Mohammad Amini at the Delft University of Technology (Nov. 2016) -- Photo: PDN
Ahmad Kasravi (1890-1946) was one of the most famous outspoken critics of Islam in 20th-century Persia [Iran]. He was killed in 1946 by an extremist Shia group named "Devoters of Islam" in Tehran. Seventy years after his assassination, the historian Mohammad Amini has written a book about Kasravi's life and ideas.
Amini's book entitled "The Time and Life of Ahmad Kasravi" is recently published by Ketab Corp. in Los Angeles. The 590-page book is written in Persian and contains five main chapters on different eras of Kasravi's life.
On the occasion of the book's publication, Mohammad Amini recently delivered a speech on the life and ideas of Ahmad Kasravi at the Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands. Amini strongly criticized the passive reaction of both Shah's regime and the Persian intellectual community to Kasravi's assassination in 1946; "a society which keeps silent towards such a horrible crime, will later pay for it." Amini stated.
Mohammad Amini, who lives in the United States, is also the author of the entry "Ahmad Kasravi" for the Encyclopedia Iranica. Watch Amini’s speech at TU Delft below. (Video produced by Persian Dutch Network)