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(ITV)   Six Iranians aren't, after being caught dancing to song 'Happy' by religious police and forced to apologize for it on state TV   (itv.com) divider line 97
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2014-05-21 06:02:24 AM  
Seriously? How farking depressing is that?
 
2014-05-21 07:30:07 AM  
religious police did not write or perform the song in question.
 
2014-05-21 07:59:50 AM  
Do not taunt Happy Fun religious police...or not happy...or...something.

/got nuthin
 
2014-05-21 08:45:36 AM  

gnosis301: religious police did not write or perform the song in question.


Allah In The Machine?

/got nothin
 
2014-05-21 08:46:56 AM  
Ah, the joys of Islam. Such a fun group.
 
2014-05-21 08:49:10 AM  

DubyaHater: Ah, the joys of Islam. Such a fun group.


The Inquisition would like a word.

Extremism in any form makes the happy go away
 
2014-05-21 08:49:18 AM  
encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com
 
2014-05-21 08:49:23 AM  
They got off easy. Imagine the Hell they would have to suffer if they were dancing to "Shiny Happy People"...
 
2014-05-21 08:49:28 AM  
He said: "We must recognise our citizens' right to connect to the World Wide Web".

Yeah just don't try to participate or forget for even one moment that you live in a totalitarian theocracy or your ass is going to get a beating plus prison time.

Hypocrisy really is without limits similarly human stupidity.
 
2014-05-21 08:49:42 AM  
Well let's be fair. That is a really stupid song.
 
2014-05-21 08:52:34 AM  

gilatrout: DubyaHater: Ah, the joys of Islam. Such a fun group.

The Inquisition would like a word.

Extremism in any form makes the happy go away


Well I don't see Spaniards kidnapping hundreds of girls at the moment so forgive us for focusing on the currently most relevant religious extremist group.
 
2014-05-21 08:55:03 AM  

gnosis301: religious police did not write or perform the song in question.


Well, my red necked neighbor hears it and says, "That song is Ghey" so it must be true.
 
2014-05-21 08:55:06 AM  

DubyaHater: Ah, the joys of Islam. Such a fun group.



Actually if you're having a festive dance contest, I've got my money on the Sufi.
 
2014-05-21 08:55:19 AM  
I thoroughly enjoyed watching that video, though.
 
2014-05-21 08:55:29 AM  
Clearly Obama should've stepped in and stopped the shenanigans.
 
2014-05-21 08:56:32 AM  
Hawnkee


They got off easy. Imagine the Hell they would have to suffer if they were dancing to "Shiny Happy People"...


True, that song alone will get you killed in most countries.
 
2014-05-21 08:57:20 AM  

reveal101: Well I don't see Spaniards kidnapping hundreds of girls at the moment so forgive us for focusing on the currently most relevant religious extremist group.


But the Lord's Resistance Army kidnaps their fair share of children.
 
2014-05-21 08:58:18 AM  

KingKauff: Clearly Obama should've stepped in and stopped the shenanigans.


Which shenanigans?
 
2014-05-21 08:59:59 AM  

DubtodaIll: KingKauff: Clearly Obama should've stepped in and stopped the shenanigans.

Which shenanigans?


Take your pick. Either way, him not stopping any of them clearly demonstrates that he has lost the ability to run a country and he needs to be impeached.

/amidoinitright?
 
2014-05-21 09:00:07 AM  
FTFA: Since the 1979 revolution in Iran - when Islamic law was imposed - women must cover themselves from head to toe.

I don't think this is true.
 
2014-05-21 09:06:33 AM  

Muta: reveal101: Well I don't see Spaniards kidnapping hundreds of girls at the moment so forgive us for focusing on the currently most relevant religious extremist group.

But the Lord's Resistance Army kidnaps their fair share of children.


His point is valid, though semi-strawman, your point is 100% valid.

There are Muslim (AQ, Boko Haram), Christian (LRA, Neocons), Buddhist (Myanmar), Hindu (India), Jewish (Haredim/Hasidim), and Pagan (head hunters) extremists that cause death and suffering...

What do they have in common? Humans using greed and human stupidity to further their own worldy existence...

If God is so great and all powerful, God wouldn't care about anything other than being good to each other.

All sides are bad so be Agnostic/Atheist and smoke weed...
 
2014-05-21 09:06:45 AM  
Imagine the penalty for twerking?
 
2014-05-21 09:06:46 AM  
B-b-b-b-b-but Maz Jabroni told me in his latest stand up special that Iranians LOVE to dance and party and will stop everything they are doing to dance!
sinussister.com

Based on this article then I suppose that's true for Iranians, but not so true for the Iranian Gov't...
 
