April 30, 2007
'UnIslamic' Hairstyles, Grooming, Ties, Bowties, T-shirts - Banned In IranTopics: Iran
The craziness continues in Iran as the mad mullahs continue to crackdown on Western influences:
TEHRAN'S barbers are to stop offering Iranian men unconventional Western hairstyles amid a nationwide crackdown on dressing deemed to be unIslamic, the Etemad newspaper reported on Sunday.Given the consequences of Islamic law in Iran, little wonder that people in Turkey are so alarmed over the possibility of sharia law there.
... police had issued a directive forbidding its members from giving men offbeat hairstyles that are all the rage in more affluent parts of the capital.
"Currently some salons use Western grooming methods to create styles that are in line with the European and American ones," ...
"The union has repeatedly announced the restrictions against unconventional grooming when issuing permits to each of the barber shops. Hence barbers, knowing these rules, should not pursue the wrong methods," he warned.
"The union will withdraw its support from those barbers who cut hairstyles that are out of line with the norms of the system," he said.
... conservatives in Iran have long been upset by the heavy use of styling gel, shoulder-length hair and the spiky "big hair" styles sported by some of Tehran's young males.
The directive also banned the use of "facial cosmetics, plucking of eyebrows and applying special make-up in male salons," he said.
Iran has handed out thousands of warnings over the past week to women found to have infringed Islamic dress rules in the latest police crackdown.
... authorities have emphasised that men are not excluded from the drive, and males whose T-shirts were found to be too short or tight and hair excessively groomed have also found themselves apprehended.
... Customers would also not be allowed to wear ties and bow-ties - frowned upon in Iran as a symbol of Western imperialism - in barber shops, he said.
Posted by Richard at April 30, 2007 7:16 AM
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