Well, maybe he has a point about “Hotel California” and Kenny G. Sharia alert from AP, with thanks to all who sent this in:
TEHRAN, Iran – George Michael, Eric Clapton and Kenny G. will no longer be heard on Iranian airwaves after hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad issued a decree banning Western music from the country’s radio and TV stations.
The official IRAN Persian daily reported Monday that Ahmadinejad, as head of Iran’s Supreme Cultural Revolutionary Council, ordered the enacting of an October ruling by the council for Western songs to be banned.
“Blocking indecent and Western music from the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting is required,” according to a statement on the council’s official Web site.
Ahmadinejad’s order means the IRIB must execute the decree and prepare a report on its implementation within six months, according to the newspaper….
Songs such as George Michael’s “Careless Whisper,” Eric Clapton’s “Rush” and “Hotel California” by the Eagles regularly accompany Iranian TV and programs, as do tunes by saxophonist Kenny G.