My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Monday, December 19, 2005

And, absolutely NO Hava Negila....

I can always count on Ahmadinejad doing something crazy almost every day...
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 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 the IRIB must execute the decree and prepare a report on its implementation within six months, according to the newspaper.


Blogger OMMAG said...

So does that mean they will try to stop radio transmissions?
Satellites, Internet, underground or blackmarket or even open free market information is prettty hard to stop these days...even in Iran, Saudi Arabia, North Korea or China to name jsut a few.
Perhaps they will ban Evil Music from their State Radio and broadcaster but so what ??? Hasn't CBC done essentially the same thing?
Hasn't the knucklehead contingent in the US tried to do this? Isn't the FCC still trying to?
It AINT gonna work!

4:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This isn't going to be popular with the younger generation. Iran's regime is soon going to be at a dead-end.

2:57 AM  

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