Lashes And Jail For Dancing And Being Happy...

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  1. HS Cult Leader

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    Lashes For Dancing And Being Happy...

    Iran's 'Happy' dancers sentenced to 91 lashes, jail

    By Lisa Daftari

    Published September 18, 2014




    Iran's latest crackdown on freedom includes lashes and prison for seven young adults who posted a video of themselves dancing to the American pop hit "Happy" and a death sentence for a blogger accused of insulting Prophet Muhammad.

    The seven men and women were arrested in May, but then released after self-professed "moderate" President Hassan Rouhani tweeted that the regime should lighten up. But the group was forced nonetheless to apologize on television and endure a trial in which they were convicted and each sentenced to 91 lashes. One was given a full year in prison while the others got six months, although their attorney told Iranwire.com the sentences were suspended.

    “A suspended sentence becomes null and void after a certain period of time,” attorney Farshid Rofugaran said. For the Happy Group, that period will be three years. “When it’s a suspended sentence, the verdict is not carried out, but if during this period a similar offense is committed, then the accused is subject to legal punishment and the suspended sentence will then be carried out as well.”

    The video was part of a global campaign launched by pop star Pharrell Williams and was viewed by more than 100,000 people on YouTube. The six who appeared on the video and a man who shot the footage apologized and said they had been tricked into doing it. After the confession, they were released on bail.

    “We can accept the verdict or appeal,” said Rofugaran, adding that his clients are not banned from leaving the country.
     
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    The religion of peace strikes again......
     
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    I suppose we should nuke 'em for suppressing the insolent youth of Iran.
     
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    And here I thought "footloose" was just a movie
     
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    After watching 30 seconds of the video.....

    Seems a little lenient.
     
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    Diversity is our strength.
     
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    This actually kinda makes me sad.
    I can't think of a more innocent, wholesome, and silly video for young people to be involved in.
     
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    Not so happy now, are they?
     
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    Amazing what religion says you CAN NOT do. And the point of their religion is to what? Kill as many innocents as you can and be unhappy your whole life. Wow, what brilliantly stupid people.

    Damn, I would LOVE to be there at the end when they die and they somehow realize they followed some non existent shit their whole life and gave up their life for absolutely nothing.

    :haha:
     
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    Waiting for the Orwellian doublespeak from DC to tell us how this is not "Islamic".
     
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    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

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    The good news is our Secretary of State thinks we can use them to spearhead the fight against ISIS :dancin:

    Because they seem so different.
     
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    I was talking to an Iranian guy that I once worked with and he told me that probably 75% of Iranians were secretly Pro-West and wished that they had a US style government and could be more free.

    He also added that, if the US or any other western country ever did anything to Iran, that sentiment would turn in a heartbeat and, national pride and instant hatred of the west would replace it.

    It would be like kicking a sleeping bear.

    Whatever.
     
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    Dreamking The dogs of doom are howlin' low...

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    I remember the opening scene in George Clooney's Syriana. He and a bunch of Iranian dudes and chicks are in an apartment, drinking Scotch and doing Ecstasy.

    One of the chicks get ready to leave. She kicks off her high-heels, pulls down her short skirt, puts on the veil and walks out the door. Of course they want to be like us.

    In the 80's, lots of rich, young Iranian and Saudi dudes moved to San Francisco, ostensibly for education. But they were mostly known for Porsche's, lots of top quality blow and hunting cuties on Union St.

    Allah was nowhere to be found.
     
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    In this country saying something bad about gays can get you in trouble. Over there saying something good about the gays can get you killed.
     
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    Whoever wrote that piece of shit song deserves the 91 lashes!
     
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    I hate that fucking song !
    I wish that the Iranians would come over here and give Pharrell 91 lashes.
     
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    And assholes are against Israel for bombing these ragheads. Fuck them.