Iran Supports 'Occupy Wall Street' & Beats Innocent Women


occupy wall streetLeaders in Iran are cheering on the Occupy Wall Street movement, in hopes that it will destroy evil Western capitalism. Gen. Masoud Jazayeri of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard says, “A revolution and a comprehensive movement against corruption in the U.S. is in the making. The last phase will be the collapse of the Western capitalist system.”

The irony of that is that Occupy Wall Street would never be allowed to demonstrate in Iran. Neither would the Tea Party, for that matter. In Iran, dissent is not patriotic -- it’s illegal. Even portraying the country in a negative light in a film is punishable by jail time and lashings.

Iranian actress Marzieh Vafamehr has been sentenced to 90 lashes and a year in prison for her work in My Tehran for Sale, a movie that depicts Iran in a negative light. The 2009 film is about a young woman who is forced to live a secret life in Tehran after authorities ban her theatre work.

In the movie, Ms. Vafamehr appears with a shaved head and no headscarf, and even (gasp!) drinks alcohol. Both are big no-nos in the religion of Islam and illegal in Iran. There is also a scene (which can be seen in the trailer) in which young people dancing at a nightclub are captured by the police and beaten.

Sure, Iran. Convince the world that you’re anti-violence by beating a woman for depicting government officials beating women. See how that works out for you.

The theocracy in Iran has a long history of employing brutal violence to subdue and control the public. This is a regime that stones rape victims to death for ‘adultery.’ They kill Christians that have converted from Islam. They hang teenage girls for defending themselves against a rapist. 

The Iranian government is violent, oppressive, and downright awful. People involved with a cause supported by Iran should ask him or herself what the heck they’re doing there.

I’m looking at you, Wall Street Occupiers. 

Image via BlaisOne/Flickr

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butte... butterflymkm

The Bible supports the stoning of homosexuals, that rape victims can be bought from their fathers by their rapist, that women are to be silent and keepers at home only, that the vast majority of America be killed because of unlawful divorce and fornication, and that anyone who disobeys god by practicing any kind of occult or pagan tradition be sentences to death.

People involved in any way with the

Christian church should ask themselves

what the heck they're doing.

I'm looking at you Christian conservatives.

(in others words-more hypocrisy from Ms. Erickson. Jenny have you met that kettle yet?)

Courtney Jefferson

I'm pretty sure your brain is the size of a pea. So, let me get your logic straight. Occupy wall street is against corruption and wants accountability for bad actions taken by greedy corporations. irrelevant. Ben & Jerry support occupy wall st. irrelevant. Susan Sarandon support occupy wall st. irrelevant. Iran supports occupy wall st. Oh My God! Abandon Ship!
This article is absolutely laughable. Would you rather everyone sit home and ignore what is happening in our country? Who cares if Iran likes the protests or not. It's none of their business whats happening in our country. & I would add that it's really none of our business what happens in theirs. It's kind of what got us into this trouble in the first place.

tinyp... tinypossum

The irony of that is that Occupy Wall Street would never be allowed to demonstrate in Iran.

Exactly. Which is why I cannot understand why free people exercising their constitutional rights bothers you so much. You didn't seem to have a problem when the Tea Partiers were yelling and screaming at politicians at town hall meetings. But, when a group whose beliefs differ from yours speaks out, you are terrified. If enough people disagree with them, they will go away right? How can they be a threat to anything you hold so sacred if they are so wrong? All you good, upstanding, REAL Americans will surely shut them up with your righteousness soon enough. 

Jennifer Riley

Iran supports Occupy Wallstreet.  The KKK supports the Tea Party.  

This article was one giant example of a fallacy of logic.  Murderers like to eat food, so we should probably stop doing something that such a despicable group support.

Side note: If you can't see the middle ground, politically or otherwise, you aren't thinking hard enough.


Snark... Snarkymom

Whoa Butterfly...your depiction of Christians is way off, especially since your examples are from the Old Testament.  The New Testament says that Christ came and showed love to EVERYONE (hence the term "Christian"), which negated those aforementioned laws.

Sorry, I got side-tracked...what was the question?

Oh yeah, WHO CARES what other people think about us?!  We finally have some young folks out there taking up a cause to better the future of their country.  All hope is not lost!  Power to the people!

bills... billsfan1104

See already people from the left are calling Jenny names. They cannot dispute her points, without calling her names. The KKK has never ever supported the Tea Party. And for those who are crying out that Occupy Wall Street has a right to protest, so did the Tea Party. they had a right to protest without being lied about from sitting congressman and senators, without being called racists by bloggers on theSTIR and leftist radio show hosts and without being told to go to hell by a congresswoman. The Occupy Wall Street crowd has a right to protest without being called names as well. But the left has no right to complain about it, when they did it ten time worse than anyone on the right is doing. You dont have congressman telling the Occupy Wall Street to go to hell. if these people are sooo peaceful, why did the Occupy Wall Streeet crowd, call me names, because I didnt accept their brochure?? I was alone in my car, I didnt roll down my window. I said "No thank you", and this kid started calling me names, and the rest chimed in. I was very disgusted by that.

Jennifer Riley

@billsfan: No one has the right to protest without being called racist or told to go to hell, they have the right to protest, and others have the right to call them names.  Free speech is a beautiful and infuriating thing like that.  

Also, my point was very obviously not clear, so I'll try again: Occupy Wall St is stupid, but Iran's support has nothing to do with why.  Some one you hate can still like the thing you like, just like the murderers and their food.

tinyp... tinypossum

Sorry Billsfan, but free speech doesn't just apply to people you agree with. But, from the looks of things, pretty soon it will. If the next election goes the way the right would like, we will all be forced to get all our information from Fox News and our morality from Michelle Bachman.

Anast... Anastazia975

The Billionaire Koch brothers donate very large sums of money to the Tea Party movement and they have been linked to some very racist organizations, including the KKK

butte... butterflymkm

Snarkymom-my depiction is accurate based on what denomination you are referring to and what they would like to see implemented.

And again, why is it okay for Jenny to name call and call entire groups of people douchebags, ect but she should be shielded from the same treatment?

Billsfan-I'm sorry some protestors treated you like that. I'm also sorry that when walking past a teaparty rally with my gay best friend we were called libtards, socialists, baby killers, ect. He was also screamed at and called a 'faggot' and a sodomite. All because we said no thank you to their information because we were democrats and didn't agree with the movement.

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