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IRAN: University Female Students Rebel Against Veil
adnkronos international ^ | Apr. 19, 2007

Posted on 04/22/2007 5:06:27 AM PDT by nuconvert

IRAN: University Female Students Rebel Against Veil

Tehran, 19 April (AKI) - Female students at Tehran Polytechnic University, where students protested against Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad during a visit last December crying 'dictator go away' and throwing firecrackers, are staging a major protest against new regulations enabling police as of 21 April to arrest women who do not abide by the Islamic dress code. A group of 700 female students organized a rally on campus and signed a letter to the dean calling the new rules "an offence to the dignity of women" and accusing him of "wanting to extend to academia the sexual apartheid imposed by the government on Iranian society."

Authorities immediately reacted on Thursday withdrawing the students' university ID cards which are mandatory to access campus and classes.

The students will now have to face a disciplinary commission which will decide whether they will be allowed to continue their studies or be expelled.

On Wednesday, Iran's police chief, Gen. Ahmad Moghaddam, said that women who do not wear the veil and don't abide by the Muslim dress code "are tools of the enemy, who tries to destroy the system by spreading a cuture which goes against Islamic values."


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: crackdown; iran; protest; studentprotest; veil
As of yesterday, the crackdown has begun


1 posted on 04/22/2007 5:06:30 AM PDT by nuconvert
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To: nuconvert

"Speaker Pelosi and the head of NOW have given us permission to flay, stone, and kill these whores."


2 posted on 04/22/2007 5:12:04 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: nuconvert

In other news, the university has added a lab credit to Stoning 101.


3 posted on 04/22/2007 5:31:54 AM PDT by mtbopfuyn (I think the border is kind of an artificial barrier - San Antonio councilwoman Patti Radle)
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To: mtbopfuyn

The antiseptic amputation/beheading class meets Fridays, after morning prayers.


4 posted on 04/22/2007 5:35:16 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: nuconvert
University Female Students Rebel Against Veil

Reminiscent of the 60's bra-burnings. The movement sagged after that.

Things could get ugly without some of those veils.
5 posted on 04/22/2007 5:36:19 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: TomGuy
Reminiscent of the 60's bra-burnings.

But no woman in this country had to fear for her life because she chose to not wear a bra.

6 posted on 04/22/2007 5:39:27 AM PDT by pnh102
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To: nuconvert
A group of 700 female students organized a rally on campus and signed a letter to the dean calling the new rules "an offence to the dignity of women"....

...Not to mention such islamic offense to God.

7 posted on 04/22/2007 5:53:28 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: onedoug
“A group of 700 female students”
Soon to be a group of 700 female corpses.
8 posted on 04/22/2007 5:57:24 AM PDT by DogBarkTree (The correct word isn't "immigrant" when what they are doing is "invading".)
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To: TomGuy
As the civil rights movement eventually sought superiority (affirmative action, white guilt), not equality, so did the feminist movement.

The Civil Rights movement was needed to correct an imbalance, the feminist movement did also, but much less so as most women were treated more fairly than most blacks.

By the time of the bra burning in the 60’s, women had received the equality that eliminated most of the imbalance. The bra burning was a signal that they were going to move ahead with conquering men.

Comparing what is happening in Iran with the bra burning is fallacious. The women in Iran are seeking to be treated as humans, not as superiors. In that regard, it is an attempt to rectify an imbalance that is far worse not only than that between the sexes in the 60’s, but even more than the racial inequalities.

The position of women in Islamofascist countries is closer not to that of their “womyn komrades” in Western countries, but to that of slaves in 19th century America.

I hope they succeed. But I also hope they learn from America’s mistake and do not allow a civil rights movement to be hijacked by Leftists whose tactic it is to assemble separate minority groups into a majority voting bloc simply to turn their country into a collectivist state, as has been happening in America. That is, I hope they don’t throw out the baby with the bath water.

9 posted on 04/22/2007 6:20:23 AM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Liberals are blind. They are the dupes of Leftists who know exactly what they're doing.)
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To: DogBarkTree

And such further offense to God. Let the matter be widely known, condemned and fought! This can become a weapon such to use.


