By: Steve Dellar | 02-01-2018 | News
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#WhiteWednesdays - 29 Iranian Women Arrested For Refusing Hijab

Iran remains in the midst of a protest movement that the Theocratic regime seems to have no answer against. Whilst earlier in the year there were mass protests which went on for days on end and even caught the eye of President Trump who called upon the Iranian mullahs not to intervene and let their people protest in peace, this time the protests are smaller in size and only done by women.

One image from the New Year protests became quite famous. It was that of a young woman who had taken off her hijab (Muslim headscarf) and stood on a pole, holding the scarf in front of her and refusing to wear it.

<blockquote class="twitter-video" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">An elderly woman in <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Iran?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Iran</a> joins the protest against forced <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/hijab?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#hijab</a>. <br>She has difficulty walking. But that doesn&#39;t stop her from showing her support.<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/IranianProtests?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#IranianProtests</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/%D8%AD%D8%AC%D8%A7%D8%A8_%D8%A7%D8%AC%D8%A8%D8%A7%D8%B1%D9%89?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#_</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/%D8%AF%D8%AE%D8%AA%D8%B1%D8%A7%D9%86_%D8%AE%DB%8C%D8%A7%D8%A8%D8%A7%D9%86_%D8%A7%D9%86%D9%82%D9%84%D8%A7%D8%A8?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#__</a> <a href="https://t.co/TiI9hllXH9">pic.twitter.com/TiI9hllXH9</a></p>&mdash; Armin Navabi (@ArminNavabi) <a href="https://twitter.com/ArminNavabi/status/958798226622001153?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 31, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Under Iran's Islamic law, which was imposed after the 1979 revolution, women are required by law to cover their hair and wear long, loose-fitting clothes in public.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">White Wednesdays: A Movement Protesting Compulsory Hijab in Iran is Growing <a href="https://t.co/JuIG2q9PT9">https://t.co/JuIG2q9PT9</a> via <a href="https://twitter.com/SkepticReview89?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@SkepticReview89</a></p>&mdash; Skeptic Review (@SkepticReview89) <a href="https://twitter.com/SkepticReview89/status/959234884182134784?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 2, 2018</a></blockquote>

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That image of one woman protesting has resounded so hard with other Iranian ladies that it has grown into a movement called White Wednesdays, where women will meet in Teheran’s streets, wearing hijabs and then taking them off in group.

Fearful of a repeat of the mass protests of earlier this year when the world’s eye was on Iran (which is not what the mullahs want), the theocratic authorities allowed it to happen for the past few weeks.

<blockquote class="twitter-video" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Please share about the White Wednesdays protest in Iran. Men and women there are being murdered by the State. <a href="https://t.co/3W2tIXDkBO">pic.twitter.com/3W2tIXDkBO</a></p>&mdash; Una Blogger (@unablogger) <a href="https://twitter.com/unablogger/status/955807985493729280?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 23, 2018</a></blockquote>

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But this Wednesday, more than a hundred women gathered together in a square and all of them reportedly took off their hajib, which is compulsory in Iran. Police had no choice but to intervene and arrested 30 of them, infuriating the younger generation once again who speaks scandal of these acts on social media.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Tehran?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Tehran</a> police announced that 29 women have been arrested for removing their <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/hijab?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#hijab</a> in public under the &quot;White Wednesdays&quot; campaign [which asks them to wear white headscarves and take them off in defiance of the rules.]-Tasnim<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Iran?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Iran</a></p>&mdash; Abas Aslani (@AbasAslani) <a href="https://twitter.com/AbasAslani/status/959088865255546882?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 1, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Source:

http://www.lefigaro.fr/flash-actu/2018/02/01/97001-20180201FILWWW00276-iran-une-trentaine-de-femmes-arretees-pour-avoir-ote-leur-voile.php

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Anonymous No. 17318 2018-02-02 : 10:02

Liberals , Women and LGBT in particular. Lets talk about Liberal Agenda regarding freedom and Women & Gay rights.

Why do Liberals seldom want to discuss the fact your Liberal Socialist Political Leaders like Obama and Hillary and Kerry (OHK) , all openly worked closely with the oppressive IRANIAN government to Stifle the last 2 Iranian Citizen national uprisings?

Why is it when the Iranian people rose up and demand freedom from their Iranian Iron Age type oppressive leaders, they were of shot, killed and imprisoned by the 1000's. Since it is commonly known of the Torture they apply to women and LGBT in prisons. Why did OHK strongly and closely work the leaders and not the people?

How can you support OHK and remain silent knowing their deeds and actual actions, vs lip service?

When Obama and Kerry arranged for several planes loaded with several billion in cash to be flown to the Iranian Leaders. Did you ask why and where the $$$$/EU/Swiss and delivery costs come from? Did you ask why it was headed to them uncover and in the open?

So next time you stick your hand in your pocket remember you also helped fund their Islamic Oppressive of Women and LGBT action. Because you supported Liberal leaders that helped and funded the Iranian Oppressive Leaders using US Tax Dollars.

Also as Liberals, you are more to blame, because too many liberals silently stood by and said nothing against OHK, even supported, voted for them and defended them for 8 years.

It is time as Liberals for you to start re-evaluating your aging Radical Leadership.

Anonymous No. 17337 2018-02-02 : 13:07

17318 - Very well put

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