Spanish Pundit (II)

abril 23, 2007

Iran, women’s rights and the Spanish Public TV

Filed under: Derechos Humanos,Iran,Islamismo,medios de comunicación,Spain — Nora @ 11:27 pm

Well, these last days I have not blogged but this can show the level of idiocy that Public Spanish TV has.

We have known today that Iran is going to punish even further the women that do not use the veil:

Las mujeres iraníes que vistan al estilo occidental irán a la cárcel. Esta medida acrecienta la escalada de represión islamista que está viviendo el régimen de Ahmadineyad. La policía y el Ejército perseguirán a las mujeres que no utilicen el velo obligatorio en Irán.

Se trata de una “lucha contra el mal velo”, como la califica la agencia iraní de noticias, IRNA, y el objetivo es obligar a las iraníes a seguir al pie de la letra las órdenes del régimen chií del presidente ultraconservador Mahmud Ahmadineyad.

El denominado “plan para la lucha contra el mal velo” se aplicaba en el pasado pero sólo durante los meses de verano, en los que el insoportable calor obligaba a las mujeres a quitarse de forma parcial el velo o el “chador”, que cubre todo el cuerpo de la mujer desde la cabeza a los pies.

“UNA LUCHA PERMANENTE”

A partir de este año “será una lucha permanente”, ha afirmado la fuente. En la aplicación de dicho plan participan también efectivos del cuerpo de los Guardianes de la Revolución Islámica y de las milicias paramilitares de los “basiyies” que, como primera medida, “aconsejarán” a las mujeres” que no se ponen el velo tal como exigen las normas impuestas en Irán.

De no respetar dichas reglas, el segundo paso sería llevar a las “rebeldes” a la comisaría, donde permanecerán hasta que un varón de la familia -el padre o el marido- les obligue a utilizar el velo de forma correcta.

Source Periodista Digital: Irán perseguirá a las mujeres que desafíen la imposición del velo.

So the Iranian women who dress Western-style will go to jail -although they do not know yet how much they will stay there). This measure is another step in the women’s repression due to the Islamists in the Ahmadenijad’s regime. Police -the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution- and the paramilitary named “basiyies” will pursue the women that won’t use the mandatory veil in Iran.

It is a fight “against the bad veil”, as it has been named by the official agency IRNA, whose objective is to oblige the Iranians to follow strictly the orders of the Shiite regime of the ultra-conservative Ahmadenijad.

The named “plan against the bad use of the veil”, has been used for some time but only in summer days, when the unbearable heat obliges women to take off a part of the veil or the “chador”, that covers all the women’s body from head to toe.

The first measure will be to “advise” women about the way to wear the veil. if they do not respect those rules, the 2nd step will be to take the “rebels” to the police station, where they will stay till a male/man from her family (the father or the husband) obliges them to use it in a correct way.

On Sept, 3rd,2006, SPanish Socialist ex-President González had defended Iran’s right to have the bomb.

But now Ahmadenijad has been interviewed by a Public TV Station TVE’s journalist Pepa Bueno, who wore the Islamic veil to prevent this type of punishment…. And what he has stated is more than interesting:

Irán desea contar con energía nuclear para promover la “paz y la hermandad” con los pueblos del mundo y no para desarrollar armas de destrucción masiva. Su religión, indicó, les obliga a “adorar a Dios y a la dignidad de los hombres”. Enseguida, dijo que aunque su país es un importante productor de gas y petróleo en el mundo, esas dos opciones “no son limpias ni infinitas”. Metafóricamente dijo que a un país muy lluvioso no se le puede pedir que “no construya presas para almacenar agua porque tiene muchas gracias a la lluvia”.
Ahmadineyad subrayó que su régimen no tiene miedo a las sanciones que le puedan imponer la ONU y la Unión Europea. Esos países, dijo, “quieren estar por encima de leyes y tener el monopolio de la producción de combustible nuclear”. Así, dijo que “sólo queremos que nos respeten nuestros derechos”
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Iran wants the nuclear technology to promote “peace and brotherhood” with all the people of the Earth (kidnapping British soldiers is a signal of that peace and brotherhood…) and not to develop weapons of mass destruction. His religion, he said, obliges Muslims “to adore God and the dignity of men“. He also added that although his country is an important producer of gas and oil, those options are “not clean nor infinite” (now, it turns that Ahmi is an ecologist…). Metaphorically speaking, he said that if in a country “it rains a lot, it cannot be asked not to build dams to store rain water because it has a lot thanks to the rain” (what about the double use materials? can water be used to kill people massively? Yes, there are sea-catastrophes… but not produced by Human Beings…).ahmi Pepa Bueno

