By Arash Motamed, Rooz Online
As right-wing politicians continue to attack
Iran's green movement, the secretary-general of the Islamic Motalefe (Coalition)
Society blasted opponents of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's administration, calling them
"anti-revolutionary" and claiming that green movement supporters were using
inadequate hijab as a way to address their humiliation, after their humiliation
in last year's presidential elections.
A green woman supporting opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi
In a new attack on opponents of Ahmadinejad's
administration, Mohammad-Nabi Habibi referred to them as "conspirators" who use
inadequate hijab "as a tool in the soft war against society's morals" on part of
people he referred to as members of the "green cult."
The Coalition Society secretary-general's remarks are published a week after
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's administration unveiled a plan to "promote culture of
hijab and modesty" in society. In one of the administration's most controversial
moves, all women working in government offices and organizations will be forced
to come to work in "uniform covering. "
In his remarks, Habibi ridiculed freedom to dress and claimed that inadequate
hijab threatened society's "psychological health." The secretary-general of the
Coalition Society did not clarify how the government should confront citizens
with inadequate hijab. In prior years, the police would detain girls and women
deemed to have been in inadequately covered by the Islamic Republic's standards.
The secretary-general of the Coalition Society, who was delivering a speech for
the party members, referred to the green movement supporters as a group of
"anti-revolutionaries" who "are addressing their humiliation from defeat in the
tenth presidential election by inadequate hijab to disrespect God's orders and
the Muslim people."
According to official statistics of the sitting administration, the
"anti-revolutionaries" referred to by Habibi included 14 million citizens who
voted for the green movement's leaders, Mir-Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karoubi in
last June's presidential election.
It must be noted that at the end of Farvardin Habibi predicted the green
movement's future reactions by warning against new unrest in the new year:
"Since the first days of the new years attempts were underway to unleash the
Habibi, who was speaking to members of his pro-Ahmadinejad party, then blasted
the former reformist president. Questioning Khatami's management, which set in
place the "preconditions for massive social unrests," Habibi implicitly accused
the two-term president of "acting in the interest of the enemy." He said,
"America's attempts against Iran are posed in the triangle of threats, sanctions
and political and economic unrest. If people like Khatami are not careful, and
under the guise of prediction, talk about social and economic unrest, they have
acted in the interest of the enemy."
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