Last week, Tehran Mayor Mohammad Baqar Qalibaf announced his plan to segregate male and female employees in Tehran municipality. He even received the support of 183 MPs (members of Iranian Majlis).
Qalibaf has claimed that his administration has established five “female only” parks in the city, which have been appreciated by women.
“We are an Islamic system and have to observe Islamic dignity and piety. When we created parks for women the same media said we do not allow women in the society. This an idiotic thing to say. In our country, according to Islam, have all the rights as men do. Ten percent of directors at Tehran City Hall are women, and all the governmental and non-governmental (municipal) institutions has paid the most attention to women rights. and according to Marja (Shari’ah ruling) the municipality very much observe modesty and hijab,” Mayor said in defense of the plan.
“One of the issue of women working long hours in the company of men on issues which doesn’t concern the female population of the city, would have negative effect on council members family lives. Where has our dignity gone,” Mayor added.
The plan, however, has angered the local secularist and feminist groups, and has also provided another “Iran-bashing” accuse for the West’s Jewish-controlled mainstream media. Jewish news websites like Al-Monitor and Failed Messiah have called Mayor’s plan being part of Islam’s hatred toward women.
Commenting on foreign press condemnation of the City plan, Mayor said it doesn’t bother anyone at the municipality – and then he made the joke: Let the BBC talk.
I’m glad Mayor Qalibaf did not stop women driving in Tehran like in Israeli occupied Jerusalem, Saudi Arabia and the Jewish part of New York City.
Mayor Qalibaf has also proved that he works for the interests of people living in Tehran and not like most of American City Mayors whose actions are based on the interests of Israel.
One may not like gender segregation, but there is no denying to the fact that it is practiced in all religious societies (Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Hindu and Buddhist) during prayers and religious gatherings, Campus and even in parliaments.
It is good to mention that Islam doesn’t allow gender segregation when 2-3 million Muslims from around the world gather in Makkah (Saudi Arabia) to perform annual Hajj. Both male and female participants are required to cover their bodies with a white-color cloth sheet. Contrary to that, Jewish women are not allowed to pray at the Holy Wailing Wall in company of men. On May 17, 2014, 26 Vatican mistresses petitioned to the kosher Pope Francis to allow his priests who have shared bed with them, to marry them.
If one read the status of women in world’s major religions from some objective source, he will find out the women are discriminated the most in Hinduism followed by Judaism. Tragically, American Feminism movement has always been dominated by the communist/Jewish women.
Ma be Mayor Qalibaf, who lost to Dr. Ahmadinejad in the 2005 presidential vote, is using his position as Mayor of 12 million Tehran inhabitants to prove that he can stand-up to western bullies. Professor Ahmadinejad served as Mayor of Tehran during 2003-2005.