Fwd: [ PRIVACY Forum ] An Iranian Grand Ayatollah Issues Fatwa Stating High Speed Internet is against Sharia

Eric Brunner-Williams brunner at nic-naa.net
Mon Sep 1 06:08:36 UTC 2014


well, looking at the ayatollah's website and invoking google translate 
there's this language:

"... different mechanisms to secure and protect their users against the 
moral and psychological damage this type of service, including access to 
information, videos and photos from immoral and inhuman, rumors and 
seduction, spying and undermining the foundations of the family ..."

so, not a lot goofier than the objection to .xxx made by the usg, or 
available at most media outlets that sell the meme that the internet 
causes shit to happen.

-e

  On 8/31/14 10:35 PM, Jay Ashworth wrote:
> Cause it's a long weekend, and why shouldn't it be whackier than normal.
>
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>> Subject: [ PRIVACY Forum ] An Iranian Grand Ayatollah Issues Fatwa Stating High Speed Internet is against Sharia
>> An Iranian Grand Ayatollah Issues Fatwa Stating High Speed Internet is
>> against Sharia
>>
>> (Iran Human Rights):
>> http://www.iranhumanrights.org/2014/08/makarem-internet/
>>
>> A Grand Ayatollah in Iran has determined that access to high-speed and
>> 3G Internet is "against Sharia" and "against moral standards." In
>> answer to a question published on his website, Grand Ayatollah Nasser
>> Makarem Shirazi, one of the country's highest clerical authorities,
>> issued a fatwa, stating "All third generation [3G] and high-speed
>> internet services, prior to realization of the required conditions for
>> the National Information Network [Iran's government-controlled and
>> censored Internet which is under development], is against Sharia [and]
>> against moral and human standards."
>>
>> - - -
>>
>> Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, Time Warner Cable, and other dominant ISPs are
>> now in a bidding war to hire him as a consultant and board member.
> RUN AWAY!!!
>
> Cheers,
> -- jra
>



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