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Iranian men beating morality police who came to break up women's march calling for freedom. (New footage from today) ✊Protest Freakout

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u/Bigsmall-cats 9d ago

Morality police has to be the stupidest thing I've ever heard

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u/0OOO00000OO00O0O0OOO 9d ago

There is also Social Credit Score. I think they play in the same league

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u/ymx287 9d ago

My Döner salesman is Iranian. He said he had to leave the country because a professor of his university was sentenced to death for something trivial and they were demonstrating against it. He said he got a stamp in his ID and couldnt even get a date at a doctor. You’re practically non existent anymore

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u/Chrisscott25 8d ago

Seriously? That’s crazy and scary af..

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u/InterestingTry5190 8d ago

That reminds me of the ‘Black Mirror’ episode with Jon Hamm when he is not seen by other people just a blank silhouette. He isn’t jailed but mine as well be. The difference is on the show Hamm did deserve jail time where the guy you know was standing up for what is right.

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u/Showbiz_CH 8d ago

Beat me to it! Also the episode with the like scores

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u/mealteamsixty 9d ago Helpful Wholesome All-Seeing Upvote Faith In Humanity Restored

The fact that the men are being so supportive there gives me so much hope for the world

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u/ceroproxy 9d ago

You love to see it

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u/OnlyUsernameLeft123 9d ago

I do love to see it. I want more of this.

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u/Dense-Pick-2877 9d ago

I love supporting women as much as the next guy,, but this mostly boils down to fall off the bone RELIGION. It’s really spose to save people… here it is getting people killed… again…

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u/Rolandscythe 9d ago edited 9d ago Silver Helpful

In this case it's not even all that much about religion anymore. It's about the old men who've been in power trying to keep their thumb on everything going on in the country by enforcing outdated laws while the younger generation realizes those laws don't really apply to the world they live in anymore.

Edit: Thank you for the reward. I'm glad I live in a place where I'm free to share my opinion like this and hope all of you reading this are in, or soon find, a safe place too.

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u/i-dontlikeyou 9d ago

This applies anywhere. Old men with their backwards thinking cant let go of the past because if they do they think they will loose control.

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u/drtoxicmedic 9d ago

And to be fair they will but at a certain point it’s not about you or me anymore it’s about the generations below us and the world they choose to create/ live in

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u/SalzaMaBalza 9d ago

These men don't want to let go of their grip on power because that would make them irrelevant. It would make them relics of a past forgotten, and they're terrified of that

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u/Puskock 9d ago

That, and they're a bunch of cunts.

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u/Baardhooft 9d ago

“The future is now, old man” - Dewey

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u/SiccTunes 9d ago

That's American politics in a nut shell. Alot of the world these days, but especially the US.

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u/Ryoukugan 9d ago

That’s literally everywhere. Worthless old fossils from a dead era clinging to every scrap of power they can clutch their decrepit claws around and resisting any positive change until the moment they finally fuck off and die.

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u/pheasant-plucker 9d ago

In Europe, US, Japan etc our problems are caused by an ageing population. Our decline is going to get worse as the population ages (unless we remove age restrictions on voting and other barriers to representation)

In Iran they have a young population. Iran is going to see some radical changes as the old guard die out.

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u/robearIII 9d ago

im in japan and i cant wait till these crusty backwards old fucks kick the bucket.

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u/flatcanadian 9d ago

Hi we're talking about Iran

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u/50mg-of-fuckit 9d ago

Time for the guillotines!

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u/Equilibriator 9d ago

The laws are actively holding them back from improving their lives tbh. It's keeping the country from progressing in any meaningful way.

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u/Isotopian 9d ago

So... religion lol

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u/RattMuncher 9d ago

religion is one means of seizing that power yes

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u/thornswiththerose 9d ago

It’s about power

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u/BrIDo88 9d ago

Agree. Religion is just one of the vehicles though which it’s exercised.

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u/mymajyma 9d ago

Yeah, derived from religious ideology.

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u/fledgop 9d ago

Religion is an excuse, not a reason, shitty people wouldn't magical become good without it

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u/PoiHolloi2020 9d ago

No but it is one of the major tools used to restrict womens' rights across the world.

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u/Icy-Nectarine3592 9d ago

If it’s not ‘religion’ then they would find some other excuse to bully, suppress, rape and murder.

People have done it without ‘religion.’

It’s just an excuse.

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u/happytamaki 9d ago

You literally just described organised religion. Good job.

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u/The_Bridge_Imperium 9d ago

Men and women give those old men power, it's the same here in the US where men and women continually vote for religious leaders that take away their rights

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u/Dense-Pick-2877 9d ago

All they have to do is think… just a few seconds… “does my God want me to love this woman regardless of what she has on?”

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u/BlisslessTaskList 9d ago

Something something personal responsibility?

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u/vampiredisaster 9d ago

Right? I'm happy to have confirmation that men also see how evil the police there are and will support women in the fight!

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u/WillSmiff 9d ago

This is a lot more than supporting women in their fight, that issue is just the fuse the lit the powder keg. This is not really even specifically about the hijab at all.

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u/litgas 9d ago

The hijab thing may be the thing that kicks things off, but you are right its more than supporting women in their fight. As its really about an oppressive government.

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u/AvuncularPederast 9d ago

You’re right. This is about me. Thank you, Iran.

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u/bondagewithjesus 9d ago

Women a 51% of the world's population. Ad in just 20 percent support from men and they've got overwhelming no.s to demand change

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u/DelScipio 8d ago

Still not 100% of the women are fighting for their rights. The thing is, people in Iran is more open than it looks. They behind doors are totally different from what you see in the streets.

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u/Mahameghabahana 9d ago

I mean the ideology behind justifying hijab is also kinda dehumanising for men, as it says that men are just bunch of animals who would go on to rape anyone without hijab.

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u/Biere-Luc_PourMoi 9d ago

On top of that, rational men would have to live daily with the weight that their government believes they are better than half their population.

Sexism exists everywhere, but official sexism would eat away at good people who don't agree with their assigned 'morals'

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u/aligators 9d ago

most based guys in that country right now fighting for whats right, love to see it

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u/Apprehensive-Cod4845 9d ago

Plus if Iran democratizes and ties to the West then Russia is really going to start sweating.

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u/AStrangerWCandy 9d ago

I just want normal relations with Iran that aren’t actively hostile. They don’t have to like us.

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u/_high_plainsdrifter 9d ago

Years ago I was out drunk on a study abroad trip in Thailand. I bumped into a guy who was with people, said “sorry” and he immediately asked where I was from. I said “the States”, and they all got amped as fuck and told me - “we don’t hate you, bro! Don’t believe the news! We are Persians!”. We proceeded to stand on the corner, drink beers and talk about music.

I appreciate that these were probably guys of means. But they were my age, knew all the same top 40 songs, reassured me it was all good, and we talked about how our news is terrible.

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u/kiersakov 9d ago

All Iranians I've met have been great and their food is delicious

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u/_high_plainsdrifter 9d ago

It was an awesome experience. I’m also lucky enough to live in Chicago where there are some places to grab fantastic kebab on the north side.

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u/chiefdanfox 9d ago

I am not big on rice. I am big on saffron rice.

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u/Pussy4LunchDick4Dins 9d ago

I have a lot of Persian friends. I went to a Persian wedding a few years and ago and it was freakin LIT. Best dance music, fun people, great food. This couple I was talking to told me “Persians know how to party because every party you go to in Iran might be your last.” ☹️

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u/FreeRangeEngineer 8d ago

Persians will always make a point to not call themselves Iranians. Have never met a Persian who identified as Iranian.

They want their cultural openness back, and for good reason.

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u/mad87645 9d ago

I've heard some people say younger Iranians want to open up relations to the west so maybe one day they'll like us. I can't imagine the older generations that remember the revolution and everything that's happened since, even the ones that also hate the religious fanatics that took over, see much reason to open up though.

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u/Fatso_Wombat 9d ago edited 9d ago

My GF is Persian. Young Iranians in general love the west and would love to westernise like their grandparents.

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u/Infidelc123 9d ago

As a plumber I see FD as floor drain so I'm wondering what a Persian floor drain is

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u/Gamer_Mommy 9d ago

I'm all for it, because if a country that is considered a Muslim country will want relations with the "evil West" and more democratisation...

Well, that will only mean good things for the West where I live. Which unfortunately is FULL of hardcore Muslim immigrants. This will give a boost to those who are not so extremist and just want to live their life as they see fit, without enforcing their BS on others. Without trying to change the law, the schooling system, without constantly wanting to be accommodated for their religion.

