Summer in Iran means blazing temperatures and for most in the world, summer means loose clothes and relaxed styles which let the breeze help cool a sweaty body. In the West we live in these styles a good part of the year, they have even spawned fashion shows and known designer brands. In Iran, 70,000 uniformed police roam the streets, arresting pr ticketing those who dare to wear these Western styles. If you decide it is too hot to wear a hijab the Chastity Squads will take you to jail where you must wait for a relative or husband to bail you out.
You cannot appear outside the home in just a niqab, you cannot wear nail polish and you cannot show your feet by wearing sandals. I am guessing nail polish and sandals drive the Muslim men into fits of orgasmic frenzy, and of course men are not responsibile for their lust, it is the woman who bears the brunt of the sexual repression and deviancy rampant in Islamic culture.
Cover up or face the wrath of the Chastity Squad, ladies. Your society depends on it!
This is Islam.
YNet July 17 by Dudi Cohen
Morality police hit Tehran streets
Iran's special police unit commences annual campaign to uphold Islamic dress code in country, leading to arrests, fines for not wearing hijab headscarf, nail polish, sandals
Iran's morality police unit commenced its annual campaign last month to uphold the Islamic dress code and raise "moral security" in the streets of Tehran, leading to many arrests and fines.
Local media published pictures of police men and women belonging to the "chastity squads" who detained for questioning women who were not wearing their traditional hijab headscarf properly.
Some women were arrested and taken to police stations across the city until they could post bail. The authorities went as far as to fine some of the 'sinners' for their behavior.
Iranian citizens, and especially Iranian women, are not always willing to obey police orders to "improve appearance," causing great conflicts between both sides.
The morality police unit, consisting of some 70,000 officers, searches through major Iranian cities issuing warnings and reports to citizens.
"The police will operate legally when it comes to public figures such as models," said the unit's chief.
Ever since Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad came into power in 2005, police have intensified enforcement against men, women, clothing shops and barber shops which go against the regime's Islamic code.
Also known as sharia.
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