Monday, April 24, 2006

'Freedom' in Iran - Iran Allows Women in Soccer Stadiums - International News | News of the World | Middle East News | Europe News: " Iranian women will be allowed to attend soccer matches for first time since the country's 1979 Islamic revolution, Iran's president said in a decree posted on his Web site Monday.

Women would sit in separate section of the stands, away from the usually raucous male fans.

'The presence of families and women will improve soccer-watching manners, and promote a healthy atmosphere,' Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said. 'They will be allocated some of the best stands in stadiums,' he added.

Iran's Islamic law imposes tight restrictions on women. They need a male guardian's permission to work or travel and have rarely been allowed to attend public sporting events. In 2001, a group of Irish women was permitted to attend a World Cup qualifier match between Iran and Ireland that was held in Tehran.

"Some consider women as the source of corruption and this is a very wrong attitude," he said. However, he added women sometimes expressed objectionable views, or what he called "ideas that are not related to Islam."

Women in Iran are not allowed to become judges, and a man's court testimony is considered twice as important as a woman's. Iranian men can divorce almost at will, while women must go through a long legal battle and often relinquish rights in return for divorce.

Despite such restrictions, Iranian women have more rights than their counterparts in Saudi Arabia and other conservative Muslim countries. They can drive, vote and run for office.

In March, police charged a peaceful women's rights protest in Tehran, beating women and men and provoking condemnation from international rights groups."

What a bunch of bloody tyrants. If Allah is so great, and Mohamad is the answer to all things, then why are you so terrified of women?
Preying on the weak among us is just barbaric, and thats what this nation and the fundamentalist Islam is.


Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...


Palm boy said...

Haha. What's that mean?

DAWEED said...

Umm what is the big deal.
it is like the romans letting wman go to the gladiator matches.

Palm boy said...

The big deal with their oppression or the deal with not letting them go to the games?