Oppressed Women of Iran Rejoice Over Raisi’s Death

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Around the world leaders expressed their regrets, and even sadness, over the death of Iran’s president Ebrahim Raisi.

The story was much different across the world as some celebrated Raisi’s death. The morality police in Iran, which are always on the lookout for any excesses of joy, made sure that there was no rioting.

This woman is the exception.

Kosar Eftekhari is her name. She sent the video to Iranian activist Masih Alinejad and wanted to make it clear to the world that any expression of regret for the death of “Butcher of Tehran”, was morally offensive.

Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping are likely to praise the man who assisted in the execution of thousands of protesters who opposed the Iran-Iraq War during the late 1980s. It’s not surprising that the UN would hold a “moment” of silence for a leader who murdered over 500 people for speaking out against the regime’s gender-based apartheid.

Robert Wood, Biden’s Deputy U.N. Ambassador, stood for one minute in honor of Raisi. It is wrong that the United States participated in this disgusting tribute to a bloody man when Iranian women are whipped, tortured, and murdered because they don’t wear a head scarf.

Ex-pat Iranians all over the world were ecstatic about the Iranian celebrations, even though they may have been muted.

“Raisi has died. “He will never be brought to justice in a court for the four decades of gross violations of human rights, including the execution of thousands of political prisoners during the 1980s who were buried unmarked in mass graves,” said the group.

There will be no silence today for Raisi. “People are squealing with joy all over the Middle East and around the world.”

Raisi attempted to assassinate Alinejad when she lived in New York City. She wrote an op-ed for U.S. News in which she called on the West to defend its values.

Raisi’s passing may bring an end to his controversial presidency but it raises important questions about Iran’s future leadership. There are reports of rising tensions in the regime. This is especially true with Khamenei’s son Mojtaba, who has been groomed to succeed his father. The potential for dynastic ruling is causing rifts in the regime. Many Iranians want a different future.

It is important to note that Raisi’s death will not lead directly to an uprising. After the brutal suppression of “Woman, Life, Freedom”, protests in 2022 and 20,23, a new phase has emerged: civil disobedience, and labor strikes, led by Iranian women. Women who refuse to obey laws that require them to wear hijab (a veil) are not only fighting the control of the regime over their lives but also a piece of fabric. Iranian women do not accept being second-class citizens within their own country.

In light of Raisi’s death, I urge the West to defend their values. I don’t want you to dance over Raisi’s grave. Instead, I ask you to focus your energy and time on other priorities. Stand with the courageous women of Iran, who will not be silenced and refuse to submit to oppression.

I would rarely be able to celebrate the death of another person and not feel guilty about my transgression. Western values do not allow us to celebrate the death of another person.

Ebrahim Raisi, however, was a man without empathy or conscience. It’s a pity he didn’t suffer the same agony as his victims before their deaths.