Azar Majedi

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Azar Majedi (Persian: آذر ماجدی‎) is an Iranian communist activist, writer,[1] chairperson of the Organization for Women's Liberation[2] and one of the leaders of the Worker-Communist Party of Iran. She has been an opponent of the current regime ruling Iran since returning from her education abroad to oppose the regime in 1978,[3][4] a movement she has described as just.[5]

Majedi was born in Iran to an atheist father and Muslim mother.[6]

Political views[edit]

Majedi describes herself as a Marxist and Worker-communist.[7] An atheist from the age of 12,[8] she has described Islam as "a very misogynist ideology".[9] Majedi said in a 2001 interview that "society must do something so that Islam is eradicated".[10] In another interview Majedi expressed the view that Islamophobia does not exist, and that it is "an invented concept trying to silence the world to criticize Islam or Islamic movement".[11]

Personal life[edit]

Majedi was married to Mansoor Hekmat. Together they have three children.[12]


  1. ^ Essay response: Which side are you on?
  2. ^ Azar Majedi
  3. ^ Azar Majedi: A Brief Biography Archived January 6, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Azar Majedi
  5. ^ Popular Movement to Overthrow Islamic Regime of Iran, a Just Movement
  6. ^ Glazov, Jamie. "Frontpage interview: Azar Majedi". Retrieved 11 December 2014.
  7. ^ Majedi, Azar (13 March 2012). "Azar Majedi: Nudity or Nudity". Scoop Media. Retrieved 11 December 2014.
  8. ^ Majedi, Azar. "Political Islam a threat to Humankind Political Islam versus Secularism". Archived from the original on 20 September 2007. Retrieved 11 December 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  9. ^ Glazov, Jamie. "Frontpage interview: Azar Majedi". Retrieved 11 December 2014.
  10. ^ "On the Fight against Religion Interview with Radio International February 15, 2001". Retrieved 11 December 2014.
  11. ^ ""Does Islamophobia exist in England ?" : Interview with Azar Majedi on BBC". Retrieved 11 December 2014.
  12. ^ Ashfar, Haleh (20 July 2002). "Mansoor Hekmat". Retrieved 11 December 2014.

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