Monday, December 19, 2005

Now there is outrage!

Calling the Holocaust a myth didn't get much attention.

Telling the European Union that they should relocate the entire nation of Israel to a province of Germany or France didn't get that much attention.

But now Iranian pre
sident Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is being called "hard line" by the Associated Press after he declared Monday that western music must be banned from Iranian TV and radio.

Songs such as George Michael's "Careless Whisper," Eric Clapton's "Rush" and the Eagles'"Hotel California" have regularly accompanied Iranian broadcasts, as do tunes by saxophonist Kenny G.

But the official IRAN Persian daily reported Monday that Ahmadinejad, as head of Iran's Supreme Cultural Revolutionary Council, ordered the enactment of an October ruling by the council to ban Western music.

"Blocking indecent and Western music from the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting is required," according to a statement on the council's official Web site.

Ahmadinejad's order means the IRIB must execute the decree and prepare a report on its implementation within six months, according to the newspaper.

"This is terrible," said Iranian guitarist Babak Riahipour, whose music was played occasionally on state radio and TV. "The decision shows a lack of knowledge and experience."

Outrageous. Preposterous. What a dumb-ass!

The AP report devotes at least twice as much ink to this boorish behavior as it did to the reports earlier of Ahmadinejad's comments about Israel, and with a lot less equivocating between the lines about whether the Iranian strongman was being misunderstood.

Apparently it's okay to threaten to exterminate Israel, and to shout bullying words at the world community while concurrently developing a nuclear weapons program.

But attack America's secular culture by banning our rock 'n roll culture and our movies, and even the moonbat left shows it has some vestigial American pride left after all.


At 8:20 PM, Blogger The Phantom said...

If the Mullacrats ban rap music, they ain't all bad.

They had better watch out though. They are despised by a huge portion of that country's youth, who are ( believe it or not ) becoming more and more pro-American


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