Under the hashtag #StrongInHijab, Islamic supremacists and their willing gophers on the left — middle-class Western feminists — instituted “World Hijab Day” yesterday.
In one of the most pathetic and destructive displays of virtue signaling, non-Muslim women were urged to wear the garment of oppression, subjugation and misogyny.
While women are fighting and dying for their most basic rights, left-wing goons are working to impose the misogyny of the sharia.
No cares if you wear the hijab. No one cares if you wear purple hair, for that matter.
The real world recognition day should be in tribute to women who are forced to wear the hijab, beaten and/or arrested if they don’t.
World Hijab Day is a stunning indictment of the hypocrisy of the evil left as much as choosing the sharia-promoting, forced marriage advocate Linda Sarsour for their leader.
The real “feminists” are fighting for a fraction, a sliver of the freedoms their Western “sisters” enjoy.
One campaign fighting against the enforced hijab in Iran set up by Ms Alinejad is My Stealthy Freedom.
It is “dedicated to Iranian women inside the country who want to share their ‘stealthily’ taken photos without the veil,” and aims to be a “living archive” of their fight.
As David Kurten points out, punishments for removing a hijab can be brutal – Islamist regimes are known to physically beat women for non-compliance with their dress codes.
This is true not only in the Middle East, but increasingly on a local level in the West.
A brave headteacher in a London primary school recently took action to ban children under 8 from wearing hijabs in her school.
The school is in an area of east London which has undergone almost total population replacement from white working-class 50 years ago to mostly people of Bangladeshi and Pakistani Muslim origin today.
The response of the local community was to organize a campaign of intimidation against her until she backed down.
Remember this is the country the Democrats are fighting for, opposing President Trump’s efforts to stop them from nuclear arming.
TEHRAN CRACKS DOWN ON HIJAB PROTESTERS: POLICE ARREST 29 WOMEN FOR APPEARING IN PUBLIC WITHOUT A HEADSCARF AND ACCUSE ‘FOREIGNERS’ OF INCITING CALLS TO BAN THE COMPULSORY ISLAMIC DRESS CODE
- Some 29 women arrested for taking off their hijab in public in Tehran, Iran
- Police are cracking down on protests, imposing large bails on women arrested
- Vida Movahed, whose protest went viral, was held in a Tehran jail for a month
- Women are protesting the compulsory headscarf, which is religious law in Iran
By Sara Malm For Mailonline, 2 February 2018:
Tehran police have arrested 29 women for appearing in public without a headscarf as protests against the dress code in force since the Islamic revolution of 1979 intensify, Iranian media reported Friday.
Those arrested were accused of public order offences and referred to the state prosecutor’s office, Iranian nnews agencies reported without elaborating.
Chief prosecutor Mohammad Jafar Montazeri had played down the escalating protests on Wednesday, saying they were ‘trivial’ and ‘childish’ moves possibly incited by foreigners.
Unprecedented images more than a dozen women of protesting the same way had been widely shared on social media.
Montazeri said those flouting ‘hijab’ rules – which require headscarves and modest clothing – must have been encouraged by outsiders.
But even religiously conservative Iranians have voiced support for the protests, with many saying that religious rules should be a personal choice.
At least two photos shared on Twitter on Wednesday showed women in traditional black chador robes, standing on pillar box with signs supporting freedom of choice for women.
One held a sign reading: ‘I love my hijab but I’m against compulsory hijab.
Journalist and campaigner Masih Alinejad, the founder of the White Wednesdays and My Stealthy Freedom movements, which fights the compulsory hijab in Iran, has claimed that Ms Hosseini’s bail has been set at a record-high level to detain others from protesting.
‘While the law imposes a maximum of $12 or two months of jail time, the court has recently asked for a bail of $125,000 to release one of the newly detained women,’ Ms Alinejad tweeted Thursday.
A prominent human rights lawyer told AFP on Tuesday that one of the detained women had her bail set at more than $100,000 (80,000 euros).
Ms Hosseini was copying the brave stance of Vida Movahed, a 31-year-old mother-of-one whose protest and subsequent arrest a month ago is thought to have started the movement.
A video showing her calmly waving her white hijab tied to a stick above the crowds in the Iranian capital, went viral on social media.
Ms Movahed, who became known as The Girl In Enghelab Street, was released over the weekend, after spending a month in custody with her 20-month-daughter.
Thousands of social media users shared messages of support after her disappearance, dubbing her the ‘Girl of Enghelab Street’ after the area in central Tehran where she staged the protest.
Iranian activists started a Twitter campaign using the hashtag #WhereIsShe, demanding that the government reveal what happened to her.
The campaign eventually went global both on and offline, with protesters at the recent Women’s March in the U.S. waving placards with the slogan.
Ms Movahed was protesting Iran’s Islamic law, which requires women to wear a headscarf and long clothes that cover the arms and legs.
The Islamic dress code, in place since the 1979 revolution, considers veiling obligatory for any female above 13 in Iran and says they should cover themselves from head to toe while disavowing any figure-hugging dress.
Breaking the rules can result in fines of up to 500,000 rials (£17) and up to two months in prison.
Article posted with permission from Pamela Geller