10 posted on 04/22/2007 6:22:10 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: TomGuy

“University Female Students Rebel Against Veil

Reminiscent of the 60’s bra-burnings. The movement sagged after that.

Things could get ugly without some of those veils.”

LOL - Nice!!


11 posted on 04/22/2007 6:28:26 AM PDT by Dave Elias
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To: pnh102

“Reminiscent of the 60’s bra-burnings.
But no woman in this country had to fear for her life because she chose to not wear a bra.”

You’ve obviously had a sense-of-humorectomy...


12 posted on 04/22/2007 6:29:33 AM PDT by Dave Elias
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To: Dave Elias

Well, at least we know where the whistle Dicks are hanging out this Sunday morning.

Getting their yucks on Iranian women.


13 posted on 04/22/2007 6:58:09 AM PDT by CBart95
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To: nuconvert
“are tools of the enemy, who tries to destroy the system by spreading a culture which goes against Islamic values.” ..............And propels them into the 21 century and out of the 8th.
14 posted on 04/22/2007 10:27:10 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft
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Pics from today in Tehran.......

http://www.farsnews.com/imgrep.php?nn=8602020578

http://www.farsnews.com/imgrep.php?nn=8602020353


15 posted on 04/22/2007 3:15:25 PM PDT by nuconvert ([there are bad people in the pistachio business] (...but his head is so tiny...))
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To: Valin

the harrassment continues ..............


16 posted on 04/22/2007 3:55:07 PM PDT by nuconvert ([there are bad people in the pistachio business] (...but his head is so tiny...))
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To: CBart95

“whistle Dicks “ is that an insult or a compliment? Surely a nice shiny whistle gets blown a lot? Or failing that wetting one’s whistle may be nice alternative.


17 posted on 04/22/2007 4:01:28 PM PDT by Dave Elias
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To: nuconvert

Thanks.


18 posted on 04/22/2007 4:16:52 PM PDT by Valin (History takes time. It is not an instant thing.)
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To: nuconvert
These women are actually very brave to try something like this. They have no power, unfortunately.

Hollywood is so short-sighted. That they think they'll be able to carry on in their scuzzy ways if we were taken over by radical Islamists is really stupid. The left deals with an ideal (imaginary) world. We conservatives deal with reality. Reality is much tougher.

19 posted on 04/22/2007 4:22:41 PM PDT by Freee-dame
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To: nuconvert

Changing tastes: An Iranian mother and her daughters enjoy ice creams

Artilce by Peter Hitchens

20 posted on 04/22/2007 9:20:17 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: beaversmom

Thanks for the link. For most people it’s a revealing look at life in Iran and that’s a good thing, but I’m bothered by his ‘Iran is not a danger to us’ attitude and message.

“The more the Islamic Republic tells them to loathe the Shah or America, the more they yearn to have the Shah back, and to live in America. In this country, America is probably more popular, even now, than in any other country on the planet.”

That’s very true. The majority of the people do love Americans and may not be a danger to us, but the regime certainly is a danger to us, it’s own people and others throughout the world.


21 posted on 04/23/2007 5:34:44 AM PDT by nuconvert ([there are bad people in the pistachio business] (...but his head is so tiny...))
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To: nuconvert
I’m bothered by his ‘Iran is not a danger to us’ attitude and message.

I had my questions about that too. I'm not sure I trust his analysis. And he is the conservative of the Hitchens brothers. I think I would probably trust Christopher Hitchens more on this.

22 posted on 04/23/2007 10:51:38 AM PDT by beaversmom
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To: nuconvert
You have to wonder about the value of a college degree in a society that tells female graduates they have to hide their faces to satisfy a mideavel mind set.

(I was going to use 'stoneage' but didn't want to suggest a pun)

23 posted on 04/23/2007 10:58:37 AM PDT by norton
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To: norton

Women don’t have to hide their faces in Iran.


24 posted on 04/23/2007 3:42:54 PM PDT by nuconvert ([there are bad people in the pistachio business] (...but his head is so tiny...))
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