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To Iran's supreme leader Khamenei, with love and squalor PDF Print

An Iranian organisation has called on writers to submit devotional poems in praise of the supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei The shah of Iran may have been known as the "King of Kings," "Light of the Aryans," and even "The Shadow of God," but Iran's supreme leader,

the ageing Islamic revolutionary Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, now elicits equally fulsome praise from his supporters. In an advertisement, an Isfahan-based organisation called "The Mehdi's Cultural Charity" has invited Iranian writers to submit devotional prose and poetry in his honour. Successful poems, essays, and literary articles will be published in a run of commemorational books to be given out at a literary festival celebrating the 23 years of Khamenei's rule.

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