The Mideast In A Nutshell

She had a wicked left hook!

It’s rarely a good idea to tell a woman what to wear. In Iran, Muslim morality police mix with everyday people demanding they dress in accordance to Islamic law. Religious clerics (all men) tell women in public if they’re not dressed “properly.”

Cleric Hojatoleslam Ali Beheshti saw a woman whom he did not think was dressed modestly enough and told her to “cover up.”  She told him to cover his eyes – a heavy insult to a cleric. Beheshti again told the woman to cover up and stop being disrespectful to him.

That’s when she floored him with a surprise punch.

After he was flattened, she proceeded to kick and scream at him until she was dragged away by shocked spectators. Beheshti was in the hospital for three days but will not press charges.  That’s probably a good idea because if the woman was  in a police lineup wearing a burka, she’d be pretty tough to pick out.

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