As a ridiculous example, complaining to the ombudsman that specific elderly facilities do not have halal menus, rather than choosing a different facility for their elderly and wanting a law that ENFORCES private businesses to do this on a national level.

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u/Funkyokra 9d ago

I don't know where you are, but in the West where I am, religious dietary restrictions tend to be recognized and supported. Halal is not that hard. It is pretty common for schools and hospitals and other institutions to provide halal meals in places where the people they are serving request it, just like they do kosher and vegetarian.

It's hard for people to just up and switch old folks homes like they are pants. It's not hard to serve halal meals. Capitalism is not a religion, "private businesses" exist to serve customers and not just the business owner. Maybe they should consider serving their clientele, older people facing mortality and probably with religious thoughts on their mind, food that gives them comfort and sustenance.

If there are reasons why that's not feasible, ok, you have to balance everyone's needs. But it is not an unreasonable ask.

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u/APairofDocks 9d ago

Yes I'm sure once there is democracy Iranians will immediately vote in support of the country that has repeatedly threatened to invade it while subjecting it to decades of sanctions

Public opinion in Iran is extremely negative and as you can see the people in Iran are not brainwashed, they have their own opinions and don't just follow the mullahs. If Iran is further democratized (they have elections now but the elections are subordinated to religious authorities, kind of like U.S. elections are subordinated to economic ones) there is no reason they will "Tie to the West" if anything they will be more aggressive in standing up to U.S. bullying.

The forced veiling is quite a silly and backward aspect of Iranian rule. Only the most backward and underdeveloped Muslim countries (and of course, Gulf shit holes) require anything like this. Most of the other Islamic countries have long rejected any compulsory veiling.

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u/Lobenz 9d ago

The Persians in the US (who most still have family in Iran) would disagree I believe IMHO. 75% of Iran is under 50 years old and they’re tired of being ruled by 80 year old clerics. If there is a regime change in Iran then Iran would most likely tilt west rather quickly.

Sanction removal, freedom of travel, new business relations, improved relations with the Gulf. The list goes on. The people in Iran are not representative of the insane religious regime that has had a grasp on the country since the fall of the Shah.

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u/pstone0531 9d ago

It’s incredibly heartwarming

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u/Heywood8614 9d ago Helpful Take My Energy

I hope every father, brother, and son fights for the women of the country like this.

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u/Conscious-One4521 9d ago

Its now or never. There's more sane people in Iran than the pigs or fucked-in-the-head religious nuts. They can overpower them if everyone rises up

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u/Wolfenjew 9d ago edited 9d ago

Are you familiar with Iran's history dude? They've tried revolutions multiple times since the Islamic regime took over in 79 and it's led to hundreds, sometimes thousands, of innocent civilians being murdered.

It's really easy to make calls to action when you're not the one that actually has to take the risks associated.

Edit to clarify: continue to share, support, and encourage resistance efforts. I only meant to say that the comment i replied to has very Lord Farquaad vibes...

"Some of you may die, but that's a sacrifice I'm willing to make"

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u/pathas11 9d ago edited 9d ago

true but things in Iran are really shitty right now. The quality of life is so poor for some people that the risk of getting arrested/killed is worth the possibility of reform/revolution/hope. (family members in iran)

edit: also what makes things different this time is we’re seeing protests in almost all cities as opposed to just the major ones

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u/Zippit_ 9d ago

It's also the only way, I think they tried everything else already.

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u/AYJELLY6687 9d ago

That's also what makes this a good stance. People of Iran remember a time before all this bullshit.

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u/molotov_cockteaze 9d ago

1500 we know of executed after the 2019 protests. And I think the important thing is it has not stopped them from fighting. I’m terrified for them when I see these videos but so so fucking proud that they’re doing this in the face of being martyred.

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u/moyno85 9d ago

This one is different my friend

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u/Subli-minal 9d ago

The tree of liberty is watered with the blood of patriots and tyrants.

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u/fussball99 9d ago

So I should rather say nothing? - show my indifference? At least they care and are vocal about it- yes they don't have to bear the cosequnces, but there is nothing wrong with encuraging/supporting protests

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u/barsoapguy 9d ago

Iran will absolutely roll out the tanks and roll over people if not machine gun them in the streets .

