December 27, 2003


Iran's best known female dancer Farzaneh Kaboli and 24 of her students have been detained on charges of dancing in public - for an all-female audience. Although there are no written laws against dancing, Iran's hard-line clerics have banned the activity, which they consider a promotion of moral corruption. The program had been authorized by the cultural ministry. Read more here.

That shows why the clerics are treated as fundamentalists. Performing folk dance of Iran to an all-female audience is a moral corruption? I wonder what these clerics think of culture. Loosing one's identity and being confined to their way of thinking is culture according to them I guess. I am so shocked.


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