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Iran Deploys “Smart” Technology to Track and Punish Islamic Dress Code Violators

Iran Deploys “Smart” Technology to Track and Punish Islamic Dress Code Violators

Iran police warns that “technology will be used for the smart identification of people who break” the hijab law.  

Iran has started using facial recognition and other “smart” technologies to crack down on women violating the regime’s Sharia-mandated dress code.

The Iranian police warned on Saturday that surveillance technology was in place “from today” to apprehend hijab law violators. They warned that “technology will be used for the smart identification of people who break the [hijab] law.”

The police also threatened to shut down businesses that allowed women to remove their headscarves and to impound vehicles if passengers are found in violation of the Islamic dress code.

The dystopian Big Brother-style surveillance of women has been rolled out after months of anti-regime protests which were triggered by the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in police custody for violating the hijab law. At last 500 protesters were killed and over 18,000 were arrested for participating in anti-regime unrest. Several demonstrators were publicly hanged from cranes to instill terror among the people.

The French news agency AFP reported:

Police in Iran said on Saturday they have implemented a plan to deal with women who violate the country’s strict Islamic dress code.

A statement on the police website on Saturday said action would be taken “from today” over violations in public places, in cars and other “sites where hijab is sometimes removed”.

“In this context, technology will be used for the smart identification of people who break the law,” it said.

“Removing hijab is considered a crime, and the police deal with social anomalies within the framework of the law,” the statement quoted Security Police chief Hassan Mofakhami as saying.

“People who break the law are responsible for their actions and should be held accountable for their behaviour,” he added. (…)

Mofakhami also warned that businesses whose employees removed their headscarves in the workplace faced closure.

He said in such cases a warning would be issued, but “if the warning is repeated, the closure of the business will be on the agenda”.

Last week, police chief Ahmad-Reza Radan said those who remove their headscarves would be identified using “smart equipment”.

“People who remove their hijab in public places will be warned first and presented to the courts as a next step,” he said.

Car owners would also receive a warning text if any passengers violated the dress code, and their vehicles would be seized if the offence was repeated.

The move is part of a campaign by the Iranian regime to ensure Hijab-compliance in the wake of nationwide protests. “Iranian authorities launched a fresh campaign to force women to wear a headscarf, or hijab, as the clerical establishment seeks to reassert its grip on power months after women’s rights protests morphed into a nationwide movement against the Islamic Republic,” The Wall Street Journal noted Sunday.

Meanwhile there are reports of fresh anti-hijab protests from Tehran and other Iranian cities:

The Mullah regime is determined to crush the resurgence of the anti-hijab movement. Earlier this month, Iran’s judiciary chief threatened to punish women “without mercy” who defying the Hijab Law. “Unveiling is tantamount to enmity with [Islamic] values,” Iran top Sharia-enforcer, Gholamhossein Mohseni-Ejei warned. “Those who commit such anomalous acts will be punished and will be prosecuted without mercy.”


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Our future, Americanized, unless people get off their asses and start to realize that there’s no improvement for individuals and freedom than the Constitution, for all its shortcomings. What follows will be darkness. Wear your mask and get the jab!

    DaveGinOly in reply to oldschooltwentysix. | April 17, 2023 at 3:42 pm

    “About the Declaration (of Independence), there is a finality that is exceedingly restful. It is often asserted that the world has made a great deal of progress since 1776, that we have had new thoughts and new experiences which have given us a great advance over the people of that day, and that we may therefore very well discard their conclusions for something more modern. But that reasoning cannot be applied to this great charter.

    “If all men are created equal, that is final. If they are endowed with inalienable rights, that is final. If governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, that is final. No advance, no progress can be made beyond these propositions. If anyone wishes to deny their truth or their soundness, the only direction in which he can proceed historically is not forward, but backward toward the time when there was no equality, no rights of the individual, no rule of the people. Those who wish to proceed in that direction cannot lay claim to progress. They are reactionary. Their ideas are not more modern, but more ancient, than those of the Revolutionary fathers.”

    Calvin Coolidge

And in America… women wear the veil
Feminist are weak and terrified

They do not support women’s sports, much less the murder of ME women rights

They just like to burn their bras and cry hysterically toward President Trump while wearing their pink “pussy” hats

My, my, aren’t they brave…

    henrybowman in reply to gonzotx. | April 17, 2023 at 7:17 pm

    Every time I make the accusation that women won’t stand up for each other, or their sports, someone names me a bunch of women who do. But they’re all human anecdotes, like Riley Gaines. She goes somewhere to bravely and valiantly defend her position, and then she is literally assaulted by hordes of women, men, and menwomen, with zero “solidarity” backup from any of her “sisters.”

