Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Iran Even
Into The
Of Sharia

From Reuters:

TEHRAN (Reuters) - The Iranian government on Monday ordered the closure of a daily newspaper and banned a new women's bi-weekly from publication in the first media crackdown since President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad took office in August.

"The Supervisory Board on the Press agreed to the temporary closure of Asia newspaper and Nour-e Banovan and ordered their cases sent to court," said the Culture Ministry in the ban, a copy of which was obtained by Reuters.

No reason was given for the closure and ban although a journalist at the economic daily Asia said the paper had been given a warning in recent months for printing photographs of women considered to have been improperly dressed.

Nour-e Banovan, a planned bi-weekly publication aimed at women, has not yet been published.
More than 100 publications have been closed by the Iranian government since 2000 although many have re-opened under different names and scores of titles still exist.

The Iranian government needs to be done away with before they get their hands on nuclear weapons. They are bent on turning the world into a Medieval hellhole dominated by their omnipotent thugocracy.

There is no room for such a government.