“Because for us, the war is not over . . .”
FROM HIS FIRST BREATH, the bearded Believer invokes divine power, for among the most devout every communication begins: “In the name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate . . .”
This Iranian holy warrior chooses his words deliberately, speaking to me in 1998 in a cramped office in the mosque at Tehran University, where the threadbare furnishings and plain walls mark a monastic preoccupation with issues of the spirit.
His eyes are fearless. And with the certainty of an evangelist on a mission of conversion, Dr. Alireza Zakani is...