Straight from the “there is no fun in Islam” file drawer.
Agency: Iran shuts down shops selling Barbie dolls
By NASSER KARIMI
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Police have closed down dozens of toy shops for selling Barbie dolls in Iran, part of a decades-long crackdown against “manifestations of Western culture,” the semiofficial Mehr news agency reported Friday.
Barbie dolls are sold wearing swimsuits and miniskirts in a society where women must wear headscarves in public, and men and women are not allowed to swim together.