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Iran: Men and Women to be Separated in Cafes
AdnKronos ^ | 5-16-07 | AdnKronos

Posted on 05/17/2007 9:21:15 AM PDT by Cyrus the Great

Tehran, 17 May (AKI) - Owners of trendy internet cafes, as well as bars and restaurants popular with young Iranians have received a letter signed by national police authorities in which new measures are announced to enforce "the country's moral health." "Public places will not be allowed to use dark windows anymore or curtains which make it impossible to view from the outside what is going on inside," said the letter, which states in particular that men and women must not be allowed inside internet cafes together but in separate days or schedules "to avoid unpleasant promiscuity."

The letter does not mention when these new rules will become effective but states that "a failure to fulfil them will lead to a suspension of the licence."

A new moralization campaign kicked off last month in Iran, forcing men and women to strictly abide by Islamic dress codes or face jail.

The campaign has also involved universities. Reformist university students in Tehran, Lorestaand Shiraz in the west, Babol near the Caspian sea, have been staging protests in the past few weeks against the new government measures which also impose opening hours on campus, lessons' schedules around prayer time, as well as restrictions on political activity. A number of students including members of top Tehran university, the Amir Kabir Polytechnic, have been arrested and accused of 'contacts with foreign powers to overthrow the Islamic government'.


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1 posted on 05/17/2007 9:21:17 AM PDT by Cyrus the Great
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To: Cyrus the Great

“to avoid unpleasant promiscuity.”

They must be doing it wrong.


2 posted on 05/17/2007 9:26:47 AM PDT by cdcdawg
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To: Cyrus the Great

One would think that all the patrons of restaurants in Iran are having sex on the tables. What a bunch of backwards idiots these people(the ones in power)are.


3 posted on 05/17/2007 9:29:16 AM PDT by calex59
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To: Cyrus the Great

More repression of the young will ultimately accomplish what we cannot or do not wish to do by military means. The young Iranians will depose the Mullahs.


4 posted on 05/17/2007 9:29:21 AM PDT by Leg Olam (Four out of five voices in my head say, 'Go for it!')
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To: Cyrus the Great
Gosh....Iran sounds like a great place to live.

(What a bunch of weirdos those Mullahs are!)

5 posted on 05/17/2007 9:33:43 AM PDT by Allegra (Socks.)
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To: Cyrus the Great

BTTT


6 posted on 05/17/2007 9:42:19 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: Cyrus the Great
Owners of trendy internet cafes, as well as bars and restaurants popular with young Iranians have received a letter signed by national police authorities in which new measures are announced to enforce "the country's moral health." "Public places will not be allowed to use dark windows anymore or curtains which make it impossible to view from the outside what is going on inside," said the letter, which states in particular that men and women must not be allowed inside internet cafes together but in separate days or schedules "to avoid unpleasant promiscuity."

This could speed up the move toward a new revolution in Iran since the vast majority of the young folk in Iran hate the Mullahs.

7 posted on 05/17/2007 9:43:55 AM PDT by Risky-Riskerdo
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To: Lee Heggy123
That would be nice. Plus it would save wear and tear on our munitions stockpile.
8 posted on 05/17/2007 9:44:22 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: calex59
One would think that all the patrons of restaurants in Iran are having sex on the tables. What a bunch of backwards idiots these people(the ones in power)are.

hahahaha...agreed. I didn't realize that public orgies in Iranian Cafes was such a huge problem. They must have gotten the idea from HBO.

Or Bill Clinton...

9 posted on 05/17/2007 9:46:12 AM PDT by kromike
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To: Allegra

Gosh....Iran sounds like a great place to live.

I agree! What’s it coming to when you can’t even go on the prowl for babes at your favorite cafe?!? sheesh.


10 posted on 05/17/2007 9:46:28 AM PDT by KingRonnie9
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To: Risky-Riskerdo
This could speed up the move toward a new revolution in Iran since the vast majority of the young folk in Iran hate the Mullahs.

