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Video: Iran’s Gender Apartheid against Women

As anti-Zionists launch ‘Israel Apartheid Week,” new video shows Iranian mistreatment of women. WARNING: Scenes may be inappropriate for children.
By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
First Publish: 3/6/2011, 2:39 PM / Last Update: 3/6/2011, 2:45 PM

As anti-Zionists prepare for ‘Israel Apartheid Week,” a new video documents Iranian mistreatment of women. WARNING: Some  scenes may be inapproriate for children.

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Created by the FreeMiddleEast.com organization, the film compared the rights of women in Iran with those in South Africa in the days of Apartheid.

“This oppression of Iranian women is reminiscent of black apartheid in South Africa,” FreeMiddleEast says. “Let's stop Iran's Gender Apartheid together."

FreeMiddleEast.com, created to raise greater awareness of human rights violations in the Middle East, maintains that “the fight for human rights and social justice has been hijacked. When the world should be crying out against malnutrition, disease, conflict and repressive regimes that violate the most basic human rights, many who call themselves humanitarian remain silent.

“Instead, they align themselves with the very regimes that cause so much misery.”

Stating that ‘it is time for the world to regain the moral initiative," the website asks rhetorically, “How can we allow Saudi Arabia to sit on the United Nations Human Rights Council when it is one of the greatest abusers of Human Rights?

“How can a true humanitarian defend the huge sums that go to the Palestinian Authority, frittered away on payments to terrorists, casinos and corruption? It should be spent on educating their children for peace, infrastructure and projects for peaceful co-existence.

“How can it be that Syria and Lebanon have friends in the human rights community, when they abuse their Palestinian brothers, keeping them in camps for over 60 years? They should be granted citizenship and be treated like human beings, rather than pawns in a battle.”