Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei 311 (R).
(photo credit: Ho New / Reuters)
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei alleged the impending
demise of the West was rooted in "the devilish sexual rules" that reign
in its society, the Iranian Fars News Agency quoted the leader as
saying on the threshold of Iranian Women's Day.
Khamenei said that the exploitative view and objective use of women
in the West stood as the leading factor of "oppression and cruelty
"The move that the West's materialistic
civilization has done towards women is a big and unforgiveable sin, the
consequences of which are absolutely irreparable," Fars quoted Khamenei as saying during an address to a large crowd of women gathered in Tehran for the day
commemorating the birth of Fatima, the daughter of Islamic prophet
According to the report, Khamenei said that the
collapse of the West was already underway, and the "improper view of
women" borne from exploitation, undermined Western family structure and
increased "evil consequences" including trafficking of women,
consummated relations out of wedlock and illegitimate births.
the wrong equation that the West has gradually induced and inspired in
the different societies, the human being is divided into two parts; Men
who are considered as beneficiaries and women who are exploited and
used," Khamenei was quoted as saying in the report.
remarks reflected previous comments voiced by the leader condemning western
countries of their "instrumental use of women," which prompted differing
family problems than those found in the Islamic Republic.
The Fars report alleged that women in the US and Europe face daily violations to their human rights in the form of violence.
report listed forced marriage and abortion and sterilization without
consent as forms of violence against woman that remain widely