Sign says: ‘Women’s entry into work and society has caused youth unemployment, their inability to marry, and corruption in the Islamic society. I give my condolences to all Muslims in Iran and the Mahdi*.’ [*The Mahdi is the hidden imam who just won’t come out of hiding until it’s the ‘End of Days’.
It’s said he went into ‘occultation’ and his return will be preceded by chaos, war and bloodshed. But (of course) when he comes there will be an era of universal peace. It is similar to the Christian vision of the apocalypse. In fact – oh happy days – the hidden imam guy is expected to return in the company of Jesus..
Not to worry, then, he’ll sort us out when he comes.
Thanks again to Keyvan Javid for sending this in to me.