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The Ayatollah Khamenei speaks out about why the regime must crack down.
"The people expect the government to provide an atmosphere in which they can perform their religious obligations with peace of mind, and not to see unethical scenes harming their religious sentiments," Khamenei was quoted as saying in the national press. "So the Islamic Republic of Iran's police are expected to prevent any unethical scenes," the supreme leader said in comments made to a police gathering late Sunday.
Take out the references to religion and you have a Leftist. No wonder they swoon over Iran's theocracy. If only they could remove the religion part from it.
He also reportedly asserted that moral conditions were more important than people's economic situation, although he did also underline "the need to respect the privacy of every individual".
As long as they are ont together in private with people of the opposite sex, listening to western music, dressed in any western clothing, drink any sort of alcoholic beverage, or anything else on the ever expanding list of proscribed activities you are welcome to your individual privacy in Iran.
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