Iran confiscates Buddha statues to stop promotion of Buddhism

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posted on Feb, 17 2013 @ 10:34 AM
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Religous and cultural freedom is alive and well in Iran ... NOT!

Iran confiscates Buddha statues to stop promotion of Buddhism


Buddha statues have joined Barbie dolls and characters from "The Simpsons" TV cartoon as banned items in the conservative Muslim nation. Authorities are confiscating Buddha statues from shops in the Iranian capital, Tehran, to stop the promotion of Buddhism in the country, according to a report Sunday in the independent Arman daily.

Iran has long fought against items, such as Barbie toys, to defuse Western influence, but this appears to be the first time that Iranian authorities are showing an opposition to symbols from the East.

The newspaper quoted Saeed Jaberi Ansari, an official for the protection of Iran's cultural heritage, as calling the Buddha statues symbols of "cultural invasion." He said authorities will not permit a specific belief to be promoted through such items. Ansari did not say how many Buddhas had been seized, but that the "cleansing" would continue.


'Cultural invasion' eh? :shk:
Iran doesn't mind exporting their muslim culture.
But it sure doesn't want any Buddhist culture/religion in it's country.
Hypocrisy.
The 'cleansing' will continue says the powers in charge of Iran.

So in Iran ... no barbie dolls, no squirt guns, no open toed sandals for women, no Buddah statues, and don't be a Christian Pastor because you'll get the death penalty. Yep ... :shk:

From Buzzfeed .. things banned in Iran
Mullets, g-mail, gaysex, Valentines day, spiked hair, the DaVinci Code, grills (teeth), skinny jeans, tatoos, youtube, petcats, barbie, Harry Potter, George Michael, Kenny G, Batman, Jorts, Facebook, Cleavage, neckties, 300, studying political science, ponytails, rap, alcohol, pork, protein supplements, brightly colored clothes, pet dogs, mannequins




posted on Feb, 17 2013 @ 10:54 AM
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Yet people here are always coming to the defense of Iran.

Pfffffft.

You think Iran is so great, go live under their oppression. And try to openly practice your religion while you are at it.



posted on Feb, 17 2013 @ 11:06 AM
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Originally posted by TFCJay
Yet people here are always coming to the defense of Iran.

Pfffffft.

You think Iran is so great, go live under their oppression. And try to openly practice your religion while you are at it.


It's their country they can do what they want in it. What gives you or anyone else the right to say what they can or cannot do in it.



posted on Feb, 17 2013 @ 11:12 AM
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Originally posted by buster2010

Originally posted by TFCJay
Yet people here are always coming to the defense of Iran.

Pfffffft.

You think Iran is so great, go live under their oppression. And try to openly practice your religion while you are at it.


It's their country they can do what they want in it. What gives you or anyone else the right to say what they can or cannot do in it.


Didn't I say something about people defending Iran?

On that note, by what you just said, it stands to reason that you are okay with drones being used in the USA. Obama care is okay. Raising taxes on the poor and tax cuts for the rich.... you're okay with that too. After all, that is what your leaders do, and you must be okay with that, right?



posted on Feb, 17 2013 @ 11:14 AM
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Originally posted by buster2010

Originally posted by TFCJay
Yet people here are always coming to the defense of Iran.

Pfffffft.

You think Iran is so great, go live under their oppression. And try to openly practice your religion while you are at it.


It's their country they can do what they want in it. What gives you or anyone else the right to say what they can or cannot do in it.


And do you believe that Iranian residents who practice other religions want this?



posted on Feb, 17 2013 @ 11:15 AM
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Originally posted by TFCJay
You think Iran is so great, go live under their oppression. And try to openly practice your religion while you are at it.


There's a significant Jewish population in Iran and they don't seem to be having any trouble with practicing their religion.

As Buster said. It's their country.



posted on Feb, 17 2013 @ 11:16 AM
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Originally posted by TFCJay
On that note, by what you just said, it stands to reason that you are okay with drones being used in the USA. Obama care is okay. Raising taxes on the poor and tax cuts for the rich.... you're okay with that too. After all, that is what your leaders do, and you must be okay with that, right?


WTH does that have to do with Iran or Buddhism for that matter?



posted on Feb, 17 2013 @ 11:19 AM
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"They" in this scenario refers to the authorities. And you are perfectly fine with what "they" are doing.

Seems to me that every argument you will ever have now against any authority is pointless. If "they" all of a sudden start slaughtering Jews you should have no problem with what "they" are doing. After all, it's their country, As you have stated.



posted on Feb, 17 2013 @ 11:20 AM
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Originally posted by TFCJay

Originally posted by buster2010

Originally posted by TFCJay
Yet people here are always coming to the defense of Iran.

Pfffffft.

You think Iran is so great, go live under their oppression. And try to openly practice your religion while you are at it.


It's their country they can do what they want in it. What gives you or anyone else the right to say what they can or cannot do in it.


Didn't I say something about people defending Iran?

