Iranians Want Rock and Roll Too!

Ali Akbar Dareini writes for the AP today about how Iran is laughing at their new president’s decree to ban Western Music. “This president speaks as if he is living in the Stone Age…this man has to understand that he can’t tell the people what to listen to and what not to listen to,” said Mohammed Reza Hoseinpour, who was browsing a Tehran music shop.

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad became famous last month when he declared the Holocaust a hoax, and declared that Germany and Europe should create a new country there for all Israeli Jews.

The Tehran resident continued, as if he and the whole country were just plain getting sick of all of these decrees. “Clerics and officials speak about imposing restrictions every other day. I don’t think it’s going to be enforced. This man was buying an Eric Clapton tape.