I can’t see this going anywhere .

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u/Bread0987654321 9d ago Take My Energy

These protests may not change Iran today, but Iran and the world will know that Iranians and women are fighting for women's rights. This generation may not win, but each generation in history is built upon the struggles of previous generations. At some point, Iran will break, I hope I'm here to see it.

This may not change the world, but this will change Iran and how Iranians see each other and their government. That means a lot.

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u/Zaronax 9d ago

History is paved with the blood of generations to reach what it is today.

Changes often cost hundreds, thousands of lives before they reach the point where the ancestors wanted to be for their descendants and their loved ones.

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u/Punklet2203 9d ago

Yeah … I’m so proud of these men. What they’re doing is beyond brave. A level many of us can’t even grasp. But you are so correct. Sadly, this can and will escalate quickly. Those protesting for the long haul will face extreme and escalating violence to the point that anyone and everyone around them will go down as well. Again, not saying they’re wrong at all for doing it. Just a sad reality. Still wishing and hoping for the best.

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u/annoymind 9d ago

They'll bring in the Basij, just as they did in 2009 and 2017. Basij are rural thugs and hardcore supporters of the regime. I wish the protesters luck and success. But just as in previous times I suspect this will end in tragedy.

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u/aligators 9d ago

they are fighting for basic womans rights, something most of the rest of the world has and supports. theres no reason this cant lead to serious change.

the entire world is watching

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u/barsoapguy 9d ago

And that’s all the world will do , watch . Meanwhile Iran will call up the REVOLUTIONARY GUARD ,250K strong and absolutely committed to the regime either via religious brainwashing or economic self interest.

The guards sole purpose is to defend the “revolution” and they will murder anyone who gets in the way of that . An anti-government parade of women and children protesting down the street ? They will all be martyred .

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u/Grary0 9d ago

Most modern dictators have guns and tanks yet most of them end up being overthrown anyway.

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u/molotov_cockteaze 9d ago

Hey, just wanted to say that it doesn’t need to be related back to family ties. Many of these men are fighting in solidarity because it’s the right thing to do; we don’t need to tie it to sister, mothers, etc. Women are people and that should be reason enough to fight their oppression.

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u/Boom9001 8d ago

You dont need to be related to believe a person deserves basic human rights.

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u/aligators 9d ago

this is the most based shit i've seen, stand with these guys 1000%

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u/happily_blessed_22 9d ago

Not just for women but also for other men

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u/TeamRedundancyTeam 9d ago

And not just the men fighting, but the women too. Everyone has to fight, and it affects everyone. I hope this isn't just another hiccup that the country will swep under the rug after a few dozen deaths like seems to happen every once in a while and that we see some real change.

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u/Noir_Amnesiac 9d ago

Or maybe fight for their own rights? It’s not just about women.

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u/Kn0tnatural 9d ago

Good for them.

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u/kalepadot 9d ago

Morality police are cucks

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u/Grary0 9d ago

Professional incels.

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u/fanfarius 9d ago

Precicely, hiding behing power and guns.

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u/givemeyoursacc 9d ago

They’re just mad their wives breathed the air exhaled by another man.

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u/kalepadot 9d ago

Big little pp energy

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u/MassXavkas 9d ago

Gigantic microscopical pp energy

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u/ASL4theblind 9d ago

Congrats on officially getting zero bitches

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u/kalepadot 9d ago

Pp so small have to feed it bird food

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u/chillyfits 9d ago

I've never met an average Iranian man who supported or insisted their women wear a head cover. I only see it from their leaders and clerics who harass women.

It seems like it's pretty incongruent with the culture and they dislike being perceived as strongly religious people.

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u/John_T_Conover 9d ago

Persians have always had a very distinctively different cultural relationship with Islam than basically all of its Arabic and surrounding neighbors. The last few decades of leadership there may make people think otherwise.

It's honestly shocking that the ultra conservative zealots have held such a strong grip on power for so long.

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u/Firethorn101 9d ago

Completely agree. I get along best with Persians, they're warm, friendly, fun loving and generous. I lived 5 years in a predominantly Persian neighbourhood and it was great!

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u/Fourtires3rims 9d ago

Oh and the food is delicious! I used to live next to an old lady who was Persian, I’m pretty sure she was the only reason I ate a decent meal for years!

