Imagine what they’d do with Richard Simmons
: The mullahs even fear aerobic dancing:
Khordadian, 46, became a symbol of cultural unrest when he returned to Iran last year for the first time since 1980 to visit his ailing father. In the nation where student aspirations for democratic reforms are clashing with the ideals of political hard-liners, he was arrested and convicted for “promoting moral corruption” by holding dance classes in the United States.
Instead of death, the judge eventually banned Khordadian from teaching dance for the rest of his life.