In Iran they’re trying to pass a law to outlaw dog ownership. A key reason is that it is too Western. As someone who grew up in a Moslem country, it is difficult for me to think of Moslems as irrational. Rather it would seem this as other laws past or future is politically motivated. Given the ferment existing in Iran, given the knowledge and the need for freedom that has already been demonstrated in the country and the region, I wonder if someone ought to remind the leadership how revolutions occur. It just happened in Tunisia. People there kept being squeezed by bad laws and the administration of these laws, until one day, some tiny incident sets it all off, a fruit vendor had had enough. I don’t know how revolution will happen in Iran, I just know that laws like prohibiting dog ownership, whether or not they go ahead and pass it, make it that much surer.