Feminist revolution, humanist revolution | JDQ
The women’s revolt in Iran, which impresses the whole world, is not just a revolt: it is a revolution.
For a simple reason: they do not content themselves with contesting one aspect of the mullahs’ regime, in place since 1979. domination the marker of his victory.
In Iran, who attacks the veil attacks the ideological pillar of the regime. A woman who removes her veil immediately becomes a dissenter. The one who burns it defies the regime. Thousands of women doing the same are leading a revolution. At the risk of their lives.
Since 1979, it will be added, the Islamism that set out to conquer the West has also made the veil its main emblem.
It is by veiling women that he seizes the public space, before imposing other symbols. Each time, women’s rights regress, as we see daily in Europe.
Islamism, with the veil, transforms women into physical banners of its progress, whether they are conscious or unconscious of it.
Islamism has even managed to convince us, through fascinating ideological manipulation, that this symbol today is that of diversity. Canada has converted to this vision of the world in a caricatural way.
All this is not unrelated to the uneasiness of Western feminists in the face of the revolution in Iran. But I correct myself. I am speaking rather of this feminist movement rallied to the diverse ideology, which has been fighting for a few years to make us accept the veil everywhere, at home, and which calls those who confess the slightest discomfort with it Islamophobes.
So how do they react to these Iranian women tearing off their veils and burning them?
By a rhetorical pirouette.
They tell us that they are not fighting against the veil, but for the free choice to wear it or not. Their fight would be the same as those of the Muslim women who fight here for the right to wear it.
This is called taking us for fools.
There is no symbolic equivalence between wearing the veil and not wearing it. There are limits to relativism.
The history of civilizations matters, the history of religions also matters, and the Islamic veil is not a floating symbol that can be reduced to a piece of cloth.
In our countries, it represents the advancement of a conquering ideology which intends to submit them. As much as it can, secularism seeks to act as a barrier against it.
The women’s revolution in Iran is both feminist and humanist.
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First, by not reproducing here what they denounce at home.
Then, by denouncing, I repeat, those who say that their fight is the same as that of women in the West who claim the right to wear it all the time.
From time to time, you have to fight the lies of ideologues.
For example, now.