Iran Bans Music

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  1. (Q) Encephaloid Martini Valued Senior Member

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    Just another in the long line of insane beliefs held by believers. Mozart has turned in his grave.

    "Monday August 2, 2010.

    Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said today that music is "not compatible" with the values of the Islamic republic, and should not be practised or taught in the country."

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/aug/02/iran-supreme-leader-music-islam
     
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  3. Light Travelling It's a girl O lord in a flatbed Ford Registered Senior Member

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    I guess the Sufi muslims will be moving out of Iran then...
     
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  5. Lori_7 Go to church? I am the church! Registered Senior Member

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    that's tragic and crazy. music is a great gift from god; a beautiful and far-reaching expression of his voice. many people are very deeply moved and inspired by it. apparently the ayatollah sees that as a threat. it's a shame.
     
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  7. Light Travelling It's a girl O lord in a flatbed Ford Registered Senior Member

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    I wish the King of Sweden would ban music;

    Basshunter
    Abba
    Roxette
    Ace of Base

    I mean c'mon.........
     
  8. visceral_instinct Monkey see, monkey denigrate Valued Senior Member

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    That Ayatollah's existence is not compatible with human decency or morality.
     
  9. (Q) Encephaloid Martini Valued Senior Member

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    Funny that it's the same god. Notice that people speak for their gods all the time, especially when those same gods aren't around to defend themselves.
     
  10. (Q) Encephaloid Martini Valued Senior Member

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    I wonder where our Islamic friends are on this one? Will they support the ban and immediately burn their music collections in respect for their brethren's beliefs or will they turn against their brothers and sisters in order to protect their own self-serving ideologies?

    Will we see effigies of Mozart and Beethoven burning in the streets?

    Kill the musician infidels!!!

    Ah, the insanity of it all.
     
  11. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    What ban?

    Oh wait. Any opinion by any Muslim is tantamount to global law.

    I forgot.

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    Sounds like you (Q), no matter what other people believe or the religion says, he knows whats right for everybody.
     
  12. (Q) Encephaloid Martini Valued Senior Member

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    Yes, I wouldn't want to trod on the "highest values of the Islamic Republic" by forcing them to listen to Mozart or Motorhead. Too bad those values have no morals associated with them. Morals are not right for everybody, Sam, especially for what people believe and what religion says.

    Who knows, maybe they were caught wearing iPods under their bhurkas? LOL!
     
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  14. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    The guy left his wife behind, alone. And exiled himself to Norway.

    But, thats a better issue for preemptive angst than music bonfires.
     
  15. (Q) Encephaloid Martini Valued Senior Member

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    Allah will save you from Mozart, Sam. Trust and believe in him. Burn your CD's and destroy your iPod immediately or suffer the wrath of "Islamic values" LOL!
     
  16. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    The man believes in science and sports over music. Can't get more "rational" than that. lol
     
  17. Light Travelling It's a girl O lord in a flatbed Ford Registered Senior Member

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    She has a point though, it is not an outright ban, just discouragement. And in favour of the study of science. Iran of course having a strong science eduction establishment.
     
  18. (Q) Encephaloid Martini Valued Senior Member

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    That would be the same science in which studies have been conducted about homosexuality, Sam? LOL!

    Rational indeed.

    "In a speech given in 2002 Khamenei stressed that he was not satisfied with the performance of then minister of science and higher education Mostafa Moeen, since he had allowed students to pursue activities deemed against Islam in his point of view, such as practicing and studying music, arts, traveling abroad to the land of non-believers, and conducting field trips that were not religious in nature. In the speech Khamenei asks for stricter control on these issues urging the universities to enforce Islamic values."

    How does one promote science when all field trips must be religious in nature?

    That's some of funniest stuff you've posted so far. In stitches here. LOL!
     
  19. (Q) Encephaloid Martini Valued Senior Member

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    Sure, as long as it doesn't conflict with "Islamic values"

    Intelligent Design must be at the top of their curriculum.
     
  20. scifes In withdrawal. Valued Senior Member

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    so is heroin.

    cigeretts are banned islamically.
    i wonder if people burned their cigar collections or turned on each other or burned tabacco sellers in the streets, they just kept smoking:shrug:
    same here, o'drama queen.
     
  21. spidergoat Valued Senior Member

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    These comments may seem benign except when you realize that any opinion by the leadership of Iran is indeed tanamount to law. Also that certain musicians in Iran have been jailed and tortured for performing. There was even a movie about it.
     
  22. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    So? That happens everywhere - musicians, doctors, civil rights activists get arrested for flimsy reasons

    He's probably in a CMU somewhere. Or being waterboarded. Unfortunately, we don't know.

    Apparently if you give money directly to Palestinians that makes you an automatic criminal.
     
  23. spidergoat Valued Senior Member

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    Yeah, not for singing.
     

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