- Posted by Maryam Namazie
- On December 21, 2007
- 4 Comments
As I have said on many an occassion, the veil – socially speaking is never a choice.
Lest anyone forget, Hojatolislam Gholam Reza Hassani said: “women who do not respect the hijab and their husbands deserve to die.” Hassani, who leads Friday prayers in the city of Urumieh, in Iranian Azerbaijan said “I do not understand how these women who do not respect the hijab, 28 years after the birth of the Islamic Republic, are still alive.” He is the representative of the Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei in eastern Azerbaijan.