Monday, July 12, 2010

If the Hareidim ruled us

An Iranian official shows men’s hairstyles that are promoted as permissible in Tehran’s long-running battle
against Western cultural influences and styles deemed “un-Islamic.”

Call me a fear-mongering blogger with cruel yet handsome eyes, but the photo/caption above and the accompanying article rang a few too many unpleasant bells. So did this: The Netherlands may be on the brink of its first football World Cup title, but in some parts of the Dutch Bible Belt, watching tv on a Sunday is totally forbidden...

Bans on watching TV. Bans on various clothing styles. Bans on various hairstyles. Christian, Muslim, and Jewish fundamentalist at times seem all the same, don't they?

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