Just weeks ago, President Donald Trump reassured the sovereign people of Iran that he supported them in their quest to possibly overthrow their oppressive Islamic government.
Now, these brave young people may need more than empathy, as the zealots in charge continue to crack down on personal freedoms in Tehran and beyond.
While Iran has often fallen off of the tongue of President Trump in a somewhat negative context in the past, those instances of concern always stemmed from the horrific nuclear “deal” that former U.S. President Barack Obama made with the religious regime. Now, that same regime is looking to limit the liberties of their once-modern nation, arresting nearly thirty women for not adhering to strict Muslim wardrobe laws.
“Iranian media reported on Friday that police in Tehran have arrested 29 women for appearing in public without wearing a hijab, the Muslim headscarf that is mandatory for women under Iranian law.
“Some of the women in question were deliberately defying the hijab law to protest its injustice, as in the case of one detainee who reportedly waved her headscarf around on the end of a stick in a street protest.
“The Iranian regime, of course, is floating conspiracy theories that the anti-hijab movement is the work of foreign agitators seeking to undermine the Islamic Republic. The authorities have also claimed that women were ‘deceived’ into removing their hijab.”
While the U.S. government and the Iranian government may have their differences, the people of each nation are seemingly quite supportive of one another, spurred on by a mutual love of freedom.
Before the Islamic revolution of the 1970’s, Iran was an extremely modern nation. Nightclubs, miniskirts, music culture, and wordiness were on the agenda for a majority of the nation’s adults, with religion remaining a private affair for most.
In the wake of the Islamic takeover, however, the nation suddenly found themselves falling back to the wicked ways of sharia law, and the oppressive and diminishing treatment of women in particular.