Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Iran's Youth Push Islamic Limits

CBS News:

Islamic morality police tend to stay away from trendy places like fancy cappuccino bars. But even here, people would talk to CBS News only if they could hide their faces.

One couple says that if the police do raid the café, or even private parties, young people just bribe them to go away.

A party, they say, would cost $100

It adds up to a cash bonus for the police but a long-term cost for the government and growing contempt for the Islamic state.