Iranian of the Year
Photo from "Farah
Pahlavi, Empress of Iran".
"A queen in exile"
March 26, 1999
The following are comments in favor of Farah Diba Pahlavi, the wife
of the late Mohammad Reza Shah, as the Iranian of the year. Each comment
is from a different person. Names have been withheld for reasons of privacy.
* Only choice
* Proper dignity
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For any democratic future in Iran, she is the only choice around whom
ALL Iranians would and could rally; be they religious minorities, ethnic
tribes, democrats, conservatives, liberals, leftists or fundamentalists.
Secondly, it is about time we put a woman in charge for a while.
Her Majesty has maintained the proper dignity of a queen in exile. Her
presence at the funeral of King Hussain [of Jordan] showed how much she
must have suffered from years of exile, particularly while His Imperial
Majesty [Mohammad Reza Shah] was ill and could do nothing to stop the terror
going on in his country.
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