By: Steve Dellar | 02-06-2018 | News
Photo credit: Twitter @AlinejadMasih

Video - Iranian Women Brush Off Sharia Law

Iran’s mullah government has quite a few problems. Next to the international sanctions, the pressure from the Trump administration to live up to the six nations nuclear agreement and the recent New Year protests in all their major cities, now the women’s voices calling for a removal of the mandatory hijab sounds ever louder.

As we informed you last week, a new movement has started in Iran called ‘White Wednesdays’ where women protest in-group against the Sharia law dress code imposed by the theocratic regime.

Related coverage:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">This couragous woman took her <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#hijab</a> off in front of <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Tehran</a> Revolutionary Court, the same spot where 33 women’s right activists including myself were arrested during a peaceful demonstration in March 2007. Apparently, the battle continues. via <a href="">@masihpooyan</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#MyStealthyFreedom</a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Shadi Sadr (@shadisadr) <a href="">February 2, 2018</a></blockquote>

<script async src="" charset="utf-8"></script>

But something is changing. On Sunday night the regime published a three-year-old study showing that the public distaste for the obligatory hijab is growing indeed, just days after police confirmed that dozens of women had been arrested with protests against the mandatory Islamic headscarf gained momentum.

<blockquote class="twitter-video" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Listen to this girl who went up on a plinth in public unveiled to protest against compulsory veil in Shiraz today. In this video that she sent to <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#WhiteWednesdays</a> campaign, she says passers-by were very supportive of her and they saved her from the police after her protest. <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; masih alinejad (@AlinejadMasih) <a href="">January 31, 2018</a></blockquote>

<script async src="" charset="utf-8"></script>

There is still a power struggle ongoing on whether reform should be implemented and Sharia law could be relaxed as most of the population seems to demand.

Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the head of the Muslim state and the top Theocratic ruler, stated in the beginning of January that the protests were to be blamed on foreign agitators and will not yield to any softening of Sharia law stance.

President Rouhani, the head of parliament, instead insists that the government should listen to what the demonstrators had to say.

Meanwhile, the chief prosecutor of Teheran Mohammad Jafar Montazeri blames the current anti-hijab protests on influence from enemy agents, namely the USA.


Share this article
Thoughts on the above story? Comment below!
1 Comment/s
Anonymous No. 17619 2018-02-06 : 08:22

But liberalism is good and she is just practicing her peaceful religion and she should wear a bag on her head because her religion says it protects her and don't worry about covering your face in public criminals don't do that just it's racist and sexist to make them take it off

What do you think about this article?
Comment *

Recent News

Popular Stories