Mark Mason PhD


US domestic and Foreign Policy Analyst

Seyyed Ali Khamenei is asking important questions and making important facts known about Islam. He has raised important questions about how Western youth get ideas about Islam and encourages examination of negative ideas about Islam in the contex t of rising criticism of Islam in the US and Europe. His appeal to dialogue and to investigation of the facts are exemplary. Western Europe and the US do show evidence of unfounded prejudices and fear directed toward Islam.

Understanding how and why such prejudices originate, and how such prejudices assist the Western capitalist ruling elite to maintain illegitimate power are important activities as world citizens.