Courageous women in the Islamic Republic of Iran as a sign of resistance to the oppressive regime are taking off their hijabs.
In Iran, where dozens of citizens have protested mandatory headscarves for women by hanging scarves on the ends of sticks and waving them up on busy streets in an unprecedented act of defiance. A woman named Vida Movahedi was the first to protest in this way on December 27, in Tehran. She was promptly arrested. More than a month later, a second woman, Narges Hosseini, did the same thing, in the same spot, on January 29. She, too, was arrested.
But in the following days, dozens of women (and some men, too) have copied them across the country. Their photos and videos have been widely shared on social media. They are being called the “Revolution girls”, because the two first women protested on Revolution Street in Tehran.
Most seem to have done this quickly enough to get away with it, but on February 1, Tehran police announced the arrests of 29 people involved in these actions in the capital – without giving any indication as to whether they were arrested on the spot or later. France24
A protester in Isfahan on January 29.
Narsin Sotoudeh is the lawyer for the “first follower”, Narges Hosseini. She told FRANCE 24 that her client is currently incarcerated in Gharchak prison, and that her bail was set at 500 million Tomas (about €90,000), which her family cannot pay. According to Soutoudeh, Hosseini is a 25-year-old student who hails from a modest family in the centre of Iran.
Every day, when Iranian women wake up and decide to leave their house, they have to reckon with the fear that they could be arrested over what they decide to wear. They risk being arrested in illegal and humiliating ways, with insults and, in many cases, violence. All of this because they wore a short or tight manto [a long tunic], short or tight trousers, or failed to wear a headscarf.
What the morality police are doing here is a not only a human rights violation, it’s also illegal according to Iran’s laws, because the women generally aren’t given lawyers, nor do they see a judge – cases of incarceration are rare; most women are given fines. [Editor’s Note: When women are fined, a friend or relative must bring them “appropriate” clothing so that they may leave the police station]. According to the law, these women can be fined between 5,000 and 50,000 Tomans [between €1 and €10] or given up to two months of prison.
Iranian women aren’t allowed to make their own choices about their bodies and the way they dress. They are fed up with this everyday humiliation. France24
Western Feminist World Hijab Day
Muslim women all over the world and the women in Iran, are subjected to violence and arrest for what they wear and for not wearing a hijab; these are the women with whom Western feminists should be standing in solidarity with. But they are not.
Instead virtual-signaling feminists in the West have a “World Hijab Day” that stems from the false narrative that women wearing a hijab in the West are harassed and persecuted. Non-Muslim women were encouraged to wear a garment of oppression and subjugation.
“fight discrimination against Muslim women through awareness and education. It is a day on which women of diverse backgrounds and persuasions are encouraged to wear the Islamic head veil in solidarity with Muslim women.” World Hijab organizers
What about the women in the West forced to wear a hijab – Aqsa Parvez, Jessica Mokdad, Noor Almaleki, Sarah and Amina Said and many more who were honor killed for not wearing a hijab. Who is speaking for them?
Invite means Demand
Refusing to wear a hijab and showing disinterest is not ignorance, bigotry, or discrimination.
A Muslim student tried to get another student expelled Thursday, which was World Hijab Day, after the second student refused to wear a hijab.
A Muslim student at the University of Central Florida said that she invited fellow student Kathy Zhu to try on a hijab, reported Twitchy. After Zhu declined her offer, the Muslim student, identified by Zhu to The Daily Caller News Foundation as UCF health sciences student Rayyan Sukkarieh, took to Twitter, posting “let’s get this girl expelled.” BPR
“I’m in the back of the first pic,” said Sukkarieh on Twitter, noting she invited Zhu to try on a hijab. “You didn’t take the time to even ask questions or try to understand what Hijab is. That’s ignorant of you. You literally sprinted after taking the photos. Pathetic.”
“TWITTER DO YOUR THING,” continued the Muslim student. “Let’s get this girl expelled….Ignorance will not be tolerated at my campus.” BPR