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Iran shuts down 'Western' barber shops

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posted on Aug, 23 2007 @ 12:50 PM
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Iran shuts 'Western' barber shops


news.bbc.co.uk

Iranian police have closed more than 20 barbers' shops in the capital Tehran.

The authorities say the barbers were encouraging un-Islamic behaviour by offering Western hairstyles, tattooing and also eyebrow-plucking for men.

The move is part of an annual campaign against what is known locally as bad hijab, or un-Islamic clothing, that this year is also targeting men.
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[edit on 23/8/2007 by nickh]




posted on Aug, 23 2007 @ 12:50 PM
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This really seems a bit too extreme - controlling how your citizens decide to look and dress. Is there no freedom in that country...?

news.bbc.co.uk
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Aug, 23 2007 @ 12:58 PM
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It's shocking isn't? Thank heavens we don't go in for that kind of repression in Western Europe eh?

Dutch Government backs burqa ban



posted on Aug, 23 2007 @ 01:07 PM
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Lo and behold, such unwelcoming western behavior tattooing?, eyebrow trimming? and western haircuts?


Probably the hair coloring was getting to them too to go with the stylish western garbs.



posted on Aug, 23 2007 @ 01:08 PM
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That is different because there is an element of security risk, amongst other things. And if you notice the proposed ban only covered certain locations and certain head dresses. Ones that covered your entire head, effectively concealing your identity. Those are the more extreme forms of Burqa head ware. Still, completely baning haircuts, facial appearances and body image for the purpose of it being too "un-Islamic" is a different ballpark altogether.

[edit on 23-8-2007 by WestPoint23]



posted on Aug, 23 2007 @ 01:09 PM
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Damn, now they can't get fades! or the I love mom tattoos!
But who cares really? It's not like they closed down every barber shop.




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