Well I just heard in the morning that Ali Reza Shah Pahlavi committed suicide. This is saddening. So much was expected of him! He was the former crown prince of Iran. And how he spent his life in exile was indeed tragic! Strange things happen in life. You’re raised to become something & you end up somewhere else.
In 1979, Reza Pahlavi left Iran at the time of the Iranian Revolution. He wrote 3 books on the state of Iran.
On his website he calls for a separation of religion and state in Iran and for free and fair elections "for all freedom-loving individuals and political ideologies".
Pahlavi wrote in his book, Winds of Change:
“Since the advent of Islam, our clergymen have served as a moral compass. Spirituality has been an inseparable part of our culture...Today, moral guidance has been replaced by clerical censorship and dictatorial fiat.”
Rest in peace Ali Reza!