Up at The Corner Michael Ledeen post an email with a photo of how the Tehran police force intends to impose a "kinder, gentler", more compassionate kind of Islamofascist shar'ia. To quote from the translation:
a.. If you see women with thick lipstick, don't use a razor blade to slash their faces (as has been permissible and very much done by the disciplinary forces patrolling the cities), use Kleenex.
b.. If you see too much makeup on women's faces, don't spray their faces with acid (as has been permissible and very much done by the disciplinary forces patrolling the cities), use rosewater.
c.. If women are wearing too short of a dress, give them a free chador (veil).
d.. If their scarves is too short, don't use the slogan of: "yaa roo sari, yaa too sari" (which means "either wear a scarf, or get smacked on the head"...this has been one of the regime's most disgusting comments to Iranians women since the very early days of the revolution).
e.. Either cover their entire hair or gently cut their hair off.
The caption, in the bottom of the photo reads: The head of the police force of Tehran said: "The Irshad (guidance) Patrols should not treat people with an antagonistice approach."
I await the angry, outraged rhetoric; and the demands that the oppression of Iranian women cease from the usual "champions of the oppressed" on the left any day now....that is, when they are finished doing everything possible to prevent the U.S. from doing anything useful about the Iranian situation; and when aren't to busy bashing Bush to notice that real abuse of women going on in the world.