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u/Not_John_Mc_Gahern 9d ago

You're living among emigrants though, typically the descendants of liberal and westernised exiles I don't think it's necessarily representative

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u/Firethorn101 9d ago

Well. The other immigrants from surrounding areas in the middle east were aloof to downright arrogant/rude. And theoretically, they too were the most liberal representatives of their people.

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u/Mathilliterate_asian 9d ago

Idk shit about the situation in Iran but most of the time the most conservative people have the most power because it's always been that way and they usually oust anyone who's not in line with them.

It's a vicious cycle. The more you stand up against them, they more they crack down and retreat into their safe little bubble aka their echo chamber, and in the end they become more of a cult, a powerful one at that.

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u/SafeAndSane04 9d ago

Tell me about republicans without saying the word republican...

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u/Mathilliterate_asian 9d ago

It's not just republicans, most countries are basically the same since the conservatives tend to start off in power and they have the means to stop anyone rising up against them.

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u/TheCuntHunter6969 9d ago

How tf do Americans find ways to bring up their political issues everywhere?

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u/water2wine 9d ago

Me neither, not even remotely.

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u/Mrwolfy240 9d ago

My best friend growing up was Iranian his father was a devout Muslim and his mother was an atheist she never wore any headdress and they lived very happily together.

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u/ImShockin 9d ago

Well that's nice.

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u/screwyoushadowban 9d ago

I used to take dance classes and one of the other regular students was an older Iranian man. He asked me after class once how I knew so much about Iran (I must have said something that made him think that - I couldn't remember what then or now): do I have Iranian family members or did I ever have a Persian girlfriend, etc.

I said "No, I just find Iran interesting because of the depth of its history and because it has such an interesting culture." (paraphrasing)

He sighed and gave me a sad smile and said, "Well, it used to."

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I figure he would have been a teenager during the Islamic Revolution.

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u/ywont 9d ago

Same, all the Iranian men I know actively dislike the laws.

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u/plantmic 9d ago

I visited once and as soon as you went into people's homes (and there were a lot of invites) people removed them.

Granted, the people speaking to random Westerners are likely to be more liberal and educated, but still.

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u/RowanIsBae 9d ago

Who make up the morality police?

Would love to hear from friends and family of people who want to do that job.

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u/WillSmiff 9d ago

Poor, undeducated, religious people. In Iran if you sign up to be part of the paramilitary group, you get special treatment from the goverenment, like money, loans, access to better education, free religious trips/pilgrimages etc etc. there are millions of people living off that system.

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u/Dense-Pick-2877 9d ago

Maybe it’s depopulation under a different name…

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u/No_Palpitation2308 9d ago

Freedom always reigns supreme fuck the iranian government

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u/mhwaka 9d ago edited 9d ago

Think about all the problems their country faces,all the time they could spend focusing on such problems,keeping their citizens content and happy,but they spend their time enforcing laws on women to wear the hijab according their standards. Mullahs of Iran are their own worst enemy.Edit,I they been to Iran numerous times as I belong to the shia sect of Islam,many women there do not cover their hair the way the clerics want them too and do roam around like that,unfortunately,you will get cases every now and then where this so called morality police will nothing better to do but harass women who don’t meet their hijab standards. It is entirely their fault and they are now reaping what they sow.

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u/Independent_Bake_829 9d ago

They fail or dont want to fix the real problems so they use moral panic to distract. Conservative playbook is consistent all over the world.

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u/Diplomjodler 9d ago

You mean like the American Taliban who are focussed on controlling womens' reproductive organs more than anything else? Hm. There might be a pattern here.

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u/The_Geo_Modernist 9d ago

What kind of God creates something beautiful and then expects it to be covered up? It was made to be shown, seen and loved just the way it is.

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u/Torbiel1234 9d ago

This kind of logic could apply to dicks as well

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u/archwin 9d ago edited 9d ago

I think OP wants you to be free and pantless

fixed, for you grammar minded people turns out I was correct see below

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u/jasta6 9d ago

Dicks out for Allah

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u/The_Geo_Modernist 9d ago

I want a tiny turban for my cock. That way I won't get anyone pregnant and I can have it out in public. Lol

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u/cmonkeyz7 9d ago

Form AND function. Nice

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u/hat-TF2 9d ago

Is this not what Harambe died for? To free out dicks from suppression?

