-Submitted by David Drumm (Nal), Guest Blogger
In the rural Iranian town of Shahmirzad, Muslim cleric Hojatoleslam Ali Beheshti encountered two girls on his way to the local mosque for noon prayers. The cleric confronted the two girls and admonished one of them to cover herself more completely. “She responded by telling me to cover my eyes, which was very insulting to me,” Beheshti said.
He repeated his demand for the girl to cover up and the two girls gave the cleric a boxing lesson he won’t soon forget.
Beheshti emerged from the infirmary three days later.
The article states that:
The girls may have put the “jab” into “hijab,” but fighting with morality police or private individuals telling women to cover up is rare in small towns. It’s more common in larger cities, where women are more likely to take a stand.
When religion has the power of the state behind it, standing up to the religious police takes a lot of courage.