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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] 76 points 1 month ago (1 children)

I imagine this is what the GOP wants to see happen in the US.

Imagine leaving one tyrant for their restrictions on your religion only to come back to reimplementing a few centuries later.

Regressionists man.

[–] Carmakazi 54 points 1 month ago (3 children)

A lot of the pilgrims were the fundamentalist crazies that Europe didn't want, and the towns they founded had laws like this and more.

[–] [email protected] 18 points 1 month ago

Right but, before the declaration of independence and after are different stories

Regardless, we shredded through a genocide to take the land away forcibly.

We’ve been hypocrites since day one

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[–] aeronmelon 67 points 1 month ago (4 children)

satanism and nudity

Oh my god, that's awful. Where?

[–] llamapocalypse 24 points 1 month ago (3 children)

Yeah, so I can totally avoid it!

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[–] [email protected] 57 points 1 month ago (7 children)

It's almost surreal reading how silly religious mythology is, and how silly it seems to even allow it in conversation about reality. But here we are. We're still taking seriously the imaginary friends some dudes made up before we knew why it rained. And the humans in power still use those fictions to subjugate and control the masses.

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[–] [email protected] 47 points 1 month ago (2 children)

Sounds like Iranian leaders are in need of more helicopter rides.

[–] UnderpantsWeevil 6 points 1 month ago

One likely fueling the other. Between the near open war with Israel and a satanic panic, I'm sure Iran was rife with conspiracy theory and QAnon style hysteria before their President pancaked into a mountain.

I can't imagine the reactionary elements in the country growing any less paranoid and superstitious in the wake of the crash.

[–] [email protected] 4 points 1 month ago

All leaders

[–] [email protected] 42 points 1 month ago (2 children)

Spreading satanism and nudity rules.

[–] [email protected] 6 points 1 month ago

I do it every day!

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[–] Burn_The_Right 38 points 1 month ago (1 children)

Conservatives cannot resist harming, torturing or killing innocent, vulnerable people. This behavior is just unchecked conservatism doing what it naturally does.

There is no such thing as a "good conservative". There never has been.

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[–] Jafoo 35 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago) (4 children)

Was anyone else aware that nudity isn't simply a case of undress, but a virus, which can be spread like chickenpox? I sure as hell wasn't, prior to reading this story

[–] Jimmyeatsausage 11 points 1 month ago (1 children)

"Even the babies are being born now... completely nude! It's unimaginable"

[–] Jafoo 5 points 1 month ago (2 children)

"Soon, millions across the land will be showering, sleeping, and fucking, all without any clothes on. It'll be the worst human catastrophe since The Black Plague swept across the medieval world!!!"

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[–] [email protected] 9 points 1 month ago (1 children)

"Oh no! I've been struck by the nudity virus! Nobody look! NOBODY LOOK!"

[–] Jafoo 5 points 1 month ago

Emily Ratajkowski has BEEN so afflicted for over a decade now. Hasn't prevented anyone from eyeing her up and down

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[–] [email protected] 34 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

Sounds like they busted a Eurovision watch party :/

[–] cosmicrookie 30 points 1 month ago (1 children)

Its like they are the US but 10 years in the future

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[–] FlyingSquid 23 points 1 month ago (1 children)

Those sound like my sort of people! Hail Satan and off with my pants!

[–] [email protected] 7 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

NO RULES™

[–] assassin_aragorn 21 points 1 month ago (8 children)

A nice reminder that we'd all be better off without Iran's theocracy which supports terrorists for proxy fights. A democratic Republic by and for the Iranian people would be a major step towards lasting peace in the middle east

[–] [email protected] 16 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago) (2 children)

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?

[–] assassin_aragorn 4 points 1 month ago (4 children)
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[–] [email protected] 6 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago) (1 children)

Stop using the word democratic to mean western aligned. The west has no trouble financing terrorist groups, and the reason democratic countries cannot stay so if they don't bend to Washington is not happenstance. The first step to a democratic Iran might well be a USA civil war.

[–] assassin_aragorn 6 points 1 month ago (3 children)

No I legitimately mean a democracy by and for the people. If they decide they want to be in opposition to the West, I'm totally fine with that. That's the whole point of self sovereignty. I just want the people to decide their own fates, because by all accounts, the theocracy and misogyny and brutal crackdown on protests are not popular.

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[–] secretlyaddictedtolinux 19 points 1 month ago (1 children)

I am guessing "satanism and nudity" means LGBT people, and I am guessing it means a gathering of gay people, most of them dressed but some shirtless.

[–] [email protected] 4 points 1 month ago (1 children)

Men and women were equally represented, so that must've been a gathering of all if that's the case.

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[–] [email protected] 13 points 1 month ago (2 children)

I've been meaning to look into the history of how the secular left was crushed in much of the Middle East. Thanks for the reminder.

[–] homesweethomeMrL 11 points 1 month ago

TL;DR: Force

[–] [email protected] 5 points 1 month ago

Those hexbears would be very upset with this comment if they could read.

[–] FuglyDuck 13 points 1 month ago (1 children)

So… it’s fine if it’s my cousin?

[–] [email protected] 7 points 1 month ago (2 children)

To gather - yes

To serve Satan - no :D

[–] FlyingSquid 4 points 1 month ago

Only serve Satan with immediate family members. They're closer to your knives and he likes the taste more.

[–] FuglyDuck 4 points 1 month ago

so. Alabama is a bunch of very fine people then? and Kentucky.

[–] Belastend 12 points 1 month ago (2 children)

Just to spread the good news: Irans President died in a helicopter crash today

[–] CluckN 11 points 1 month ago (1 children)

Woah is he confirmed dead? I heard there was a search ongoing but no confirmation.

[–] Burn_The_Right 7 points 1 month ago (1 children)

Maybe he'll survive long enough to be eaten alive by wolves.

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[–] whotookkarl 12 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago) (1 children)

The sex obsessed wet blankets in the clergy morality police probably shut down a concert or dance hall they weren't invited to where people were actually having fun.

[–] [email protected] 7 points 1 month ago

And then (at least) molested the people they arrested.

[–] Fedizen 11 points 1 month ago

US and Eastern Europe religious fundamentalists taking notes.

[–] [email protected] 10 points 1 month ago (3 children)

So it was satan who's fault that helicopter crash was.

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[–] [email protected] 9 points 1 month ago (2 children)

Damn, I never get invited to the cool parties. /s

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[–] [email protected] 5 points 1 month ago

260 nude satanists sounds like a great time to me

[–] wurzelgummidge 5 points 1 month ago

In America they are called Republicans

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