Spirit of a World Without Spirit

It’s now officially illegal in Iran to cry out “Allah is great!”

I guess it’s clear that to Iran’s theocrats, the crat is more important than the theo.

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10 Responses to Spirit of a World Without Spirit

  1. MBH June 24, 2009 at 9:52 am #

    How bizarre: even from a purely value-free perspective. The government is airing confessions of “rioters” who say they were influenced by western media. Is Allah’s greatness now also property of western media? That might undercut itself sooner than later.

  2. Brian S June 24, 2009 at 11:42 am #

    It’s amusing to see a regime that never thought it would have to defend its legitimacy flailing around trying to think of ways to defend its legitimacy. Other than having teenagers on dirt bikes hit people with sticks, of course.

  3. Gavin June 24, 2009 at 11:59 am #

    In London at the Cenotaph (World War 1 memorial) it was made illegal to read aloud the names of British soldiers killed in Iraq.

  4. Alex Knapp June 24, 2009 at 12:01 pm #

    Hey, is there a link regarding this?

  5. Mike Gogulski June 24, 2009 at 12:02 pm #

    Allahu Akbar!!!

  6. John Markley June 24, 2009 at 12:20 pm #

    If I remember correctly, wasn’t someone arrested for reading the Bill of Rights in public during the First World War?

  7. Briggs June 24, 2009 at 3:47 pm #

    Well I can honestly say that I never expected that piece of legislation.

  8. Paulie July 6, 2009 at 8:23 am #

    As I understand it, the medieval Catholic church forbade non-priests to read the Bible.

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