Woman • Life • Freedom

Arash Norouzi

The Mossadegh Project | October 7, 2022                   

IRAN PROTESTS 2022: Woman, Life, Freedom

For over four decades, the Iranian people have suffered under the unrelenting death grip of the despotic, treacherous Islamic regime. Yet never before has the potential for liberation seemed as viable as it does now.

The murder of an innocent 22 year-old woman, Mahsa Amini, at the hands of the ‘morality police’ in September 2022 has ignited massive, sustained protests across the country, to which the regime has answered with extreme violence. The courage of these young protesters, many of whom have already paid with their lives, is simply breathtaking.

Although anti-government demonstrations have been ongoing for years, now Iranian women are at the forefront of the resistance. “Woman, Life, Freedom” is their rallying cry as they defiantly discard their head scarves and show their hair.

“Islam has a special respect towards women”, claimed Ayatollah Khomeini in 1979, whose regime criminalized their bodily autonomy and granted them half the legal rights of men. “Dictatorship”, he vowed the same year, “is the greatest sin in the religion of Islam”.

The majority of Iran’s 80+ million people, along with the huge Iranian diaspora worldwide, are united against the cruelty, corruption, misogyny and lies of the fascist mullah regime. If a referendum were held today, the Islamic Republic would be history — and they know it.

With all the ingredients of a revolution, there is now a portal to a better future for the Iranian people, and the world will be watching.

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