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Iran Regime’s Fear Over the Growing Resistance of Women

Women arrested by Iran regime’s so-called Ershad (Guidance) Patrol.

The death of Mahsa Amini, a young Iranian woman who was arrested and beaten up by the Iranian regime’s repressive morality police, has raised the fury of the Iranian people and launched many protests in recent days. The people attacked the regime’s supreme leader Ali Khamenei in their protests.

Over the past couple of years, Iran’s women have been resisting the regime’s repressive modesty laws more and more. This has had such an effect on many of the regime’s officials that they have now been forced to express their objections against the regime’s medieval laws, which have been controlling the country over the past four decades.

On September 18, the state-run Iran daily, in fear of the fury towards the regime’s police forces, wrote in their publication, “The police force has made progress in the field of hijab; First, it gives a moral warning and a punitive warning, then through an explanation, it familiarizes the mind of a low-veil person with the logic of the veil.”

Cleric Mohammad Ashrafi Esfehani stated, “The ‘Morality Patrol’ must be dismantled as soon as possible. These issues should be resolved and there should be no comity here. It must be dealt with decisively with the perpetrators of this issue. Not only that we speak about the harm, express some slogans, and then forget it. Like the event of the Ukrainian flight, where some of our beloved people lost their lives.”

He added, “Do we have the same behavior with thefts and murderers? When they treat a woman who has not covered her hair, it is ugly and disgusting and there is no justification.”

Former regime MP, Masoud Pezashkian said, “In our country, girls have been arrested for not covering their hair, then they deliver her dead body. In this country, some loot, steal and commit crimes, and then we call ourselves Muslims.”

Another of the regime’s clerics, Mostafa Mohaghegh Damad stated, “In the occurrence of these incidents, looking for the culprits and even being content with punishing the low-ranking culprits neither relieves the public pain nor creates hope of not repeating such incidents. In the shameful incident of the Kahrizak prison in 2008, despite the occurrence of a horrible and disgraceful crime, it finally led to the punishment of some low-level officials, and the main high-ranking officials were not only pardoned but some were appointed to higher positions.”

He further added, “In a society where corruption, abuse, embezzlement, and bribery are heard every day, even from the national media, and the figures are astonishing, the prohibition of evil will definitely have a different meaning and will find other important cases.”

Mahmoud Sadeghi, a former MP for the regime exclaimed, “Mahsa Amini passed away and took the opportunity of forced confession from her killers. Eternal damnation is upon you.”

Former MP Jalal Rashidi Koutchi stated, “Ershad (Guidance) Patrol has caused anger and hatred in the society. Even our hijab-wearing women are upset with these paradoxes and want to change this method.”

Cleric Masih Mohajeri, the chief editor of the state-run Jomhouri Eslami daily, wrote in a note, “The orders that have been issued to follow up the death of this 22-year-old Kurdish girl are all aimed at clarifying the nature of the incident and the reason for her death. This action is also necessary, but by doing it, the root of such incidents will not be dried up.”

Jalal Rahimi Jalalabadi, a member of the Security Committee of the regime’s Parliament, said, “Only the Taliban does this to its citizens. If they couldn’t guide the people in four decades, then they won’t be able to in 20 minutes when they arrest them with beatings.”

He added, “The issue of Mahsa Amini’s death was just one example of the arrests that led to that bitter incident that became public, while we have dozens of news and reports every day that the (Morality) patrols detain people with disrespect, desecration, and with severe psychological and emotional effects on the families. They say that we do our work, you amend the law.”

Moin al-ddin Saidi, a member of the regime’s parliament, expressed, “This time, once and for all, the issue of guidance patrol should be determined. Raisi used to say that he would implement the guidance patrol for managers, but instead of that, we are witnessing such tragedies.”

Masoumeh Ebtekar, the former Vice President of the regime for Women and Family Affairs, explained, “We tried to dismantle the Ershad patrol, but the government had not enough power. The distrust and non-acceptance of the words of the police by the people are sad. There are many issues that are not clear in the movie. For example, the pictures of the hospital do not match the published pictures.”

Hossein Alaii, a former member of the IRGC, said, “With such methods, some people remember the violent behavior of Reza Shah, who pulled the veil from the heads of Iranian women with police and security forces. Everyone remembers the tragedy of Kahrizak and the story of Sattar Beheshti. Also, the movie of the mother who stopped the (Guidance) patrol car and shouted that her daughter is sick, is unforgettable.”

He asked, “Now we have to ask whether the performance of the Morality patrol has increased women’s interest in better clothing, or has it made some react and oppose compulsory clothing?”

Abbas Abdi, the Editor-in-chief of the regime’s Salam newspaper, said, “Maybe some supporters of the status quo think that the story that happened to Mrs. Mehsa Amini is exaggerated and probably consider it a media conspiracy. But this is not the reality. She was taken to the Vozara detention center for a reason that can include at least half of the women and girls in this country.”

He concluded by saying, “This incident is not artificially magnified, all those who have women and girls in their family and relatives who may potentially suffer from this problem and land at Vozara detention center, are scared and this is very serious. These few days, some people have expressed regret and worried about this incident, who had not had such a reaction in the past. So, the issue is much more serious than that some want considers it a media conspiracy by others.”

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