In this episode, I spoke with King Raam about Iran’s ongoing anti-government protests in response to the death of a 22 year old Iranian woman, Mahsa Amini.
I felt the need to cover this as there’s a narrative in the west that women in Iran are not oppressed and that is not the case. We discussed the death of Mahsa Amini, the cause of these protests, Iranian Theocracy, breaking the pillar of hijab, Ebrahim Raisi and autocracy in Iran, and much more. King Raam is an Iranian musician and the host of the Masty O Rasty Podcast, where he’s been actively covering the protests occurring in Iran.
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[2:21] The Names of Several Killed During the Iranian Protests
[3:50] The Death of Mahsa Amini
[6:13] Authoritarian Creep of Hijab Laws in Iran After 1979
[7:34] A Culmination of Many Injustices
[9:19] Differences Between Iran’s Theocracy and Other Middle Eastern Countries
[10:54] A Culture of Fear, and Overcoming It
[13:52] Authoritarian Internet Shutdowns in Iran
[16:49] King Raam’s Background
[17:46] Breaking the Pillar of Hijab
[22:52] This Camel Will Finally Sit At Your Door One Day
[26:08] The Morality Police
[32:10] The Woke West Misinterpreting Hijab
[35:44] Ebrahim Raisi and Autocracy in Iran
[38:44] A Message for the Western World
[43:55] Where to Follow King Raam