He also pointed that his regime is not scared by the sanctions which can be imposed by UN and European Union (I’m not surprised…). Those countries, he said “want to be above the law and to have the monopoly of the production of nuclear fuel” (hein??? He speaks about the law, the same law he has not fulfilled by not showinf the Iranian progresses towards uranium enrichment and not granting access to the AIEA inspectors??). He added, “we only want them to respect our rights”.

But let’s get on:

Sobre la situación en Irak, el mandatario iraní destacó que el pueblo iraní está muy molesto por lo que está sucediendo porque “nosotros no tuvimos ningún papel en la creación del conflicto”. Nosotros, mantuvo, “queremos ayudar. Estamos dispuestos a enseñar los caminos”, destacó y añadió que las autoridades de Bagdad deberán atender “nuestras recomendaciones amistosas” que los llevarán a avanzar en la búsqueda de la paz. Su principal recomendación pasa porque las “tropas de ocupación” se retiren cuanto antes y dejen a los iraquíes “decidir su futuro”.

About the Iraqi situation, the Iranian leader pointed out that the Iranian people is “very annoyed” about what is happening, “because we did nothing to begin that conflict” (yes, the translation is correct…). “We”, he added, “want to help. We are ready to show the way”, and that “Baghdad authorities should “follow our friendly recommendations” that will lead them to peace (hein??? Does that sounds to you as bad as it sounds to me?). His main recommendation is that the “occupation troops” should go as soon as possible and leave the Iraqis decide about their future (with Iranian ayatollahs helping them to decide, making them friendly recommendations…).

En la entrevista, con un jardín como escenografía, estuvieron presentes EEUU e Israel, países considerados por Teherán como sus principales enemigos. Del primero, Ahamadineyad dijo: “son ellos los que no quieren tener relaciones con nosotros. Irán no tiene problemas en restablecer los contactos con EEUU a pesar de su posición dominante y de su actitud de no querer reconocer los derechos de otros pueblos”. Del segundo, advirtió que “si nos ataca, tenemos la potencia necesaria para defendernos”.
Pepa Bueno, ex conductora del programa “Gente”, le recuerda que recientemente la Unión Europea ha declarado delito la negación del Holocausto judío durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial. Del tema, Ahmadineyad dijo sorprender que Europa se tome “tan en serio” un “asunto” que calificó de meramente “histórico”.

El presidente iraní, que vuelve cuestionar el asesinato de seis millones de judíos por los nazis, observa que justo cuando actualmente se “puede hablar sobre Dios, sobre la existencia del Profeta, ¿por qué no se puede pueden plantear preguntas sobre asuntos históricos?. Si un acontecimiento histórico ha ocurrido, ¿por qué no permiten investigar sobre eso?. Cuando se investiga más, más se puede aclarar la realidad de eso. ¿Por qué es secreto?, ¿qué cosa está dentro de ese delito (para la UE) que no permiten investiga?”.
El presidente iraní añade: “si ha acorrido ese acontecimiento, ese suceso, ¿dónde ocurrió?, ¿cuál es la relación con palestina?”. En este punto de la entrevista, Ahmadineyad relaciona directamente el Holocausto con el conflicto entre israelíes y palestinos. A los primeros les acusa de estar matan a hombres, niños y madres que “no tuvieron ningún papel en la Segunda Guerra”. De los segundos, dice, “no entender qué ha hecho el pueblo palestino contra ellos (Israel)” a pesar de que el “suceso” ha tenido lugar “hace sesenta años”.

In the interview, made in a garden (how bucholic…) he also spoke about USA and Israel, countries considered by Teheran as Iranian main ennemies. About USA, Ahmadinejad said “they are the ones who do not like to have relations with us. Iran has no problem to re-establish the relations with USA, even when they have a dominant position and an attitude [aimed at] not recognising other people’s rights”.

