Sharia Alert: Iran police shut clothes shops, hairdressers in crackdown on un-Islamic dress and hairstyles

by Infidelesto on June 16, 2008 · 6 comments

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More oppression from Islamic Sharia law.

International Herald Tribune June 16th 2008

Police closed 32 clothes shops and hairdressers and stopped cars and pedestrians in the street in an intensified crackdown on women who do not abide by Iran’s strict Islamic dress code and on men who take up fashions seen as too Western, Iranian media reported Monday.

The sweep, which was launched Saturday in some neighborhoods of Tehran, is part of an annual campaign aimed at enforcing dress codes, which require women to wear long loose robes or coats and cover their hair in public. Many women, particularly in Tehran, push the boundaries of the code, wearing short, colorful coats that show the shape of the body and letting their headscarves slip to show much of their hair.

In past years, the government of hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has launched the sweeps at the start of summer, when warmer temperatures bring more people into the streets of the capital and women dress lighter. During the crackdown, police stop women in the streets, issuing them warnings or even arresting them if their garb is deemed unsuitable. Men are also targeted for having long hair and other styles deemed too Western.

But the shutting of shops appeared to be a new step, aimed at stopping the selling of shorter coats and lighter headscarves. The pro-reform daily Kargozaran reported Monday that police were questioning women and men where they bought their clothes or had their hair done, then targeting the shops.

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  • Philip Saenz

    It’s too bad that Muslim women have to wear those sinister, black, floppy rags that hide their faces in Iran. Some of those women, cousins of Iran, are very pretty. I’ve seen some here in the States when they weren’t wearing their sinister, black, floppy rags. Sweethearts, I can understand why you don’t want to wear those ugly rags.

    Muslim men (men?) sure have a sex problem. If Muslim males didn’t go around constantly thinking of the 72 virgins, and the 28 prepubescent pretty little boys for the homosexuals males, I’m sure they would be able to control themselves.

    Incidentally, Muslim males, you have been deceived by Satan/Allah. One of Allah’s 99 names is THE BEST DECEIVER. Satan/Allah sure pulled a fast one you stupid male Muslims. If you don’t go to hell when you die, you will, nevertheless, not like your so-called paradise because you won’t find neither virgins nor pretty little boys.

  • hiba

    the most reputable bishops r having sex with innocent kids ,
    getting drunk and killing thousands of people a year,
    the sweethearts are used and abused like toilet paper,
    democarcy is that one can even have sex with pigs and dogs,
    societies with the biggest ratio of single mothers,divorcee , homicide, depressed people,
    kids who don’t belong to any family,fathers abusing daughters , family violence, just a couple of things and besides that this life is a paradise for predators who think they are gods.

  • Infidelesto

    @Hiba Ok, so your answer is more Islamic oppression as a solution. Just like our liberal friends who dream of utopia throughout the Earth. Liberal’s is a lala land of peace without victory and yours are dreams of an Islamic caliphate. No wonder the the leftist-Islamic alliance is so great. Liberals want to be oppressed and Sharia-lovers want to oppress them. Perfect match.

  • Philip Saenz

    hiba, I don’t understand what you’re driving at. What you’re writing is a lot of drivel. For example: “democarcy is that one can even have sex with pigs and dogs,” If you meant “democracy,” then, your statement is false. hiba, in democracy we have laws. In our civilized country, you may not have sex with animals. It’s jail time for anyone who does that.

    hiba, all your statements are just drivel. I hope you will be more coherent when or if you write again. Next time, think before you write.

  • jen tha rednek

    It is truly a shame that Muslim men, and I use the word men loosely, cannot control their sexual urges and the women are the ones who suffer. Hiba, there is violence in every society. There cannot be peace without war or wealth without poverty, its a yin and yang type deal. So we take the bad because the good, well its very good!

  • Unpretentious Diva

    Well, the hard-core dictatorial Islamists do try to do so.
    Yet, the surge for Individual freedom lightens up in the hearts of human which invokes them to revoke. As stated by the BBC report, Despite the many attempts by this government to enforce Islamic standards, it seems to have absolutely no effect in north Tehran, our correspondent says, where some young women continue to perch their hejabs as far back on their hair as possible.

    I wrote about it here The dress code!