Yesterday I was vilified and excoriated for publishing a piece suggesting that Islam might not be altogether hospitable to women’s rights. The Hill published the piece, but then, under heavy pressure from Left-fascists, took it down. In the establishment propaganda media one is not allowed to utter the slightest critical word regarding Islam, jihad, or Sharia. Islam oppresses women? Why, you racist, bigoted Islamophobe!
In the Islamic Republic of Iran, meanwhile, they have no time for these niceties. They know Islam oppresses women, and are busy oppressing them. The Hill’s editor-in-chief Bob Cusack should learn a lesson from this. But he won’t.
“Female bodybuilder is thrown in jail in Iran for posting ‘un-Islamic’ photographs of her workouts online,” Mailonline, January 18, 2017:
An Iranian bodybuilder has been arrested after publishing selfie of her muscles on social media which were deemed to be ‘nude’.
The woman, who is accused of breaking the Islamic Republic’s strict rules on nudity, has been locked up in prison because she was unable to post bail of two million rials (£50), according to the Mizanonline news agency.
She has not been identified but it is thought she may be Shirin Nobahari, one of two women who took part in an international competition and were reported in September to have been warned about selfies which they posted afterwards.
Ms Nobahari’s Instagram account, which users the moniker Shirin Muscleking, contains a number of photographs and videos of her showing off her biceps and lifting weights.
The Iranian judiciary’s own news agency said today: ‘One of the female bodybuilders who recently published nude photographs on social networks has been arrested.’
In Iran ‘nude’ can refer to any woman who is not wearing a headscarf or revealing parts of her body such as arms and legs, that must be covered in public.
Iranian women are allowed to take part in international sporting events, but must respect strict Islamic rules on clothing at all times….