He was progressive when it came to bringing Iran into the modern age but his police were brutal killers and murderers. His actions opened the doors for the return of the Ayatollah’s and the establishment of the first modern Islamic state but now it seems to some in and outside Iran they have replaced one dictator with another. He was the royal monarch Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi. Today with Iran in the middle of it’s greatest unrest since the fall of the Shah, an Ayatollah is trying to put down the demonstrators and calling for their death.
There are many Persians inside and outside Iran who feel a dictator is a dictator no matter which robes he wears; those of a monarch or those of a clergyman. Source: examiner.com