Radical Islam and Sharia Law aren’t exactly known for progressive and forward-thinking attitudes towards women’s rights, and after a female soccer fan was sentenced to six months in prison for sneaking into a soccer match, the governing body of international soccer needed some assurances that it would not restrict female attendees at the World Cup.
It apparently has received those assurances from the brutal Iranian dictatorship, known for human rights abuses.
“President of World Football’s governing body, FIFA, says his organisation been assured by #Iran that women will be allowed to attend men’s football matches from the next international game. Iran is due to play Cambodia in a World Cup qualifier in Tehran next month,” BBC reporter Rozita Riazati said Sunday.
She quoted FIFA’s president, Gianni Infantino.
“We have been assured that as of the next international game of Iran, which is to be played on the 10th of October, women will be allowed to enter football stadiums. This is something very important,” he reportedly said.
“Since 40 years this was not happening, with a couple of exceptions. But it is important to move to the next level and to the next stage with, of course, our thoughts to all the women of Iran, but also all the women around the world,” Infantino continued.
The 29-year-old woman who snuck into a men’s soccer game in Iran was only known as “Sara,” or her nickname, “Blue Girl.” Females are legally barred from attending soccer matches in Iran. She disguised herself as a man in an attempt to see a match in March, but she was quickly made by security forces.
“The woman attempted to disguise herself as a man in order to enter the stadium. She was stopped by security forces and then quickly escorted to Qarchak prison, known to be one of the country’s more menacing prisons due to ‘inhumane medical and psychological conditions,” Jerusalem Post reported.
When she went to collect her confiscated items months after her release from jail, she learned she could face up to six more months in prison. In protest, she doused herself in gasoline and lit herself on fire outside the courthouse. She suffered from burns on 90% of her body and later died in the hospital.
Her self-immolation came just three weeks after Iran was forced to release a group of women who were jailed for doing the same thing. The nation faced international pressure to set the women free.
The radical Islamic ideology in Iran is no different from that practiced by Islamists in the United States, like the Council on American-Islamic Relations’ (CAIR) San Francisco chapter director Zahra Billoo.
Billoo played a role in having our own Laura Loomer, a Jewish woman, banned from Twitter, for which Loomer is suing both Twitter and CAIR. Billoo, who not only supports the oppression of women under radical Islam, but she also has a long history of supporting terrorism. Apparently, that didn’t matter when she was appointed to the board of the Women’s March, which recently ditched radical Islamist and Jew-hater Linda Sarsour.
While women’s rights groups in Iran protest against their oppression, women’s rights groups in America are placing the oppressors in positions of power.
No one seems to recognize this travesty.
Peter D'Abrosca is a freelance investigative reporter, author, and conservative political commentator.
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