Thursday, December 27, 2012

Wing and a Prayer in Iran

Here's one of the things you get when you mix civil society with obsessive and fanatical religiosity:

From today's Times: "Under a directive announced Wednesday by Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization, all aircraft will be prohibited from flying across the country during the Adhan, or call to prayer, when many devout Muslims pause to face toward Mecca and pray."

That's a five-times-a-day ritual. Link.

Also, "serious attention" will be given by the religious police in enforcing more strict Islamic dress codes for women at airports.
"Allahu akbar!"


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