On that note, by what you just said, it stands to reason that you are okay with drones being used in the USA. Obama care is okay. Raising taxes on the poor and tax cuts for the rich.... you're okay with that too. After all, that is what your leaders do, and you must be okay with that, right?


Once again for the slow people. No one has a right to tell someone else how their country should be run. I'm an American that gives me the right to complain about America whenever I want. But we aren't talking about America are we?



posted on Feb, 17 2013 @ 11:20 AM
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Originally posted by buster2010
It's their country they can do what they want in it. What gives you or anyone else the right to say what they can or cannot do in it.

Sure .. the government is free to do as it wishes. Until the people get tired of it and rise up. But until then the government can do what it wants. Luckily we still have freedom of speech HERE and we can say what we want about the Iranian government actions. THEY SUCK.
And it's funny that the Iranian government is afraid of some crappy little statues of Buddah that were probably made in some cheap warehouse in China. Iraninan government officials actually see it as a threat against the culture of Iran. TOO FUNNY!



posted on Feb, 17 2013 @ 11:22 AM
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posted on Feb, 17 2013 @ 11:24 AM
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Originally posted by buster2010
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[snip of removed post] Other religions are protected ON PAPER in Iran, but in reality it is obvious that non-muslims are given a hard time for no reason .. case in point is what is reported in this thread. No statues of Buddha are allowed in Tehran. The government is 'cleansing' them out. Obviously, what is written as law in Iran as far as religious tolerance doesn't happen in real life.
edit on Sun Feb 17 2013 by DontTreadOnMe because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 17 2013 @ 11:26 AM
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Originally posted by FlyersFan

Originally posted by buster2010
It's their country they can do what they want in it. What gives you or anyone else the right to say what they can or cannot do in it.

Sure .. the government is free to do as it wishes. Until the people get tired of it and rise up. But until then the government can do what it wants. Luckily we still have freedom of speech HERE and we can say what we want about the Iranian government actions. THEY SUCK.
And it's funny that the Iranian government is afraid of some crappy little statues of Buddah that were probably made in some cheap warehouse in China. Iraninan government officials actually see it as a threat against the culture of Iran. TOO FUNNY!


Not as funny as you whining about how a statue isn't allowed in Iran.



posted on Feb, 17 2013 @ 11:28 AM
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Originally posted by buster2010
Not as funny as you whining about how a statue isn't allowed in Iran.

Not as funny as iran-apologists who want to sweep everything negative that the government of iran does under the carpet.
Seriously dude .. just admit that Iran isn't following it's own laws when it comes to religious tolerance. The proof is staring you in the face ...



posted on Feb, 17 2013 @ 11:29 AM
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Iran has a Islamic republic system which is chosen by it's people.

You may either don't know Islam

Or

don't know republic.

Or maybe it is blind anti-Iran thread by you.

Iranian member.

period.
edit on 17-2-2013 by mideast because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 17 2013 @ 11:30 AM
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Originally posted by FlyersFan

Originally posted by buster2010
once again for the slow person who didn't even read the article. Other religions are protected in Iran and it is their right to practice them.

once again for the slow person who didn't even read the article. Other religions are protected ON PAPER in Iran, but in reality it is obvious that non-muslims are given a hard time for no reason .. case in point is what is reported in this thread. No statues of Buddha are allowed in Tehran. The government is 'cleansing' them out. Obviously, what is written as law in Iran as far as religious tolerance doesn't happen in real life.


Prove the other religions are being driven out.They have seats reserved for their religions in government. Banning a statue is quite a step from banning a religion.
edit on 17-2-2013 by buster2010 because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 17 2013 @ 11:31 AM
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Originally posted by buster2010
Prove the other religions are being driven out.

Prove that I said that the religions were being 'driven out'.

Good luck with that.
I said that the Iranian government does't follow the rules of it's own country.
The rules state that there will be religious freedom.
Obviously, that is not the case in real life.



posted on Feb, 17 2013 @ 11:33 AM
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Persian kingdom had prospered for millenia,

then Iran has been gone south since 1953

Hmm.. what happened in 1953, who caused it, and what were their intentions??



posted on Feb, 17 2013 @ 11:33 AM
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Originally posted by FlyersFan

Originally posted by buster2010
Not as funny as you whining about how a statue isn't allowed in Iran.

Not as funny as iran-apologists who want to sweep everything negative that the government of iran does under the carpet.
Seriously dude .. just admit that Iran isn't following it's own laws when it comes to religious tolerance. The proof is staring you in the face ...



How is it not following it's law? The religion is allowed to be practiced. Funny how it's always the Israeli lapdogs the always cry the loudest about the bad things Iran does.



posted on Feb, 17 2013 @ 11:34 AM
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Originally posted by mideast
Or maybe it is blind anti-Iran thread by you.

This is a typical desperate ploy by someone who can't face the facts presented.
FACT - the laws of Iran promise religious freedom.
FACT - the Iranian government is 'cleansing' Buddhist statues.
FACT - that means, the Iranian government is not following it's own laws.

edit on 2/17/2013 by FlyersFan because: typo





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