I have friends in Tehran who are in a metal band, And I have pictures they have sent me of the clubs they play in with teenagers and twenty-somethings (male and female) having a good time dancing (and moshing) without any of the women wearing so much as a hijab. They have even sent pictures in the streets of Tehran of people wearing t-shirts and jeans, and many young women are beginning to stop wearing anything on their heads. The point he was making to me is that the people of Iran no longer take the Ayatollah seriously. They want to be in the twenty-first century, not the ninth. Don’t let the news outlets fool you into thinking that the leaders represent their people at all. The only reason they still have power is because they still control the military.
John Deering and John Newcombe