Friday, July 9, 2010

Iran's Holy War on Haircuts

Whew! I'm glad I wasn't born in Iran!

“It’s something like a holy war on haircuts,” reports ABC News. “Iran’s Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance has issued a directive banning ‘decadent’ hairstyles for men, restricting barber shops to only certain kinds of cuts. The primary target: spiky, gelled hairdos associated with rebellious youths, corrupted by Western influence. It’s a style that was commonly seen on the front line of last year’s post-election protests….”

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