Believe it. It happens every day. Not just in Iran. The Iranian leadership is civilized, just a bit medieval. They, and most of the rest of the Islamic world, are a few hundred years behind the Western world wrt cultural evolution. But the internet, globalization, etc., is exposing the younger middle eastern generations to alternative, progressive ways of thinking ... which they seem to be embracing. Which is, imho, a good thing, and will eventually bring about changes that will preclude the possibility of things like the thread topic happening.