Well Virginia, doesn’t this beat all! According to an article in Ynet on the first of this month the authorities in Tehran are going ballistic because some kids had fun with a water fight, and some hijabs got “loosened“! Two days later some kids tried to get the fun going again and, were arrested for acting “abnormally” and going against Islamic values.
I originally decided to pass on writing about it because of this snippet from the very end of the Ynet article:
Pictures from the water fight have been uploaded to a number of different social websites, causing some concern for participants whose faces can be seen clearly, as many fear reprisals from authorities.
This is what the reaction looked like on Islamic sites (emphasis added):
Conservative Friendfeed user ‘Seltoon’ condemned the event saying that it was a disaster for Iran society: “What is happening to this country of ours? Oh, strike me down Imam Reza! Someone [from the Revolutionary Guard] has just been martyred in a fight with PJAK [the Kurdish liberation group] and our countrymen are eating hot dogs, sitting in comfort beneath their air conditioning units and now having this ‘mixed party’ in the park.” Ultra-conservative Friendfeed user ‘Abel Santamaría Cuadrado’ invited those who had participated in the water gun fight to play with fire: “Hey dummies, your water game is over? Now it’s time to fight with fire … Would you even dare to show up for that game?”
But anti-government Friendfeed user ‘Ali Ba’ mocked the conservatives: “I’ve just discovered that the entire foundation of the Islamic regime has been attacked by girls armed with water guns!” Most anti-government internet users believe that the backlash against this event shows that Iran’s regime has a problem with people outwardly showing happiness in public.
That was on the 1st, now the photos have been spread so far and wide that my reposting a few will not harm or help any of the poor souls pictured if the Iranian police have singled them out as examples; that aspect of the situation changes something that should be hilarious into something at best bitter-sweetly funny.
Men, women, and children of all ages beat the heat in Tehran on Friday with a water fight at the city’s Water and Fire Park, drawing criticism from conservatives for their “immodest” behavior and dress.
Local police threatened to arrest the revelers after press agencies published numerous photos of the event.
Welcome to Iran: Who says a nation cannot exhibit Multiple-Personality Disorder?
Virginia, what Muslim Middle Eastern nation’s population is the most Westernized? You don’t know? Okay, can you guess which one has a government that is one of the most anti-Western in word and deed? You don’t know that either? What would you say if I told you that the answer to both questions is the same, that the Muslim Middle Eastern nation whose population is most Westernized while the government one of the most anti-Western is Iran?
You can see why Obama refused to support these thugs!
…barely a year or so after the revolution, the Iranians were praying for an overthrow of this regime, that they have been dearly for over three decades in rising up to the radicals in Iran and that have continuously been betrayed by the West with their behind scene negotiations and at times collaboration with the Islamic regime in Iran. The Iranians are one of the most westernized people in the West and have nothing but love for America. They desire freedom and democracy.
The other big misconception that I once again have detailed in my book is about the radicals ruling Iran. The West has wrongfully believed that negotiations will result in change of behavior. They have continuously sidestepped their own principles of humanity, freedom and democracy to negotiate with the Iranian leaders and they have continuously failed. Their failure is due to the lack of understanding of the philosophy / ideology that the clerics believe in. They don’t understand “Red Shiaism” which calls for endless bloodshed and endless wars until such time that Islam conquers the world. They don’t understand that the Iranian leaders take it literary from the Quran “Deceive thy enemy until such time you are strong enough to destroy them” or “Jihad on infidels, killing them until there are no more sinners on Earth and all are believers of Allah.”
Fast forward to 2011, a year after Obama sat on his hands and responded to the almost counter-revolution in Iran with a heartfelt “Yeah, so?” and we see that in a generation whose parents were toddlers when the Shah fell a lust for freedom of spirit and good old un-Islamic fun are far from dead in the land of Omar Khayyám.
The park’s manager said the water fight had been coordinated [on Facebook – Guy DeW]. He added that many of the women’s headdresses fell victims to the splashing water, “but police couldn’t get control of those involved“.
Somehow I don’t see these two strapping bombs to their kids.
All of this gives me an idea for a sure-fire hit for the next Iranian Ministry of Truth summer blockbuster movie:
The place: Tehran
The Time: 10 minutes past tomorrow
When his father divorces his rebellious mother and renounces him Young Iranian student Jameel Weladah (played by with a tangy flavor by Lahimah Himzir Mohdad) moves from his properly Islamic small town to wild and bustling Tehran he can hardly imagine the wonders and agonies that await him to challenge his submission to Allah.
Jameel is entered into a mutah marriage by his evil uncle with the wild-eyed, corrupt daughter of a virtuous Imam played with a soulless, mercenary perfection by the lovely Lori Mohtrib.
Watch as Mohtrib’s heartless character manipulates the naive but virtuous Jameel into promoting a sinful and rebellious water fight to celebrate the end of the school term; she hopes by this action to taint the souls of as many of her virtuous peers as possible to offset her shame for her many sinful acts and desires.
Will Jameel give in to this Satanic attempt to bring “fun” to Islam or will he find the strength to stone this harlot in the public square by the side of her father and cleanse his honor, her father’s honor, the honor of Iran?
This Summer be SURE to go see the biggest blockbuster in Iran…(or face arrest)
More pix of the sinful and subversive crowd of decadent blasphemers: