Another Sharia Alert from the Islamic Republic. Europeans, this is your future — unless you head it off now. From Agence France-Presse (thanks to JE):
IRAN warned that its police will enforce a drive against clothing deemed unIslamic with renewed vigour this month by doubling the number of forces assigned to check up on lax dressing, local media reported.
Thousands of women have already been warned and hundreds arrested across Iran for failing to adhere to the country’s Islamic dress code since the drive began in April, its toughest such crackdown in years.
Ahmad Reza Radan, the head of Tehran’s police force, dismissed any notion that the crackdown was now fizzling out, saying it was “unstoppable”.
“From July 23, the number of police assigned to this mission will be doubled,” he told the student news agency ISNA late on Saturday.
“We will multiply the number of patrols from July 23 in such a way that all streets, parks and places of entertainment be covered,” he added.
He said the police’s policy will be first to give a verbal warning to those who infringe the law and if necessary they will then be arrested and taken to a centre for “consultation”.
“If their behaviour is not accidental they will then be handed over to the judiciary,” he added.