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IRAN has arrested more than 100 "Satan-worshippers" in a raid on a concert in the southern city of Shiraz where people were drinking alcohol and "sucking blood", a newspaper reports.
"These people drank alcohol, hurt themselves and sucked blood," Mr Hamidi said.
Iranian authorities sometimes link hard rock and heavy metal music and their icons with Satan worship.
‘They believe they should defy religions, especially Islam, do as they want and drag the world into anarchy,’ deputy police chief Hossein Zolfaghari said.
the younger population adhering to values and lifestyles that go against the country's religious and political tradition. Every country in the world had these moments in their history.
In September 2008, a senior police chief said members of the so-called cults would wear ‘broken-cross and skeleton necklaces and rings, drink alcohol and dance in their ceremonies.
Originally posted by Shere Khaan
Were they actually "sucking blood" or were they just drinking at a heavy metal concert? Hard to tell, but I would be pretty troubled about that in any country let alone Iran.
Hairstylist: Some people dye [their hair]. Some are heavy metal fans, and others are devil worshippers.
Reporter: Devil worship originated in England in the 19th century. It is supported by Jewish and America capitalists. Drug use and depraved sexual rituals are part of the daily life of devil worshippers.
Iranian police detained more than 200 people and seized alcohol and drugs in a raid on a "satanic" underground rock concert, media in the conservative Islamic state reported on Saturday
Iran arrested more than 200 music fans at an underground rock concert that one official called a "satanic" gathering and authorities accused the youths of breaking Islamic law.
A witness said Sunday that police raided the concert as it was ending late Wednesday near the town of Karaj, some 30 miles west of the capital.
"Police detained the young people who had gathered to enjoy music in a private orchard," said the witness, who requested anonymity for fear of government retaliation.
"Most of them were wealthy young people who were not aware of the satanic nature of the concert," Farhadi told state television. "A female singer, who was performing, and some rock and rap music bands were among the detained."
Originally posted by Jadette
If you watch the video, it's clearly implying that these people are depraved, devil worshipers, merely for the clothes they wear, and their hairstyles. None of which would be considered that outrageous here in the US.
Originally posted by Jadette
Iran is a curious case too, because they USED to have a progressive culture and it's only been a recent thing that has turned things so ultra-conservative. How would you feel if your mother once danced in discos and listened to pop and rock music and now you couldn't leave the house with your hair showing, or not wearing a long, shapeless coat?