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Iran’s Khamenei Uses #MeToo Movement to Promote the Hijab

A handout photo provided by the office of Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on January 9, 2018, shows him delivering a statement in the capital Tehran
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The Jewish News reports: Iran’s supreme leader, Ali Khamenei, has a solution for all the #MeToo angst — the hijab. The video he attaches to the tweet below runs through a number of prominent American women describing their experience of assault.

Aly Raisman, the Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast, is shown at the start of the 2-minute video. The clip then segues into her testimony at the sentencing of the Olympic team doctor, Larry Nassar, who molested dozens of women and girls.

After that, Khamenei is shown speaking about how wearing a hijab can protect women from “deviation” (translation: getting assaulted) and how Islam does not allow sexual abuse or violence against women. Her starring role might come as a surprise to Raisman, a proud Jew who first rose to prominence competing to the sounds of “Hava Nagila.” She also favoured a moment of silence for the Israelis murdered by Palestinian terrorists at the 1972 Olympics and lit the torch — in Jerusalem — for the 2013 Maccabiah Games.

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