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The Marxist groups, including the Fadayan Khalq, and other smaller groups, have been driven underground by relentless persecution since the early years of the revolution. So it has fallen to professional secular women to continue the public debate in defence of women's rights. Islamists formulate their demands in the name of an idyllic Islamist past, sadre Islam, when women were given their rightful dues. Secularists refer to a contemporary universal arena of human rights. Amongst their leading contenders, secularists include the feisty lawyer Mehranguiz Kaar, who has consistently and publicly demanded that the Iranian government observes its obligation to abide by UN decisions to which it has been a signatory.
Is this true? In the event the women's vote went to the erstwhile Minister of Guidance Ayatollah Seyed Mohamad Khatami, who had spoken out in favour of women. He won a landslide victory which was feted as the victory of reason and moderation over religion and zeal. ULAMA AS OBSTACLES TO ENLIGHTENMENT The reconstruction of Mohamadan Islam articulates the faith and enlightenment with an international perspective which posits an enlightened Islam not only against the immoral waywardness of the West, but also against an obfuscating backward, home-grown ulama.
Have you ever punished your wife? If so how? Islamist Women in Iran 31 They ended the list with a quip: And here is our final question: - we were told that asking such questions would mean that were you to be elected you'd close our journal. Is this true? In the event the women's vote went to the erstwhile Minister of Guidance Ayatollah Seyed Mohamad Khatami, who had spoken out in favour of women. He won a landslide victory which was feted as the victory of reason and moderation over religion and zeal.