Karim Sadjadpour Quotes

Khomeini had spent far more time thinking about the religious penalties for fornicating with animals than how to run a modern economy.

 
Context
The inspiration and first Supreme Leader of the theocracy of Iran ordered many Iranians machine gunned or executed on other ways for various sexual offenses where arguably he did a good job of enforcing Islamic Law. However, he made a mess of the economy—one of the many areas about which he was very ignorant had had no desire to learn about. See {635611} for an example of his preoccupation with sex in national policy making.
Citations

Karim Sadjadpour, Policy Analyst, Carnegie Endowment, “The Ayatollah Under the Bedsheets”, Foreign Policy, May / June 2012

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Karim Sadjadpour
Karim Sadjadpour
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  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Policy Analyst

Karim Sadjadpour is an Iranian-American policy analyst at the Carnegie Endowment. Prior to that he was "chief Iran analyst" at the International Crisis Group. He is a contributor to BBC TV and radio, CNN, National Public Radio, PBS NewsHour and Al-Jazeera, and has also appeared on the Today Show, Charlie Rose, Fox News Sunday and the Colbert Report. He contributes regularly to publications such as the Economist, Washington Post, New York Times, International Herald Tribune and Foreign Policy.

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