12-19-2005, 09:25 PM #1
Iran president bans Western music!
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has banned Western and "indecent" music from state-run TV and radio stations.
The ban follows a ruling in October by the Supreme Cultural Revolutionary Council, which he heads, to ban Western songs from the airwaves.
"Blocking indecent and Western music from the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting is required," a statement from the council said.
Songs by artists such as Eric Clapton and George Michael will be affected.
'Lack of knowledge'
Songs such as Clapton's Rush, Michael's Careless Whisper and The Eagles' Hotel California are often used as background music on Iranian TV programmes.
Songs by American easy-listening artist Kenny G are also often featured.
"This is terrible," said Iranian guitarist Babak Riahipour, a musician whose songs featured on state TV and radio. "The decision shows a lack of knowledge and experience."
Mr Ahmadinejad became president this year promising to reverse a recent series of reforms and return Iran to the ultra-conservative atmosphere of the 1979 revolution.
"Supervision of content from films, TV series and their voice-overs is emphasized in order to support spiritual cinema and to eliminate trite and violence," the council said on its website in reference to the October ruling.
Mr Ahmadinejad's programme has included sacking more moderate members of the government and replacing them with ex-military commanders and politically inexperienced religious leaders.
In recent weeks he launched an outspoken attack on Israel, calling for the Jewish state to be "wiped off the map".
He also claimed the Nazi Holocaust, which killed six million Jews, was a "myth".
What you guys think about this?
12-19-2005, 09:26 PM #2
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that guy is messed up in the head
12-19-2005, 10:02 PM #3
he should stop the lies they tell at mosques 1st
12-20-2005, 05:32 AM #4
Seems like he is activly isolating iran from the rest of the world. What does the people feel about that? They will suffer long term from it that is for sure.
12-20-2005, 08:46 PM #5
I dont agree with moves like this.
12-21-2005, 12:17 AM #6Originally Posted by CAUSASIAN
Good to hear.
OMG, you have 4,200 posts. Post whore
12-21-2005, 06:50 AM #7Originally Posted by AIZ
12-21-2005, 07:02 AM #8
C's post grap might be a Y=0.5x while aiz is a Y=5x, but he aint good enough to be exponential
We need chest for the exponential growth
12-21-2005, 07:20 AM #9Originally Posted by zOaib
12-21-2005, 08:06 AM #10
Does that include rap????
12-21-2005, 05:00 PM #11
seriously after he heard
and Marilyn Manson I understand him! I would have banned it too
12-22-2005, 04:49 AM #12Originally Posted by 3Vandoo
12-22-2005, 04:50 AM #13
Is other media banned? Like movies and tv shows?
Can family guy, soutpark or simpson be shown on Irani television or are the leaders afraid the kids might develop a sense of humor??
What about movies like independence day, kingdom of heaven ect??
12-22-2005, 04:56 PM #14
Why would you want to harm the music industry when it does so much to provide patients for drug rehab centers???.......and imagine the drop in handgun sales without 2pac
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