As the Ayatollah Khomeini said, “An Islamic regime must be serious in every field. There are no jokes in Islam. There is no humor in Islam. There is no fun in Islam.” Sharia Alert and Future-Of-Europe Update from Reuters, with thanks to Sr. Soph:
TEHERAN “” Iran’s new police chief has vowed to crack down on illicit alcohol, music CDs and parties where people of the opposite sex mingle, months after promising a policy which would respect people’s privacy.
“The crackdown will be on corruption centres where mixed parties are held and gangs distribute alcohol and CDs,” ISNA student news agency yesterday quoted Ismail Ahmadi-Moqaddam as saying.
“Young Iranians are victims of moral corruption. We will strongly react against it,” he said.
Ahmadi-Moqaddam had promised when he took office in July an ethical and modern police force which would respect people’s privacy, countering fears he may roll back fragile social freedoms in the Islamic state.
He was appointed after hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was elected, replacing moderate Mohammad Khatami’s eight-year presidency during which enforcement of social restrictions such as Islamic dress codes for women relaxed….