Iranian bill actually addresses women's dress

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May 20, 2006 17:35




A draft law being considered by Iran's parliament encourages the wearing of Islamic clothing to protect the country's Muslim identity, according to a copy of the bill obtained by The Associated Press on Saturday. The 13-article bill, which received preliminary approval a week ago, makes no mention of requiring special attire for religious minorities. On Friday, a Canadian newspaper, The National Post, quoting Iranian exiles, said the law would force Jews, Christians and other religious minorities to wear special patches of colored cloth to distinguish them from Muslims.


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