Iranian President Makes Surprising Stand Against Religious Crackdown

June 17, 2010

Iran (ChattahBox) – Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has shocked his supporters, as well as the leaders of the heavily-present religious movement in the country, by coming out in opposition to the modesty crackdown that has been a yearly event by law enforcement and officials.

Each year, police move through the streets and issue fines to women who are thought to be immodest in their dress. This includes wearing too much makeup or having nail polish, wearing veils thought to show too much hair, or clothes that are too tight.

They also stop any men in cars that are believed to be bothering women by making comments or catcalls. They have been known to occasionally stop people walking to ask what their relation to each other might be.

In the past, Ahmadinejad has been favorable to these actions, but has recently changed his tune.

“The government does not agree with this behaviour and will respond to and control it as much as it can. It is an insult to ask a man and woman walking on the steet about their relation to each other. Nobody has the right to ask such questions,” he said in a recent television appearance.

Conservative parliament leader Mohammad Taqi Rahbar warned him that he “better consider what pleases God is not pleasing a number of the corrupt.”

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