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Iran bans Western music
Ruling takes country back to Khomeini days

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Hard-line 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 the 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 Monday that Ahmadinejad, as head of Iran's Supreme Cultural Revolutionary Council, ordered the enactment of an October ruling by the council to ban Western music.

"Blocking indecent and Western music from the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting is required," according to a statement on the council's official Web site.

Ahmadinejad's order means broadcasters must execute the decree and prepare a report on its implementation within six months, according to the newspaper.

"This is terrible," said Iranian guitarist Babak Riahipour, whose music was played occasionally on state radio and TV. "The decision shows a lack of knowledge and experience."

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

Western music, films and clothing are widely available in Iran, and hip-hop can be heard on Tehran's streets, blaring from car speakers or from music shops. Bootleg videos and DVDs of films banned by the state are widely available on the black market.

After eight years of reformist-led rule in Iran, Ahmadinejad won office in August on a platform of reverting to ultraconservative principles promoted by the revolution.

Since then, Ahmadinejad has jettisoned Iran's moderation in foreign policy and pursued a purge in the government, replacing pragmatic veterans with former military commanders and inexperienced religious hard-liners.

He also has issued stinging criticisms of Israel, called for the Jewish state to be "wiped off the map" and described the Nazi Holocaust as a "myth." (Full story)

International concerns are high over Iran's nuclear program, with the United States accusing Tehran of pursuing an atomic weapons program. Iran denies the claims.

During his presidential campaign, Ahmadinejad also promised to confront what he called the Western cultural invasion and promote Islamic values.

The latest media ban also includes censorship of content of films.

"Supervision of content from films, TV series and their voice-overs is emphasized in order to support spiritual cinema and to eliminate triteness and violence," the council said in a statement on its Web site explaining its October ruling.

The council has also issued a ban on foreign movies that promote "arrogant powers," an apparent reference to the United States
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Do you think he is doing this to make his people suffer or to make some international statement that he is as good as GW at supressing freedom?
In my opinion they are both from the same tree...

Allright where is my U2 tickets?
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I would hardly say that they are cut from the same tree.

We will see what happens in Iran. It seemed like they were fairly close to a revolution what 5-6 years ago. When the students were deomstrating in the streets.
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We will invade Iran now. This time we are not even going to bother with petty excuses.

PS How much oil is there?
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We will invade Iran now. This time we are not even going to bother with petty excuses.

PS How much oil is there?

If I remember correctly you also predicted there would be a draft shortly after the election.

How is the prognostication business doing for you?
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Are they banning Kenny G and Michael Bolton?

Or the Beatles and the Stones?

It's all about the details...

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it would be refreshing if gangsta rap got banned along with jive music
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This is the guy then wanted...

Mr Ahmadinejad, who himself rose through the ranks of the Basij,the Islamic militia.
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This is the guy then wanted...

Mr Ahmadinejad, who himself rose through the ranks of the Basij,the Islamic militia.
Hey they voted for him...
Do you think the US should have intervened and put someone who will instill real democracy?
What's your take guage?
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Let them go back to the 1980s and early 1990s when they were routinely harassed on the streets by the Basij,who would stop cars and search for illegal music or pictures of uncovered women.
Let's see if they have balls...

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