Now that will fix all of society’s problems! Economy? Standard of living? It’s all the consequence of one gigantic, collective bad (i.e. un-Islamic) hair day. Oh, and Israel. Can’t forget that.
In any case, Sharia is what happens when “government knows best” meets “Allah knows best.” And Islamic governments find it’s a whole lot easier to look busy and avoid more challenging, productive projects by breathing down the necks of their subjects.
So, in the words of the modern-day Prophet Vidal Sassoon: “If you don’t look good, we don’t look good.” “Iran presents ‘Islamic haircut catalogue’,” by Dudi Cohen for YNet News, July 5:
Iran on Monday released a catalogue for male hairstyles approved by the culture ministry to help Iranian men choose appropriate Islamic haircuts.
The catalogue was presented by ministry officials in a press conference ahead of the “Modesty and Veil Festival”. It includes pictures of men sporting short and conservative haircuts, some styled with gel.
“These hairstyles are inspired by the Iranians’ complexion, culture and religion, and Islamic law,” said Jaleh Khodayar, who is in charge of the festival, which will be held later this month. “We are happy that the government has backed us in designing these hairstyles.”
The move, which is being implemented together with the University of Tehran and the local association of barbers, is to distribute the permitted haircuts for men in the Islamic Republic, “in order to avoid inappropriate hairstyles and encourage an Islamic culture.
The catalogue was distributed in accordance with a clothing law approved by the Iranian parliament four years ago at the start of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s first term as president….