Ayatollah Shirin Ebadi-vali nasr
Dr. Vali Nasr’s review of Ayatollah Shirin Ebadi’s Iran Awakening in The New Republic is probably the first review in a non-Persian publication that dares to provide some critical assessment of the views of this two-faced charlatan turned globetrotting spokeswoman of the al-Qaida and her beloved Islamist Republic. This criticism Dr. Nasr summarizes in the following statements:
“Ebadi's confused rendition of Iranian history, which vacillates between celebrating the revolution and condemning its consequences, makes it difficult to regard her as a symbol of democracy.”
Ebadi "remains enamored of the revolution that brought [the theocracy] into being. She shows empathy for its makers, even for violent terror groups such as the Mojahedin-e Khalgh Organization, whose history is soaked in blood. How can those who speak for democracy also continue to idealize an anti-democratic revolution?”
You may disagree or find faults with the rest of the review, as I do, but given the publicity surrounding Ebadi, Dr. Vali Nasr should be praised for having dared express such opinion at all!