- Posted by Maryam Namazie
- On November 28, 2011
- 5 Comments
- veil, women
The women’s basij group (the Islamic regime of Iran’s paramilitary militia) has trained 52,000 ‘experts’ to ‘promote chastity and veiling’ in the society. Maybe some of those ‘progressives’ who so love the hejab can join the women’s basij as they are also looking to create an Institute for chastity and veiling and a group of scholars and experts on – you guessed it – chastity and veiling.
The question everyone should be asking upon reading this, though, is why a regime that has made veiling compulsory, considers improper veiling a prosecutable offense and actually hangs people for ‘crimes against chastity’ still needs to train all these ‘experts’. The short answer is – surprise, surprise – the veil is not people’s culture but imposed by brute force.
But try explaining that to the pro-Islamist Left that call on women to veil at demonstrations and segregate meetings…
[Featured photo of women basijis making a woman remove her lipstick.]
Via Shamim Parsi