Iranian President Cancels Interview Because Journalist Won’t Wear Hijab – IOTW Report

Iranian President Cancels Interview Because Journalist Won’t Wear Hijab

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Iranian president Ebrahim Raisi walked away from his first-ever interview on U.S. soil because the interviewer, CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, said she would not wear an Islamic headscarf.

Amanpour, who also hosts a show for PBS, on Wednesday wrote on Twitter that she was ready to interview Raisi in New York City “after weeks of planning and eight hours of setting up.” Forty minutes after Raisi was supposed to show up, a presidential aide told Amanpour that she could not interview Raisi without a headscarf.

She refused, and Raisi pulled out from the interview.

The canceled interview comes as Iran faces mass protests over headscarves. The country’s morality police arrested a young woman for wearing an “improper” hijab. Police then beat the woman, killing her. In response, demonstrators have taken to the streets, with women burning their hijabs to protest the regime. The country’s security forces have opened fire on protesters in the Kurdish region, killing three, and blasted water cannons on protesters in Tehran.

Amanpour’s decision not to wear a headscarf comes days after American 60 Minutes reporter Lesley Stahl decided to wear one to interview Raisi, prompting criticism in light of the protests. more

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6 Comments on Iranian President Cancels Interview Because Journalist Won’t Wear Hijab

  1. What the hell is he doing here in the first place? May be he’s arranging for 6 C-130’s packed full of 100 Dollar bills to be flown to Iran.

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  2. Damn, we had him in our sights and let him walk away?
    At least we could have shipped him off to Martha’s Vineyard!

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  3. You know how sexy hair can be? Ask Pedo Joetato.

    Raisi couldn’t hide the “rocket in his pocket” (particularly since he wears a dress) so he opted out.

    mortem tyrannis
    izlamo delenda est …

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  4. Another female journalist refused to wear a headscarf to interview Khomeini in IRAN . Her name was Oriana Fallaci . She did the interview on Her terms .

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  5. Agatha Kakalogical
    SEPTEMBER 23, 2022 AT 9:45 AM
    “At least we could have shipped him off to Martha’s Vineyard!”

    …he’s a high government official from a totalitarian regime that uses a false religion to both rob its peasants and dive them into a submission so literal that the NAME of the false religion, Islam, MEANS submission. They also use this so American liberals can loot THEIR taxpayers for money to give to them even as they project terrorism worldwide and have made no secret that they would kill every Christian, Jew, Hindu, and American in the world if they could, along with all the homosexuals even as they justify raping young boys themselves.

    …not only would he be WELCOME in Martha’s Vineyard, he’d be feted and paid in the hopes he would give them “how-to” tips they can use on their OWN peasants (us).

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