2014-05-21 09:11:07 AM  

Random Anonymous Blackmail: Hawnkee


They got off easy. Imagine the Hell they would have to suffer if they were dancing to "Shiny Happy People"...


True, that song alone will get you killed in most countries.


Worse, what if they were caught doing the Safety Dance?
 
2014-05-21 09:12:50 AM  
What an Iranian official may look like

img.fark.net
 
2014-05-21 09:13:05 AM  

H31N0US: FTFA: Since the 1979 revolution in Iran - when Islamic law was imposed - women must cover themselves from head to toe.

I don't think this is true.


The 79 Islamic Awakening brought some real fire and brimstone, olde thyme religion back into Iranian life for sure.  To check up, I tried to get a google street view for Tehran, but the google van just doesn't go there it seems.  So I googled up "Tehran women 2012" and got this picture.  It's pretty typical of the other results.
images.alarabiya.net

"Tehran women 1975" got this:
2.bp.blogspot.com
Hilariously dated, and there aren't as many pictures, but the others showed similar results, gogo boots and all.

It looks like Persian women don't have to go full Burqua, but very modest dress and a hijab scarf seem to be the order of the day.  Sadly, the girl in the lime green turtleneck couldn't rock the miniskirt today.  Which IMHO is a great pity.
 
2014-05-21 09:18:39 AM  
Hey, does anyone remember what happened the last time a repressive authoritarian government got on the wrong side of Iran's youth?
 
2014-05-21 09:18:51 AM  
KingKauff:
Take your pick. Either way, him not stopping any of them clearly demonstrates that he has lost the ability to run a country and he needs to be impeached.


Love your sarcasm. But seriously a lot of problems in the world, including the stagnation of the fight for freedoms of speech, expression and religion (especially in the Middle East) can be directly connected to the lack of willingness and / or inability to assert, press, influence or even argue anything that might in any way be seen as "provocative move" by the repressive regimes around the world. In other words -- yes, I know you are being sarcastic and think the president is a God. But at this time in the office, Reagan already had Soviet Block destroyed, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Poland free from the communist yoke and Soviet Union was crumbling and falling apart.  But Mr. President even now afraid to make any serious enough step to assert its influence in protecting Ukraine from Russian aggression, instead resorting to pressing such weak measures as "sanctions against few people in Putin's circle" that do absolutely nothing while people are dying on the ground and a catastrophe is about to unfold.
 
2014-05-21 09:19:25 AM  
Good. There are Christian religions that also don't allow dancing and the quicker we move to becoming a Christian nation that follows biblical law the better.
 
2014-05-21 09:20:57 AM  
Well, that one guy should apologize for smoking around the non-smokers.  We don't tolerate that in the US.
 
2014-05-21 09:21:20 AM  

reveal101: gilatrout: DubyaHater: Ah, the joys of Islam. Such a fun group.

The Inquisition would like a word.

Extremism in any form makes the happy go away

Well I don't see Spaniards kidnapping hundreds of girls at the moment so forgive us for focusing on the currently most relevant religious extremist group.


I thought we were talking about Iranians.  Are you sure you are focusing?
 
2014-05-21 09:21:48 AM  

CeroX: B-b-b-b-b-but Maz Jabroni told me in his latest stand up special that Iranians LOVE to dance and party and will stop everything they are doing to dance!
[sinussister.com image 500x333]

Based on this article then I suppose that's true for Iranians, but not so true for the Iranian Gov't...


I've observed this to be true. Persians are some dancing fools.  However in Tehran, you can't dance with the opposite gender, at least in public.  That seems to be the big problem here.
 
2014-05-21 09:22:24 AM  

DubtodaIll: KingKauff: Clearly Obama should've stepped in and stopped the shenanigans.

Which shenanigans?


I'm going to pistol-whip the next person who says "shenanigans".
 
2014-05-21 09:22:52 AM  
Imagine if they were dancing to Nine Inch Nails 'Heresy'.
 
2014-05-21 09:24:21 AM  

kling_klang_bed: Imagine if they were dancing to Nine Inch Nails 'Heresy'.


I think that one qualifies as insulting the prophet and a stoning.
 
2014-05-21 09:24:37 AM  

sage254: KingKauff:
Take your pick. Either way, him not stopping any of them clearly demonstrates that he has lost the ability to run a country and he needs to be impeached.


