Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Fashion Police Pre-Summer Crackdown continues in Iran

Those women who appear in public like decadent models endanger the security and dignity of young men,’ prosecutor Saeed Mortazavi was quoted as saying by the Etemad newspaper.
In what has become a regular occurrence ahead of the warm summer months, police on Saturday launched a campaign against the growing numbers of young women testing the limits of the law with shorter, brighter and skimpier clothing.
Under sharia, Islamic law, imposed after Iran’s 1979 revolution, women are obliged to cover their hair and wear long, loose-fitting clothes to disguise their figures and protect their modesty.
Violators can be given lashes, fines and imprisonment.
‘If primary punishments are not effective, repeat violators may receive up to five years exile from Teheran,’ Mortazavi said.
Since Mahmoud Ahmadinejad won the presidency in 2005, promising a return to the values of the revolution, hardliners have pressed for tighter controls on ‘immoral behaviour’.
A Teheran police spokesman said that since Saturday 3,242 people had received a warning for breaching the dress code in the capital, the semi-official Fars news agency said. The code also covers men who are not allowed to wear shorts.
Police have also stopped foreign tourists, who have to respect the dress code, Iranian media reported.
From Khaleej Times Online. To see photos of this activity go to Publius Pundit.


  1. Anonymous9:47 PM

    these nuts have convinced my 75 year old granmother to wear the idiot buruga. these nuts are sex crazy.

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  3. Dhivehi Christian11:58 AM

    No it is not what you get when Muslims feel insulted. Islam strips its zombies of their self esteem, national pride, family connestions and even their personal identity. In their place Islam substitutes the identity of Mohamed and so Muslims become personally offended when Islam is commented upon. To such people the only respite is murder, rape, genocide, pillage and so on. What I expect to get for "insulting" Islam is a knife in my throat and a bullet in my head while I cycle down the main street of my hometown.