Top Iranian Cleric: "Women Who Do Not Wear
Hijab Should Die"
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
top Iranian cleric Gholam-Reza Hassani
compared unveiled women to buses-- "Anyone can ride them."
Now, he wants them dead.
The Iranian regime continues
crackdown on women.
Gholam-Reza Hassani, one of Iran's most
fervent Muslim clerics, keeps a machine gun as artwork in his office. (NY
A top Iranian cleric says unveiled women should die.
A top Muslim cleric
in Iran, Hojatolislam Gholam Reza Hassani said on Wednesday
that women in Iran who do not wear the hijab or Muslim headscarf, should die.
"Women who do not respect the hijab and their husbands deserve to die,"
said Hassani, who leads Friday prayers in the city of Urumieh, in Iranian
"I do not understand how these women who do not respect the hijab, 28 years
after the birth of the Islamic Republic, are still alive," he said.
"These women and their husbands and their fathers must die," said Hassani, who
is the representative of the Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali
Khamenei in eastern Azerbaijan.
Hassani's statements came after two Kurdish feminists in Iran were accused of
being members of an armed rebel group and of carrying out subversive activities
threatening the security of the state.
It is believed that his statements and the arrests could spark a fresh crackdown
on women who do not respect the Islamic dress code in Iran.
Hojatolislam Hassani does not just have a
beef against women.
In 2002 he led a campaign against dogs.
"I demand the
judiciary arrest all dogs with long, medium or short legs - together with their
long-legged owners," Hojatolislam Hassani is quoted as saying in the reformist
"Otherwise I'll do it myself," said the outspoken cleric, who leads Friday
prayers in the north-western city of Urumiyeh.
Remember- the burka
is a choice.
burka is your friend.