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Wed Feb 1, 2023, 07:36 AM

 

Meanwhile... In Another Country Run By The Taliban... 10 Years For Dancing

Iran jails couple in viral dancing video: activists RawStory

An Iranian court has handed jail sentences of over 10 years each to a young couple who danced in front of one of Tehran's main landmarks in a video seen as a symbol of defiance against the regime, activists said on Tuesday.

Astiyazh Haghighi and her fiancť Amir Mohammad Ahmadi, both in their early 20s, had been arrested in early November after a video went viral of them dancing romantically in front of the Azadi Tower in Tehran.

Haghighi did not wear a headscarf in defiance of the Islamic republic's strict rules for women, while women are also not allowed to dance in public in Iran, let alone with a man.

A revolutionary court in Tehran sentenced them each to 10 years and six months in prison, as well as bans on using the Internet and leaving Iran, the US-based Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA) said.


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Reply Meanwhile... In Another Country Run By The Taliban... 10 Years For Dancing (Original post)
GGoss Feb 1 OP
Norbert Feb 1 #1
HAB911 Feb 1 #2
leftyladyfrommo Feb 1 #3
RocRizzo55 Feb 1 #8
RocRizzo55 Feb 1 #9
bluedigger Feb 1 #18
scarletlib Feb 1 #4
Irish_Dem Feb 1 #7
Liberal In Texas Feb 1 #5
Johnny2X2X Feb 1 #6
GGoss Feb 1 #10
Johnny2X2X Feb 1 #13
GGoss Feb 1 #14
Johnny2X2X Feb 1 #16
onenote Feb 1 #22
GGoss Feb 1 #23
bronxiteforever Feb 1 #11
Alexander Of Assyria Feb 1 #12
GGoss Feb 1 #15
SergeStorms Feb 1 #20
IronLionZion Feb 1 #17
BlueSky3 Feb 1 #19
YoshidaYui Feb 1 #21

Response to GGoss (Original post)

Wed Feb 1, 2023, 07:52 AM

1. This will be Floriduh next year. Dancing is too 'woke'

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Response to Norbert (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 1, 2023, 08:11 AM

2. damn, you beat me to it! LOL

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Response to Norbert (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 1, 2023, 08:15 AM

3. My first thought, too.

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Response to Norbert (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 1, 2023, 08:55 AM

8. Don't forget

Alabamastan, Mississippistan, Louisianastan, and Texass.

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Response to Norbert (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 1, 2023, 08:56 AM

9. Don't forget

Alabamastan, Mississippistan, Louisianastan, and Texass.

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Response to Norbert (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 1, 2023, 10:00 AM

18. A young lady I know just had her dance class canceled in North Carolina.

A ball room dancing class. Improper!

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Response to GGoss (Original post)

Wed Feb 1, 2023, 08:25 AM

4. Jailing your young people. Many of whom are highly educated.

Great way to ensure the future prosperity of your nation. Russia is taking the shortcut of killing them in war.

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Response to scarletlib (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 1, 2023, 08:55 AM

7. In a fascist regime, the intelligentsia are the first to go.

Hitler killed the educated elite when he invade Poland.
Mao and Stalin did the same.

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Response to GGoss (Original post)

Wed Feb 1, 2023, 08:34 AM

5. A cautionary tale. This is what you get with religious-fascist rule.

Don't think the christo-taliban wouldn't do it here.

I feel sorry for those poor kids.

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Response to GGoss (Original post)

Wed Feb 1, 2023, 08:54 AM

6. The Taliban has no authority in Iran

Donít even know if they exist in Iran. The Far Right conservatives who run Iran are the Ayatollahs.

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Response to Johnny2X2X (Reply #6)

Wed Feb 1, 2023, 09:07 AM

10. It's The Mind-Set, Not The Monicker, I'm Talking About

 


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Response to GGoss (Reply #10)

Wed Feb 1, 2023, 09:11 AM

13. Accuracy

Iran doesn't even recognize the Taliban as the legitimate government. It's not the Taliban mindset, it's Conservative thought that's the mind set causing most of the world's pain and suffering. The Taliban, the Mullahs, and the US Republican Party share most of the same ideals.

If tomorrow, Democrats in the US lost all power and how no way of getting any back, it would take about 18 months for the US to become just like Iran socially. Keep in mind there are hundreds of Conservative counties in the US that ban dancing presently.

