Mahsa Amini’s hair is just a spark

Mahsa Amini was a 22-year-old girl of Kurdish origin who lived on her own.

He had come to Tehran to visit his relatives from the city of Saqez, where he lived with his family.

While she was walking around the city with her brother, she was detained on the street, on the grounds that her hair was bare, and she was told that she would be questioned at the police station by the morality police, but she was never released from custody.

Because Mahsa was beaten at the police station and could not be saved in the hospital where he was taken because his brain was severely damaged.

That’s when Iran is boiling to this day.

Accompanied by the slogans of freedom and independence, women cut their hair, burn their headscarves and shout to the whole world that they do not want the oppressive regime anymore.

Violence continues to increase in the demonstrations where many people died.

How long will it continue?

Or will it?

And of course, it is not possible to predict where this will end.

The regime can increase violence and end it…

Because Iran is not experiencing this tension for the first time.

There have been protests and popular movements before.

But this time the tension is different.


Because the murder of a woman by the morality police is a first in Iranian history!

Yes. Established in 2005 during the presidency of Ahmadinejad, the aim of the “Gashte Ershad”, the morality police, was to monitor whether the public followed the moral rules determined by the regime, especially the dress of women.

And there were frequent problems with these inspections.

The systematic oppression of the morality police, who were constantly patrolling the streets, made the women sick, but they had never gone this far.

In other words, in the Islamic regime that has been in power since 1979, a young woman was on the radar for the first time just because her head was bare and her hair was showing, and she was tortured and murdered because she resisted and objected to the imposing and oppressive attitudes and attitudes of the police.

That’s why there is great anger on the streets of Iran.

This is the point that all the experts who know and know the country very well draw the most attention to.

They say, “The Iranian people have not remained silent during the 43-year Islamic regime and have signed many mass protests, but for the first time we are faced with a movement in which people from all walks of life support and participate.”

The images of women who are fearlessly trying to make their voices heard on the streets and fighting bravely against the police create astonishment in the world public opinion…

And great excitement.

Tensions have risen again with the death of 23-year-old Hadith Najafi, one of the protesters, yesterday.

The police seem determined to increase violence, but the public continues to expand the movement with the same determination.

Iranian-born journalist-writer Savaş Porgham interprets the reason for this as follows; “Generally, the protests that rose from the poorer fringes of society did not receive enough response from the middle class and above. It is not only the common democratic demands over the compulsory headscarf that are now being met; The economic bottleneck and administrative weaknesses in Iran have also impoverished the country’s upper and middle class, which does not have economic and political interests with the state, and there is a great economic-based discomfort. This situation causes social protests to explode from all walks of life!”

So what’s going on in Iran right now isn’t just because the morality police murdered Mahsa Amini because her hair was showing.

There was a spark.

An excuse…

Because in the country, there are no problems only with lifestyles and freedoms.

The economy is also in bad shape.

Everyone is on the street right now!

Those who rebel against income inequality, expensiveness, unemployment, nepotism, nepotism and corruption…

Those who have demands for justice and human rights…

In short, dear reader…

The murder of Mahsa Amini carried the anger that has accumulated over the years and brought with it a very radical revolt against the oppressive, authoritarian Islamic Regime that has been in power for 43 years.

Let’s see where will it end?

Will the Iranian people continue this movement that started with Mahsa’s hair and succeed in returning their country to a democratic and secular regime?

Or will it eventually be compelled to submit to the hegemony of the current power and live with the same regime?

We’ll wait and see…

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