These from our friends in Iran. Bad veils don’t make the grade.
Tehran- July 9, 2010. With the end of the semester exams in the Khajeh Nasir University in Tehran, in the past week, a number of professors in the electricity and mechanics colleges have refused to give a number of students their grades because of what they called ‘improper veiling’ and ‘improper clothing’. In one incident, one of the professors in the mechanics college who is also in the position of an assistant in the university only put a dash next to the names of a number of (male and female) students and said that receiving their final grades was subject to them signing a pledge regarding their attire and their relationship with other students (of the opposite sex). (I have said for a long time that the most dangerous thing to islam is an educated woman.)
Tehran- July 6, 2010. On Wednesday June 30, a bus which belonged to labor activist Amir Kharazi was suspiciously set on fire in the middle of the night and completely burned in the flames in Islam Shahr. Kharazi had bought this bus on a loan and when he was suspended from work because of his unionist activities, he used the bus as a means to support his family. Three other drivers in the Tehran and Suburbs Bus Company who were also unionists and suspended from work used the bus as a source of income for their families. Before this, intelligence agents had prevented the suspended bus drivers from being hired in private companies and threatened companies to refrain from hiring suspended drivers.
Amir Kharazi was arrested in 2005 after widespread strikes by the drivers in the Tehran and Suburbs Bus Company and was detained for several weeks in Evin Prison. He was also suspended from work two times. The first time he was suspended for six months for participating in a strike in 2005 and the second time he was suspended for a year for his unionist activities. He was denied his wages and other benefits in both incidents.
Tehran- July 6, 2010. With the coming of summer, the Park and Mountain Police have been set up for the first time in the province of Markazi. “In light of the importance of providing security in parks and other recreational areas, the State Security Forces has set up the Park and Mountain Police and has stationed 30 teams in 11 regions”, the commander of the State Security Forces in this province said.
Tehran- July 7, 2010. The assistant head of the Municipal Transportation and Traffic in Tehran said, “Taxi drivers are banned from using all musical equipment except the radio”. “New limitations have not been placed for drivers (in the Chastity and Veil Plan) but using images, CD’s and tapes in taxis was banned from the past”. “In the periodic controls, inspectors will check that drivers are obligated to these rules and if there are complaints, those drivers will definitely be dealt with”, he added.
Karaj- July 7, 2010. Two Dervishes in Karaj, Saied and Ehsan Dashti were arrested. Security forces entered the home of a Dervish in the town of Karaj and in addition to conducting a search, arrested his two sons and took them to an unknown location. Some time ago, these two people along with four others were summoned by the Intelligence Department of the Revolutionary Guards Corps in this city. There is no information on why they were arrested and where they are being kept.
Analysis. Iran is failing at an increasing rate. The UN and unilateral sanctions are destroying the economy. The mullahocracy is beginning to see the problem but cannot solve it since the solution is its destruction.