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u/deadalready6 9d ago

It does apply to dicks tho. Why does God's creation need to be mutilated?

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u/Dinomiteblast 9d ago

Oh look, the morality police can stand up to lonely women, but now men get involved they get their asses handed to them, the fucking cowards… running like the little bitches they are…

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u/smm_h 9d ago

These are anti protest units; not the morality police.

The morality police consists of young idiot dudes, a few Chadori strongwoman to womanhandle disobedience from women since men aren't typically allowed to touch women, and one middle-aged dude per van. In other words, they're even more cowardly than the normal police.

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u/Careless_currency 9d ago

Teach em, boys. Teach them all the way!

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u/annizka 9d ago

Makes my heart happy that there are even more men than women at these protests.

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u/moto636 9d ago

FuckEmUpChuck!

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u/Jujunem 9d ago

Take your country back ✊

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u/madkow990 9d ago

Someone tell the folks at the state department to stay the fuck out of it this time around. We don't want another repeat of the 1970s.

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u/chabybaloo 9d ago

They want to sell weapons to Saudia Arabia, so for Iran to become democratic again (and not a threat), would not be good for them. The nuclear deal was thrown away even though Iran was complying.

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u/Laarye 9d ago

I support this revolution.

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u/AlmightySmith 9d ago

Go Iranian people. Fuck yes

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u/Diamondhands_Rex 9d ago

Morality police im sure is full of incels

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u/Grary0 9d ago

An army of "Nice Guys" given actual power and authority.

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u/CSilyS 9d ago

how do you come to this conclusion? they are vile scum but im quite sure most of them get married very young so that they dont sin (dont have sex outside marriage). again they are horrible and despicable assholes. but there is no need to invent stuff.

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u/shivering 9d ago

Good for them. Fuck the morality police.

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u/WhySoManyOstriches 9d ago

FIGHT ON, BRAVE FRIENDS!!

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u/athensugadawg 9d ago

Iranian popo need to bbq in the juice of a Molotov.

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u/aligators 9d ago

these laws have been disgusting for a long time, its about time for a change

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u/GrimmWraven2011 9d ago

Honestly, I am surprised ANY footage is getting out of Iran. I hate to say it, but mark my words, the country’s internet will go dark for 10 days to two weeks and there will be hundreds, if not thousands of people “disappeared” with not a single word mentioned on State TV.

Cambodia. Pol Pot.

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u/ChaoticJuju 9d ago

The internet has already gone dark there

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u/GrimmWraven2011 9d ago

Take my frustrated, sad upvote sir

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u/SharquishaTBO 9d ago

technically it is down rn or as i last checked today

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u/ImaginaryList174 9d ago

Yep.. about 16 hours ago or so since I last was able to reach my cousin.

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u/SharquishaTBO 9d ago

ugh. just horrible. I was born in Iran, my childhood friend from Iran had access to instagram with vpn but admittedly they said the connection was super weak even with it.

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u/Artemis1lolv 9d ago

Tell them to use Reddit I'm in irn right now and I can only open Reddit.

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u/importking1979 9d ago

Good. It’s about time that Iran had a new revolution.

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u/millerwelds66 9d ago

Didn’t Iran look like New York life style in the 70s ? No robes or head stuff ?

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u/No_Chemistry6690 9d ago edited 9d ago

In the same way that Beverley Hills represents all American lifestyle in 2022. Most of the country was Afghanistan tier and it's poorly documented because they couldn't afford cameras and average people were illiterate.

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u/bush- 9d ago edited 9d ago

Stop spreading lies about a country you know NOTHING about. Afghanistan's GDP per capita in the 70s was ~$200. In Iran it was ~$2000, higher than even South Korea. Iran was one of the most prosperous countries in Asia.

Iran was NOTHING like Afghanistan and my family members attest to it being normal for women to not wear hijabs even in provincial cities like Kermanshah and Semnan. What do you get about spreading lies about Iran and the Iranian people?

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u/dkyguy1995 9d ago

Yes the Iranian revolution overthrew the Shah who had been working to Westernize Iran and replaced it with a theocratic republic, basically a pseudo democracy where the leadership will always be conservative Muslim. The Shah was an authoritarian but got along with the West and did a lot to bring Iran into the 20th century.

