Iran is Fiilled w Contradictions
By Micah Halpern
Monday April 23, 2018
I've Been Thinking:
Iran is a complicated place. In Iran, there are competing forces each pushing their own agenda - some for more openness and some for more tradition.
So when Iranian TV reported that Iran's President Hassan Rouhani chastised the famous morality police, that was a big deal.
Iran's morality police enforce the dress code and they have been very physical against violators. One such incident was caught on video. The video went viral and was broadcast on numerous TV outlets and on social media.
Last year the head of the police, the person responsible for the morality division, made it publicly clear that they would no longer arrest violators.
Rouhani said that it is impractical to promote virtue through violence "by grabbing people's collars." He said it will not work.
The interior minister has announced that the incident will be investigated.
This is one small glimpse into the internal struggles of Iran.
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