The latest threat facing Iran’s theocratic paradise? Water fights and squirt guns. As a story in the WSJ says,
After heeding a call on Facebook, a group of nearly 800 young men and women were among those who showed up at the park…They chased strangers around a giant water fountain, screaming and laughing as they splashed each other with water from toy guns, bottles and plastic bags.
Sounds like fun, right? “We had a blast,” said one participant. But the authorities thought otherwise:
Police raided the park, engaging in a four-hour cat-and-mouse game with the youth, who turned their squirt guns on the cops and threw plastic bags full of water on the policemen’s heads, according to participants and media reports. Finally, park authorities cut off the water, rounded up dozens of young men and women, and dragged them to jail. Tehran’s police chief vowed to crack down and warned that similar water-war events were planned in other cities.“These events are a disgrace to our revolution. Our security forces and judiciary must stop the spreading of these morally corrupt actions,” said conservative lawmaker Hossein Ibrahimi.
Best of all?
Fars News Agency, affiliated with Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, blamed Zionists and Americans for corrupting the minds of the youth and coaxing them into water parks.
Bad Jews! Bad Jews!