NOW: ‘Morality Police’ Terminated!?!

( – With ongoing protests unlike any seen for decades in Iran, the Iranian government is finally relenting on some practices and is reportedly abolishing its “morality police.”

National Review is reporting in “Iran Abolishes Morality Police, May Loosen Hijab Requirements, Official Says“:

“After a series of fiery protests, Iran is reportedly abolishing its morality police and may loosen requirements on wearing hijabs, the country’s attorney general confirmed on Saturday.

“Attorney General Mohammad Jafar Montazeri said at a press conference that the morality police have ‘nothing to do with the judiciary and have been abolished.’

“‘Of course, the judiciary continues to monitor behavioral actions,’ he added. The Iranian authorities will consider whether to adjust the headscarf rules, the attorney general said in a statement.” [emphasis added]

Some historical context:

Born after the 1979 Islamic Revolution, the religious force, charged with patrolling for and arresting women who violate the Islamic dress code, e.g., by not wearing a head covering or loose-fitting clothing, has existed outside of the judicial system, operated by law enforcement.” [emphasis added]

What is your reaction to Iran abolishing the “morality police” that was used to subjugate women if they violated Iran’s draconian religious dress code? Would you like to see the current Iranian government overthrown? Why or why not? Please share your opinion by emailing [email protected]. Thank you.