“Police confronted rascals and thugs who appeared in public wearing satanic fashions and unsuitable clothing.” Fashion Update from Tehran: red tights and pitchforks are all the rage for the winter!
Sharia Alert from the Islamic Republic: “49 arrested for ‘satanic’ clothes,” from Reuters, December 4 (thanks to JE):
POLICE have arrested 49 people this week in a northern Iranian city during a crackdown on “satanic” clothes, according to an IRNA news agency report.
The measures are the latest in a country-wide campaign against Western cultural influence in the Islamic Republic, where strict dress codes are enforced.
“Police confronted rascals and thugs who appeared in public wearing satanic fashions and unsuitable clothing,” Qaemshahr city police commander Mahmoud Rahmani told IRNA.
Mr Rahmani also said that five barber shops were shut and 20 more warned for “promoting Western hairstyles”.
In the past, such crackdowns have lasted a few weeks or months, but the current campaign was launched in 2007 and has not let up.
It includes measures against men sporting spiky “Western” hairstyles or women wearing tight trousers and high boots….