by nature pure, and these guys are not to be trusted and only kept alive until after the regime falls so we can bring them to a Western style justice.