Yes, the âIslamic haircutsâ were unveiled (sure, pun intended) at the Hijab and Chastity Festival.
Hijab, by the way, is defined as the veil that covers a Muslim womanâs face, and as a modest style of dress.
Chastity is defined as, âWoman, youâre a whore who deserves to die if you donât let your husband rape you â and if youâre one of the 33 per cent of Iranian women who are raped by anyone, youâre an even bigger whore who must be brutally tortured to death.â
Iranâs Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance has given its approval to these new rules. And so the government is at liberty to punish these hair-raising delinquents.
Upon first offence, the perpetratorâs locks will be inexpertly shorn at a police station. Repeat offenders can face stiff fines and Allah knows what else.
So, good on you, Iran!
Long hair and ponytails are out too, and quite frankly, no man should sport long hair or a ponytail, without express written consent from at least 50 men and 25 women who deem it stylish on him.
(Since womenâs opinions are stronger, and often more credible on the subject, their votes carry more weight. Essentially, one female vote on the topic would equate to that of two males. Thatâs why 50-25.)
Hey, itâs all about equality. Just like in Iran.
And if anything is unequal and unworthy, itâs dogs. Just like in Iran.
The growing fashion in Tehranâs wealthier northern suburbs is to keep dogs as pets. But, under some Islamic tradition, they are considered âunclean.â
A senior cleric issued a fatwa (religious ruling), against the practice last month.
âFriendship with dogs is a blind imitation of the West,â said Grand Ayatollah Naser Makerem Shirazi.
âThere are lots of people in the West who love their dogs more than their wives and children.â
Well, yes, since the cleric made no mention of the Islamic issue with âuncleanâ dogs, focussing solely on the friendship with dogs as a Western world similarity, we all clearly understand whatâs truly at stake here.
And honestly, if I were Iran, I too would be concerned. I wouldnât want the men, mixing up their love for their wives with the love for their dogsâ¦ They could end up raping their dogs.
Then again, as such lowly creatures, the dogs would surely deserve it.