Most Brutal Middle Eastern and North African Dictators

Ranked by kill count, lack of freedoms, human rights violations etc.
The Top Ten
1 Ruhollah Khomeini Sayyid Ruhollah Mūsavi Khomeini, known in the Western world as Ayatollah Khomeini, was an Iranian Shia Islam religious leader and politician.

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.

2 Saddam Hussein Saddam 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 more.
3 Ali Khamenei Sayyid 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.

I hate this guy too. - PerfectImpulseX

4 Muammar al-Gaddafi Muammar Mohammed Abu Minyar Gaddafi, commonly known as Colonel Gaddafi, was a Libyan revolutionary, politician, and political theorist.
5 Bashar al-Assad Bashar 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.

he destroyed the middle east

he should be on the top

the devil's son

6 Hafez al-Assad
7 Salman of Saudi Arabia
8 King Herod
9 Abdullah of Saudi Arabia
10 King Faisal of Saudi Arabia
The Contenders
11 Enver Pasha
12 Yahya Khan

He shouldn't be on this list as pakistan is not usually counted as a middle east country or north african country

13 Omar al-Bashir Omar Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir is a Sudanese politician who served as the seventh president of Sudan and head of the National Congress Party from 1989 to 2019, when he was deposed in a coup d'état. He was incarcerated, tried, and convicted of multiple corruption charges.
14 Hosni Mubarak
15 Abdel Fattah el-Sisi
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