    This isn’t the Jets vs. the Sharks, it’s the Jets vs. a little old lady with money in a handbag.

Meanwhile, in America, school administrators allow mentally ill boys in a dress into the girl’s locker room to rape our daughters, and the tyrants in Washington state just passed a law allowing the state to steal children from their parents if those parents object to chemical castration of their sons, or slicing off the breasts of their teen daughters, so they can ‘transition.’

Iran’s oppressive dress code is tame by comparison…

    DaveGinOly in reply to LB1901. | April 17, 2023 at 3:38 pm

    As far back as the 1980s, liberals made it clear that they believe children belong to the state. Now they have seized upon “transgenderism” to put their agenda into effect. If they can get away with gender re-assignment surgery against the parents’ will, they will have effectively demonstrated that the children are, indeed, the state’s. You can bet it won’t stop at gender re-assignment.

E Howard Hunt | April 16, 2023 at 5:24 pm

I admire these people for upholding their religious principles and protecting the sanctity of marriage.

    stevewhitemd in reply to E Howard Hunt. | April 17, 2023 at 8:12 am

    Do you admire that the authorities there beat, rape, torture, and murder women who refuse to wear the hijab? Just asking how ‘admiring’ you are…

      E Howard Hunt in reply to stevewhitemd. | April 17, 2023 at 1:46 pm

      Their law enforcement officers strike me as very efficient. We could use them over here. Put them on shoplifter patrol.

What was it, 100 hundred billion in direct transfer from Obama/Biden to the Iranian regime, launched and funded the second Iraq war, World War Spring series, and the Persian Spring in progress. Throw another baby on the barbie, we’re not viable.

Democrats read the news and grow envious that they can’t yet apply it here …

… but start advancing plans.

Meh, seems creepy and overly authoritarian but the people of Iran can run their own society the way they want. When the populace decides they want something different they will install something new.

      CommoChief in reply to Fuzzy Slippers. | April 17, 2023 at 8:39 am

      Yes indeed as the political fortunes in your own State of Florida shows. The political pendulum in the US swings back and forth. 8 years of Reagan +4 years of Bush 41 was followed by 8 years of Clinton then 8 years of Bush 43 followed by 8 years of Obama followed by 4 years of Trump followed by Biden.

      The HoR follows a similar path of weaving back and forth between party control. GoP took control in ’94 and maintained it thru ’06. D/prog then had control from ’07-’10. GoP regained control in ’08 -18 D/prog took it back in ’19 – ’22. Go0 regained control in the midterms for the current, 118th Congress.

      States work similarly. Alabama was a one party d/prog State until about 1980. Then the GoP began to be more competitive. The GoP worked hard to organize and communicate to voters. Over a decade and a half the GoP began regularly swapping power with d/prog. For the last 15 years or so Alabama has become a one part GoP dominated State. In contrast CA basically followed the opposite path moving from a competitive State for both parties to become a one party d/prog dominated State.

filiusdextris | April 17, 2023 at 12:06 am

No way these machines aren’t going to be vandalized within a few months.

There are some technologies that should be denied to governments. If governments have shown us anything, they have shown us a disturbing propensity to misuse and abuse technology (as well as the law), to the detriment of the law-abiding citizen. The never-ending increase in the ability of governments to know about us things they have no right to know must be stopped. This won’t make us less safe than we are, it can only make us less safe than we might be. The additional safety comes at too high a price.

BierceAmbrose | April 20, 2023 at 3:10 pm

Machines demonstrating that “smart” is morally neutral — depends on how it’s used, for what, by whom. (And these days “on whom.”)

    BierceAmbrose in reply to BierceAmbrose. | April 20, 2023 at 3:21 pm

    Article juxtapositions hereabouts are interesting sometimes.

    Here we have technology directly deployed for pretty nefarious stuff. In another article, there’s an electronically mediated push-poll generating fodder for particular messaging.

    Our screeching self-righteous friends shouldn’t have access to polling tech for the same reason they shouldn’t have access to guns — they’re too angry, sloppy, reactive, and amoral to be allowed that kind of power. That’s also why they don’t want the rest of us having access to infotech or guns — they think we’re like them.

    They both loathe themselves, and are afraid of what they’d do with any agency. Curious combination.