Most Brutal Middle Eastern and North African Dictators
Ranked by kill count, lack of freedoms, human rights violations etc.
The Top Ten
1Ruhollah KhomeiniSayyid Ruhollah Mūsavi Khomeini, known in the Western world as Ayatollah Khomeini, was an Iranian Shia Islam religious leader and politician.
A legend, does not deserve this list
He just think must kill all oppenet islam
I'm Italian-Iranian-Scottish-American and I hate him for what he did to Iran. He turned a flourishing Westernized monarchy to a sexist, homophobic, brutal theocracy. Even, the people of the reality T.V. show, "The Shahs of Sunset" would be better leaders of Iran than whoever runs Iran nowadays. - PerfectImpulseX
2Saddam HusseinSaddam Hussein Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti was the fifth President of Iraq, serving in this capacity from 16 July 1979 until 9 April 2003. A leading member of the revolutionary Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party, and later, the Baghdad-based Ba'ath Party and its regional organization Ba'ath Party – Iraq Region—which ...read more.
3Ali KhameneiSayyid Ali Hosseini Khamenei is a marja and the second and current Supreme Leader of Iran, in office since 1989. He was previously President of Iran from 1981 to 1989. Khamenei is the second-longest serving head of state in the Middle East, as well as the second-longest serving Iranian leader of the ...read more.
I hate this guy too. - PerfectImpulseX
He shouldn't be on this list as pakistan is not usually counted as a middle east country or north african country
I understand your point but since the Indian Subcontinent only has about five countries, I decided to include Yahya Khan on this list.
6Bashar al-AssadBashar Hafez al-Assad is the current President of Syria, holding the office since 17 July 2000. He is also commander-in-chief of the Syrian Armed Forces, General Secretary of the ruling Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party and Regional Secretary of the party's branch in Syria.
He looks a bit like Stuart Ashen from the YouTube channel Ashens. - PerfectImpulseX
7Muammar al-GaddafiMuammar Mohammed Abu Minyar Gaddafi, commonly known as Colonel Gaddafi, was a Libyan revolutionary, politician, and political theorist.
8Omar al-BashirOmar Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir is a Sudanese politician who is currently the seventh president of Sudan and head of the National Congress Party.