The women’s uprising in Iran, which is impressing the whole world, is not just an uprising: it is a revolution.
For one simple reason: they are not content with contesting one aspect of the mullahs’ regime, which has been in place since 1979. Dominion is the mark of his victory.
In Iran, whoever attacks the veil attacks an ideological pillar of the regime. A woman who removes her veil immediately becomes a dissenter. He who burns it defies the regime. Similarly thousands of women are leading the revolution. risking their lives.
Since 1979, it may be added, Islam, which set out to conquer the West, has also made the veil its main symbol.
He seizes public space by veiling women, before imposing other symbols. Every day we see in Europe, women’s rights are regressing.
Islamism, consciously or unconsciously, makes veiled women the physical banners of its progress.
Islam has managed to convince us through a fascinating ideological manipulation that today this symbol is about diversity. Canada has ironically changed this world view.
All this has nothing to do with the discomfort of Western feminists in the wake of the revolution in Iran. But I am correcting myself. I’m not talking about this feminist movement rallying around a different ideology, which has been fighting for years to get us to accept the veil everywhere, at home, and calling those who accept the slightest discomfort with it Islamophobes.
So how do they react to these Iranian women ripping off their veils and burning them?
By a rhetorical pirouette.
They told us that they are not fighting against the mask, but for the free choice to wear it or not. Their struggle is similar to that of Muslim women fighting for the right to wear it here.
This is called taking us for fools.
There is no symbolic equivalence between wearing the veil and not wearing it. Relativism has its limits.
The history of civilizations is important, so is the history of religions, and the Islamic veil is not a floating symbol that can be reduced to a piece of cloth.
In our countries, it represents the advancement of a conquering ideology that deems them to submit. As much as possible secularism tries to act as a deterrent to it.
The women’s revolution in Iran was both feminist and humanitarian.
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First, by reproducing here what they condemned at home.
Then, by condemning, I repeat, those who say that their struggle is equal to that of women in the West who have the right to wear it all the time.
From time to time, you must fight the lies of the theorists.
For example, now.