MOR on the skids

Iranians are being taken back to the stone ages (well, at least before Kenny G):

“Hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has banned Western music from Iran’s radio and TV stations, reviving one of the harshest cultural decrees from the early days of 1979 Islamic Revolution.

“Songs such as George Michael’s “Careless Whisper,” Eric Clapton’s “Rush” and the Eagles’ “Hotel California” have regularly accompanied Iranian broadcasts, as do tunes by saxophonist Kenny G.

“But the official IRAN Persian daily reported Monday that Ahmadinejad, as head of Iran’s Supreme Cultural Revolutionary Council, ordered the enactment of an October ruling by the council to ban Western music.”

Ahmadinejad needs to realise that banning the Eagles is bound to cause social unrest on a massive scale.

UPDATE: In more positive Iran news, check out this new blog from an Iranian insider.

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