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But today in Iran, laughter is supplanting fear. Mocking the president has become a pastime not only for rebellious university students, but also members of the establishment and the government itself.
Behind the high walls of Iranian palaces or in the quiet of Tehran’s parks, Iranian elites will indulge in a quick laugh about the president’s intelligence or his populist bombast. Jokes about his résumé are especially popular. Many refer to his “Ph.D. in traffic” or his letter last May to U.S. President George W. Bush, in which he proclaimed, “I am a teacher.”
The jokes—and who is delivering them—tell the story of a man whose power is on the decline as Iran’s economy collapses around him. Prices for basic goods are skyrocketing, and the government is unable to cope with increasing poverty. Just last month, over 50 Iranian economists sent an open letter excoriating the president’s mismanagement of the economy.
Foreign Policy Dergisinin yayınladığı en Aptalca (onlara göre) Fetvalar
1-Who: Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini of Iran
What: A fatwa is simply a religious ruling in Islam-most often, it seems, fatwas are about sexual matters-but Westerners usually associate the term with the notorious 1989 death sentence against British author Salman Rushdie. At the time, Khomeini was seeking to distract his followers from the pointless slaughter of the recently ended Iran-Iraq war, during which hundreds of thousands of Iranians were killed and wounded. Rushdie had just authored The Satanic Verses, an edgy novel about the origins of the Koran, and thus proved the perfect foil for Khomeini’s designs.
2-Who: Rashad Hassan Khalil, former dean of Islamic law at al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt
What: When Khalil ruled in January 2006 that for married couples, “being completely naked during the act of coitus annuls the marriage,” liberal Egyptians howled with derision. Other scholars rejected Khalil’s logic on the grounds that everything but “sodomy” is halal in a marriage.
3-Who: Saudi Arabia’s Higher Committee for Scientific Research and Islamic Law
What: Denouncing the lovable Japanese cartoon characters as having “possessed the minds” of Saudi youngsters, Saudi Arabia’s highest religious authority banned Pokémon video games and cards in the spring of 2001. Not only do Saudi scholars believe that Pokémon encourages gambling, which is forbidden in Islam, but it is apparently a front for Israel as well. The fatwa’s authors claimed that Pokémon games include, “the Star of David, which everyone knows is connected to international Zionism and is Israel’s national emblem.” Religious authorities in the United Arab Emirates joined in, condemning the games for promoting evolution, “a Jewish-Darwinist theory that conflicts with the truth about humans and with Islamic principles,” but didn’t ban them outright. Even the Catholic Church in Mexico got into the act, calling Pokémon video games “demonic.”
4-Who: Local mullahs in rural Pakistan
What: Pakistan’s largest Islamist umbrella group, the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA), issued a fatwa in January 2007 endorsing the provincial government’s efforts to immunize children from polio in the country’s Northwest Frontier Province. But even though health workers carried copies of the ruling with them as they trudged across the province, The Guardian reported in February 2007 that the parents of some 24,000 children had refused to allow the workers to administer polio drops. It turns out that influential antistate clerics had been issuing their own fatwas denouncing the campaign as a Western plot to sterilize Muslims. Although Pakistan only saw 39 cases of polio last year and most children have now been immunized, a similar religiously motivated firestorm against polio drops in Nigeria in 2003 allowed the eradicable disease to spread to 12 new countries in just 18 months.
5-Who: Ezzat Atiya, a lecturer at Cairo’s al-Azhar University
What: Many Muslims believe that unmarried men and women should not work alone together—a stricture that can pose problems in today’s global economy. So one Islamic scholar came up with a novel solution: If a woman were to breast-feed her male colleague five times, the two could safely be alone together. “A woman at work can take off the veil or reveal her hair in front of someone whom she breast-fed,” he wrote in an opinion issued in May 2007. He based his reasoning—which was quickly and widely derided in the Egyptian press, in the parliament, and on Arabic-language talk shows—on stories from the Prophet Mohammed’s time in which, Atiya maintained, the practice occurred. Although Atiya headed the department dealing with the Prophet’s sayings, al-Azhar University’s higher authorities were not impressed. They suspended the iconoclastic scholar, and he subsequently recanted his ruling as a “bad interpretation of a particular case.”
Türkiye Seçimleri Yabancıların gözüyle
Three months ago, up to a million protesters poured onto the streets of the Turkish
capital, Ankara, shouting that the secular system was in danger.
Seçimden sonra ne yapmalı?
BİR Derhal bir adet “Türkiye’de ölmeden önce yapılması gereken 101 şey” adlı kitabı edinip uygulamaya geçin…İKİ Seçime katılanların seçme yeteneklerini küçümseyerek Bekir Coşkun’un “Göbeğini Kaşıyan Adam” makalesini tekrar tekrar okuyarak yüreğinizi soğutabilirsiniz.
ÜÇ Ebru Gündeş’in seslendirdiği bir Sezen Aksu şarkısı olan “Kaybedenler”e takılıp, özellikle “Memnun değilim aldığım haberlerinden” dizesini yüksek sesle haykırın, bir parça rahatlamanız garantidir.
DÖRT “Fight Clup” benzeri bir “Kaybedenler Kulübü” kurup başkanlığa aday olabilirsiniz. Böylece durumunuza uygun bir başkanlığı da kazanmış olursunuz.
BEŞ Oğuz Atay’ın “Tutunamayanlar” adlı eserini yeniden ele almanın tam zamanı… Hem kaybetmeye şık bir anlam katmış olursunuz, hem de edebi değeri hayli yüksek bir roman okumuş olursunuz.
ALTI Oliver Stone’un “U-Turn” adlı filmindeki kaybedenleri izleyip halinize şükredebilirsiniz.
YEDİ Ahmet Altan’ın dün Hürriyet Pazar’da çıkan “Altan ailesi UFO gördü” temalı makalesi tekrar tekrar okunur. Böylece garantili bir teselli imkanı bulunmuş olunur. Düşünün: UFO’lar İstanbul’da keşfe çıktıysa seçim kaybetmenin ne anlamı var ki?
Papa aslına dönüyormuş…. Acaba niye kii…
‘Identity of the Catholic faith’
The Rev. Sara MacVane of the Anglican Centre in Rome, said there was nothing new in the document.
“I don’t know what motivated it at this time,” she said. “But it’s important always to point out that there’s the official position and there’s the huge amount of friendship and fellowship and worshipping together that goes on at all levels, certainly between Anglican and Catholics and all the other groups and Catholics.”
The document said Orthodox churches were indeed “churches” because they have apostolic succession and that they enjoyed “many elements of sanctification and of truth.” But it said they lack something because they do not recognize the primacy of the pope — a defect, or a “wound” that harmed them, it said.
Veeee Korkuyorlar Bizdeeen Her zamanki gibi….