Imam Rauf needs to hurry over to Tehran and explain to the mullahs that they're getting Sharia all wrong, wrong, wrong, and it is actually fully compatible with Western notions of human rights and gender equality. Sharia Alert from the Islamic Republic of Iran: "Iran bans women from Euro 2012 screenings," from AFP, June 10 (thanks to Voice of the Copts):
Women in Iran are being banned from watching live public screenings of Euro 2012 football games because of an "inappropriate" environment where men could become rowdy, a deputy police commander said Sunday.
"It is an inappropriate situation when men and women watch football in (movie) theatres together," said Bahman Kargar, Iran's deputy police commander in charge of social affairs, according to the ISNA news agency.
"Men, while watching football, get excited and sometimes utter vulgar curses or tell dirty jokes," he said. "It is not within the dignity of women to watch football with men. Women should thank the police" for the ban....