The Islamic Republic of Iran is an inherently viscious, tyrannical, and sexist regime brought into place by ignorant fanatical Muslims. Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, a proud sponsorer of the terrorist organization of Hezbollah, which is based in Lebanon, advocated the death and persecution of Jews, Bahais, and advocates of the Shah regime. I know that some may be tempted to argue that the Shah was corrupt and his father, the first king in the Pahlavi dynasty, forced women to remove their hijabs.
Please! Tell me what is worse. Taking off your scarf or giving a woman who does not wear it properly some good lashings.I am a Rousseauian at heart. I promote secularism.
As for Huma, she needs to read the essay she responded so inadequately to again and understand the point that is being made. Its not ethical for her in this day and age to simply jump to defending the hijab. Death to the Islamic Republic of Iran! Long live democracy and secularism! Religion and government must always be separate. If one religion gets the upper hand, then the minority of believers of different ideologies will always find themselves oppressed and compromised.