Alam Alhoda: “Slutty looking women” should wear proper hijab


Ahmad Alam Alhoda, the Friday-Prayer Imam of Mashhad city says: “To some of our sisters who look slutty, if nothing convinces you, I ask you to wear the hijab for the love of Fatima (the daughter of Prophet Muhammed).”

On his Friday sermon, Alam Alhoda talked about the relation between “hijab and the clergy” and said: “Hijab plays the same role as the clergy in elevation of Islam.”


Manuchehr Bakhtiari: They destroyed Pouya’s grave

Manuchehr Bakhtiari, the father of Pouya Bakhtiari, one of the Iranian protesters killed in November by the Islamic Republic security forces, announced in a video that the regime has destroyed his son's gravesite and desecrated it.

Bakhtiari did not offer details about the incident but said that these actions were taken in order to provoke the family.

Speaker of parliament: Khamenei's message will be our road map

Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf, the new speaker of Iran’s parliament, announced that the message of Ayatollah Khamenei, the leader of the Islamic Republic regime of Iran for the first day of the 11th parliament, will be the road map of the parliament for the next four years. Khamenei had stated that the Islamic Republic “has not received a desirable score in the area of justice.”

Khamenei said this outcome is an undesirable reality and that everyone must make “mental and practical efforts to improve the lives of vulnerable classes as a priority.”

Two Iranians in Oshnavieh killed in Turkish airstrike on Iraqi border

The governor of Oshnavieh city on the border with Iraq confirmed the deaths of two Iranian citizens during the bombardment of Iraqi heights by the Turkish army. He said the two died inside the Iraqi border and there was no trespassing on Iranian soil. According to local sources, the two Kurdish Iranian citizens were identified as Fakher Tazeh Vared, and Rashid Beiruti. The families of the 35 and 36 years old men have not been able to retrieve the bodies yet.


Iran ranked 173 in freedom of the press

In its most recent report on the freedom of the press in the world, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has ranked the Islamic Republic of Iran in the bottom ten countries with the most terrible conditions for the press in the world at 173 out of 180 countries, with Saudi Arabia at 170.

Khamenei’s advisor to Rouhani: Open up the mosques and holy shrines

In a letter to President Rouhani, Alireza Marandi, confidant physician and advisor to the leader of the Islamic Republic, asked him to order the reopening of mosques and holy shrines very soon.

Referring to the beginning of Ramadhan, Marandi wrote: “Since the possibility of the virus transfer is lower in this case compared to others, if you see fit, please order the reopening of mosques and holy shrines while following health guidelines and social distancing.”

He also asked that the Ministry of Health hold classes for clerics who are being sent to different parts of the country on religious missions.


Government of Afghanistan begins negotiation with Taliban for prisoner exchange

A team of three Taliban delegates arrived in Kabul on Tuesday to negotiate prison exchange with the government of Afghanistan. Experts believe this could be a precursor to the negotiations between the Taliban and the Afghanistan government’s delegation.

In the recent agreement between the Taliban and the U.S, it was decided that the Taliban and the Afghan government would negotiate over the exchange of 6000 prisoners.

Prisoner exchange has always been one of the main obstacles for the negotiations.


Khamenei has not responded to Rouhani’s request to use the Development Fund

Five days after President Rouhani’s request to take one billion dollars out of the National Development Fund to fight the corona crisis, Ayatollah Khamenei, the leader of the Islamic Republic has not approved of his request.

On Thursday, Rouhani announced that he would ask Ayatollah Khamenei to approve of taking one billion dollars out of the National Development Fund.

He said: The country needs more budget in the healthcare area and with the amount we need for unemployment insurance, it comes to a sum of one billion dollars.

Khamenei had previously approved of 200 million Euros to IRGC’s Quds Force and 150 million Euros to the State TV.