Olympics: Controversy in Iran over female flag carrier

by Kal El on August 9, 2008 · 3 comments

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Those kooky mullahnazis are at it again, this time calling the selection of a woman to be the flagbearer of Iran an attack on islamic values. Yes, that is an attack. An attack on mysoginy, and women’s second class status in islam.

Tehran, 8 August (AKI) – Iranian religious figures have criticised that Olympic female rower Homa Hosseini was chosen as the flagbearer of Iran, calling the move a ‘heresy’.

“To make a woman march with the flag of the Islamic Republic in Beijing, is pure heresy and shows total disobedience of the laws mandated by our spiritual guides,” said Seyye Ahmad Elmalhoda, leader of Friday prayers in Iran’s holy city of Mashad.

Hosseini, 19, grew up in Iran’s Kermanshah province in western Iran, she is one of three Iranian female competitors at the Olympic Games and Iran’s first ever female rower. The other two female competitors are Najmeh Abtin (archery) and Sara Khosjamal (Tae Kwon Do).

“To make this woman march means to openly declare war to our religious values. Whoever is responsible for this unforgivable act, he should know that this gesture constitutes an obstacle for the ‘appearance’ of Mahdi,” said Elmalhoda.

He was referring to the mainly Shia Islam belief that imam Mohammed al-Mahdi will appear to fight a final apocalyptic battle over the forces of evil.

Followers believe he was born in the year 868 and has been in hiding ever since awaiting a decision from god to reappear.

What a great example of that islamic emancipation that commenter muslimah is always babbling on about!!!!

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  • hellosnackbar

    Well more madness from the ROP(there's one or more every day).
    One gets the impression that the young people of Iran will at some stage decide en masse that they've had enough and throw these madmen out.(now that's a revolution I can sympathise with on the basis of just cause)

  • hellosnackbar

    Well more madness from the ROP(there's one or more every day).
    One gets the impression that the young people of Iran will at some stage decide en masse that they've had enough and throw these madmen out.(now that's a revolution I can sympathise with on the basis of just cause)

  • JDL-LDS

    A WORD TO THE KIDDY LOVERS…JUST DON’T COME. ANY ONE WHO REMEMBERS THE POST WWII GERMAN OLYMPICS. IF IT WHERE UP TO ME, MUSLIMS WOULD NEVER BE ALOWED TO COMPEATE IN A WORLD EVENT AGAIN. HERES A IDEA, COMPETE IN THINGS THAT YOU ARE SO VERY GOOD AT. LIKE BLOWING UP CARS, FLYING PLANES INTO HOUSES, KILLING CXHILDERN AND WOMAN. EVERY MUSLUM SHOULD BE PLACED IN A PIG CARUS. AND USEDED TO FEED SHARKS.