Skip to comments.Ayatollah’s Comments on Women at Odds With Abuses at Home
Posted on 11/28/2013 11:24:10 PM PST by Olog-hai
Irans supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei marked the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women with a series of Twitter messages extolling women, but U.N. rights experts paint a bleak picture of Irans treatment of women, especially those in prison.
Several other Islamic countries also have a poor record when it comes to treatment of women, with abuses including female genital mutilation, stoning for adultery, and honor killingsthe murder of women accused of bringing family honor into disrepute by their behavior.
A September 2012 report by the U.N. special rapporteur on human rights in Iran noted that under Irans Islamic penal code, a womans testimony in a court of law is regarded as half that of a mans and, despite amendments
a womans life is still valued as half that of a mans. The law also continues to treat girls and boys unequally, recognizing the legal culpability of girls at 9 years and boys at 14 years.
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Supreme Leader of Iran
The leader is more powerful than the President of Iran and appoints the heads of many powerful posts in the military, the civil government, and the judiciary.
The constitution of Iran combines concepts of both democracy and theocracy, theocracy in the form of Khomeinis concept of vilayat-e faqih (guardianship of the jurist), as expressed in Islamic Republic. According to Khomeini, guardianship by Islamic jurists was not restricted to orphans or mental incompetents, but applied to everyone in absence of the twelfth Imam. Jurists were the only rightful political/governmental leaders because God had commanded Islamic government and no one knew religion better than the ulama (Islamic clergy). They alone would preserve Islamic order and keep everyone from deviating from the just path of Islam.
As the constitution of the Islamic Republic states, it
intends to establish an ideal and model society on the basis of Islamic norms. ... the Constitution provides the necessary basis for ensuring the continuation of the Revolution at home and abroad. In particular, in the development of international relations, the Constitution will strive with other Islamic and popular movements to prepare the way for the formation of a single world community (in accordance with the Koranic verse `This your community is a single community, and I am your Lord, so worship Me` [21:92]), and to assure the continuation of the struggle for the liberation of all deprived and oppressed peoples in the world.
Ask Americans to believe in a Supreme Leader? And not questioned by Reporters:
I do believe that there is a basis for a resolution [because] Irans Supreme Leader has issued a fatwa against the development of nuclear weapons, Obama told reporters.
The more you know...
And NPR also talks about “Supreme Leaders” as if Americans knew what they are talking about.
What a crock! And liberal women will sagely nod their heads as if this guy is saying a wonderful thing, as if he believes what he says, as if they believe him. They all lie and it suffices to make the sheep think all is well. Hypocrites all!