Love your sarcasm. But seriously a lot of problems in the world, including the stagnation of the fight for freedoms of speech, expression and religion (especially in the Middle East) can be directly connected to the lack of willingness and / or inability to assert, press, influence or even argue anything that might in any way be seen as "provocative move" by the repressive regimes around the world. In other words -- yes, I know you are being sarcastic and think the president is a God. But at this time in the office, Reagan already had Soviet Block destroyed, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Poland free from the communist yoke and Soviet Union was crumbling and falling apart.  But Mr. President even now afraid to make any serious enough step to assert its influence in protecting Ukraine from Russian aggression, instead resorting to pressing such weak measures as "sanctions against few people in Putin's circle" that do absolutely nothing while people are dying on the ground and a catastrophe is about to unfold.


According to this, it was actually Billy Joel who did it.
 
2014-05-21 09:25:15 AM  
Iranic.
 
2014-05-21 09:25:36 AM  

0MGWTFBBQ: DubtodaIll: KingKauff: Clearly Obama should've stepped in and stopped the shenanigans.

Which shenanigans?

I'm going to pistol-whip the next person who says "shenanigans".


What's the name of that resaurant you like with all that shiat on the walls?
 
2014-05-21 09:32:49 AM  
I channelled my dad when I heard this on the radio and said, "Aw, fer Chrissakes."
 
2014-05-21 09:35:06 AM  

Hawnkee: They got off easy. Imagine the Hell they would have to suffer if they were dancing to "Shiny Happy People"...


Persian women make me get off easy.
 
2014-05-21 09:36:04 AM  
Similarly Afghanistan before the Taliban....
www.amnesty.org.uk
Nowadays there things look like they've gone back in time 1000-2000 years.
 
2014-05-21 09:38:49 AM  
If the Religious Right had their way in America we would not be very different than Iran.
 
2014-05-21 09:45:14 AM  

Walker: Similarly Afghanistan before the Taliban....
[www.amnesty.org.uk image 822x497]
Nowadays there things look like they've gone back in time 1000-2000 years.


Fark the taliban.
Even if that one on the left is a guy.
 
2014-05-21 09:51:54 AM  

vudukungfu: Walker: Similarly Afghanistan before the Taliban....
[www.amnesty.org.uk image 822x497]
Nowadays there things look like they've gone back in time 1000-2000 years.

Fark the taliban.
Even if that one on the left is a guy.


No.

ESPECIALLY if that one on the left is a guy.

Wait, what? Uhhhh, forget it.
 
2014-05-21 09:51:56 AM  

flamark: What an Iranian official may look like

[img.fark.net image 192x200]


Kat Dennings?
 
2014-05-21 09:52:53 AM  

ColonelCathcart: Muta: reveal101: Well I don't see Spaniards kidnapping hundreds of girls at the moment so forgive us for focusing on the currently most relevant religious extremist group.

But the Lord's Resistance Army kidnaps their fair share of children.

His point is valid, though semi-strawman, your point is 100% valid.

There are Muslim (AQ, Boko Haram), Christian (LRA, Neocons), Buddhist (Myanmar), Hindu (India), Jewish (Haredim/Hasidim), and Pagan (head hunters) extremists that cause death and suffering...

What do they have in common? Humans using greed and human stupidity to further their own worldy existence...

If God is so great and all powerful, God wouldn't care about anything other than being good to each other.

All sides are bad so be Agnostic/Atheist and smoke weed...


Uh, Stalin, Mao and Pol Pot (and their followers) were atheist, so there goes that theory. Weed just makes me anxious and paranoid.
 
2014-05-21 09:54:55 AM  
Well, sorry to say it, but that is what you get for living in a derpy islamist country where religion trumps common sense. Move somewhere else where the retardation isn't so thick.
 
2014-05-21 09:58:16 AM  
that video made me happy.

/wanna visit iran.
 
2014-05-21 10:07:08 AM  

gilatrout: DubyaHater: Ah, the joys of Islam. Such a fun group.

The Inquisition would like a word.

Extremism in any form makes the happy go away


This absurd and inevitable reminder of the Christian Inquisition every time contemporary outrages by Islam are brought up is tired and foolish and utterly meaningless. The world has turned as many times for Mecca and Tehran as it has for Rome and Madrid. Islam does not get a free pass on centuries of human progress just because it was late to the table.
 
2014-05-21 10:08:44 AM  

DerekSD: that video made me happy.

/wanna visit iran.


Yeah.  It was straight up, sugar coated, dopey, innocent happiness.

It would take a real jerk to be upset by it, or to arrest someone for it.
 
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