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Iranian Women Post Pictures of Themselves Without Hijabs on Facebook
The Guardian ^ | Monday 12 May 2014 | Saeed Kamali Dehghan

Posted on 05/13/2014 3:24:04 AM PDT by nickcarraway

Campaign set up by London-based Iranian journalist Masih Alinejad attracts more than 130,000 likes on social media site

Thousands of Iranian women are taking off their veils and publishing pictures of themselves online, igniting a debate about the freedom to wear or not wear the hijab.

A Facebook page set up by London-based Iranian journalist Masih Alinejad 10 days ago has attracted more than 130,000 likes, with women across Iran sending unveiled pictures taken in parks, at the seaside and in the streets.

"My stealthy freedom while driving in the streets of Tehran," wrote Maryam alongside an image showing her behind the wheel. "I like to feel the wind blowing on my face."

(Excerpt) Read more at theguardian.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: facebook; iran; selfies

1 posted on 05/13/2014 3:24:04 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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2 posted on 05/13/2014 3:25:47 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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Liberal brain freeze.


3 posted on 05/13/2014 3:34:49 AM PDT by Dallas59 ("Remember me as you pass by, As you are now, so once was I, As I am now, so you will be")
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To: nickcarraway

The internet: a tool to help you move past the 7th century.


4 posted on 05/13/2014 3:35:01 AM PDT by samtheman
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And next week they will probably have their ears cut off if not worse.


5 posted on 05/13/2014 3:36:38 AM PDT by ImNotLying (The Right To Bear Arms: Making good people helpless won't make bad people harmless!)
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To: nickcarraway

Stone them....

Their cult moon god allah will be pleased....


6 posted on 05/13/2014 3:42:48 AM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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What next! They’ll be showing a little ankle!


7 posted on 05/13/2014 3:45:51 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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Iranian and Arab women are very beautiful. Too bad they are Muslim.


8 posted on 05/13/2014 3:46:09 AM PDT by ZULU (https://www.facebook.com/freejustina)
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To: nickcarraway

In America, facebook gets you fired. In Iran, I’m sure it will get you killed.


9 posted on 05/13/2014 3:55:00 AM PDT by RC one (Militarized law enforcement is just a nice way of saying martial law enforcement.)
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Back in the ‘70’s I had a college friend who worked in the airport. He said as soon as the Iranians arrived the women would throw away the hijab and the men would buy cigarettes.

None of the ones I knew in school wanted to return to Iran. I often wondered how they faired, the men returning addicted to tobacco and the women, some of whom were pretty, having to cover themselves.


10 posted on 05/13/2014 4:14:37 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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I took a 7:30am flight from Amman to London a few years ago. A very well acquitted woman in hijab sat in front of me, one seat to the left. At wheels up she removed her head cover and fully reclined her seat. When the plane leveled off she ordered beer for breakfast.


11 posted on 05/13/2014 4:35:46 AM PDT by Justa
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To: nickcarraway
Iranian women...

Before the revolution...

And after...


12 posted on 05/13/2014 4:36:36 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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“When the plane leveled off she ordered beer for breakfast.”

Okay, I don’t care who y’are. That thar’s funny!


13 posted on 05/13/2014 4:41:43 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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The Shah was deposed for trying to drag the brain dead muslims from the 7th century all the way forward to the 17th century.


14 posted on 05/13/2014 5:06:39 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Malaysia Flight MH370 Black Box signals reported in Bermuda Triangle)
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To: nickcarraway

Freedom, they want freedom!


15 posted on 05/13/2014 5:16:55 AM PDT by WellyP (question!)
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The sound you heard was a liberal feminist exploding.


16 posted on 05/13/2014 5:18:33 AM PDT by AppyPappy
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The Iranian students here do not wear the hijab. It is usually only worn by married Muslim women and the occasional feminist convert.
The local mosque suffered a church split a few years ago. The North Main St mosque is more liberal than the South Main St mosque


17 posted on 05/13/2014 5:21:34 AM PDT by AppyPappy
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A slight nit to pick. Iranian women do not wear 'hijab' they wear 'chedora' which is a long veil or scarf that can cover the face or cover the hair while the face is open.

Here is an image of Neda, the martyr, wearing a Chedora:


18 posted on 05/13/2014 5:27:42 AM PDT by rjsimmon (The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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Yup, was just thinking the same thing. These women must have a death wish.
19 posted on 05/13/2014 8:19:24 AM PDT by ExSoldier (Stand up and be counted... OR LINE UP AND BE NUMBERED...)
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To: rjsimmon; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks, that was an excellent nit. :’)


20 posted on 05/13/2014 3:53:11 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: nickcarraway

Liberals for the first time turned their effective boycott machine on someone from the ROP. It’s about time, but I won’t criticize them for it, as better late than never. The question is, did they finally figure out how nasty Islam is to everything they hold dear?


21 posted on 05/13/2014 4:12:54 PM PDT by winner3000
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I know a wonderful liberal feminist Iranian lady who demonstrated against the Shaw back in the late ‘70s. Her father was well placed in the Shah’s oil ministry and she was a thoroughly westernized university student. She was also a rebellious daughter in the Western style. She said it was initially exhilarating to be shoulder to shoulder in the streets with the Muslim radicals. Then the Muslims started insisting that the leftist girls cover themselves, and when they didn’t they would beat them.


22 posted on 05/13/2014 4:26:36 PM PDT by Yardstick
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Shaw =Shah


23 posted on 05/13/2014 4:27:48 PM PDT by Yardstick
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