Have the islamophobia police charged and convicted Aly Wagner yet? But she is right, even if no Western feminists dare to say so. The Iranian women who are daring to take off their headscarves in public are the real “feminists.” They are fighting for a fraction, a sliver of the freedoms their Western “sisters” enjoy. As David Kurten points out, punishments for removing a hijab have always been brutal – Islamic regimes are known to physically beat women for non-compliance with their dress codes. This is true not only in the Middle East, but increasingly on a local level in the West.
“US Soccer Star Aly Wagner Urges Solidarity With Iranian Women During Live World Cup Broadcast,” by Ben Cohen, Algemeiner, June 15, 2018:
Retired US women’s soccer star Aly Wagner on Friday issued a heartfelt plea for the rights of Iranian women, as she commented during a live broadcast of Iran’s opening clash with Morocco in Group B of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Criticizing the Tehran regime’s ban on women attending soccer matches — a policy imposed in the wake of the 1979 Islamic Revolution — US national women’s team veteran Wagner remarked that “there has to be more movement in that country in support of the women, and equal rights.”
“Perhaps we could pipe this broadcast into the [Iranian] president’s office,” the Olympic Gold Medal winner and two-time women’s World Cup finalist added.
Wagner’s fellow match commentator, Derek Rae, opined that there was a “certain irony” in the ban.
“I say that because Iran has a great women’s futsal team,” Rae pointed out, referring to the country’s recent successes in the popular indoor variant of soccer.
Rae also noted that Iran’s captain, Masoud Shojaei, had become the first Iranian professional soccer player to openly call for an end to the ban on women’s attendance.
“They should set a course that women are also allowed to come to stadiums in the future,” Shojaei told Iranian news outlet Varsesh3.com this week….
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