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No Love In Iran

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It's going to be a sad February 14th this year in the Middle East.

Iranian authorities have banned the production of Valentine's Day gifts this yeas as they see the holiday as a harmful spread of Western culture into their midst.

The union that covers printing works owners have been sent specific instruction not to make any sort of gifts that make mention of the holiday or are covered in symbols like hearts and red roses. The union's head, Ali Nikou Sokhan, points out that their culture has their own days to celebrate love, telling sources:

"Honoring foreign celebrations is the spread of Western culture. Our country has an ancient civilization and various days to honor kindness, love and affection."

Wow. Feel the disdain in that sentence, huh? They can't even get on board with us to celebrate a day which is just about spreading love. What kind of message does that send out?

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37 comments to “No Love In Iran”

  1. 1

    US being the American conqueror?

    Would YOU get on board with them to celebrate a day which is just about spreading love (their day, not yours)?

  2. 2

    just because ideas are tenacious doesn't mean that they're worthy

  3. Bytch says – reply to this


    They have their own versions of Valentines day, as this article even states. "No Love in Iran" is a very offensive insinuation you asshole, Valentine's day is over commercialized garbage and everyone knows it. Most people don't even LIKE it. Its not about love its about buying shit in Western Countries and they don't want to ruin something they already have in a better version. Get your head out of your ass, the American way is not the only way.

  4. 4

    perez.. do you celebrate iranian traditions ? no then shut the fuck up. not everyone needs to be american you fucktard.

  5. 5

    They have their own day and they don't need to celebrate hallmark holiday. Its like hating on the english for not having a thanksgiving…

  6. 6

    Its not that they aren't fond of sending and giving love, but more based on religion. People who practice Islam (most in the country of Iran at 95%) and practiced Valentine's day are therefore imitating nonbelievers, which they cannot do. Valentines day was founded by St. Valentine, a christian martyr. So it would honestly make no sense for them to celebrate Valentines day. Also many countries in the world do not see it as something important (such an the United Kingdom).

  7. 7


  8. 8

    Valentine Day is for the weak who absolutely need "love" to think they are worth something. Let's drop it like the Iranians !

  9. 9

    You are starting to post some really offensive things.

    Everyone has to look at it the other way. If Iran decided to come into our country and say you can't celebrate your holidays but have to celebrate ours….there would be an uproar.

    There are some serious issues over here that need more attention than not celebrating a holiday. There was a newborn baby found in a dumpster two weeks ago. They just found the mother and arrested her. The baby was alive when she was put in there. We need to worry about this sort of thing not happening. We don't have to worry about Iran not celebrating a stupid Western holiday that is all about money…just like every other one.

  10. 10

    this pisses me off cos who honestly gives a shit about valentines day ????? its all over the top and a waste of money … if your in love then surely u dont need ONE day a year to define it ? and i agree with Bytch its really offensive to write that as a headline to your dumb post. Perez your really ignorant at times, leave them be to run THEIR country, you have no ties so why the heck do you care ?

  11. 11

    Mario, stop meddling with the affairs of other countries! They have their own culture and traditions. We might not agree with their beliefs and lifestyle but that's how it is!

  12. 12

    Sounds like they have not only one day but multiple days in which they "recognize and spread love" - narrow minded piggy………..

  13. 13

    Re: dota88 – @ 5- love the analogy…… :)

  14. 14

    Although I would love to see a day in the year where ALL can enjoy the same thing, they choose not to. It's their culture and they have the right to do that. They have their own special days that we do not celebrate so why should we expect them to observe ours. I don't like the fact that they used the "Western Culture" though. That was showing hatred which is not cool at all. Valentines day is way over the top these days though. Hey,
    Dota88, sounds like you have the issue with England not observing Thanksgiving. The Pilgrams were here, not there……

  15. ohboy says – reply to this


    Actually, I wouldn't mind doing away with Valentine's Day in America, either. It's just one more day per year that businesses can mark up their product by 110% while telling people they're garbage if they don't buy anything.

  16. 16

    HAHAHA…anyone in that PART of the world who DOESN'T see the hypocrisy of celebrating an AMERICAN holiday of "LOVE" while US/Allied bombs are going off in the background(killing innocent civilians) has ALREADYY been STUP-D-FIED by "Western Culture" to the point of no return sooo I'd say the Iranian authorities are fighting a LOSING battle w this one…

  17. 17

    umm you need to go to a university and get a degree in journalism, this was the most retarded blog thus far. LONG.LIVE.IRAN.

  18. 18

    I'm sorry, why are you being so offensive? 'No love in Iran'? They have their own days to celebrate things like that. Its probably even more religious than retarded Valentines Day. Why should they adhere to celebrating Valentines day when it isn't part of their culture. Its like trying to Westernize the entire world by force. This shit is getting ridiculous now. And Americans wonder why most of the world find them irritating, dumb, primitive and crass assholes. Its thinking like that and statements like the ones you just made that make the United States look bad. You're a media figure, as much as we all hate to admit, that has some sort of influence over the way people perceive things, why would you use your platform and say something so negative? You're making it sound as though they don't want Valentines day there because they hate America. You're just really really dumb.

  19. 19

    Religion spoils everything and this country takes its views to the 10th power.

