Iran’s Supreme Leader Calls Objectifying Women a ‘Zionist Plot’

March 20, 2017, 6:00 PM

Israel Hayom/ JNS.org

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei took to Twitter Sunday to share his views on gender issues and asserted that the objectification of women in Western society is the product of “a Zionist plot.”

In a series of tweets for Iranian Mother’s Day, marked on the anniversary of the birth of Fatimah Zahra, the Prophet Muhammad’s daughter, Khamenei said the West considers women to be “goods, and means of pleasure,” a perception he attributed to “a Zionist conspiracy to destroy human community.”

Khamenei said men and women “are different” in aspects like “duties in handling life,” and criticized the West for “humiliating housewives.” Men and women, he said, “are no different in some aspects like ‘spiritual ascension,’ ‘leadership power’ or ‘ability to guide humanity.’”

The Iranian leader concluded his Twitter spurt by slamming Western terms such as “gender justice” and “gender equality,” arguing that justice is “realizing and nurturing capabilities God has gifted.”

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