‘I was just feeling the kicks of a woman who was beating me up,’ says cleric, who spent three days in hospital after criticizing woman about her head scarf.
Perhaps next time he’ll think twice before opening his mouth.
A mouthy Iranian cleric spent three days in the hospital after he was savagely beaten by a woman he criticized for having her head partly uncovered, state news reported.
Hojatoleslam Ali Beheshti, a mid-level cleric in the northern province of Semnan, was on his way to a mosque in the town of Shahmirza when he spotted the woman's veil looking loose and warned her to cover up, Mehr news agency reported.
"You cover your eyes," she shot back according to the news agency.
State laws in Iran require women to wear a hijab - a scarf that covers their hair and neck - and loose fitting clothes that covers up their bodies.
When Beheshti repeated the warning, the woman got aggressive, the cleric said.
"Not only didn't she cover herself up, but she also insulted me. I asked her not to insult me anymore, but she started shouting and threatening me," Beheshti said.
"She pushed me and I fell to the ground on my back," he continued.
"From that point on, I don't know what happened. I was just feeling the kicks of the woman who was beating me up and insulting me."
Behshti said he spent three days in the hospital after the beat-down.
He didn't file an official complaint, despite going through "the worst days of his life," according to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, which blogged about the Mehr report.
Authorities in Iran classified the case as a "public beating" and were reviewing the case, according to the report.
Other Iranian clerics have taken lumps for warning women to cover their stuff, including one working for Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, according to Mehr.
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I don't condone any kind of violence, but this is definitely poetic justice
Now if the Saudi women would revolt against their captors