Suntanned women to be arrested under Islamic dress code

By | April 28, 2010

Suntanned women to be arrested under Islamic dress code  Iran has warned suntanned women and girls who looked like “walking mannequins” will be arrested as part of a new drive to enforce the Islamic dress code.

Brig Hossien Sajedinia, Tehran’s police chief, said a national crackdown on opposition sympathisers would be extended to women who have been deemed to be violating the spirit of Islamic laws. He said: “The public expects us to act firmly and swiftly if we see any social misbehaviour by women, and men, who defy our Islamic values. In some areas of north Tehran we can see many suntanned women and young girls who look like walking mannequins.

“We are not going to tolerate this situation and will first warn those found in this manner and then arrest and imprison them.”

Iran’s Islamic leadership has in recent weeks launched a scaremongering campaign to persuade the population that vice is sweeping the streets of the capital. National law stipulates that women wear headscarves and shape shrouding cloaks but many women, particularly in the capital, spend heavily on fashions that barely adhere to the regulations.

The announcement came shortly after Ayatollah Kazim Sadighi, a leading cleric, warned that women who dressed immodestly disturbed young men and the consequent agitation caused earthquakes.

via Suntanned women to be arrested under Islamic dress code – Telegraph.

Anyone reading this been to Iran? Is this stuff true? Are people over there really so insanely afraid of sex? It sounds from the Western perspective like Iranian men must all be rabid sex criminals who can not be trusted around any person identifiable as female.

4 thoughts on “Suntanned women to be arrested under Islamic dress code

  1. gavin

    Not only that, but yesterday Iran became a part of the UN’s Commission on Women’s Rights. That speaks volumes about the priorities of the international community. What a (sad) joke.

  2. Cheng

    I think, with careful wangling, 99% of the worlds problems can now be attributed to women, but causing earthquakes by agitating young men might be pushing it. Even for the mad Mullahs

    Why does religion still have any sway at all in today’s world?

  3. Ann

    My friend is from Iran and returns there every so often. She never voluntary speaks of any problems that the people, whether men or women, have in her country. If asked about life in Iran, she merely says there isn’t that much to talk about really. Although she’s Muslim, her normal attire is as that as any other female European. (I don’t ever remember her ever laying out and getting tanned, but then how popular is that any way?)

    I know another Iranian, who is male, but who despises the Iranian government, but his opinions are swayed by other issues. His family once worked for the U.S.-backed Shah, before his was overthrown. (He definitely has no interest in getting tanned.)

    I can’t help but feel when the Western media relates stories about Iran, we sometimes don’t get a clear, unbiased picture.

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