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    Default I Found this to be a True Warming Story.

    Iran was in shock on Sunday after the mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani, the first woman in history to win the Fields medal, maths’ Nobel prize, died of cancer aged 40.

    Her death on Saturday in a hospital in California dominated front pages in Tehran, with a number of newspapers breaking with tradition and publishing photos of her without a head covering – a rare tribute that showed her prominence overrode rules requiring all Iranian women to be covered in public.
    Very sad for someone to die so young.

    However, maybe more signs of Iran are becoming more tolerant?

    Anyway, I found this rather warming and a bit of a statement to the rest of the Islamic Arab world..

    The Sunday front page of Hamshahri, a state newspaper, particularly stood out, winning praise for portraying her “the way she was”.
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...oo-in-tributes

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    However, maybe more signs of Iran are becoming more tolerant?
    Hopefully it may happen. It's all called Islam but it's a very different religion to the Sunnah version that is going backwards almost everywhere in the world. Iran probably has great potential and does not have the almost tribal mentality that still prevails in much of the Arab world.
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    Good article here.

    How Iran's hardline Islamic image is being slowly erased from within | Daily Mail Online

    For those allergic to the Daily Mail a more boring thing in the economist:

    https://www.economist.com/news/middl...ahs-and-donald
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    Quote Originally Posted by xoggoth View Post
    Hopefully it may happen. It's all called Islam but it's a very different religion to the Sunnah version that is going backwards almost everywhere in the world. Iran probably has great potential and does not have the almost tribal mentality that still prevails in much of the Arab world.
    Because Iran is not Arab, nor was the country traditionally Muslim. The Muslim religion was forced upon them under the threat of of mass executions from the Arabs if the Persians did not convert. This still has its repercussions today.
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    https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=ir...=1500297747260

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    Pre Revolution, although the Shah was a dictator
    Cor! That's recent history for you Gibbon. Thought you'd be posting photos from the first Persian Empire.

    More seriously, it looked great then, much like hippie Britain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xoggoth View Post
    Cor! That's recent history for you Gibbon. Thought you'd be posting photos from the first Persian Empire.

    More seriously, it looked great then, much like hippie Britain.
    Some things are worth bringing up to date.

    I've long held the belief that there is a strong correlation between world peace the length of women's skirts.
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    Iran becoming more tolerant and the UK less so. Must be in some sort of parallel universe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scooterscot View Post
    Iran becoming more tolerant and the UK less so. Must be in some sort of parallel universe.
    usual cobblers, people aren't less tolerant they just dislike Indyrefmoaners & bremoaner expats.
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