Leila Hatami stars in the Oscar-winning, “A Separation.”
In Iran, women are supposed to dedicate themselves exclusively to breeding martyrs. Not kissing strange infidels on the cheek. That's cheeky behavior at odds with Hezbollah's pride in breeding human cannon fodder which must be punished with lashes.
The group, which is called Hizbullah, has links to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps, demanded the flogging of Iranian actress Leila Hatami for her on-the-cheek kiss with the president of the Cannes Film Festival during the opening ceremony.
It filed a complaint with Iran’s judiciary for the prosecution of the actress who stars in the Oscar-winning, “A Separation.”
“We, the undersigned, who are a group of student Muslim brothers and sisters, ask the cultural and media branch of the judiciary to prosecute Leyla Hatami for her sinful act of kissing a strange man in public, which according to article 638 of Islamic Criminal Justice carries a prison sentence.”
“Furthermore, the action of this film star has hurt the religious sentiments of the proud and martyrs breeding nation of Iran and as such we also demand the punishment of flogging for her as stipulated in the law.”
The Iranian Revolutionary Guard effectively runs Iran. Hezbollah in Iran was the traditional arm of Iranian clerics, gathered from criminals who were the lowest element of society, and were used to beat and kill the enemies of Islam.
Every time you see an appeaser cite how many Iranian women work in film, remember that these are the conditions under which they work. Iran is a totalitarian society run by theocrats and fascists. It has plenty of talented women. It also has vicious repression.
Iranians are rather tired of breeding martyrs, but the rulers of Iran aren't. Their "moderate" president is a puppet of its true rulers.