HARDLINE Iranian style police have ordered a ban on the mullet haircut.
The chop has come in a government crackdown on "decadent Western cuts".
The mullet - short at the front and long at the back - has been outlawed along with ponytails and even some variations of the common spike.
But a new catalogue of approved styles has given the go-ahead to the Elvis-style quiff.
Jaleh Khodaya, who organised a government-approved hairdressing show in Tehran, said: "The proposed styles are inspired by Iranians' complexion, culture and religion, and Islamic law."
Cops regularly arrest men with elaborate hair cuts or the wrong kind of trousers on.
They can be hauled off to a police station where their locks will be quickly shorn into an acceptable shape.
Serial hair offenders risk stiff fines, while barber shops catering to Western fashions are shut.
Dictating public behaviour and enforcing a strict dress code - especially for women - have long been a part of Iranian policy.
Earlier this year, a cleric said women who wear revealing clothes cause natural disasters.
Keeping dogs for pets has also been slammed. One ayatollah said: "There are people in the West who love their dogs more than their wives and children."
Iranian government, Daily Record 109 Comments
[7/12/2010 4:11:21 AM]
Fundie Index: 79
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Finally someone has taken a stand against the most EVIL of haircuts, the mullet. I bet Satan has a mullet.
7/12/2010 4:13:27 AM
Same old, same old. Wouldn't you want to live in a country ruled by religious extremists?
7/12/2010 4:13:54 AM
No shirt, no shoes, no service.
7/12/2010 4:19:37 AM
I'm not sure how forcibly cutting someone's hair can be regarded as particularly fundie in a country that sentences adulterers to death by stoning...
7/12/2010 4:26:32 AM
Yeah, well, mullets are just wrong. And that ayatollah does have a point about pets.
7/12/2010 4:27:09 AM
I love my dog
7/12/2010 4:31:11 AM
I guess that also means no skinny jeans and no tramp stamps. I'm having a very hard time condemning these hardliners right now.
7/12/2010 4:40:11 AM
"Serial hair offenders" lol.
7/12/2010 4:41:22 AM
Wow, Iran takes its fashion police seriously.
7/12/2010 4:54:51 AM
Yeah, I'm on board with this one. There's still no proof of God, but the mullet is a pretty good indication that Satan exists.
7/12/2010 5:12:25 AM
For once, the Iranian clerics have the right idea.
7/12/2010 5:17:35 AM
Heh, they're as paranoid about the west as christian fundamentalists are about the middle east.
7/12/2010 5:21:13 AM
This is what happens when you have a totalitarian government; no part of the private life is too small for government intervention.
7/12/2010 5:23:09 AM
Iran really needs to be erased.
What a shithole.
7/12/2010 5:34:10 AM
If you thought Christian fundies were bad...
7/12/2010 5:43:08 AM
"There are people in the West who love their dogs more than their wives and children."
There are people in Iran who love their fairy tals more than actual people.
7/12/2010 5:45:48 AM
If you outlaw things like mullets, skinny jeans, and tramp stamps, how are you supposed to identify the rednecks, skanks, and trailer trash?
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And I betcha the Republicans are positively DROOLING at the thought of being able to do exactly this - dictate people's fashion choices, pet choices, and blame women for everything from acne to the Gulf Oil Spill.
7/12/2010 5:45:59 AM
Wait, the mullet is a DECADENT haircut? Do these people oot realize that mullets are usually associated with trailer trash??
7/12/2010 5:56:27 AM
And I thought some Western countries were oppressive... sheesh. Got nothing on these guys.
7/12/2010 6:02:54 AM
And I thought the phrase "fashion police" was a joke.
7/12/2010 6:05:12 AM
And the fundies wonder why we panic at the thought of them getting unfettered power...
7/12/2010 6:08:24 AM
I expect that religious totalitarianism in Muslim countries will lead to widespread secularism, just as it did in Sweden, England, and other countries with established state religions.
7/12/2010 6:11:16 AM
So they're banning mullets and tight jeans? What's next? Nascar, trucker caps, and professional wrestling?
7/12/2010 6:11:47 AM
""There are people in the West who love their dogs more than their wives and children.""
>>Implying that Iranians love their wives and children at all.
7/12/2010 6:16:19 AM
Meh, mullets aren't so cool anymore. Re-mullets are the tonsorial choice of the truly fashionable.
7/12/2010 6:22:54 AM
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