Iran’s Women Reach for the Stars:
Sure! Everyone knows that Iran, as a Sharia state, is a bastion of human rights in general and women’s rights in particular! Women even serve in the cabinet! And if they vote the wrong way or make a wrong decision, one can always “beat them” (Qur’an 4:34)!
“No limitation for women’s progress in Islamic society: president,” from theÂ Tehran Times, May 24 (JW)
AhlulÂ BaytÂ NewsÂ Agency) – Grand Shia cleric praises issued a message and praised Hijab as a high value for Muslim women saying that the feature can protect the value of women in international arena. Â (source)
Iranian regime President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad lectured an auditorium of black cloaks today about abuse of women in the West. Â Fars News reported:Â Ahmadinejad blasted the West for mistreating women, saying that capitalist system is damaging the “reality and essence of women”. Â (GWP)
No Hypocrisy to See Here:
TEHRAN (Reuters) â€“ Iran is considering imposing sanctions on U.S. officials for “human rights violations,” attempting to turn the tables after years of sanctions imposed by the West.
A seductive left-turn signal could just topple the whole society like a house of cards.
The Saudi womanÂ detained earlier by the religious police for driving has been re-arrested, as authorities fear more women will follow her lead. And the idea of women driving is so hotly contested in the country because it is a matter of Sharia, particularly of upholding the segregation of women from men: “Saudi clerics, from the hard-line Wahhabi school of Islam that is the official doctrine of the kingdom, insist the ban protects against the spread of vice and temptation because women drivers would be free to leave home alone and interact with male strangers.”