Iran to the party
Posted by aogThursday, 10 October 2002 at 18:49

Tim Blair does an excellent riff on a crack down in Iran on parties that feature a lewd, despicable act - dancing of mixed genders who are not related. The best bit:

Under Iran's strict laws, implemented after the 1979 Islamic revolution, unrelated men and women are not allowed to dance together.

And how did this revolution win popular support, exactly?

Despite the strict rules, Western-style parties, held in private homes in wealthy Tehran neighborhoods, are a nightly occurrence and in recent years they have rarely been raided.

"So, Jahangir, are you coming to my party?"
"I don't think so, Naveed. My mother is 92 years old, and she cannot dance very well."
"Did I mention that it was a … Western-style party?"
"Well, why didn't you say so! I will not be missing this decadence! Naveed, you rule so hard!"