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Babbler # 2938

posted 20 December 2005 10:05 AM      Profile for josh     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post

Hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has banned Western music from Iran's radio and TV stations, reviving one of the harshest cultural decrees from the early days of 1979 Islamic revolution.

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 today Ahmadinejad, as head of Iran's Supreme Cultural Revolutionary Council, ordered the enactment of an October ruling by the council to ban Western music.

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Music was outlawed as un-Islamic by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini soon after the revolution. But as the fervour of the revolution started to fade, light classical music was allowed on radio and television. Some public concerts reappeared in the late 1980s.

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Babbler # 560

posted 20 December 2005 10:07 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Man, what a headcase.

I haven't been following Iranian politics for a while - kept up on it more when I was living with an Iranian citizen. But it sounds like things are really going fundy in Iran lately. Not that it wasn't horrid there before, but it sounds like it's getting worse and worse.

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