Nazee Moinian is a consultant on Iran who most recently worked at the Council of Foreign Relations on the Middle East and a graduate at SIPA at Columbia University.

Thirty years ago, Iranians used Islam as a catalyst to overthrow the shah. Nazee Moinian, who lived through that revolution, on how the protesters on the streets of Tehran can use religion to bring down the current leadership.

The Iranian incumbent’s not the next Adolf, and Iran is no Nazi Germany. Former Council on Foreign Relations consultant Nazee Moinian on why Ahmadinejad won’t attack Israel, why he doesn’t want a nuclear bomb—and why, ultimately, his rants are more nuanced than the West believes.