Of course, Ahmi respects every country under the sun and he proofs that when he speaks about Israel, the other main ennemy. “If he attacks us, we have the necessary potence to defend ourselves”

Pepa_Bueno con AhmadinejadPepa Bueno (left), ex-anchorwoman of a program called “Gente” (“People”, which main subjects were famous people and crimes), reminds him that recently the European Union has declared the denying of the Jewish Holocaust during WWII, a crime. Ahmi, so respectful, says that he “is surprised that Europe is so worried” about this “subject” that he considers a “historic” matter (attention to the “adjective”: historic).

The Iranian President, that denies again the Shoah, in which 6 million Jewish people were killed by the Nazis, underlines that just now “when anyone can speak about God, about the Prophet’s existence, why can’t we ask about historic matters? If a historic event has taken place, why is not permitted to investigate about it? When it is more investigated, we can make clearer the reality. Why is is a secret? what has inside that crime that can’t be investigated?“. (Hmm, Ahmi now has scientific anxieties. What about the survivors from Holocaust? What are they? And the concentration camps?).

But the interview goes on.

“If that even has happened, this event, where did that happen? What is the relationship with Palestine?”. At this point, he relates the Holocaust with the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians. He accuses the first of killing men, children and mothers (what about women who are not mothers…) that “did not play any role in the WWII” (of course, nowadays terrorists have nothing to do with the WWII, but they are killed because they are doing that now. There are mothers who are teaching their sons and daughters how to commit suicide to kill others, and there are terrorists who hide behind “children and mothers” for the Israelis not to kill them…). About the Palestinians, he said he cannot understand “what has done the Palestinian people against them (Israel)” even when the “event” (that is the Shoah) took place “60 years ago”.

An Anti-Jewish treaty in three paragraphs.

And lastly there comes the best part of the interview:.

Mahmud Ahamadineyad afirma que en su país la mujer está presente en todos ámbitos de la sociedad cumpliendo importantes papeles. “En Irán, la mujer es lo más querido de la sociedad y son más respetadas que nadie”, destacó y aseguró que “ellas tienen más derechos que los hombres”. A Pepa Bueno la invita a “ir a la calle y tener la visión de nuestro pueblo”, seguro de que en su país hay libertad de opinión aunque siempre respetando la ley.

Mahmud Ahmadinejad states that in his country the women is present in all the areas of the society fulfilling important roles (oh, yeah. for example: has any of you seen his wife/s? He is constantly on the news, has he appeared ever with them?). “In Iran, the women are the most beloved beings in society and are more respected that anyone” adding that “women had more rights than men” (hein??? what?? the stonement of adulterers is a right??)

He also advised Pepa Bueno (hmm, advised to a woman…) to “walk along the streets and to have a vision of our people“, sure that in his country there is freedom of expression although respecting the law.

He also mentioned Spain:

Ahmadineyad también tuvo palabras para España, “un país muy grande que comparte con Irán muchas cosas, tanto en la filosofía de vida como en aspectos culturales”.

A very great country, that has a lot of things in common with Iran, both in the phylosophy of life and in cultural aspects“.

WHATTTT?????????????????????????

Related blogs: Cambiemos el mundo, El Cerrajero, Foro Liberal.

Despite all the criticism to USA, Ahmadinejad has offered to speak with Bush.

More about the obligation of wearing the veil in Iran in Gates of Vienna. It also links to photos like these ones:

Iranian veil (1)

Iranian veil (2)

Iranian veil (3)

Iranian veil (4)

[In this last one, the fined is going to be the husband because he does not forbid his wife -in the mirror- to dress Mulllah-style… She has as you can see, make-up].

You can see the rest here. They can be titled “The morality police “informing” the girls about the new orders regarding the hair“.

Pajamas Media: The Iranian Parliament is trying to cut down Ahmadinejad’s term in office.

El Diario Exterior.com: Nicaragua backs Iranian nuclear program and President Ortega (ex?- Sandinista) accuses USA of terrorism (link in Spanish).

 

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