Iranian police have arrested more than 260 people, including three European citizens, on suspicion of spreading satanism, the state-run IRNA news agency reported Friday.

The report said the suspects were arrested on Thursday night in Shahryar County, west of the capital of Tehran, for “spreading the culture of satanism and nudity.” It did not elaborate.

It was not clear how such a large number of arrests were made in one night — if the suspects were in one location, at some gathering or party, or not.

Gatherings where unrelated men and women are seen together are illegal in Iran and considered a sin under Islamic law.

  • prole
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    2 months ago

    Yeah if only they had their own secular, democratically elected leaders. And maybe those leaders could even decide to nationalize their oil.

    What could possibly go wrong for them?

    • @[email protected]
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      42 months ago

      Nassar’s Egypt, Mosaddegh’s Iran, Sankara’s Burkino Faso, Obote’s Uganda, Lumumba’s Congo, Trujillo’s Dominican Republic, Sukarno’s Indonesia (Read the Jakarta Method folks), Goulart’s Brazil, Arbenz’s Guatamala, Guardia’s Costa Rica, Allende’s Chile…

      I don’t know what it is, but democratically elected leaders in countries that pursued an unaligned status just have a habit of getting couped by reactionary members of their militaries for some crazy reason.