Khamenei Claims ‘the West’ Targets Iranian Women as Iran’s Gov’t Rapes, Tortures, and Targets Women
Exclusive analysis: A few days before Iran’s regime was found planning to prosecute anyone who encouraged the removal of mandatory female head coverings, Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei slammed the West for supposedly hurting Iranian women. The Iranian regime’s thugs have raped, tortured, and arrested tens of thousands of protestors in the country, and even killed some. Yet Khamenei—head of a regime that’s a state sponsor of terrorism—is apparently blaming Iranian women’s situation on the West.
Female anti-regime protestors in Iran recently reported horrific stories of rape, beating and torture from Iranian police—all of which abuse has been done to both male and female protestors of Iran’s radical Islamic “morality” rules (including head coverings). There was even a recent rash of poisonings of schoolgirls in Iran, reportedly by people who don’t want women to be educated.
It’s also interesting that Iran has attacked US troops 83 times since the Biden administration took office, and that Khamenei previously declared “Death to America” to be one of his regime’s main slogans. Khamenei is trying to destroy the West and to oppress women and their allies in his own country. “The West” is the least of Iranian women’s worries right now.
“The West has no mercy for Iranian women,” Khamenei’s account tweeted April 6. “They even hold a grudge against them because if it wasn’t for the presence of women, the Islamic Revolution wouldn’t have succeeded.”
Khamenei then ended with a point to distract from his own regime’s horrific abuses, “The West isn’t worthy of defending women’s rights. Right now, women in the West face major problems.” So do Iranian women. They must submit to oppression and abuse, living as second class citizens, or face torture and arrest. And men who stand with these brave women are also targeted by the Iranian regime. Khamenei has absolutely no moral high ground here.
Meanwhile, from PJ Media, April 15:
“Iranian authorities are preparing to crack down on those who promote removing the head covering as a form of protest. Iran’s deputy attorney general was quoted as saying on Saturday that those who encourage women to remove the hijab will have no right to appeal any conviction.
‘The crime of promoting unveiling will be dealt with in the criminal court whose decisions are final and unappealable,’ the semi-official Mehr News quoted deputy attorney general Ali Jamadi as saying.
‘The punishment for the crime of promoting and encouraging others to remove the hijab is much heavier than the crime of removing the hijab itself, because it is one of the clear examples of encouraging corruption,’ he added.
Jamadi gave no explanation for what might constitute promoting the removal of the hijab nor did he specify the punishment…The anti-hijab protests appear to be easing off as the government cracks down on organized demonstrations. They’ve arrested nearly 20,000 people and executed four with another 16 already condemned to die…[many leaders] have been arrested and many have already been sentenced to long prison terms…The flashpoint has already occurred. The revolution is underway. Millions of women are refusing to obey and submit.”
Khamenei is furious that his theocratic and tyrannical regime is being threatened, and he and his fellows are using harsh, abusive, and violent measures to try and “fix” the problem they have. We can only pray that this movement spells the beginning of the end of the current Iranian regime.
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