A lot of Iranians are waking up to a land without satellite dishes and receivers this morning, and they can blame their government for the overreach. Think about all the Americans who say they hate this country but they never move anywhere else like Iran because they would lose that privilege.
The Iranian people are pro-Western moderates. Their elected government gets a little crazier, with their president usually falling on the moderate side. Their real problems stem from cultural enforcers who want to keep the country in the dark ages and under their control.
We should fly over Iran and carpet them with Bibles and the works of Buddha, and all the other PEACEFUL religions of the world. These should all be in a simple language that anyone can understand in their native tongue.
From Yahoo News:
Iran destroyed 100,000 satellite dishes and receivers on Sunday as part of a widespread crackdown against the illegal devices that authorities say are morally damaging, a news website reported.
The destruction ceremony took place in Tehran in the presence of General Mohammad Reza Naghdi, head of Iran’s Basij militia, who warned of the impact that satellite television was having in the conservative country.
“The truth is that most satellite channels… deviate the society’s morality and culture,” he said at the event according to Basij News.
“What these televisions really achieve is increased divorce, addiction and insecurity in society.”
Naghdi added that a total of one million Iranians had already voluntarily handed over their satellite apparatuses to authorities.
Under Iranian law, satellite equipment is banned and those who distribute, use, or repair them can be fined up to $2,800 (2,500 euros).
Iranian police regularly raid neighbourhoods and confiscate dishes from rooftops.
Culture Minister Ali Jannati pleaded on Friday for a revision of the law.
“Reforming this law is very necessary as using satellite is strictly prohibited, but most people use it,” Jannati said.
“This means that 70 percent of Iranians violate the law” by owning satellite dishes, he added.
Naghdi criticised Jannati’s comments and said those in charge of cultural affairs “should be truthful with people rather than following what pleases them”.
Another example of the religion of peace controlling every aspect of their lives. If the only channel showed the Ayatollah reading from the Koran, it would be allowed.
I’m beginning to think we’d all be better off if the Islamic countries kept their populations within their borders and were isolated from the rest of us. If they don’t know about us, maybe they won’t keep killing us.
Democrats would love to have this kind of control over America. 😉
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