Undercover morality agent SPITS at teenage girls, asks ‘where’s your owner’ and says ‘I’ll f*** your mother’ after seeing them without hijab in Iran
- Morality agent confronted the teenagers at side of a road in Kermanshah, Iran
- Girls ask ‘why aren’t you doing anything?’ to police officer who watches on
- Wearing a hijab has been compulsory for women in the country since 1979
An Iranian undercover morality agent spat at teenage girls and asked them ‘where’s your dirty owner’ after seeing them without a hijab.
In a shocking video, which has been circulating on social media, a man stops his car and gets out before hurling abuse at the youngsters.
During the heated exchange on the side of the road in Kermanshah, Iran, he says to the girls ‘I’ll f*** your mother’ and claims their behaviour is ‘immoral’ while a police officer appears to do nothing about the incident.
The morality officer gets out of his car at the side of the road and he and his wife start shouting at the teenagers for not wearing hijabs in Kermanshah, Iran
He asked the teenage girls ‘where is your dirty owner?’ and his wife tells them to apologise to her husband so he does not hit them
Wearing a hijab has been compulsory for women in Iran since the Islamic revolution in 1979, a rule which is enforced by the state’s morality police.
The video shows, as tensions between the man and the teenagers grow, the man’s wife gets out of the car and says ‘apologise to my husband so he won’t hit you’.
The woman informs them that her husband is from the intelligence services and could get them arrested.
After the man spits in the girls’ faces, another woman wearing a hijab pushes him.
A police car arrives shortly afterwards but the officer watches from afar and the teenagers scream: ‘Officer, why aren’t you doing anything?’
Masih Alinejad, an Iranian journalist who has been campaigning against the compulsory hijab law, shared the video with her 195,000 followers on Twitter.
Masih Alinejad, an Iranian journalist based in the US, has been campaigning against the compulsory hijab law
The girls sent the video to Alinejad and told her they decided to film the incident after it was clear the police were not going to help them.
The US-based activist started an anti-headscarf campaign – White Wednesdays – encouraging women to post photographs of themselves without headscarves online as a way of opposing the compulsory hijab.
As part of the movement, women have been risking arrest by walking in public and sharing videos online of the harassment they receive from men, using the hashtag #MyCameraIsMyWeapon.
In July last year the semi-official Fars news agency quoted the head of the Tehran Revolutionary Court, Mousa Ghazanfarabadi, as saying that ‘those who film themselves or others while removing the hijab and send photos to this woman … will be sentenced to between one and 10 years in prison.’
The struggle against compulsory headscarves first made headlines in December 2017 when a woman climbed on a utility box in Tehran’s Revolution Street, waving her hijab on a stick.