submitted 3 weeks ago by MicroWave to c/world

Iranian police have arrested more than 260 people, including three European citizens, on suspicion of spreading satanism, the state-run IRNA news agency reported Friday.

The report said the suspects were arrested on Thursday night in Shahryar County, west of the capital of Tehran, for “spreading the culture of satanism and nudity.” It did not elaborate.

It was not clear how such a large number of arrests were made in one night — if the suspects were in one location, at some gathering or party, or not.

Gatherings where unrelated men and women are seen together are illegal in Iran and considered a sin under Islamic law.

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[-] [email protected] 16 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago)

Yeah if only they had their own secular, democratically elected leaders. And maybe those leaders could even decide to nationalize their oil.

What could possibly go wrong for them?

[-] UnderpantsWeevil 4 points 3 weeks ago

Nassar's Egypt, Mosaddegh's Iran, Sankara's Burkino Faso, Obote's Uganda, Lumumba's Congo, Trujillo's Dominican Republic, Sukarno's Indonesia (Read the Jakarta Method folks), Goulart's Brazil, Arbenz's Guatamala, Guardia's Costa Rica, Allende's Chile...

I don't know what it is, but democratically elected leaders in countries that pursued an unaligned status just have a habit of getting couped by reactionary members of their militaries for some crazy reason.

[-] assassin_aragorn 4 points 3 weeks ago
[-] TokenBoomer 2 points 3 weeks ago
[-] assassin_aragorn 2 points 3 weeks ago

That's... That's my point. My comment is lamenting the fact that Iran had that, and then the West fucked it up.

[-] TokenBoomer 3 points 3 weeks ago

Did I just whoosh myself? Well played. Now I’ll have to take some time to reflect on this.

[-] assassin_aragorn 2 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago)

Unfortunately I'm afraid you did. And unfortunately I'm obligated to say "Congratulations, you played yourself."

EDIT: I do appreciate you saying that though!

this post was submitted on 19 May 2024
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