Sharia update from Iran! "Alluring mannequins" are now verboten in Iran, and are being impounded. This is in the interests of public chastity, you see. After all, we can't have men falling for mannequins, can we? It might lead them to...join biker gangs!
You Can't Make This Stuff Up Alert: "City tackles titillating mannequins," from Reuters, with thanks to all who sent this in:
TEHRAN (Reuters) - Police in northeastern Iran are launching a new morality drive by confiscating alluring mannequins from boutiques and clothes stalls in the bazaar, authorities in the city of Bojnourd said on Monday.
A spokesman for the city's judiciary, who asked not be named, explained the drive would tackle problems of "public chastity". Sixty five mannequins have been impounded so far.
He explained the crack-down on tailors' dummies was part of a larger offensive against anti-social behaviour such as vandalism and biker gangs.