Footsoldiers of the Islamic Republic's 'culture of modesty'

Abstract

This article outlines the actions of the Basij-e-Mostazafin (Mobilization of the Oppressed), the voluntary militia created in 1979 to protect the new Islamic Republic of Iran against counter-revolutionary uprisings and external threats.

Citation

Sadeghi, F. Footsoldiers of the Islamic Republic’s ‘culture of modesty’. Middle East Report (2009) 250: 50-55.

Footsoldiers of the Islamic Republic’s ‘culture of modesty’

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