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Iran is backwards

TEHRAN — To get to the Emarat wedding hall, you have to drive outside Tehran and into the countryside, down a series of rural roads until you reach an entrance marked only by a number. There, a security guard checks your name off a list and directs you to a parking lot screened from the road that seems to have enough space for hundreds of cars.

Leaving the car, you walk through a series of arched walkways, covered in vines, leading to a lush garden that ends at a large wooden door. It is the entrance, at last, to the main hall that, on this day, is crowded with tables decorated with flowers and basking in the light of dozens of chandeliers.

The party, celebrating the wedding of Amir Hashemi and his bride, Melina Hashemi, is already well underway. Men in tuxedos and women in revealing dresses with costume jewelry in their immaculately coifed hair have hit the dance floor for a favorite tune, the pop classic “The Pretty Ones Have to Dance,” by the exiled Iranian singer Andy. Couples at the tables enjoy small talk as some sip from small plastic water bottles.

In short, besides the remote location, nothing out of the ordinary for an upscale Western wedding reception. But in this case, the celebrants are violating no fewer than six of the fundamental laws governing personal behavior in the Islamic Republic: mixing of the sexes; women baring flesh and failing to wear head scarves; dancing; playing pop music; and, last but not least, consuming alcohol (in the vodka-laced drinks in the water bottles).
Permalink R.W.T. 
June 10th, 2018 3:58pm
The same things happen in Saudi kingdom.
Permalink Random Lurker 
June 10th, 2018 9:06pm
Saudi also backwards
Permalink R.W.T. 
June 10th, 2018 10:02pm
Any theocratically ruled country is prone to these contradictions. The Vatican is no better too.
Permalink Random Lurker 
June 10th, 2018 10:07pm
The Vatican is 1000 people
Permalink R.W.T. 
June 10th, 2018 10:16pm
Yet they molest children, commit same-sex fornication and run shady money laundering services.
Permalink Random Lurker 
June 10th, 2018 10:21pm
Texas Open Beaches Act made all Texas beaches public in 1959.

California Coastal Act made all California beaches public in 1976.

The National Open Beaches Act, intending to federalize ownership of all beaches nationally, was first introduced in 1969 and has failed each time it was voted on.

New York does not have open beach access.

This particular beach has an owner who is legally liable for drownings there. The owner pays lifeguards to patrol the beach on some days, but not all days. When the owner does not have a lifeguard, the beach is closed to the public.

This jewish guy wants to get insurance and a lifeguard as rent in order to open the beach for his own purposes on 2 days that it would otherwise be closed.

People are going crazy over this plan.
Permalink Reality Check 
June 11th, 2018 7:38am

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