June 26th, 2011
Iranbriefing: The Ansar-e-Hezbollah associated website Ya Sarat al-Hossein announced that the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps is responsible for ”fighting the enemy’s soft war.”
The Ansar-e-Hezbollah statement requested that, “The authorities must realize that the responsibility for fighting social and moral corruption should be transferred from the police to the IRGC.” Ya Sarat al-Hossein added in its statement that, as soon as possible, there must be more serious control over the production of women’s clothing and constant supervision over their performance. There must also be serious authorizations and resolutions against bad hijab, more “nahy az munkar” forces and judicial officers in corrupt places like the beach, vacation spots, airports, malls, and shopping centers such as Iranzamin in Shahrak-e-Qarb and similar places around Tehran and other cities. Furthermore, judges must also issue sentences against them in the shortest amount of time.
The Ansar-e-Hezbollah also demanded that there must be long stops for cars carrying people with bad hijab and those who play sinful music. Hence, invalidating the drivers licenses and identification cards of women with bad hijab, preventing the entry of people with bad hijab in airports, universities, as well as government offices must be taken into consideration. These measures would be the only possible solutions to stem the unprecedented wave of so-called social corruption and bad hijab.
It is not evident where young Iranian women would be safe when a few days ago a group raping of young and even pregnant women occurred in a private area in Khomeinishahr. Currently, there is no clear meaning behind the Ansar-e-Hezbollah’s plan for young women and girls whom the IRGC accuse of having bad hijab and who will be punished with quick measures by judges in the shortest amount of time. It is not clear whether the judges’ quick measures involve lashing in “criminal areas” such as airports, shopping centers, universities, and vacation spots.