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Iran arrests six young people for dancing Zumba

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posted on Aug, 10 2017 @ 11:15 AM
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Religion of peace strikes again. Arresting rights activists, journalists, gays, models and people who go to rock/rap concerts is apparently not enough.
I'm dying to meet one of these religious clerks or whoever that came up with these laws and ask him how low your self esteem and confidence level must be for you to arrest some kids dancing in a park?
The Iranian people deserve better.


They were charged with dancing and failing to wear proper hijab - Islamic regulations that require women to wear headscarves and ban revealing clothing in public. Dancing is banned in Iran for women in front of men outside their immediate families, but in recent years Zumba and other dances have been banned even in women-only gyms, even if the rules are widely flouted. Source




posted on Aug, 10 2017 @ 11:24 AM
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When in Rome.
Follow the rules.



posted on Aug, 10 2017 @ 11:25 AM
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a reply to: MaxMech

Eventually the people will accept no more and will demand more freedom.

It's inevitable, we all want to live and restrictions stifle existence. At the end of the day though, Iranian law should only be changed by Iranians.



posted on Aug, 10 2017 @ 11:32 AM
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I guess some nations on earth don´t want to see their sons like this:


"Our" PC seems to be not their PC...



posted on Aug, 10 2017 @ 12:09 PM
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a reply to: MaxMech

But didn't you know! Zumba is extremely dangerous. Like... You can slip and fall - not good for your health. You should be arrested. Problem solved.



posted on Aug, 10 2017 @ 12:10 PM
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a reply to: MaxMech

They should be allowed to do Zumba in private groups, females only, segregated. But doing it in public, in Iran, and no hijab, is just asking for trouble. No sympathy from me.

Iran are strict on female dress codes, especially hair covering, you should know this too if posting a thread on the topic.

So if they're strict on hair covering, and revealing clothes, you think Zumba dancing in spandex is gonna fly?



posted on Aug, 10 2017 @ 12:19 PM
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They should arrest them, Zumba is so two years ago. They should be FitBit'ing or Jawbone'ing.

Jesus, I bet the were doing Tae Bo and Step Aerobics too.



edit on 10-8-2017 by AugustusMasonicus because: Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn



posted on Aug, 10 2017 @ 12:38 PM
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originally posted by: Bluntone22
When in Rome.
Follow the rules.


I agree with this, it's the bottom line for me but I can't help but wonder.....

Why is it culturally acceptable to legally punish people for such small things, like musical and gyrational sin etc... in some of these countries, because to my knowledge it's not all the muslim countries that do this..... Isn't it only up to Allah (SWT) to be the judge?

This world is weird.

-Alee



posted on Aug, 10 2017 @ 01:06 PM
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a reply to: MaxMech



The Iranian people deserve better.


Why do you say that? Looks to me like the "Iranian" people pretty much got the government they deserve. And they arrest 7 people for dancing Zumba? So what? They probably jail twice that many every day for similar offenses. If the people of Iran don't like that........let them do something about it.



posted on Aug, 10 2017 @ 01:08 PM
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a reply to: NerdGoddess

This is what happens when religion runs the people as opposed to people running the religion.



posted on Aug, 10 2017 @ 01:16 PM
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originally posted by: Bluntone22
When in Rome.
Follow the rules.


pretty much.
in america marrying your underage cousin is a good thing, do that in britain and its child abuse.



posted on Aug, 10 2017 @ 01:30 PM
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a reply to: MaxMech

It is a real shame religion got a hold of that country,
from what i hear it was a beautiful place before with free people.
See for yourself: 'Iran before 1979'



posted on Aug, 10 2017 @ 01:33 PM
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originally posted by: growler

originally posted by: Bluntone22
When in Rome.
Follow the rules.


pretty much.
in america marrying your underage cousin is a good thing, do that in britain and its child abuse.



Uh, what?



posted on Aug, 10 2017 @ 01:33 PM
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I think public stoning would be reasonable in this case...



posted on Aug, 10 2017 @ 02:39 PM
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a reply to: MaxMech

How dare some countries have dumb laws. It's not like America would ever arrest people for dancing, right?

Or for singing.

Or for feeding the homeless.

Or for feeding the homeless without a permit.
7 people arrested while feeding the homeless — because they didn’t pay for a permit

People even get arrested here for walking, for playing their music too loud, for cursing in public (but free speech!), etc. Should we also blame the majority religion here (Christianity) for these ridiculous arrests? Or should we blame the fact that their are overbearing people everywhere who like to control the actions of others?

And not that anecdotal evidence counts, but I've had the cops called on me for planting trees in my back yard, for walking in the park with my Mom, for "suspiciously" driving away from an apartment complex that I was looking to move into, etc. Should I also blame Christianity for that?
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posted on Aug, 10 2017 @ 02:39 PM
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a reply to: MaxMech

do you think the US should go and "free" them with democracy?



posted on Aug, 10 2017 @ 03:12 PM
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Someone arrested for Zumba?

All I can say is it's about damned time!



posted on Aug, 10 2017 @ 03:45 PM
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Their country, their rules.

The point of this thread is??

Blue laws in the US.

...and, gee, not one of those is made by the scary, scary Islamic people. Go figure.



posted on Aug, 10 2017 @ 04:03 PM
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a reply to: MaxMech

Someone please call in Kevin Bacon.

He'll set this backward town, er, country straight!
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posted on Aug, 10 2017 @ 04:10 PM
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a reply to: seagull

Exactly. Everywhere I've ever been has had some dumb laws on the books. People here can get the police called on them for almost anything, including constitutional things like protests & speech. To me, this is about overbearing authorities that are using religion as a pretext, which is similar to what a lot of people here do when it comes to LGBT issues and drug laws.




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