Tehranˈs Interim Friday Prayers Leader Hojjatoeslam
Kazem Sedighi recently
said: “In certain towns and cities, some have been
seen to have removed their headscarves. This lack of
hijab has infiltrated homes via internet and satellite
Hadi Sharifi, a “media activist” interviewed by
Tasnim, a state-run news agency in Iran controlled
and operated by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corp,
has said when a man forces himself onto a woman because
she is “showing off her beauty”, this should not be
considered rape because it is natural and instinctual
for a man to be drawn to the beauty of a woman and seek
sex with her. Since men have not granted women
permission to show off their beauty, then men who become
aroused by the "nakedness" of women do not need the
permission of women to pursue their sexual urges...
Recently, too, thousands held a protest in Tehran,
urging the Islamic regime to confront what they say is
the increasing flouting of the Islamic dress code.
Stealthy Freedom Facebook page, where women in Iran
are posting unveiled photos of themselves despite the
compulsory veiling law has hit a nerve with the regime
and its apologists. And rightly so. The veil is an
important symbol of the regime. One of the first things
Islamists did after expropriating the Iranian revolution
was to impose compulsory veiling. The slogan of their
thugs attacking women protesters was “either veil or a
smack” (ya rusary ya tusary).
Throughout its 35 year rule, women have challenged the
regime’s compulsory veiling law by transgressing them;
improper or “bad” veiling has always been a form of
resistance to the regime despite the morality police’s
constant harassment, and risks of fines or imprisonment.
The unveiling of women, however, in broad daylight, for
all the world to see is an even more fundamental
challenge to the regime and its rule.
The unveiled woman is the beginning of the end of the
regime. A female revolution has long been in the making
and it is this movement that will bring the regime to
its knees. And not a day too soon.