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Iran Cracks Down On Women's Dress Code

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posted on Apr, 24 2007 @ 01:40 PM
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Iran Cracks Down On Women's Dress Code


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(AP) With the arrival of spring, Iranian police have launched a crackdown against women accused of not covering up enough, arresting nearly 300 women, some for wearing too tight an overcoat or letting too much hair peek out from under their veil, authorities said Monday.

The campaign in the streets of major cities was the toughest such crackdown in nearly two decades, raising fears that hard-liner President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad intends to re-impose the tough Islamic Revolution-era constraints on women's dress that loosened in past years.
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posted on Apr, 24 2007 @ 01:40 PM
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Many have argued that before recent tensions with Iran over Nuclear issues, and British captives, that Iran was one of, if not the most moderate Arab/Muslim nation in the Middle East. a place where women have more freedom than in other Arab/Muslim nations. However the above report shows otherwise, and seems to indicate a turn back to the more oppressive ways primarily for women in a modern Islamic society.

A true statement of the differences that exist between western and arabic cultures.

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[edit on 24-4-2007 by UM_Gazz]



posted on Apr, 28 2007 @ 02:55 AM
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This place is in need of a regime change. Certainly, however, not Bush-style.

I had read that Ahmadinejad tried to relax such laws against women but his amendments were vetoed by Khamenei.





 
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