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Sounds more like the Taliban everyday
Posted by: McQ on Monday, December 17, 2007

But it is, instead, Iran - the place where homosexuality is just not a problem:
Iranian police have closed down 24 Internet cafes and other coffee shops in as many hours, as part of a broad crackdown on "immoral" behavior in the Islamic state, official media said Sunday.

The action in Tehran province was the latest move in a campaign against practices deemed incompatible with Islamic values, including women not adhering to strict dress codes and barber shops offering men Western hair styles.

"Using immoral computer games, storing obscene photos...and the presence of women wearing improper hijab were among the reasons why they have been closed down," said Nader Sarkari, a provincial police commander.
This, of course, is all about important stuff:
The cafe crackdown coincides with a winter campaign against women wearing trousers tucked into long boots and other "improper dress" such as short overcoats and hats instead of scarves.
Yes, indeed, it is Islamic republics, such as Iran, which tend to give the people in the West the shivers as they watch freedoms Westerners take for granted routinely violated in what most would describe as a nominally moderate Islamic country.

(HT: Scott Jacobs)
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it is, instead, Iran - the place where homosexuality is just not a problem...what most would describe as a nominally moderate Islamic country.
Please pardon the ellipsis but this is a very scary assertion; that, despite a lack of any pretense to the contrary (as Ahmedinejad’s "no homosexuality here" comment clearly dispels) the country is still upheld in some quarters as somehow moderate. Yet another case in which words have no meaning other than what we want them to mean.
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If aging hippies long for the good old days of student protest and young hippies are searching for relevance and their own summer of love... nah... they’ll never see the resemblance.

My money is still on the students in Iran, though.
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