From the removal of the veil to the dropping of turbans, a phenomenon that is growing day by day in Iran, which has witnessed protests that have not subsided since mid-September, condemning the actions of the religious police that led to the deaths of young people. An Iranian Kurdish woman, Mahsa Amini, is targeted and heals her revolutionary rage in targeting religious or political or state symbols (buildings and institutions).
And the clergy move about in several Iranian cities without the turban, which distinguishes them from the rest of the people and which for decades has been a distinctive religious symbol, thanks to which even outside of Iran they recognize who wears it, Sunni or Shia.
It is noteworthy that the case was related to the fear of being targeted by angry masses, both as a spontaneous expression of those who rebelled against the religious establishment, and as a dangerous behavior for the clergy, who see in this movement, despite its spontaneity, a threat that threatens them not in their personality, but in what they represent.
In a sign of the religious establishment’s concern in Iran over the growing protests and the growing phenomenon of Shiite clerics dropping their turbans, Rasool Sanai, a political and ideological political aide in Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei’s office, acknowledged that “the regime has not fallen, but we have been hit.”