(Persia Digest) – Member of Iran’s Assembly of Experts, Ayatollah Mohammad Mohammadi-Reyshahri, has said: “The issue of the compulsory hijab will not be resolved with arrests.”

Reyshahri who currently holds the trusteeship of Haram Abdol-Azim Hassani Shrine, was Iran’s Minister of Intelligence in the 80s.

Recently, he has criticized aggressive confrontations with women to invite them to Islam and doing good and forbidding evil by saying Islam is based on tolerance, friendship, dignity, and good manners in dealing with people.


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Speaking about the spread of the bad hijab which is a hot topic among various Iranian officials these days, Reyshahri said: “This will not be solved with arrests. Why do we only expect the police to do their duty. Why won’t other organs do their duty?”

This influential cleric added: “Use kind methods to promote religion. We must attract people to religion, not put them off.”


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Vice President for Women and Family Affairs, Masoumeh Ebtekar, welcomed Reyshahri’s words by tweeting: “Thank you for this clear stance.”

Persia Digest (PD) reports that the hot summer weather in Iran has led to more restrictions for women who do not totally observe the hijab like every other year. This has entailed reactions in recent days.

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