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March 20, 2017 9:36 am

Iran’s Supreme Leader Calls Objectification of Women in West a ‘Zionist Plot’

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Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. Photo: Wikipedia. – Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei took to Twitter Sunday to share his views on gender issues and asserted that the objectification of women in Western society is the product of “a Zionist plot.”

In a series of tweets for Iranian Mother’s Day, marked on the anniversary of the birth of Fatimah Zahra, the Prophet Muhammad’s daughter, Khamenei said the West considers women to be “goods, and means of pleasure,” a perception he attributed to “a Zionist conspiracy to destroy human community.”

Khamenei said men and women “are different” in aspects like “duties in handling life,” and criticized the West for “humiliating housewives.” Men and women, he said, “are no different in some aspects like ‘spiritual ascension,’ ‘leadership power’ or ‘ability to guide humanity.’”

The Iranian leader concluded his Twitter spurt by slamming Western terms such as “gender justice” and “gender equality,” arguing that justice is “realizing and nurturing capabilities God has gifted.”

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  • Mike Burke

    I cannot understand why he and Donald Trump aren’t the greatest of Twitterbuddies! lol

  • Iran Fail

    Rouhani’s tenure has been the hallmark home of systematic oppression against women, workers, college students, writers, journalists, dissident bloggers; imposing poverty and unemployment on a majority of Iranians; continuous threats made against the media; punishment of political prisoners have increased significantly even in comparison to the years of Iran’s firebrand Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. During Rouhani’s human rights violations-stained tenure, an average of two to three people have been executed on a daily basis.