Iran’s Elections: Black Turbans vs. White Turbans

The presidential elections in Iran, scheduled for May 19, have observers wondering whether the “white turban” incumbent, Hassan Rouhani, will retain his position, or be defeated by his likely contender, the “black turban” mullah, Ebrahim Raisi, known for his key role in the 1988 massacre of more than 30,000 political prisoners.

Hassan Rouhani vs Ebrahim Raisi

  • Imagine that.

    A white vs black turban member of a killing cult.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    So, when does the press start presenting the white turbaned freak as “the moderate”?
    In truth there are no “moderates” left in Iran and there haven’t been for almost 40-years.

  • Hard Little Machine

    The distinction is one of religious lineage. The black turbans claim ancestry to the highest most ancient founder of Shiia. The white turbans do not or cannot.

    • Maggat

      Ah, la de da, who gives a rats ass.

      • Hard Little Machine

        Just making the point – it means something to THEM whether we care or not.

  • There are no good choices here.

  • ontario john

    But they both follow their prophet’s devotion to fascism, murdering and persecuting other faiths, and screwing goats and small children.

  • Watchman
  • felis gracilis

    But get out of the way if he ever takes that black turban off. Prelude to meltdown!

  • DMB

    I surprised no terrorist has used this tactic yet. Turbans are a very convenient place to hide weapons including hand guns. Just imagine someone wearing one walking into Queens Park, Parliament Hill or any other legislative government especially in the west going through a metal detector. The metal detector would go off however would a security guard even bother demand that the turban be removed if determined that is the source causing it to alarm off. How many are blinding by political correctness or are too afraid of racism charges to even bother asking? The individual could easily claim that the turban is being held by large metal pins and it would be a religious offensive to take it off in public.!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_1180/jagmeet-singh-sleepover-3-sook-yin-lee.jpg