Thursday, 6 April 2017

Something to do with Islam

The Independent reports that the spiritual leader of the world's Shia Muslims, Ali Khameni of Iran, has urged his followers to resist feminist ideas and abandon the fight for gender equality which the Ayatollah dismisses as a "Zionist plot".

Now this kind of nonsense strikes me as something to do with regarding holy books such as the Quran as the 'literal' word of God combined with a highly conservative view of Islam in the 21st century. 

But read the full story via the following link to The Independent and decide for yourself.


Iran’s Supreme Leader claims gender equality is 'Zionist plot' aiming to corrupt role of women in society

Ayatollah Khamenei claims West makes women an 'object of gratification'

By Lizzie Dearden - The Independent
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei addressing the nation on the occasion of Nowruz, the Persian new year, in Tehran on 20 March AFP/Getty Images

Iran’s Supreme Leader has claimed gender equality is a “Zionist plot” aiming to corrupt the role of women in society.

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told a meeting of religious speakers that Iranians should resist feminist ideas and instead hold the Prophet Mohamed’s daughter Fatimah as their ideal.

“Making women a commodity and an object of gratification in the Western world is most likely among Zionist plots aiming to destroy the society,” he said, according to a translation on the Shia Muslim leader’s official website.

“Today, Western thinkers and those who pursue issues such as gender equality regret the corruption which it has brought about.”

Khamenei claimed that men and women are equal in the “ascendance of spiritual positions, the power of leadership, and the capability to lead humankind”, but that some tasks for women “collapse and humiliate” their primary roles as housewives and mothers.