The totalitarian contempt for truth

“Soccer fan” sent by the Iranian regime to attend the World Cup in Qatar. Photo: diebilderwelt / Alamy Stock Photo

How is it possible that Swedish media still doesn’t realize what the Islamic Republic is?

Recently, all major news outlets spread the fake news that Iran’s morality police was being disbanded.

Few Iranians seem to have fallen for the lie. Which tells us that this particular piece of propaganda was aimed at the rest of us.

Just like the pictures from the world cup in Qatar, where daughters of the Iranian regime’s agents pose in clothing which could have resulted in them being beaten brain dead by the police in their home country.

The fact that the regime has no qualms about projecting this image outward, for the rest of the world to see, tells us that Iran’s legally mandated dress code (including the mandatory headscarf law) has never been about “morals”, but control.

The source Western media referred to when reporting on the so-called disbanding of the morality police? Iran’s state-run news agency Irna.

While these stories were being published in the rest of the world, Irna’s own top headline was the fact that Ayatollah Khamenei had received a letter from a group of high-school girls promising  “to make the country more stable and powerful in the future”.

I would add some nuance to that “news story” by adding a clip showing Iranian schoolgirls stomping on a portrait of Khamenei:

A few weeks ago, there was some confusion surrounding the fact that Iran is apparently a member of the United Nations Human Rights Council — represented by a woman, no less.

In this broadcast, she explained that the protesters on the streets of Iran are “terrorists”.

Two of these terrorists were named Nika Shakarami and Sarina Esmailzadeh. Both were killed at age 16.

The last time Nika’s friends saw her alive, she was standing on the roof of a car, setting fire to a hijab, chanting slogans against the regime’s security forces.

Sarina was equally fearless. On her Youtube channel, she openly criticized the regime (when not posting dance clips or pizza recipes).

Nika and Sarina were both murdered by their own government. Or, as the government would have you believe: Nika jumped from the roof of a building. And so did Sarina.

The regime didn’t even bother with coming up with unique lies for them.

This blatant contempt for anything that even SOUNDS true tells us that the Islamic Republic is a totalitarian dictatorship.

The Iranian people see the regime for what it is. Listen to them instead of the propaganda.

To quote @frokenmyran (follow!):

“People are shouting ‘Woman, life, freedom’. Not ‘Women, remove headscarves, reforms’.”

But remember: if you ask representatives of the regime — who occasionally get to cosplay as soccer fans — Iran is already free and equal.


Wikipedia: The Death of Nika Sakarami

Wikipedia: The Death of Sarina Esmailzadeh

Iran Wire’s video tribute to Sarina Esmailzadeh, based on clips from her vlog.

That Danesh Guy on Instagram, about the models and daughters of regime agents crowding the stadiums of Qatar, as well as his call out of the woman in the last clip above, who is employed by the Islamic Republic to deal with foreign media, and claims that Iran is an equal society.

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