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    1. Iran’s annual summertime crackdown on Western-style fashions is already ramping up, and this year authorities have their sights set on what they describe as “homosexual,” “devil worshipping” fashion. While the Islamic Republic’s strict public dress code has in the past disproportionately targeted women, who are required to be covered from head to toe, men in Iran will also have to be careful ...

    2. Quirky Bans In Iran

      Payvand Iran NewsMay 06 08:24 AM

      Jagged hairstyles, body tattoos, solarium treatments, and the plucking of eyebrows for men are the latest fashion statements to be banned in Iran. But they are by no means the only things that can get a man in trouble. For years, Iranian authorities have occasionally cracked down on signs of Western influence, targeted ";un-Islamic behavior,"; and enforced strict dress codes. -Frud Bezhan, RFE

    3. With summer approaching, president has provoked a row with senior clerics after criticising police for enforcing a strict interpretation of dress codes President Hassan Rouhani, who came to office in 2013 partly on the votes of young, middle-class women, knows that in the summer, hundreds or even thousands will be arrested by the morality police for “bad hijab”, a slack interpretation of the ...

    4. A message to Iran: 'The revolution is coming'

      العربي الجديدMay 14 08:03 AM

      Comment: Iran is beginning to see signs of revolt. From the poorest to the middle classes, Iranians are no longer tolerating the regime, says Salameh Kaileh.

    5. Barbershops offering such services will have their licenses revoked, pledges the country's barbershop union head.

    6. Iran has outlawed hipster hairstyles such as gelled spikes and 90's curtains, as well as banning beauty treatments such as eyebrow plucking. But new photos reveal that men are willing to defy the police.

    7. Beck's been on the warpath lately, linking the Iranian regime to Nazi Germany. Why he's wrong — and why it matters

    8. Under the hijab, porn is alive and kicking

      Haaretz DailyApr 30 07:07 AM

      Despite prudish mores and bans on public displays of affection, salacious clips abound on websites in Muslim countries. And there's a rising demand for porn actors who come from those societies.

    9. In the wake of the Muhammad cartoon contest attack, the Charlie Hebdo massacre, tens of thousands of Muslims worldwide flocking to join ISIS, and the chronic oppression of women and minorities in Islamic nations, millions of people are taking a second look at Islam.

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