Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Slaves to Fashion or Fascism?

If only this were a joke. The Cox & Forkum blog has many links to articles and more pictures and videos of the harassment and arrests that have been happing in Iran as the Islamic Dress Code Crackdown continues. Here are just a few samples:

Men are not exempt from harassment or arrest. Their crime? Wearing short sleeves, tight pants, or western hairstyles?

Here is a woman being arrested for not dressing correctly. The policeman KICKS her into the car:

Sometimes it's more than just harassment or a kick. Blood can flow, as these poor women discovered:

Iranian Fashion Police Publicly Bludgeon Women

The cartoon is not exaggerating about the violence. And they call this the religion of peace?

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