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Iran confiscates Buddha statues to stop promotion of Buddhism

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posted on Feb, 18 2013 @ 04:07 PM
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posted on Feb, 18 2013 @ 06:53 PM
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Originally posted by FlyersFan

Originally posted by FlySolo
, I don't think I've ever seen an Iranian with a beard other than the ayatollah.

Iranian beards in fashion
Beards are permitted in the Armed Forces of Iran
Images of beards in Iran. (the kid one is obviously just for laughs)
Iranian President sporting his trademark beard

ABC News - Iran Launches Holy War on Haircuts

The faces and bodies of young Iranians have long been part of the political arena, an extension of Islam's role in governing public life. By law women must cover their heads and bodies; men are encouraged to grow beards (a sign of faith), discouraged from wearing neckties (too foreign), and now, banned from getting hip hairstyles (too subversive).

Iran launched a crackdown on so-called 'Western' hairstyles in 2007, yet the streets of Iran remain a mix: some men bearded and in conservative clothing – a way to wear their faith - and others in blue jeans, ponytails and long hair, or sporting the spiky style. At times police have cracked down on what has been deemed illegal hair or dress, just as they have clamped down on women whose head scarves reveal too much scalp


Images from Iran - women wearing hajib

Iranian 'morals police hit the streets

Local media published pictures of police men and women belonging to the "chastity squads" who detained for questioning women who were not wearing their traditional hijab headscarf properly. Some women were arrested and taken to police stations across the city until they could post bail. The authorities went as far as to fine some of the 'sinners' for their behavior


That also kinda kills your 'law' stating that women can't wear hajib or head scarves ...

Like I said ... what's on the law books and what is practiced are two different things.


Iran is a secular nation,

If they were really a secular nation, I'd applaud it.
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I guess when you were frenziedly researching your rebuttal it didn't occur to you that these rules or laws are broken all the time. Oh wait, you did.

Like I said ... what's on the law books and what is practiced are two different things.


So what's the problem then? I think your point may have gotten lost somewhere now...



posted on Feb, 18 2013 @ 06:54 PM
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. Do you think its possible that our women dressing the way they do, acting the way they do contribute to some of the issues we have in ours countries today?


Seeing as men run the world, NOPE!

No wonder why you're sympathetic towards the way Iran treats women, you wish they had their tyrannical laws in westernized nations.

I prefer a society without a dress code. If you have to force a woman to wear something, you don't respect her, nor do respect freedom.

The video you posted was repulsive, are you a Muslim?


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posted on Feb, 18 2013 @ 07:16 PM
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Same mental foolishness in the USA.

Take away all guns and everyone will suddenly turn non-violent and love one another.

Take away other religions by force and they will accept the only one left authorized by the state.

Self-evident truths cannot be extinguished with laws by man.



posted on Feb, 18 2013 @ 07:39 PM
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posted on Feb, 18 2013 @ 08:10 PM
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today Iran is at that stage at which the US was when they didnt give black people equal rights. Iran of 2013 is no different than USA of the 1930s and that period.

In 10-20 years Iran will be the new true leading democracy for the region after they overcome this obstacle and offer true freedoms, at that point the US with her false freedoms would have imploded due to the trials and tribulations, the cheating and thieving, the lies and falsehoods created by this organizations and groups of people that control the country.

The USA took years and years to civilize and become what it was in the 80s and 90s, also known as the good days. From cowboys to gangsters to office workers, yet they overlook these facts and speak as if they were born perfect with rights and freedoms.

The Europeans are no better with their mass enslavement and colonial expansion and land extortion and wars and oppression, it took two world wars to civilize Europe, over 100million dead, before that they killed jews on daily basis, but now they want to turn to Iran and point fingers overlooking history.

The New Iran was only born in 1979, with time they will evolve into a true democracy and an example for the neighboring countries, it wont be easy, and there will be blood, but eventually it will come



posted on Feb, 18 2013 @ 09:47 PM
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Why can't people be anti-american government and anti-iranian government?

They both suck.

Who choose teams?



posted on Feb, 18 2013 @ 10:02 PM
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No I'm not a Muslim and I don't see whats repulsive about the video. I do see where they are coming from though and because of that, I asked the question. Is it too hard to believe that some of the things we are exposed to are the root cause of some of the issues in our societies today whether its a means of rights or not?



posted on Feb, 18 2013 @ 11:54 PM
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Women being able to wear whatever they want doesn't cause problems......

Men are in the (majority) most powerful positions in this country. I Don't understand what problems women being free cause.



posted on Feb, 19 2013 @ 06:31 AM
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Originally posted by WaterBottle
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Women being able to wear whatever they want doesn't cause problems......


Stop being so simple minded. I'm all for women wearing what they want but you cannot say that some of the clothing doesn't pull emotional strings in men which then could lead to criminal acts in some cases?


Men are in the (majority) most powerful positions in this country. I Don't understand what problems women being free cause.


So the government are responsible for Sexual assault now? This isn't about whether women are free or not.. I'm trying to work out why Muslims would use this dress code and from what I can gather, its to take a mans temptation, lust away.. I wonder how high the divorce rate is in Iran compared to Western countries? Your country may be free but it doesn't mean it is solving the problems that arise.



posted on Feb, 19 2013 @ 06:41 AM
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Originally posted by RizeorDie


The New Iran was only born in 1979, with time they will evolve into a true democracy and an example for the neighboring countries, it wont be easy, and there will be blood, but eventually it will come


There WILL be blood, huh? So they are gonna have to go through a change of your liking whether they like it or not? And who put you/r types in charge of this decision? How about aside from intel that's important to international affairs, we leave people of their own countries free to do whatever the hell they want?

