Iran: Hard-Line Women Heckle Mashaei

On 22 Bahman 1389 (11 February 2011), the 32nd anniversary of the victory of the revolution in Iran, hard-line women heckle Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei, the right-hand man of the president of Iran.  The hecklers are heard shouting: “Down with monafeqMonafeq, get lost!”  “Mashaei, be ashamed!  Resign from the government!”  “Down with the anti-velayat-e faqih.”  Just another day in the Islamic Republic. . . .

Yoshie Furuhashi is editor of MRZine.  Cf. Henry Newman, “Will Iran Get a Female President?” (Guardian, 15 May 2009); “Mahmoud & Esfandiar’s Excellent Adventure” (MRZine, 13 August 2009); Jamsheed K. Choksy, “Ahmadinejad Bucks Religious Establishment” (Newsweek, 11 February 2010); “Mashaei Rocks the Haus” (MRZine, 23 March 2010); Golnaz Esfandiari, “Iran: Ahmadinejad Says No One Has Any Right to Bother Women about Hijab or Couples about Their Relationship” (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 16 June 2010); Farhad Pouladi, “Iran Govt Opposes Panahi’s Sentence: Top Official” (AFP, 18 January 2011).

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