Being true to these words,
“The state would follow the citizens from birth to death, ensuring their health, education, well-being and leisure. It will guide them as to what to read and write and what “cultural products” to consume so as not to be contaminated by Western ideas.”
Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad pushes through the Qur’anic vision of a utopian society. From Pakistan’s
The Islamic regime has slapped a ban on foreign films deemed to be “˜feminist”, “˜secular” or pro-American, with hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad also pushing his vision of a Quranic society.
A ruling by the Supreme Cultural Revolution Council, a watchdog headed by Ahmadinejad, bans “˜the distribution and screening of foreign films which promote secular, feminist, liberal or nihilist ideas and degrade oriental culture.”
Also forbidden are movies that feature “˜violence, narcotics consumption and propaganda for the world oppression”, a term reserved for arch-enemy the United States, the Shargh newspaper said on Thursday.
The report said the directive has been widely circulated, especially within the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance and state television and radio.
“The Iranian people have a mission to create, on this sacred Iranian ground, an ideal society founded on the Quran,” Ahmadinejad was also quoted as telling a local gathering titled “˜Servants of the Quran”.
He promised his government, less than three months into its four-year mandate, would “˜advance with strength to favour the spread of a Quranic culture”.