Black People Politics : Is Iran's concern over Western influence warranted?

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  1. UBNaturally

    UBNaturally Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Iranian Officials Accuse Kim Kardashian West of Being a Secret Agent Working to Corrupt Young People and Women

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    Kim Kardashian, the Infiltrator
    The camera does not give us a close-up of the young woman’s face. Instead, it shows Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi, the prosecutor of Tehran, interrogating a young model. She is Elham Arab, a famous Iranian whose appearance on a TV show called Honeymoon sparked outrage from Iran’s hardline conservative Islamists.

    Honeymoon, contrary to what its name might suggest, celebrates the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan by showcasing heartwarming stories of people who have overcome adversity.

    But Arab’s online lifestyle, some viewers discovered, was not entirely in keeping with Iran’s laws on women’s Islamic dress. Following her appearance, religious conservatives attacked her in the media, causing her to scrub her social media profiles of any photos that showed her without an Islamic headscarf, or hijab. She also shut down her Instagram page.

    The producers of Honeymoon apologized for having her on the program.

    After the controversy died down, there was little news of her.

    But on May 15, she reappeared in the custody of the prosecutor saying, “I went to the show for the love of my family and the love of my country.” He directs a barrage of questions at her: “Did you do it by yourself or did others refer you? Did you travel abroad? What did you do abroad? How do they identify and hook individuals? How…”


    Sources:
    http://en.iranwire.com/features/7248/
    http://www.people.com/people/package/article/0,,20981907_21006927,00.html


    Why Iran Is Cracking Down on ‘Vulgar’ Instagram Models

    Instagram models, who aren’t political activists, have become the perfect target for Iranian authorities keen to scare women into sartorial conformity.

    In 2014, an Instagram account broadcasting the lifestyle of Iran’s elitist youths provoked predictable backlash from religious conservatives in the fundamentalist Islamic state.

    Other young Iranians had just been sentenced to six months in prison and 91 lashes for dancing to Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” in a viral YouTube video.



    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articl...cracking-down-on-vulgar-instagram-models.html

    But compare with this video...


    Attire, opinions of Iranian dress code vary among women and regions
    http://abcnews.go.com/Travel/story?id=6200937

    Dress Code in Iran
    http://triptopersia.com/iran-practical-guides/dress-code

    The issue is apparently dealing with Iran's dress code laws, and the attempt to keep certain outside influences from entering into their culture and society.

    The sentencing seems to be a form of "probation", but does this seem to be an over reach for a government to create a sense of decency and moral order by imposing dress codes?
     
  2. jamesfrmphilly

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    :11100:more whacky muslims fighting against the 21rst century....
     
  3. chuck

    chuck Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Also do factor in ole larry's earlier service for Queen and Country (during
    the Great War) too!!

    fyi
     
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