Suppressing society with the baton of "morality" ravages the authority of the turbans in Iran.. Will the Houthi understand the lesson?

English - Saturday 01 October 2022 الساعة 07:37 pm
Sana'a, NewsYemen, private:

 For the second day, the issue of the practices of the Houthi entity called the "Alumni Club" continues to preoccupy Yemenis' discussion on social media, after the increasing testimonies of graduates about what they were exposed to at the hands of the club.

The testimonies of some of them were considered shocking, especially what was said by the graduates about the audacity that arrived at the leadership of the club and its interference in the minute details of the dress and general appearance of the graduate, and determining what is decent and modest and what is not, and it reached the personal pictures of the students in the graduation magazines, and some of them were banned under the pretext of having makeup on the girl's face.

According to the students’ testimony, the club’s leadership is not satisfied with all of that, as its crude intervention continues from the beginning of the graduation ceremony to its end with its threat to stop the ceremony at any moment in case of violating its conditions, which was shown by a video clip published by the students of an official from the club cutting off the electricity in one of graduation parties due to broadcast a song.

As for the strangest and shocking testimony, some of the students revealed that the club officials present at the party detained the graduate girls and checked their clothes to ensure that they matched their specifications before they were allowed to participate or prevented, as happened to one of them.

Testimonies that sparked widespread anger among social media users, especially in areas under the control of the Houthi militia, which was doubled by publications of Houthi elements who supported what the club was doing and said that this was aimed at preventing the moral corruption that spread in graduation ceremonies before the club was founded, as they claimed.

Houthi allegations compounded the anger of the Yemenis, who considered them an insult to the morals of the conservative Yemeni society with non-existent lies, while activists ridiculed these allegations by warning that graduation ceremonies are held mainly in the presence of the graduates’ families and friends, and no transgression of the morals and values of the society they represent can take place.  Parents of the graduates and it is unreasonable for a group or entity to claim its concern for morals and values more than society.

Observers believe that the issue of the so-called Alumni Club is nothing but a reflection of the Houthi group's attempts to implement the experience of the Wilayat al-Faqih system and the repression it exercises against society in Iran since Ayatollah Khomeini seized power after the fall of the Shah's regime in 1979. The so-called "morality police" is one of the tools  Repression against women.

On the 13th of this month, the police arrested the Kurdish girl, Mahsa Amini, in a street in the Iranian capital, Tehran, claiming that she had violated the rules of the veil. Then, she was transferred while in a coma to a hospital. She died three days later, and her family confirms that she was tortured.

The funeral of the young woman sparked a wave of massive protests that swept the cities of Iran, during which pictures of Khomeini, the founder of the Wilayat al-Faqih regime, were burned, and the demonstrators chanted “Death to Khamenei and the fall of the regime.”  The protest movement continues to this day, despite the severity of the repression by the security forces, as about 76 demonstrators were killed and hundreds were arrested.

Over the past years, Iran has witnessed waves of protests against the bad conditions in the country as a result of the sanctions imposed on it by America and the West as a result of the regime's hostile policies, while the regime resorts to tightening its grip on the interior and repressing society to ensure its survival in the face of these protests in a scene that almost matches what Yemen  suffers from its arm represented by the Houthi group