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Iranian Woman Strikes a Few Blows (and Kicks) For Freedom

Hojatoleslam Ali Beheshti was beaten by a woman.

Hojatoleslam Ali Beheshti was beaten by a woman.

Reported:

Iran Cleric Pummeled by ‘Badly Covered’ Woman After Warning

An Iranian cleric said he was beaten by a woman in the northern province of Semnan after giving her a warning for being “badly covered,” the state-run Mehr news agency reported.  Hojatoleslam Ali Beheshti said he encountered the woman in the street while on his way to the mosque in the town of Shahmirzad, and asked her to cover herself up, to which she replied “you, cover your eyes,” according to Mehr. The cleric repeated his warning, which he said prompted her to insult and push him.

“I fell on my back on the floor,” Beheshti said in the report. “I don’t know what happened after that, all I could feel was the kicks of this woman who was insulting me and attacking me.”

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About the Author: Yisrael Medad resides in Shiloh and is a foreign media spokesperson for the Yesha Council of Jewish Communities.


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5 Responses to “Iranian Woman Strikes a Few Blows (and Kicks) For Freedom”

  1. Grace Acosta says:

    Kick ass – literally! :-D

  2. Pat Williams says:

    After hundreds and hundreds of years of women being 3rd class citizens in Islam, behind men and animals, this brave woman has set an example that women can be free. Rise up yes women, rise up and take your proper place. You are of value.

  3. Yes! Join the West, where you can now earn nearly 80% of what men make for the same work! (Still, I'm glad she kicked him down the block.) http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/labor/news/2012/04/16/11391/the-top-10-facts-about-the-wage-gap/

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