The world doesn't need anymore barbara spectres.



posted on Feb, 19 2013 @ 06:42 AM
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Out of all the bat # crazy things that Iran comes up with, this one is actually a great idea... NOT ONLY did "buddah" get himself and followers "enlightened" and in "NIRVANA" by smoking MASSIVE ammounts of opium, he high single handily almost destroyed China with his hippie smoke the opium up life style.. The modern day buddah promotes excess and obesity. ATLEAST IRAN is not ALL crazy.
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posted on Feb, 19 2013 @ 07:31 AM
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Originally posted by ollncasino

Originally posted by superman2012

Who's defending killing homosexuals? Please source or at least quote when you are making outlandish silly claims.


In Iran, homosexuality and sodomy is a capital offense.

Wikipedia

So presumably, Iran's current regime of fundamentalist Mullahs defend killing homosexuals.



Right, I get that. However, FF was saying that if anyone defends Iran or agrees with it in anyway, we are defending killing homosexuals. That is just not right. I think she backed down from that though once Dark brought up the analogy of the US.



posted on Feb, 19 2013 @ 08:08 AM
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Out of all the bat # crazy things that Iran comes up with, this one is actually a great idea... NOT ONLY did "buddah" get himself and followers "enlightened" and in "NIRVANA" by smoking MASSIVE ammounts of opium, he high single handily almost destroyed China with his hippie smoke the opium up life style.. The modern day buddah promotes excess and obesity. ATLEAST IRAN is not ALL crazy.


Is that what you have been taught about the Buddha? I am very sorry for your ignorance. Ponder this: Iran is confiscating images of a figure that represents peace and serenity, and the belief that all life is sacred, because they consider these images to be idolatry. They then plaster every public square with out-sized images of the Ayatollah Khomeini, a man who condemned countless innocent people around the world to death because he lacked a sense of humor. Who are the true idolaters?
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posted on Feb, 19 2013 @ 08:11 AM
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The world doesn't need anymore barbara spectres.


This is a reference to the following Anti-Semitic thread:

www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Feb, 19 2013 @ 08:56 AM
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You forgot to mention that in that article quoted by the op, there are Iranians taking down statues, etc., of important Iranians because of this fact as well. What people seem to forget is that there are extremists to EVERY religion. That's why, in my opinion all organized religions, not peoples personal beliefs, are evil.



posted on Feb, 19 2013 @ 09:06 AM
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You forgot to mention that in that article quoted by the op, there are Iranians taking down statues, etc., of important Iranians because of this fact as well. What people seem to forget is that there are extremists to EVERY religion. That's why, in my opinion all organized religions, not peoples personal beliefs, are evil.


But it is not the state that is doing this, but extremists. The Iranian state has set up an idolatrous religion that glorifies individual men as deities. The Prophet would certainly not approve. Iran is not an Islamic state, but a totalitarian regime based on the cult of personality, using Islamic culture as coloring.
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posted on Feb, 19 2013 @ 11:08 AM
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You're right. I was comparing two different things. Sorry OP.

I still believe that they have the right to do this, but, I am confused as many are that they claim religious tolerance and then do stuff like this. Some more clarification would be in order.



posted on Feb, 19 2013 @ 12:25 PM
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Originally posted by ollncasino

Originally posted by buster2010

So he wears an old badge that supported a American placed dictator that allowed American companies to rape Iran's natural resources. Why would he want to go back it sounds like he didn't like it in the first place.


It would be logical to assume that he doesn't wear the badge supporting the Shah of Iran when he returns to Iran. Naturally he wishes to avoid being put to death.

What is puzzling is what motivates you to defend a regime made up of fundamentalist Mullahs who are widely opposed by the Iranian people?

Defying an official ban, hundreds of thousands of Iranian supporters of Mir Hossein Mousavi demonstrate in Tehran on Monday, June 15, 2009

A riot-police officer strikes a man with a baton near Tehran University on June 14, 2009.

Protests in 2009 in Iran against the current regime

Why exactly do you support a regime that is widely opposed by the Iranian people?


The problem is that you are still in 2009 , while Iran has changed and people learned that Mir Hossein Musavi was lying.

He did what Zionists wanted him to do.

You just assume that Iran is the same place.

And you assume that Iran is Tehran.

In 2009 , the protests and rallies were held in Tehran and people in other cities were not listening to VOA and BBC.

People here like to see what they want to see.

ETA : NWO new hands in Iran
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posted on Feb, 19 2013 @ 01:01 PM
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Even if what you claim were true, what places Islam and Iran beyond criticism?


Absolutely nothing. I was merely remarking upon the pattern of the OP's threads.

Islam and Iran is no more above reproach than the United States and it's hypocritical actions are, such as their steadfast support for Saudi Arabia one of the most oppressive countries in the world. Tell me - in Saudi Arabia are citizens allowed to practice Buddhism? And bear in mind that this country is supported strongly by the United States. Fifteen of the nineteen hijackers on 9/11 were citizens of this country. A country which the United States and the West have no qualms in selling weapons to.

Nice friendly Saudi Arabia helped quell an uprising in Bahrain (another bastion of freedom...and incidentally home to the U.S. Fifth Fleet) using equipment that was purchased from the West. I wonder what your reaction would be if those protesters in Bahrain were calling for the right of religious freedom - perhaps even the call to be able to practice Buddhism.



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