Iran Supreme Ayatollah Forbids Online Chatting Between Sexes

On his website, in response to a question e-mailed to him


The latest religious edict from Iran's supreme leader takes aim at the Islamic Republic's lonely hearts.

Online chatting between men and women on social networks is forbidden under Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's latest fatwa, delivered ironically enough on his website in answer to a question sent by email. The top mullah's reasoning is that such contact could eventually lead to activities prohibited by Islam.