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Response to Johnny2X2X (Reply #13)

Wed Feb 1, 2023, 09:22 AM

14. And That's Why I Posted... EVERY Country, Every County, Has Assholes Like These Guys

 

Prohibitions

The Taliban forbade the consumption of pork and alcohol, the use of many types of consumer technology such as music with instrumental accompaniments,[340] television,[340] filming,[340] and the Internet, as well as most forms of art such as paintings or photography,[340] participation in sports,[341] including football and chess;[341] Recreational activities such as kite-flying and the keeping of pigeons and other pets were also forbidden, and the birds were killed according to the Taliban's rules.[341] Movie theatres were closed and repurposed as mosques.[341] The celebration of the Western and Iranian New Years was also forbidden.[342] Taking photographs and displaying pictures and portraits were also forbidden, because the Taliban considered them forms of idolatry.[341] This extended even to "blacking out illustrations on packages of baby soap in shops and painting over road-crossing signs for livestock.[89]

Women were banned from working,[343] girls were forbidden to attend schools or universities,[343] were required to observe purdah (physical separation of the sexes) and awrah (concealing the body with clothing), and to be accompanied by male relatives outside their households; those who violated these restrictions were punished.[343] Men were forbidden to shave their beards and they were also required to let them grow and keep them long according to the Taliban's rules, and they were also required to wear turbans outside their households.[344][345] Prayer was made compulsory and those men who did not respect the religious obligation after the azaan were arrested.[344] Gambling was banned,[342] and the Taliban punished thieves by amputating their hands or feet.[341] In 2000, the Taliban's leader Mullah Omar officially banned opium cultivation and drug trafficking in Afghanistan;[346][347][348] the Taliban succeeded in nearly eradicating the majority of the opium production (99%) by 2001.[347][348][349] During the Taliban's governance of Afghanistan, drug users and dealers were both severely persecuted.[346]


Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taliban

Hold them up for ridicule, and as a warning, every chance you get.

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Response to GGoss (Reply #14)

Wed Feb 1, 2023, 09:31 AM

16. How about we hold the Mullahs up for ridicule in Iran

They've been at this a lot longer than the Taliban.

But I agree, good and decent people of the world are fighting the same people everywhere. The Taliban, the Saudi monarchy, the Mullahs in Iran, Rightwing fascists in Brazil, Conservative evangelicals in the US. It's the same fight.

It doesn't take any imagination at all to see that if left to it, US Republicans would ban women from working, school, and force them to wear burqas in no time at all if they got complete control. Conservatives openly pine for a US where protesters of their power can be tortured and beheaded. These forces are right here in the US too, they're just hoping for some big calamity that allows them to take power forever to create the country they think the Bible demands they create.

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Response to GGoss (Reply #10)

Wed Feb 1, 2023, 10:37 AM

22. Your post describes Iran as "another country run by the Taliban"

How is that accurate?

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Response to onenote (Reply #22)

Wed Feb 1, 2023, 11:01 AM

23. I Guess I Should Have Said "Another Country Run By Taliban-Like Mysoginistic Fuck-Wads"

 

But why quibble?

IOW, if one acts like a NAZI... I really don't care much what they call themselves.

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Response to GGoss (Original post)

Wed Feb 1, 2023, 09:09 AM

11. Iran is also Putin's arms supplier and his BFF.

As the good people in Iran say, Death to the Dictators!

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Response to GGoss (Original post)

Wed Feb 1, 2023, 09:11 AM

12. Religious extremism, Taliban style...also in Saudi, coming soon to Israel and America.

Itís the religion shit, always itís religion shit.
Extremist, ultra orthodox,, Christian, JudaismÖall the same kooks doing the exact same kookery.

Donít call them extremists I say, call them mentally challenged.

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Response to Alexander Of Assyria (Reply #12)

Wed Feb 1, 2023, 09:25 AM

15. Pssst... Don't Let This Get Out,

 

But also these guys... they're AFRAID of girls.

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Response to GGoss (Reply #15)

Wed Feb 1, 2023, 10:13 AM

20. That's why they must be covered...

from the top of their heads to the tips of their toes.

Iranian men must be the most over-sexed beings on the planet. If the mere sight of an upper arm, or an exposed knee drives them into the throes of passion, look the hell out! 😳

And the nerve of these two! DANCING in plain view of a holy landmark (whatever the hell that means) what next? It's a slippery slope my friends.

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Response to GGoss (Original post)

Wed Feb 1, 2023, 09:40 AM

17. Footloose is real

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Response to GGoss (Original post)

Wed Feb 1, 2023, 10:08 AM

19. Oh, this is so sad.

This repression is so cruel. I know the U.N. is trying to help the people in Iran and in Afghanistan, but we donít read much about it here. What can we do?

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Response to GGoss (Original post)

Wed Feb 1, 2023, 10:24 AM

21. oh I BET there are people in this country

who would love to ban MUSIC and Rock n Roll!



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