Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Iranian Youth Rising Up?

(Hat Tip: The Jawa Report)

PajamasMedia is reporting Iranian youths have made a stand against the modesty police attempting to arrest a young woman. According to reports, such uprisings have occurred throughout Iran, with young Iranian rebels chanting slogans such as "You have put us on since 1979 until now!" (referring to the 1979 Iranian Revolution)

This is the story they tell: at approximately 7 pm on Saturday, February 23, the Ershad patrol, modesty police assigned to enforce clothing regulations, accosted and attempted to arrest a young woman at Goldis Shopping Mall, located in western Tehran, presumably because her dress was not sufficiently modest.

In recent weeks, the police squads charged with enforcing modesty have become more rigorous in their enforcement, with thousands of women detained, questioned, and arrested for violating hijab standards.

Instead of meekly submitting to her fate, the woman fought back. A young man - it is unclear whether he was accompanying her - came to her defense and joined her in fighting the police. In an attempt to subdue – and humiliate him - the police grabbed the young man and threw him into the garbage can nearby.

That was when the large crowd, predominately made up of young people, rose up against the police and attempted to liberate the young woman themselves.

Faced with a full-blown riot - complete with angry crowds with garbage cans being set on fire - the frightened police jumped into the van and fled the scene, except for one unfortunate officer who was left behind. The policeman was reportedly attacked and beaten by the mob.

http://pajamasmedia.com - Iranian Shoppers Riot Against Modesty Police


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2 comments:

SIREN said...

This is exactly what we need in Iran. I hope it's not just a small number and hope that people continue with this resistance to oppression. As bad as this may sound, the more oppressive the ayatollahs are, the more rebellion from their youth they will get. My only fear is that the Iranian government has lots of $$$ and will probably give them some false promise or create a plan to appease them...

DMartyr said...

I wouldn't be surprised to see another Revolution in the near future. I just hope and pray our government will help them instead of stabbing them in the back like we did in Kosovo.