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u/trer24 9d ago

Well it was the West that put the Shah in power. Look up Operation AJAX

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u/quick20minadventure 9d ago

Shah got along with west because he was put there by USA to ensure Iran doesn't nationalize and they can keep getting cheap/free oil from Iran.

Basically, a dictator puppet put there to allow west to steal Iran's natural resources.

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u/thruwityoshit 9d ago

Let’s also not forget Murica’s role in the whole thing.

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u/ReallyFnCleverName 9d ago

This was a British operation and they pressured the US into doing it when the US wanted to support Mosaddegh... People really need to learn history because every comment I see is, "MERICA DID THIS"... no ... the British did this so they could make more money for BP. It's just the US and UK will always back each other due to how close their diplomatic relationship is, even when the other has a bad idea.

https://nsarchive.gwu.edu/document/15498-02-state-department-memorandum-conversation

Despite the British government's pressure, the National Security Archive released two declassified documents in August 2017 which confirm the British solicitation of the United States' assistance in ousting Mosaddegh. According to these records, the British first approached the American government about a plan for the coup in November 1952 "repeatedly" asking U.S. to join the coup, claiming that the Mosaddegh government would be ineffective in preventing a communist takeover, and that Mosaddegh was a threat to America's global fight against communism, which they believed necessitated action; the records also state that UK and U.S. spy agencies had by then had "very tentative and preliminary discussions regarding the practicability of such a move". At the time, the American government was already preparing to aid Mosaddegh in his oil dealings with the British, and believed him to be anti-communist—considerations which made the U.S. government skeptical of the plot. Since President Truman's term was drawing to a close in January 1953, and there was too much uncertainty and danger associated with the plot, the U.S. government decided not to take action against Mosaddegh at the time.

According to the 1952 documents, it was Christopher Steel, the No 2 official in the British embassy in Washington, who "pitched" the idea of the coup to US officials amid the US-Britain talks which had begun in October. The document also says that the British officials rejected Paul Nitze's suggestion that, instead of executing a coup, they mount a "campaign" against Ayatollah Abolqasem Kashani, "a leading opponent of British involvement in Iran's oil industry", and the communist Tudeh Party. They "pressed US for a decision" since they knew "the Truman administration was in its final weeks". According to Wilber, the British Secret Intelligence Service worked with CIA to form a propaganda campaign via "the press, handbills and the Tehran clergy" to "weaken the Mossadeq government in any way possible".

Also, to even further this though... this didn't turn Iran into a crazy conservative place. Those pictures of "liberal" Iran are not the whole picture of what that country looked like. There were still MANY conservative areas (in fact, mostly conservative). Iran was and is very tribal and it was just a matter of time before they went after Mosaddegh anyway. The US and UK had intelligence that suggested such. They just wanted to be preemptive and get a guy in there that would make them the most money, but they found out they can't really control that region, as MANY countries have found it because it's too volatile with the tribal division.

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u/millerwelds66 9d ago

So they ended up with a religious Donald trump makes sense he’s trying that bullshit here but he also lost because we said so

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u/maybeinmemphis 9d ago

If you ask his followers, Donald trump is religious despite all evidence to the contrary.

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u/Treethan__ 9d ago

I really hope this takes Iran back to an era of peace and prosperity within. Without outside interference of course!

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u/Joliet_Jake_Blues 9d ago

Religious conservatives suck in every country

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u/JimC29 9d ago

Most accurate comment I've read in a long time.

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u/bottledblondie 9d ago

heroes, every single one of them

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u/cussy-munchers 9d ago

Genuinely warming my heart that there are hundreds of men out there that will selflessly fight for women’s rights. Just sad that the price of freedom is bloodshed..

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u/E121a 9d ago

Commenting from Iran, most of the country is on heavily restricted internet, they are shooting protests with real ammunition and uploading anything would put us in high risk of being caught. These messages, videos, us being heard and supported makes my heart melt. Thanks for being our voice, please keep sharing. We stand by our rights, we fight for freedom.

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u/ElectricFleshlight 9d ago

Hell yeah fuck them cops

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u/poundofbeef16 9d ago

Man, I really wish these guys the best of luck.

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u/celextial2 9d ago

I dont get why other social media platforms aren't highlighting this issue. There's barely any coverage on Iran on Instagram or Twitter and those apps are usually filled with outspoken activists. It's really odd. Either way, it's great to see the citizens of Iran supporting each other, may the Iranian government rot in a ditch.

