Why do Iranian police have the word "police" in English on their shields and uniforms?

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    Jun 15, 2009 11:08 PM GMT
    I have seen them on the news of the protests.
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    Jun 15, 2009 11:12 PM GMT
    a canadian friend of mine just told me cuz you cant shout "STOP - SQIGGLY LINES!!"

    tsk tsk tsk
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    Jun 15, 2009 11:28 PM GMT
    Because English is the universal language.
  • riverrunner

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    Jun 16, 2009 2:24 AM GMT
    We probably sold then to them!
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    Jun 16, 2009 2:27 AM GMT
    Because the protest was shot in Hollywood.

    Osama released another video today saying that he is tired of the politics of this country and he is moving to France.
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    Jun 16, 2009 2:31 AM GMT
    Because the Iranian regime and its police know that the rioters aren't really Iranians but "Zionist Conspirators" (who can't read Farsi and the regime didn't know how to write "mishtara" in Hebrew and couldn't find a Jew in Teheran willing to help them).

    Actually, you have it all wrong. The shields simply weren't big enough to add the word "state" at the end.
  • GQjock

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    Jun 16, 2009 3:43 AM GMT
    and I just saw pictures of the protests on CNN amd people were holding up signs that said "Where is my Vote" In English icon_question.gif
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    Jun 16, 2009 3:46 AM GMT
    GQjock saidand I just saw pictures of the protests on CNN amd people were holding up signs that said "Where is my Vote" In English icon_question.gif

    I can understand that because they want the protest to be understood outside of Iran.
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    Jun 16, 2009 3:47 AM GMT
    They bought them at Wal-Mart
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    Jun 16, 2009 4:00 AM GMT
    sxydrkhair saidPolice is very popular word in the Middle East, when the British took over southern Iran and several other Middle Eastern countries. In Arab countries people say Bolice, because there is no "P" sound in Arabic language. They sound like strong English accent. I think Farsi is the same way?

    Thank you, sxy!
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    Jun 16, 2009 4:01 AM GMT

    English is the international language. If they can get the foreign press to take pictures of their signs everyone in the world will be able to read them. Stuff like that puts a lot of pressure on their government and ours. That's what my best friend, an attorney, and a Persian, told me, when I had the same question.
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    Jun 16, 2009 4:52 AM GMT
    Sami> there is no "P" sound in Arabic language. They sound like strong English accent. I think Farsi is the same way?

    Farsi and Arabic are completely different and unrelated languages - though the Farsi alphabet was replaced with the Arabic script during the time of the Arab/Muslim conquest of Iran.

    One of the 4 letters the "Persian" alphabet has which are not found in Arabic is the "pe": ﭗ (which is an off-shoot of the "be" ﺐ but with a stronger dagesh/accent [don't know what it is called in Farsi]).
  • reza310

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    Jun 16, 2009 5:08 AM GMT
    Because Police is the same word in persian however there are some other words like Niroye Entezami for Police in persian but Police is more common