- Posted by Maryam Namazie
- On September 20, 2012
- 31 Comments
- Iran, veil, women
Did you hear the report about the mullah who told a girl to cover herself properly whilst on his way to the mosque in a VILLAGE(!) in Iran?
Veiling is compulsory there and ‘bad-hejabi’ a form of dissent and resistance.
The girl told him to cover his eyes, insulted him and beat him so bad he had to be hospitalised.
This in the anti-Islamic backlash I often speak of in my talks.
It reminds me of the mullah who arrived late to a session of the ‘Islamic Assembly’ and said it was because he could not get a cab in his clerical garbs. He had to go home and wear street clothes before anyone picked him up.
As the late Marxist Mansoor Hekmat said:
Clearly, with the rise of the power of political Islam, pressure to revive religious appearances in society intensifies. This, however, is a political pressure. The people sometimes yield to these pressures. This Islamic ‘renaissance’ is backed by violence and terror, which takes one form in Algeria and another in Iran. In Iran, quite the reverse, the reality is that the rise of political Islam and religious rule has caused a staggering anti-Islamic backlash, in both ideological and personal spheres. The emergence of political Islam in Iran has become the prelude to an anti-Islamic and anti-religious cultural revolution in people’s minds, particularly amongst the young generation, which will stun the world with an immense explosion and will proclaim of the practical end of political Islam in the whole of Middle East.