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 15:35:24 UTC 2014


see also:
http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2014/09/iran-3g-phones-filter-unsanitary-water.html#

restated slightly, video, the primary vehicle for porn, needs minders, 
text, the primary vehicle for ideas, does not.

-e

On 8/31/14 11:08 PM, Eric Brunner-Williams wrote:
> 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.
>>
>> ----- Forwarded Message -----
>>> From: "PRIVACY Forum mailing list" <privacy at vortex.com>
>>> To: privacy-list at vortex.com
>>> Sent: Sunday, August 31, 2014 11:34:16 PM
>>> 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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