Teaching Comparative Government and Politics

Monday, May 04, 2015

Technicalities, technicalities

Some of the powers that be in Iran continue the struggle against bad (non-legitimate) ideas.

Iran bans magazine after 'white marriage' special
Iran’s judiciary has banned a magazine for encouraging cohabitation, according to an Iranian newspaper.

Sex outside marriage is crime under Iran’s sharia-based laws, punishable by flogging…

Last year, the magazine Zanan-e Emrouz (Today’s Women) published a special issue discussing various aspects of cohabitation, dubbed “white marriage” in Iran, and the reasons behind what it said was the increasing number of unmarried Iranian couples living together.

“The press watchdog banned Zanan-e Emrouz monthly today for encouraging and justifying ‘white marriage’,” the Shargh newspaper reported on Monday.

Last year, the office of Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, ordered a clampdown on cohabitation…

While disapproving of cohabitation, Iran allows the traditional Shia temporary marriage or “sigheh”, under which a couple can contract a marriage lasting anywhere from a few minutes to 99 years…

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