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Iranian women students protest wearing veil
Posted by: McQ on Thursday, April 19, 2007

I guess today is "Iran day", the place one commenter insists is showing signs of "increasing liberalization". Another example of that "increasing liberalization":
Female students at Tehran Polytechnic University, where students protested against Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad during a visit last December crying 'dictator go away' and throwing firecrackers, are staging a major protest against new regulations enabling police as of 21 April to arrest women who do not abide by the Islamic dress code. A group of 700 female students organized a rally on campus and signed a letter to the dean calling the new rules "an offence to the dignity of women" and accusing him of "wanting to extend to academia the sexual apartheid imposed by the government on Iranian society."

Authorities immediately reacted on Thursday withdrawing the students' university ID cards which are mandatory to access campus and classes.

The students will now have to face a disciplinary commission which will decide whether they will be allowed to continue their studies or be expelled.

On Wednesday, Iran's police chief, Gen. Ahmad Moghaddam, said that women who do not wear the veil and don't abide by the Muslim dress code "are tools of the enemy, who tries to destroy the system by spreading a cuture which goes against Islamic values."
Good grief.

I wonder when the morality police will show up and take care of the problem, with the court's blessing, of course.
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THESE are the sort of foreign students I’d like to see on American Campuses...
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Iran Exonerates Six Who Killed in Islam’s Name N.Y. Times.

TEHRAN, April 18 — The Iranian Supreme Court has overturned the murder convictions of six members of a prestigious state militia who killed five people they considered “morally corrupt.”
This is an example of the ‘liberation’ going on in Iran. Two of the victims were an engaged couple walking hand in hand. It has been said “A moderate Iranian is one who is temporally out of ammunition” As long as the nation’s real power rests in a Theocracy living in the seventh century, and moves towards reform should be viewed as ‘Potemkin Villages’
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