Unveiled Women Are Animals
Tehran, 21 May (AKI) – Iranians who do not abide by Islamic dress code rules are animals, according to an Iranian government aide quoted by Iran’s official news agency IRNA. “Anyone abandoning the principles of Islamic dress codes become members of the animal world,” said Zahra Suizi, an education ministry official. In an interview on the moralization campaign launched last month by the government of president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, under which women can be arrested if they do not strictly abide by Muslim dress codes, Suizi said the veil “is a moral and religious obligation.”
“The hijab (veil) represents the essence of women and it is the symbol of a population and a country,” said the government official.