Oh sure, most of Iran has the technological capability to waste time on social media like Western welfare recipients, but Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and all of his buddies, just feel that those sites are a bit too social and have decided that there’s got to be a clause in the Koran somewhere banning that type of thing.
On his own personal website, Khamenei wrote, “Given the immorality that often applies to this, it is not permitted.”
The aforementioned fatwa itself forbids online chitchat between men and women, and to help his fellow citizens go cold turkey, the Ayatollah added WeChat to the government blocked category which already includes Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube.
This latest big
religion government encroachment is bound to make for a rather depressing Valentine’s Day for young, lovesick Iranians come next month.