The behavior of Iran's morals police llike the behavior of Iran's Islamic "republic and its totally immoral supreme leader once again demonstrates that democracy and religion are lousy matches especially when the religion involved is Islam. It is also true to a less murderous extent these days of Christianity (the Tea Party-GOP fundamentalists in America ) and of Judaism (See the atrocious behavior of certain right-wing Hassidics in Israel toward women and moderarte Jews).
Here's a story form Iraqi to chill your blood, along with before-and-after photos of one boy with the "wrong" kind of haircut--not that the Koran endorsed specific haircuts or endorsed a clerical class, yet along a ruling one. Christ was clearly anti-clerical but some indiviuals always find a way to use religion as a device to seize power and wealth.
If I were the Sunnis or Kurds, I'd succeed from Iraq tomorrow. This is totalitarian the influence of Iran, Al Sadr, his Al Mahdi army and similar types.
Dozens of Iraqi teenagers stoned to death for ‘emo’ haircuts: activists
NOTE: Some time ago I was told that items like this should go in the news section. The problem is the last three posts I entered in the news section never appeared on the front page, though they surely qualified in terms of newsworthiness. Check news item under my tag and you'll see what I mean.
So if I come across anything worth reading, I'm not going to waste time posting it in the news section. It will appear in a blog section with my own introduction or analysis (see just above), followed by a link and possibly by excerpts. If that's not acceptable to administators just delete it but what's the point looking up worthwhile items that don't get posted?
Another problem with posting fascinating reports under the "news" category is that one must use the origiinal heading which often gives a very poor idea what the story is about or what is distinctive and new in the information an article contains. Years ago I used to write headers for a newspaper and know when I see a lousy one. The headline above is an "in your face" headline which draws immediate attention of theocratic outrages, which it should damn well do.
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