  20. 20

    I have a problem with countries and/or religions that put their women on the second, third and forth shelves. Walking behind and only being allowed in public with a male family member. In this atmosphere its hard for me to believe they observe days of love … or is it celebrating days of love "as dictated" by the males of that country/nation/religion … hmmmmm

  21. 21

    you are becoming more ignorant as days goes by and I am offended that you insult my birth country, you dont know a thing about our customs and yet you come here and insults us.

    educate yourself, perezita.

  22. 22

    Re: martinisbydenise – Only the radicals do that, the majority dont.

    Again with the assumptions and generalization.

  23. 23

    I think some of you may be missing a point here…Valentines day is a CHOICE day, Its not a national holiday and not a religious holiday. That means that you can join in if you want to and not join in if you don't want to. The fact that Iran has BANNED the production of Valentines cards menas that people who WANT to join in now can't. I think the point to this story has NOTHING to do with being part of a western tradition. In England we have cards and sentiments for occasions like Diwali, hanukkah and many more that are not traditionally English and I'm sure people would be outraged about if the government decided to BAN the making of them! Get with it people, this is more than about a made up day…

  24. 24

    perez, it's not a holiday to spread the love. it's a corporate-created holiday based off materialism and greed, and more importantly, to make money to the candy, flower and greeting card industries. get over it, it shouldn't even be in the united states for crying out loud.

  25. 25

    It sends a message that it is their country, and if that's what they want to do, that's what they want to do.

  26. 26

    Re: martinisbydenise – I have a problem with a country that allows the publication of garbage like PLAYBOY and other such magazines who show a woman's clitoris or anus for the pleasure of men. I'd rather see women wearing tchadors that being photographed in such a demeaning fashion.

  27. 27

    Re: Bytch – Hey dipshit, like this middle-eastern moron, Valentine's Day is NOT a western culture holiday, it was originated in ROME. And all of you who comment that it is based on ST.Valentine, a christian martyr, wrong again. It was a holiday to honor Juno, Queen of the Roman Gods and Goddesses. Get your own heads out of your asses and try learning something. You don't want to celebrate it? No problem, you don't need to, but spare us the claim that you're doing it because it's a "western" thing.

  28. 28

    Oh, and btw, this moron is right about one thing: "Honoring foreign celebrations is the spread of Western culture." Yes, it is indeed. We honor ALL cultures and allow their celebrations in our country because we support freedom of all to celebrate in any way they choose. We don't tell our citizens what they are and are not allowed to celebrate, think and believe. GO USA

  29. 29

    Do we celebrate any of their holidays? Nope. Why should they celebrate one of ours? V day is just a ploy to get us to spend our money anyways. I think they should ban it worldwide. If you don't tell the one you're with everyday that you love them, then that's your problem. Creating a day when you're supposed to do it is just pathetic and a way for stores to make money. I respect Iran for making this call.

  30. 30

    Awesome idea, now if we can just get them to ban valentine's day everywhere else….

  31. 31

    Re: Master Baiter – Child please… like we give a shit what the rest of the world thinks. it's like lawd have mercy how are we going to make it through the day knowing that a bunch of strangers out there in the world don't like us.GMAFB! to me the rest of the world sounds like they're a bunch of way too sensitive over the top losers. And why in the world does Iran feel the need to announce how they celebrate valentines day?! ridiculous! the leader of that country is a nut case.

  32. 32

    Re: martinisbydenise – cmon u actually believe that every iranian man does that to their woman then your insane..men all over the world being woman beaters and dont let their woman go out and control what they wear and who they see..it happens EVERYWHERE my dad is iranian and thats the only tie i have cos he didnt push the culture or beliefs on me and he certainly wouldnt hit/shame/humiliate any woman so for you to say that is just plain ignorant

  33. 33

    Re: cmednc – hahaha i know right !! waste of money lolo

  34. 34

    Valentines day is just a plot to leech money out of people and pressure them into getting their loved ones gifts. I hate to say it, but Iran has the right idea here.

  35. 35

    The real shame: Tomorrow two young Iranian men will be STONED to death for "allegedly" being homosexual!!! This regime has got to fall. Enough of their bullshit. YOu don't want to celebrate some day, that's your decision, as is who you want to love or how you want to dress or what you want to believe! Fuck pisslam!!! Pisslam is inherently totalitarian, and there is not one free pisslamic country in the world. Fuck moehammy the pedophile too, right in his mouth and then we should draw jizz all over his child-fucking face, just because we can!

  36. 36

    Unbelievable: These asswipes know nothing about history. They've lived in freedom all their lives not knowing that a lot of brave people died for that right. I'm so fucking pissed at the ignorance I read here. We might as well just throw the towel in cause none of these shitheads have a clue, nor would they ever be willing to fight for their right to live in freedom!

  37. 37

    Ummm….I for one am going to defend Perez on this, in that America is an allincompasing country, E PLURIBUS UNUM (FROM MANY ONE). This country celebrates hundreds of different holidays from hundreds of different faiths, creeds, colors of the people who came here for FREEDOM! It's kinda rediculous to ban a celebration of love anywhere just becuses one thinks it doesn't fit in with the politics of it's society. Really?