Iranian police are running short on enforcers to compel women to wear Islamic headscarves, or hijabs, in public. Iran’s deputy chief of law enforcement asked the regime for more manpower to implement the sharia-mandated hijab rules, media reports said. 

Iranian Islamic ‘morality’ police patrols streets to enforce hijab which was first made compulsory when the Islamic fanatics grabbed power over forty years ago. Apart from the sharia ‘morality’ police, militia belonging to Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), a U.S.-designated terrorist group, were helping the law enforcement to force women into compliance. 

Women who defy Iran’s hijab rules are threatened with rape, torture, and long prison sentences. Last August, Tehran’s Islamic court sentenced a 20-year-old women right’s activist for 24 years, including 15 for “spreading prostitution by taking off her hijab.” Even men who dare to speak out against the law can end up in jail. 

The Czech Republic based Radio Farda reported the Iranian Sharia police’s latest demand: 

The deputy commander of the Islamic Republic’s law enforcement has complained that his forces are “really left single-handed” in policing “moral security” of the Iranian society.

Meanwhile, Isfahan’s governor has announced that he intends to award a residential unit to officers and volunteers in charge of “promotion of virtue and prevention of vice.” (…)

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC)-run Tasnim news agency cited the Deputy Commander of Iranian police Brigadier General Qassem Rezaei as saying on Thursday, July 30, the law enforcement forces have been left alone in maintaining moral security of the society.

This claim can be disputed, since many so-called volunteers stop women in the streets and shame them to cover themselves more fully. The state has allowed “pious” Muslims to enforce its dress code. On the other hand, so many women flout the rules that perhaps the existing manpower is not enough to enforce hijab rules.

In a meeting with the representative of the Islamic Republic’s Supreme Leader, General Rezaei lambasted other state bodies for not cooperating with the police on that matter, adding, “Nobody is helping the police, save volunteers and the members of Baseej,” (Basij – the IRGC’s militia).

The call for more moral policing comes amid growing push-back on Iranian streets against regime enforcers targeting women failing to comply with Islamic dress code. Courageous passersby have stood up to the Islamic ‘vice police’ harnessing women on the streets. 

While the Islamic regime is busy subjugating women and tightening sharia law, country’s oil workers have gone on strike protesting falling wages and rising prices. With state-controlled economy crumbling under pressure from U.S. sanctions. Iran’s currency is at its lowest value ever against the U.S. dollar. 

The failing regime has pinned all its hopes on a trade and military pact with Communist China. Beijing promises a $400 billion investment in Iranian economy aimed at securing oil-rich nation’s resources. China will also be sending 5000 security personnel to secure its investments and gain access to Iranian air and naval bases, news reports said

‘Iranian woman sentenced to 24 years in prison for removing hijab’ (August 2019)

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