Friday, August 24, 2007
Iran Shuts Western Barber Shops
Iranian police have closed more than 20 barbers' shops in the capital of Tehran. They say the barbers were encouraging un-Islamic behavior by offering Western hairstyles, tattooing and also eyebrow-plucking for men. Police say they have inspected more than 700 shops during a two-week crackdown in the city. The move is part of an annual campaign against what is known locally as bad hijab, or un-Islamic clothing, that this year is also targeting men.