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12/06/2008 12:19 AM ID: 75330 Permalink   

Iran: Arrests Made For Western Influence in Hair and Outfits


This week Iranian police came down on 'satanic' clothing and hair cuts. Satanic clothing and haircuts is described as having western influence. 5 barber shops were closed and 20 were warned about promoting western style haircuts and 49 were arrested.

The 49 were called rascals and thugs by the city police commander of Qaemshahr for wearing these 'satanic fashions and unsuitable clothing.' Men with spiky hair and women in tight pants and high boots were targeted.

Iran's leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, suggested that the western influence on the Iranian youth is part of a soft revolution meant to corrupt cultural ideals. These type of crackdowns normal last a week or a month, but the current one began in 2007.

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  bad hair  
Talk about a bad hair day!
  by: Sociopath   12/06/2008 12:26 AM     
  You rascal you!  
Another backwards nation it seems..
  by: cbuilding   12/06/2008 01:23 AM     
  They will have a lot to do  
No more cars
No more plains
No more tanks
No more rifles and guns
No more pants
No more bars of soap
and so on and so on

They will need to arrest everyone. Who is going to let them know?
  by: Flutje   12/06/2008 02:15 PM     
  Welcome to 1950, Iran  
Gotta keep control over these longhairs and other weirdo types, huh?

Next thing you know, the coloreds will wanna vote or somethin.

  by: bbeljefe     12/06/2008 04:53 PM     
If they have the right to label anything "Western" as satanic and illegal, then their as bad of hypocrites as us Westerners. Guess they got to drop that satanic nuclear plant. Ahmadinejad wears evil western suits. If we all dropped idealistic religious beliefs there would be a lot less bloodshed in the world!
  by: DoubleTake   12/06/2008 06:44 PM     
Westerners don't have a monopoly on hypocrisy.
  by: jendres     12/06/2008 09:21 PM     
I believe the human race does though.
  by: DoubleTake   12/06/2008 10:20 PM     
  @ Flutje/cbuilding  
Just to let you know, the word "khaki" comes from the Farsi (Iranian language) for "dirt-colored," describing the PANTS they wore/wear. Also, the word "pajama" comes from Farsi. Also, the man who INVENTED the scientific method, happened to be Iranian--living in Iran during the years Iran was under Arabic rule. I could go on and on...

And I certainly hope I don't have to teach you guns/gunpowder came from China, you know, in the EAST. Don't be so quick to assume that all technology came from the West.

And also, don't be so quick to assume a nation is backwards just because of a stupid government and president. Hell, by that standard, what does that say about the US with the election of Bush--TWICE?

Bottom line, shit happens. Idiots run amok no matter where you look. It's just damn annoying to constantly see the negatives of a people highlighted in the news.
  by: crippz   12/07/2008 09:22 PM     
Yea you got that right. Another backward nation is right here click it.
I know you want to.
  by: isuzu     12/07/2008 11:16 PM     
this is a backward Nation, but the top award for Backward Nation, goes to the Nation who called in a helicopter gunship because someone was wearing low cut jeans. Then he goes to Court and gets Judged by a drunk with a Penis Pump under his royal robes.
  by: BlackWidow   12/08/2008 12:58 AM     
  It's all about control  
Only one man to dictate what's good and what's evil and people believe in what he says without question! This is dictatorship in a religious way. Religion can be manipulated in many ways to suit your agenda.
  by: aysos   12/08/2008 12:48 PM     
  You really think this is bad?  
If you were caught doing something similar in DPRK, not only would they go after you, they'd haul your entire family off to some gulag where they'd literally be worked to death.
  by: caution2     12/08/2008 08:23 PM     
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