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u/HangingWithYoMom 9d ago

Iranians are saying that Meta has agreed to suppress the coverage of the protests.

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u/Ok_Acanthisitta_9369 9d ago

This gives me so much hope. Iran was once incredibly metropolitan. They were the first country to allow women to vote, had women in virtually all professions, until the west helped install a theocracy to try and get cheap oil. I wish they could return to the state they were in before their freedoms were squashed by religious extremists in government.

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u/LovetoLovecraft 9d ago

Come one! Don't slow down, keep on fighting!

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u/Severely_Managed 9d ago

As a deeply religious person myself, nothing brings me greater elation that seeing someone beat up a religious enforcer. Morality police are the anti-belief. If you need police to enforce your beliefs, they're not beliefs anymore.

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u/clbw 9d ago

Iran is a good example as why religion and government does not work well together, theocracy is fancy name for Tyranny and any government using religion as a way to control should be squashed. I hope the women of Iran can do something about it!

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u/Fusaah 9d ago

I'm so happy to see people fighting for their rights. I hope they finally win and can build back up what was taken from them.

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u/SleazyPMartini-13 9d ago

Godspeed all my brothers and sisters being oppressed by that backward ass government

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u/Less_Atmosphere3931 9d ago

I’m so happy to see this rebellion. It’s about time.

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u/brandon_den_sg 9d ago

If they are true ‘morality’ police, they should beat themselves up. Lol.

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u/MadlifeMichi292 9d ago

THIS is fighting for your country, not the damn military.

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u/Sovietcheese31 9d ago

Iranian Men are standing and fighting for their sisters and mothers.

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u/Innerquest- 9d ago

If only the men in Afghanistan did the same.

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u/MomsterJ 9d ago

Please show me more of this!! The men of Iran actually supporting the women and not beating them in public because she chose to take off her hijab!

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u/OkNeighborhood3214 9d ago

When will people realize that governments exist under your consent, no matter how tyrannical. Pilots live next to you, soldiers eat with you.

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u/donegerWild 9d ago

Kick some ass team!

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u/ragingrandyrivers 9d ago

Holy shit they’re brave

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u/AnActualDemon 9d ago

Fuuck yes

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u/Bogan_Paul 9d ago

Good. Crush those ignorant fucks.

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u/Warshovel40K 9d ago

Ya love to see it

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u/First-Funnies 9d ago

good to see iranians standing up for iranian women...

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u/3dumbWorrier 9d ago

Autocratic reigiemes often have crap armies intended to do one thing well, massacre their own.

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u/TruthToStupidText 9d ago

Take note America , blur the damn faces of protesters.

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u/Bloodthistle 9d ago

men and women sticking it up to dictatorship, you love to see it.

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u/helf1x 9d ago

Good luck to you guys!

I've had the pleasure of meeting a few Iranian people whilst on various holidays, and they all came across as very decent people. They also all said they thought the ayatollah was a dickhead!

Fingers crossed they someday soon get back to having a society like before the Islamic Revolution.

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u/JimthePaul 9d ago

May all morality police of any kind find beatings in the streets!

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u/ThatGuyFromTheM0vie 9d ago

Religion has no place in society.

If you want to practice your beliefs privately, do so. It’s your right.

But you cannot push that belief onto others, and you sure as shit shouldn’t allow public policy and the court of law to be determined by religious beliefs.

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u/CatOnProzac 9d ago

The videos of these morality police getting their taste of real power. Are some of the best justice porn I have seen in several years.

This is up there with that Nazi in Seattle getting laid out by a pedestrian.

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u/CowsWithAK47s 8d ago

Let's not forget that a political movement in the US is actively taking us back to what Iran is fighting against right now. This is far closer to home than most of you realize.

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u/AdvertisingAntique52 9d ago

Guys pls the best thing you can do is share stuff like this everywhere. The government shut down the internet so they can kill my ppl without the outside world seeing it. It has been like this since ever. Im 23 and i don't know my country different. West media barely talks about the mass murders in iran and it always has been like that. Pleaseee help us get rid of this murderous regime once and for all. Remember the iran of 60-70 years ago. Do it for humanity or this will happen more and more everywhere around the world.

Ty op for sharing 🙏