Tuesday, November 13, 2007
The media says that the Iranian police "unveiled" this - a real Freudian slip if there was one.
Iran police unveil 'vice list'
TEHRAN (AFP) — Iranian police have unveiled a list of "vices" -- including makeup, un-Islamic dress and decadent movies -- being targeted in an ongoing moral crackdown, a conservative newspaper reported on Monday.
The list was published in the Jomhuri Eslami newspaper as part of a police drive launched in April which has seen the arrest of "thugs", raids on underground parties, seizures of satellite dishes, and street checks of improperly dressed individuals.
Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei last week urged police to keep up its crackdown on social vices, saying they must "fulfill their duties regardless of some opposition and propaganda."
Some moderates have questioned the need for the moral crackdown but conservatives have applauded police for a drive they say is popular with the public and necessary to improve security in society.
"The list of illegal behaviour against the security and morality of society which will be pursued by police... has been announced," the Jomhuri Eslami said.
Here are some of the things that Iranian police have been ordered NOT to crack down on:
Fucking goats (the national pasttime)
Throwing vomit at American flags
Taking a shit on an Islamic holiday
Beating your wife
Beating your wife AND your girlfriend
Blowing yourself up in a crowded place (as long as Jews and Americans are around)
And so on, and so forth...