Another hallmark of bad government facilitated by Sharia: it’s much easier for a regime to look busy and productive by using the long arm of the law to mind citizens’ business for them in minute detail than to deal with more substantive problems like poverty and crumbling infrastructure.
Those aren’t the real problems, of course. No, it’s bright clothing that’s really holding society back. And under Sharia, Iranian officials can invoke divine authority to order their priorities as such: “government knows best” meets “Allah knows best.”
“Iran: Tight jeans, bright clothes banned in universities,” from the Jerusalem Post, January 11 (thanks to Sr. Soph):
Iran has implemented an Islamic dress code at several universities in the country, banning, among other things, female students from putting on long nails and donning bright clothes and tattoos, Reuters reported on Monday quoting the Iranian Fars news agency.
The universities were given a note informing them of the new dress code but did not say on what basis the code was established.
The code prohibits women from “wearing caps or hats without scarves, tight and short jeans, and body piercing”, except earrings, Reuters said quoting Fars.
It also bans male students from dying their hair, plucking eyebrows, wearing tight clothes, shirts with “very short sleeves” and jewelry.