Leader of Tehran’s Friday prayer: “Get tougher on hijab”

9 Mar 2010

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Ahmad Khatami (not to be confused with former president Mohammad Khatami) told Iranian news agency ISNA (Iranian Student’s News Agency) on International Women’s Day that Iranian authorities should get tougher on hijab and punish people who are loosely dealing with this Islamic duty. “In shops you see foreign advertisements with half naked women and we see sportsmen and sportswomen being photographed together. That is scandalous! I am warning the government get tough on hijab!”
Since Ahmadinejad’s first election in 2005, many regulations have been called to life to make it easier to arrest and fine women who ‘tresspass’ the hijab rule and men who don’t confirm to Islamic clothing and appearance codes. Many young men and women has been arrested and punished based on those regulations.

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