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Iranians mullahs impose Sharia rule on cartoon characters

Finally, rogue regime in Iran – those mullahs have issued a new fatwa stating female characters in animated films should onwards wear hijab. This was reported in semi-official Tasnim News Agency.

“Is observing hijab necessary for characters in animated films (three-dimensional paintings that come from the artist’s mind)?” Khamenei was asked by an enquirer on a Telegram channel, according to a translation of the question by the IranWire news website.

“Although wearing hijab in such a hypothetical situation is not required per se, observing hijab in animation is required due to the consequences of not wearing hijab,” IranWire quoted Khamenei as saying in his reply.

Wearing a headscarf and covering all parts of the body was made mandatory for women in Iran soon after the establishment of the Islamic Republic in 1979.

Women who leave part of their hair uncovered in public are regularly targeted by Iran’s morality police, known as Gasht-e Ershad.

Iranian society under cruel mullah repression

Since Iran’s Islamic Revolution 40 years ago, women have been forced to cover their hair for the sake of modesty. Violators are publicly admonished, fined or arrested. They are also harassed and targeted by Iran’s “morality police,” also known as the “Gasht-e Ershad”.

There are additional instructions for women clerks in many Tehran shopping centers to wear a maghnaeh (black hood) instead of a simple hijab, or face the possible consequence of having their business shut down.

While there are no expressly written laws compelling women to wear hijab in Iran, following the 1979 Islamic Revolution, government and religious officials have set their own standards of dress for the entire public – with many restrictions of dress and etiquette being targeted at women in particular.

Eventually, the incorporation of compulsory hijabs became law everywhere. Places of business were obligated to hang signs that said “no entry without hijab” and those who defied the compulsory codes faced detainment, fines and even lashes in the 1980s and ’90s.

Today, those penalties are substituted with extensive prison terms, evident in last year’s case involving three Iranian women who were sentenced by the Iranian Revolutionary Court to prison terms of at least 16 years each for disobeying the country’s Islamic dress code. Dress code requirements in the Islamic Republic necessitate that women wear headscarves as well as long garments covering at a minimum both the torso and legs.

Women in Iran have been harassed both by the police and men on the street for “improperly” wearing the hijab. Last October, a young woman was arrested in central Iran for “insulting the Islamic hijab” after a video appeared to show her cycling without a veil, according to the official IRNA news agency.

In March 2020, a video showing a man attacking a woman in Iran went viral and sparked outrage on social media. The woman was attacked for being a “bad hijab,” according to some social media users.

Acid attack by Revolutionary Guard men

With the dreadful agenda of forcing women in wearing hijab and Islamic burqa, members of a special unit of the notorious Islamic Revolutionary Guards of Iran have been continuing acid attacks on females, mostly in the historic Iranian city of Isfahan, prompting extreme fear. Only during the last quarter of 2020, there have been 13 incidents of acid attacks in Isfahan alone – targeting female drivers who were “wrongly veiled” with accompanying warnings against leaving vehicle windows open. Similar incidents of Sharia madness have also increased in Pakistan, Afghanistan and India – in the recent years, with the attackers claiming, they had punished the women for “sullying” their “family honor” by committing “indecent behavior”.

Under cruel Islamic law in force in Iran since the 1979 revolution, women must wear loose clothing, known as hijab, that covers the head and neck.

Iranian women voice against hijab

Women in Iran have been facing extreme cruelty ever-since Khomeini had hijacked the country through so-called Islamic revolution in 1979 and had turned the girls and women victims of their whimsical and cruel Sharia madness. Iranian mullahs – while are repressing girls and women under various pretext – they also are using a significant portion of the Iranian females into prostitution under the garb of Muta’a (temporary) marriage. In protest of such continuous cruelty and repression, in the recent years, women in Iran have been protesting by taking off their hijab or veil in front of the members of Islamic Revolutionary Guard’s Morality Police. Commenting on such protests, representatives of the mullah regime had played down the escalating protests, saying “those were trivial and childish moves, possibly incited by foreigners”.

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