Valentines banned in Iran

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    What loons they are.

    "The Iranian state has pronounced against unauthorized mingling of the sexes, rap music, rock music, Western music, women playing in bands, too-bright nail polish, laughter in hospital corridors, ancient Persian rites-of-spring celebrations (Nowrooz), and even the mention of foreign food recipes in state media. This last may sound comically implausible, but it was officially announced by a state-run website on Feb. 6. So now the true nature of pasta as an instrument of Western subversion has been revealed.

    The regime's posture turns the smallest garden-variety gestures into thrilling acts of subversion. Slipping a Valentine card to a girlfriend takes on the significance of samizdat. Every firecracker set off during Nowrooz diminishes the police state's claims to omniscience. The mullahs have appointed themselves the enemy of fun; as a result, wherever fun herniates into view, it is a politicized irruption of defiance."


    Melik Kaylan: Iran Bans Valentine's Day - WSJ.com
     
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    I think saudi arabia bans it too (?) unreal.
     
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    It's just garden variety oppression.
     
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    I think democracy may prove to be contagious in the ME. Mebbe one day, Iran will be free too.
     
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    Valentines Day promotes inappropriate contact between non relative men and women.

    And is either illegal or not allowed in most Islamic nations. :cool:
     
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    Such enlightenment.

    It's oppression, nitwit.
     

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