Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Sayed Ali Khamenei lashed out at the West for its materialistic view of women, and stressed that this wrong approach, which has inflicted irreparable damage on family values, will lead to the West ' s collapse.
" The move that the West ' s materialistic civilization has done towards women is a big and unforgiveable sin, the consequences of which are absolutely irreparable, " Ayatollah Khamenei said, addressing a gathering of poets held to mark the National Women ' s(or Mothers ') Day here in Tehran on Wednesday. Today is the birth anniversary of Hazrat Zahra(AS) - the daughter of Prophet Mohammad(PBUH), the spouse of Shiite Islam ' s first Imam(Imam Ali) and mother of the Shiite Islam ' s second and third Imams - and Iranian commemorate this day as the National Women ' s(or Mothers ') Day. The Leader added that the West will inevitably witness collapse due to the devilish sexual rules being exercised in its society. Ayatollah Khamenei said the West is on the verge of demise and its gradual move towards final collapse has already started. In relevant remarks in 2011, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei also rapped the western countries for their instrumental use of women, describing the West ' s wrong view of woman as the root cause of the different problems existing in the western families. " In the wrong equation that the West has gradually induced and inspired in the different societies, the human being is divided into two parts; Men who are considered as beneficiaries and women who are exploited and used, " Ayatollah Khamenei at the time, addressing a large number of Iranian women on the threshold of the ' Women ' s Day ' in Iran marking the birthday anniversary of Islam ' s number one woman Hazrat Fatema(AS), daughter of Prophet Mohammad(PBUH), spouse of Shiite ' s first Imam and mother of Shiite Islam ' s second and third Imams. Based on this very wrong view, if women in the West want to prove themselves as renowned personalities in the society, they should behave in a way that men, as the beneficiaries, like, and this insult is the biggest oppression and cruelty against women, Ayatollah Khamenei added. Referring to the figures published by the international centers, Ayatollah Khamenei reiterated that the weakening foundations of the western families, rapid growth of women trafficking and women trade, illegitimate births and shared life outside matrimony are just a few of the evil consequences of the West ' s improper view of women, which is based on misuse. Every day, women in Europe and the US fall victim to one of the most flagrant abuses of their human rights - the right to live without violence. It might be the stranger lurking in the back alley: much more likely it is the partner, relative, friend or colleague - for most violence against women is carried out by someone they know. Crime statistics show that one woman in four has been attacked at some time in their lives and that at least 15 per cent of all European women have experienced domestic violence in a relationship after the age of 16. With domestic violence still very much a hidden crime, the real figure is sure to be higher. Other forms of violence - such as stalking, forced marriage, forced abortions, and forced sterilization - still pass largely unrecorded. Conviction rates for any type of violence against women are notoriously low. When police pick up a case, on average there are 35 previous incidents to take into account. And law enforcement agents do not always possess the required expertise to produce the evidence necessary to see perpetrators brought to justice. Is it any wonder that convictions are rare? Governments throughout Europe are recognizing the challenge, but have fallen short of action. Some have now set up refuges for abused women, some have criminalized harassment. Others use restraining orders, counseling or mediation services, or expel the violent partner from the home. Practices differ from country to country, with no clear legislative model - leaving Europe ' s women vulnerable to a crime that should have passed into the history books years ago. Given the mottos chanted by Europe about its pioneering role in the protection of human rights throughout the world, is this the utopia that the western society is calling everyone to?