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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Iran: Woman beats up cleric for telling her to cover up

This from Globalpost.com.  My question is why it was under "News You Wish You Didn't Know".

Iran: Woman beats up cleric for telling her to cover up

An Iranian woman got so mad at being told to dress "modestly" by a cleric that she put him in hospital.
Iran women bad hijab
Some Iranian women are getting really fed of up of being told what to wear. (ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images)
Uninvited wardrobe advice is never a good idea. Unfortunately for Iranians, though, it's pretty much a given, since the Islamic Republic has strict dress codes on everything from jeans to high heels and necklaces to haircuts.
Women have it worst: they are obliged by law to cover their body and hair in public, and risk a public reprimanding by morality police if they're judged to be immodestly dressed.
Recently, one Iranian woman got fed up of being told what to wear. Really, really fed up.
According to a report by the semi-official Mehr News Agency, the unnamed woman beat a cleric so badly that he needed hospital treatment after he told her to cover up.
CNN's translation says that the cleric, Hojatoleslam Ali Beheshti, encountered her and another woman in the northern town of Shahmirzad, on his way to pray at the mosque. Per CNN:
"He told one of the girls to cover up, the report said.
'She responded by telling me to cover my eyes, which was very insulting to me,' Beheshti said. So he asked her a second time to cover up and also to put a lid on what he felt was verbal abuse.
She hit the man of the cloth, and he hit the ground."
The woman reportedly continued kicking and insulting Behesti after he fell. The cleric says he was in hospital for three days, but has not pressed charges.

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  1. More of them need their asses kicked.

    1. They sure do... and they say conservatives have a war on women. They couldn't be more wrong.


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