Because “the presence of women and families at movie theaters increases security risks and inappropriate behavior.” Women are already banned from attending live men’s sporting events, because their doing so would be “incompatible with Islam.” Sharia Alert from the Islamic Republic — oh, and isn’t it grand that Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange made sure that Oklahoma would be safe for Sharia?
“Women soccer fans in Iran may be banned from live broadcasts,” by Reza Sayah for CNN, January 22:
(CNN) — Iranian authorities have ordered a ban on women from watching live broadcasts of soccer matches at public movie theaters, the semi-official ILNA news agency reported.
A state police agency that monitors Iranian businesses called for the ban because “the presence of women and families at movie theaters increases security risks and inappropriate behavior,” ILNA reported….
Women already are banned from attending men’s soccer matches at stadiums.
Hard-line government officials and clerics say the presence of women at men’s sporting events is not compatible with Islam.