(So while Muslim phony-rights groups try and trick Western women into wearing a head cloth in order to sell the idea that not allowing the uniform of the Muslim Brotherhood is oppression of women, women living under genuine Islamic oppression are begging Western women who enjoy freedom to help them shake off Islamic misogyny)
As more and more Western tourists visit Iran, foreign women are being urged to break the country’s strict Islamic dress code to “make a stand” about the restrictive laws.
It is illegal for women to go out in public without wearing headscarf in the country, where thousands of undercover agents and “morality police” patrol the streets to check for violations.
Women found to have their hair or bodies inadequately covered can be publicly admonished, fined or even arrested.
But thousands of Iranians have been risking punishment by taking off their hijabs (headscarves) in public and snapping photos as part of a defiant online campaign to counter the “oppressive” law.
2. Muslim teens attack a Sikh temple in Germany
(Anyone else think this won’t get one millionth of the publicity it deserves?)
The Turkish government has seized six Christian churches
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has taken control of six churches in the war-torn southeastern city of Diyarbakir in his latest move to squash freedom of speech and religious movement.
The state-sanctioned seizure is just the latest in a number of worrying developments to come out of increasingly hardline Turkey, which is in advanced talks with the EU over visa-free travel for its 80 million citizens.
Included in the seizures are Catholic, Protestant and Orthodox churches, one of which is over 1,700 years old.
(It needs to be understood that this is just the latest in a series of expropriations of Christian churches in recent months, some of which involve large numbers of properties)
The Turkish consulate in Rotterdam has infuriated Dutch MPs by calling on Turkish groups in the Netherlands to inform it of insults against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Several MPs complained of the “long arm of the Turkish state” while the Dutch PM said it was a “strange” move.
Last week, Germany allowed the prosecution of a top satirist for insulting Mr Erdogan to proceed.
Jan Boehmermann had read a crude poem on TV, aimed at testing German law.
Both Germany and the Netherlands have old lese majeste laws against insulting the head of a friendly head of state.
(It would be very easy to misunderstand the headline. I hope tons of Dutch people call the hotline to leave insults for Erdogan. Maybe some limericks and songs as well)
Erdogan thought himself noble,,
He had ambitions far too global.
Ahead with a lurch, he expropriate church
(Well at least I tried)
5. Berlin Pirate Party leader ARRESTED after reading poem about Erdogan