In a country where women are stereotyped as typically weak and helpless, there are thousands of women being prepared for a life of service in perhaps the most deadliest of ways.
According to The Atlantic, around 3,500 women are registered as ninjas-in-training at the Iran Ninjutsu Club which is located in the 'heart of Iran'. The publication cited a video report by state-run Press TV, which showed the female warriors demonstrating fighting stances and defensive techniques with deadly weapons at their disposal.
The martial arts school was first initiated and set up by a man named Sensei Akbar Faraji in 1989 and has since taught his pupils the use of dangerous weapons such as bows, swords and nun chucks, the Daily Mail reported.
'In ninjutsu, we call men ninjas, while females are called kunoichi, Faraji said in a statement on the publication.
Ninjutsu, a Japanese martial sport, is increasingly taken up by many Muslim women as part of efforts to challenge the country's misconceived notions about the role of women in society.
The Atlantic's Max Fisher explained further, Iranian regime's 33-year quest to make Iranian women weak and helpless, to force them into child-like subservience, has failed. Though we in the West often perceive them this way because the hijab and the chador are all we see on the surface, women in Iran are stronger collectively and more assertive individually than the Islamic Republic would have us believe.
Ever since the 1979 Islamic revolution in Iran, women have been subjected to the cruelest of punishments. Muslim women are often denied basic human rights and are treated merely as objects. Although the government has long imposed numerous laws with regard to women, it has failed in restricting many women from entering into sports, Fisher noted.
Amid worldwide terror that Iran could be building nuclear weapons, it's quite likely that this ninja army could be summoned by the government in case of any attacks from foreign forces.
Check out the video of Iran's future assassins by clicking on the given link: Ninja army