In more disturbing news from the Middle East, Iranian terrorists have been attacking members of their own community, specifically women. Their reasoning? The women’s hejabs, or traditional head scarves, don’t meet their own insane requirements.
As such, these extremists have taken to street bikes, toting acid and hate. They ride up alongside women who they feel are dressed immodestly, (again, based on an incredibly strict definition of a hejab) and throw acid in their faces, permanently scarring and disfiguring these innocent women.
These horrible acts of terror can partially be attributed to the passing of new laws by Iranian parliament that give these extreme fundamentalist groups more power. Essentially, these militant “morality patrols” are allowed to dictate what is morally correct in society, thus allowing behaviors as reprehensible as mutilating a woman for not wearing the proper clothing.
Although most of the blame should of course be placed on these acid-wielding criminals, regional expert Gianfrancesco Genoso has to wonder why the government is condemning them publicly while also underhandedly empowering them. The general public should not have to live like this.