Jul 26, 2014, 7:44 PM
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PRESS PANORAMA

Tehran, July 26, IRNA -- The English language paper Iran Daily in its Press Panorama column to be published on Sunday has reviewed several Persian newspapers:

Political illiteracy

Arman: Since the 1979 Islamic Revolution different groups have been for and against gender segregation.

On the one hand, the opponents have objected to any plans to impose strict restrictions between men and women.

Founder of the Islamic Revolution the late Imam Khomeini had openly reprimanded those who sought gender segregation in universities by erecting walls between students.

On the other hand, the proponents are represented by two groups.

The first group pursues an ideology based on their religious interpretation. They firmly believe the move would improve standards of morality.

The doctrines of the second group revolve around political rather than scientific stances.

Islam has never placed limitations on social relations between genders, which is a strong response to the views of the first group.

Nowadays, social misdemeanors are rooted in psychological and sociological problems.

The second group, who manipulate religious beliefs, will undermine their own popularity and scientific status.

Remarks by Tehran Mayor Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf are reminiscent of gender segregation in the eve of the Islamic Revolution.

In that era such statements drew the criticism of prominent clerics.

If tough gender segregation is implemented in some bodies, the consequences will strike a blow to the society.

Unfortunately, decision makers in this regard are not experienced enough and suffer from political illiteracy.



More clear than this?

Mardomsalari: A couple of days ago Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei made remarkable statements in an address to students.

"People can have stances that do not match those of the Leader. You do not have to wait for Leader's opinions about bodies and individuals to adapt yourself to such remarks."

The Leader had earlier said expert-level ideas, which are against his views, should not be regarded as antagonism toward him.

Such statements are crushing responses to individuals and bodies who manipulate the Leader's speeches to achieve their evil objectives.

Although Ayatollah Khamenei has warmly welcomed criticism and stressed the role of freedom of speech, the so-called ardent supporters of the Guardianship of Jurisprudent behave quite to the contrary.

Certain elements, affiliated to centers of power, spare no efforts to strengthen their clout by tarnishing the image of advocates of the revolution and creating political rows.



Promising prospect for Iraq

Sharq: Iraq has been experiencing chaos and instability in the last few months.

Insurmountable stumbling blocks between the semi-autonomous Kurdish region and the central government and the escalation of terrorist attacks by the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have added insult to the injury.

Sinister plots by some regional nations to take advantage of the ongoing crisis have also exacerbated the situation.

Amid growing concerns, Iraqi MPs elected Kurdish politician Fouad Massoum as president to succeed Jalal Talabani.

Massoum is a founding member of Talabani's Patriotic Union of Kurdistan party, whose election can herald a major breakthrough in creating a promising future for the Arab nation.

Besides, reports indicate that political groups have reached an agreement to introduce a new prime minister.

Such motions have raised hopes that the Middle Eastern country will be able to unravel the Gordian knots, which have posed serious threats to the nation.

Consensus politics and the selection of top officials can help eradicate ISIL and other terrorist groups and find a solution to the impasse in ties between the Kurds and the central government.



The voice heard from Tehran

Iran: Both conservatives and reformists took part in large rallies to voice their concerns about violation of the basic human rights in Gaza.

Although the international community and some regional nations have kept mum on the genocide in Gaza, Iranians have overwhelmingly abhorred the massacre in the Palestinian land.

Iranians are hopeful that the constructive approaches adopted by President Hassan Rouhani will be able to have the voices of defenseless Palestinians heard in the international bodies.

Despite the passive role of the international community, including the United Nations regarding Gaza crisis, Iranians make all-out efforts to help the oppressed Palestinians.



Iranians hold massive Quds Day rallies

Ettela'at: Millions of Iranians in more than 770 cities shared a common antipathy toward Israel by holding massive rallies on Quds Day.

Iranians condemned the passive role of the so-called human right advocates on the humanitarian calamity caused by Israel in the Gaza Strip.

Demonstrators chanted slogans against Israel, US and Britain, and expressed hopes for holding Eid al-Fitr prayers in Quds after driving the occupiers out of the holy land.

A large number of well-known figures, including athletes attended the rallies.

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