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The Biggest Blunder I Can Imagine

The mullahs, clever devils that they are, have truly outwitted themselves. They are creating a “tourist’s paradise”…for women only.

Iran is seeking to create a paradise for female tourists by turning an island on a northwestern lake into male-free zone, the press reported on Wednesday.

All public transport, restaurants and facilities on the island — on the gigantic Oroumiyeh lake close to the Turkish border — will be staffed only by women, officials said.

“The island of Arezou (Wish), one of the 102 islands in the Oroumiyeh Lake, will be equipped especially for women,” a municipal official in the West Azerbaijan province, identified only as Aghai, was quoted as saying by the Tehran Emrouz newspaper.

“There will be no men on the island,” he said.

I really can’t imagine anything much stupider than that. The real revolution in the Middle East–and above all, in Iran–will undoubtedly be led by women, and now the mullahs are putting them together. Can we call it a critical mass? Let’s hope.