Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Prince Ali-Reza Pahlavi of Iran (1966-2011)
HIH Prince Ali-Reza Pahlavi, second son of the last Shah of Iran, committed suicide in Boston this morning, according to his brother's official website. This is a terrible tragedy for his family, especially his mother Empress Farah, who has now lost two of her four children. Apparently Prince Ali Reza, who was deeply saddened by Iran's suffering since 1979 and more recently by the death of his sister Leila, was never able to come to terms with being exiled from his homeland by the revolution that deposed his father. He can therefore be considered yet another casualty of the evil Islamic Republic of Iran, an illegitimate abomination that has no right to exist and has already claimed so many lives. My heart goes out to his family; may he rest in the peace he was not able to find on Earth.