SVERIGE / IRAN Efter att bilderna på kvinnliga svenska regeringsrepresentanter iklädda slöja spridits såväl i Sverige som utomlands, får de nu stark kritik av en grupp verkligt modiga iranska feminister som bland annat driver Facebookgruppen My Stealthy Freedom där iranska kvinnor delar bilder på hur man tar av sig slöjan och gör sig fri från förtrycket samt arbetar för muslimska kvinnors fri- och rättigheter.
Grupper tar upp det svenska hyckleriet i ett flertal inlägg där man bland annat skriver följande:
Why we Iranian women remain critical of these Swedish female politicians:
Millions of people around the world including Swedish female politicians are challenging President Trump’s executive order around Muslim ban [SIC]. We at my Stealthy Freedom are also in solidarity with people who are critical of this Muslim ban [SIC]. Yet, we also have a similar ban in place in Iran and it is a ban on freedom of choice. Women in Iran are not allowed to exercise their freedom of choice without facing harassment by the government.
It is ironic that many female Western politicians who visit Iran keep silent about the Islamic Republic of Iran banning all women if they said no to forced hijab. Iran’s ban on freedom of choice is actually extended to believers of all religions: whether you are a Muslim, Baha’i, Jewish, or Christian, Iran’s laws oblige all women to don the veil. The government of Islamic Republic bans anyone who refuses to wear hijab from visiting the country. That is why My Stealthy Freedom Campaign invites all these women who are going to stand with Muslim women to stand together and object to compulsory hijab as well. “No Wall No Ban for women who do not want to wear hijab”.
Compulsory hijab is also imposed on Western women, including all these female politicians. Therefore, it’s not an internal matter – it is a global issue. Why should these Western female politicians obey this discriminatory law when millions of Iranian women risk their lives when they oppose the compulsory veil on a daily basis? When Western women obey the compulsory hijab law without challenging it, it just means the Iranian government puts more pressure on its own women. Western women legitimise this discriminatory law by simply not challenging. Instead, could they not stand up against it with us?