1. Welcome! Please take a few seconds to create your free account to post threads, make some friends, remove a few ads while surfing and much more. ClutchFans has been bringing fans together to talk Houston Sports since 1996. Join us!

  2. ROCKETS GAMEDAY
    The Rockets are back! Houston hits the road when they take on Zion, Ingram, Valanciunas and the Pelicans in New Orleans tonight. Join Clutch at 6:45pm CT for pregame as we watch the game live!

    LIVE! Rockets vs. Pelicans

Iranian police lose their collective minds

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout: Debate & Discussion' started by KingCheetah, May 21, 2014.

  1. KingCheetah

    KingCheetah Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2002
    Messages:
    55,499
    Likes Received:
    46,884
    Facepalm.
    _____

    Iran police arrest 6 over 'Happy' video

    TEHRAN, Iran: Police in Iran have arrested six young people for posting a video online of them dancing to Pharrell Williams' hit song "Happy", showing them on state television as a public warning to youth in the Islamic Republic.

    The song has sparked similar videos all over the world, with people dancing down streets and smiling in choreographed crowds. But in Iran, some see the trend as promoting the spread of western culture, as laws in the Islamic Republic ban women from dancing in public or appearing outside without the hijab. The government also bans some internet websites.

    In the Tehran video, three young men and three young women dance on a secluded rooftop, a stairwell, a walled-off driveway and a chic apartment, wearing sunglasses and silly clothes while laughing and smiling. The women wear no hijabs.

    full article

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/tg5qdIxVcz8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
     
  2. Lil Pun

    Lil Pun Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 1999
    Messages:
    34,132
    Likes Received:
    1,020
    They've been done lost their minds.
     
  3. yo

    yo Contributing Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2001
    Messages:
    2,287
    Likes Received:
    146
    I think our government should do likewise at this point.
     
  4. HR Dept

    HR Dept Contributing Member

    Joined:
    May 31, 2012
    Messages:
    6,792
    Likes Received:
    1,223
    I support Iran's response to this video. If they let them get away with that type of behavior who knows what thier youth will get into next. Loitering? Or even growing pony tails!
     
  5. Bandwagoner

    Bandwagoner Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2006
    Messages:
    26,666
    Likes Received:
    3,454
    Are you sure they weren't arrested for the dancing specifically? It was atrocious.
     
  6. R0ckets03

    R0ckets03 Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 1999
    Messages:
    16,326
    Likes Received:
    2,041
    Would it have been okay if it was 6 dudes dancing with each other? Or would they get arrested for being gay? pun intended
     
  7. conquistador#11

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2006
    Messages:
    35,587
    Likes Received:
    21,701
    they're doing the elaine benes dance!
    Girl in glorious red blazer is very nice, yes?
     
  8. KingCheetah

    KingCheetah Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2002
    Messages:
    55,499
    Likes Received:
    46,884
    [​IMG]

    Best image I could quickly grab -- she is a beauty.
    _____

    Can you imagine making a silly video with your friends and you're suddenly arrested and the story is made a national news headline by the government?
     
  9. Orange

    Orange Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2012
    Messages:
    1,215
    Likes Received:
    195
    Well being gay is illegal there so I think they have a point.
     
  10. RedRedemption

    RedRedemption Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2009
    Messages:
    32,460
    Likes Received:
    7,637
    Maybe legally, but not morally.
     
  11. edwardc

    edwardc Member

    Joined:
    May 7, 2003
    Messages:
    9,407
    Likes Received:
    7,462
    That's one backwards country really over a video come on man.
     
  12. KingCheetah

    KingCheetah Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2002
    Messages:
    55,499
    Likes Received:
    46,884
    Didn't want to start a new thread...
    _____

    Iranian court summons Facebook's Zuckerberg

    An Iranian court has summoned Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg – who it described as "the Zionist director of the company" – to appear before it, the semiofficial news agency ISNA reported on Tuesday.

    "According to the court's ruling, the Zionist director of the company of Facebook, or his official attorney, must appear in court to defend himself and pay for possible losses," said Ruhollah Momen-Nasab, an Iranian internet official. The summons was issued by an Iranian court in the southern province of Fars.

    The case underscores the growing struggle between moderate Iranian president Hassan Rohani's drive to increase Internet freedoms and demands by the conservative judiciary for tighter controls.

    full article
     
  13. Mr. Clutch

    Mr. Clutch Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2002
    Messages:
    46,550
    Likes Received:
    6,130
    collective *mind.

    If you are talking about their single collective mind, it's not plural.
     
  14. Katsu

    Katsu Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2013
    Messages:
    103
    Likes Received:
    4
    They want Zuckerberg?

    Hold me im dying
     
  15. tallanvor

    tallanvor Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2007
    Messages:
    16,794
    Likes Received:
    8,216
    maybe by middle eastern standards.
     
  16. val_modus

    val_modus Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2010
    Messages:
    1,792
    Likes Received:
    289
    Well in case you guys didn't hear, they released these guys and gals from prison.
     
  17. Mathloom

    Mathloom Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2008
    Messages:
    17,967
    Likes Received:
    17,524
    Not all of them IIRC. Some of them are unfortunately still locked up I think. All of them had to make statements under pressure on video.

    Btw they weren't locked up for doing a happy song. They were locked up because of other silly rules, such as: women have to cover their hair at all times, guys and girls don't party together, etc.

    Sad to think about that kind of life when growing up. Ironic when you consider the youth in the country are secretly partying harder and more frequently than anyone anywhere.
     
  18. Dubious

    Dubious Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2001
    Messages:
    18,316
    Likes Received:
    5,087
    you mean they're loose?
    footloose?
     
  19. Hakeemtheking

    Hakeemtheking Member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2009
    Messages:
    9,186
    Likes Received:
    6,035
    Do you guys remember a mini pro-democracy revolution in Iran just a few years ago by the youth?

    Many got killed, including an attractive woman who got shot on the streets. As she lay on the ground staring at the camera, you could see life leaving her body.

    I wonder if the hardliners will forever rule Iran.
     
  20. g1184

    g1184 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2003
    Messages:
    1,798
    Likes Received:
    86
    The educated and unemployed young population was the driving force in that mini uprising, but they have no support. Religious zealotry has a strong hold on the hearts and minds of a good swath of the population. As long as hardliners hide under the banner of religion and keep showing footage and playing songs from the Iranian revolution on TV, reminding people about the Shah, it's going to be hard to break their grasp on power.

    Critical mass might be reached in a generation or two, once the population is too far removed from the previous revolution and the gap between Iran and the West continues to grow.
     

Share This Page