Indeed. This could very well be the beginning of the end.

11 posted on 05/17/2007 9:52:24 AM PDT by Salvey (ancest)
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To: Cyrus the Great

Coming to a eatery near you:

Smoking or non-smoking?

Male only or female only?...........


12 posted on 05/17/2007 10:03:37 AM PDT by Red Badger (My gerund got caught in my diphthong, and now I have a dangling participle...............)
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To: Cyrus the Great

I guess they wouldn’t like “Dancing with the Stars”. (Have
you ever seen a happy, smiling Muslim? Their lives are pretty grim and they don’t even know if Allah likes them.)


13 posted on 05/17/2007 10:10:58 AM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: Red Badger

No smoking, no trans fatty foods, no heterosexual couples.
Headscarves required for all women per multi-cultural dictates of liberal mandates. Coming to America?


14 posted on 05/17/2007 10:19:39 AM PDT by tflabo (Take authority that's ours)
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To: tflabo
I’m waiting for someone to open up a muslim restaurant and then refuse to serve Jews. That ought to be a liberal conundrum to watch......
15 posted on 05/17/2007 10:37:23 AM PDT by Red Badger (My gerund got caught in my diphthong, and now I have a dangling participle...............)
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To: Risky-Riskerdo
This could speed up the move toward a new revolution in Iran since the vast majority of the young folk in Iran hate the Mullahs.

Not if the Mullahs draft them into the military to fight the Sunnis in Iraq and elsewhere.

16 posted on 05/17/2007 10:39:26 AM PDT by hunter112
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To: beethovenfan

My wife and I just went to a prak for lunch, near where I work. A muslim family was there, him in a long dashiki and er in a head to toe BLACK bhurka. It’s near 85°F outside. She had the kids, dressed as the parents were, and a baby in a stroller. He was yelling at her to go sit and be quiet while he and the children walked around the docks. My wife wanted to get out of the truck and go intervene, but I told her it would be of no use. If she did, the woman would be beaten after they got home for embarrassing the man...................


17 posted on 05/17/2007 10:41:48 AM PDT by Red Badger (My gerund got caught in my diphthong, and now I have a dangling participle...............)
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To: beethovenfan
Have you ever seen a happy, smiling Muslim?

We all saw quite a few of them right after 9/11.

18 posted on 05/17/2007 10:52:21 AM PDT by Octar
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To: hunter112

There is good reason to consider that the Iranian yutes would revolt should that take place, and would get plenty of assistance in their revolt.


19 posted on 05/17/2007 11:17:09 AM PDT by Risky-Riskerdo
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To: Red Badger
I’m waiting for someone to open up a muslim restaurant and then refuse to serve Jews. That ought to be a liberal conundrum to watch......

I doubt it. Muslims are the Dhimmocrats' new political bat with which to beat Bush and conservatives into submission. However loyal Jews may be to the Dhimmocrats, they're always thrown under the bus.

20 posted on 05/17/2007 12:58:39 PM PDT by kromike
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To: Risky-Riskerdo
I'd love to see the younger Iranians revolt, but how many of them remember the pre-Ayatollah days of the Shah? Sure, their parents have told them stories, but do you risk dying for a family tale?

Maybe in the Muslim world, you do.

21 posted on 05/17/2007 1:21:51 PM PDT by hunter112
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To: hunter112
Setting up the Shah and keeping him dictator was not a good idea. But that was during the Cold War, and Iran was a strategic location for keeping the Ruskies in check in that area and for spying.

Different climate these days. A western style democracy is what those students would like and it would work much better than say in Iraq. The students and young are very pro-western and pro-US.

22 posted on 05/17/2007 1:57:34 PM PDT by Risky-Riskerdo
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To: Cyrus the Great

Yeah, tell me how terribly women are treated in America!
We are sooooo lucky to be free as human beings.
Thank God for America.


23 posted on 05/17/2007 2:09:32 PM PDT by Shazolene
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