It is very fashionable on this site for bloggers to reject any known political figure as a "charlatan" with no reason given behind the claim. But Let's face it, there is a tiny Charlatan in all of us. Some of us are just better than the rest in giving in to the "charlatan within". Let me give you some examples:
We have one blogger, "Shazdes Asdola Mirza" writing a blog under the title (translated from farsi) "Charlatan Ali shariati....", in which he makes a number of unsubstantiated claims, including "Ali shariati died as the result of the tortures he received at the hands of SAVAK". When I asked him to prove this claim, his response was to delete my comments, block and ban me!
We have another blogger under the name "persa" who writes this long essay claiming that "British are/were behind all the bad things which have happened and are happeneing to Iran and Iranians". Then he blocks any comments to his blog "for sanitation"!
Note the common denominator between these two bloggers and decide for yourself who is the real charlatan.