THE IRANIAN REGIME’S CONSPIRACIES
The West created ISIS to divide Muslims
In October 2014, Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, blamed the United States and the British government for creating the Islamic State: “If anyone fuels the fire in this regard, he or she will definitely be helping sinister America and Britain which are the creators of the ISIL and al-Qaeda.”
Iran’s semi-official Fars News Agency reported in December 2014 that Israeli businessmen are buying properties in areas held by ISIS in northern Iraq for eventual Jewish settlement. According to the report more than 2,000 Jews have already settled in Iraq's Kurdistan region.
French intelligence services carried out the Charlie Hebdo shooting to tarnish Islam
Senior Iranian officials have openly described the Charlie Hebdo shooting in Paris as a false flag operation. For example, Iranian parliament speaker Ali Larijani said in January 2015 that the French intelligence services perpetrated the attack to tarnish the image of Muslims.
9/11 was an inside job
Iran’s former president Ahmadinejad – echoing other Iranian officials – suggested in a speech in 2010 to the UN General Assembly that "some segments within the U.S. government orchestrated the attack to reverse the declining American economy, and its grips on the Middle East, in order to save the Zionist regime."
Israeli death squads behind Sandy Hook shootings
In 2012 Iran's state-run PressTV blamed Israel for the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary and accused the US government of a cover-up: Israel targeted "America in the most hideous and brutal way possible, in fact, an Israeli ‘signature attack,’ one that butchers children, one reminiscent of the attacks that killed so many children in Gaza."
The West is drying up Iran
"Today our country is moving towards drought, which is partly unintentional due to industry and partly intentional, as a result of the enemy destroying the clouds moving towards our country and this is a war that Iran is going to overcome," former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said in a speech in September 2012. Previously, Ahmadinejad accused European nations of deliberately emptying clouds to produce torrential storms in their own countries that would lead in turn to rain shortages in the Middle East.
Israel spreads homosexuality for world domination
The regime-controlled Iranian newspaper Mashregh asserted in 2012 that the "Zionist regime spreads homosexuality"worldwide in order to pursue its goal of world domination. Mashregh added that the US and the UK are using money from Jews to spread homosexuality throughout the world. Hollywood was also attacked for positively depicting gays.
Immodest, promiscuous women are causing earthquakes in Iran
Kazem Sedighi, a senior Iranian cleric, said in 2010 that women who wear revealing clothing and behave promiscuously are to blame for earthquakes: "Many women who do not dress modestly ... lead young men astray, corrupt their chastity and spread adultery in society, which (consequently) increases earthquakes." In response to his remarks, feminist activists initiated a viral "Boobquake" campaign, calling on women to dress immodestly to see if they could create an earthquake.
“Zionists” control the illegal drug trade
During an international, UN-sponsored drug conference in Tehran in June 2012, Iran’s then vice president Mohammad-Reza Rahimi said that the "Zionists" are in firm control of the illegal drug trade: "The Islamic Republic of Iran will pay for anybody who can research and find one single Zionist who is an addict. (…) They do not exist. This is the proof of their involvement in drugs trade." Rahimi also claimed that gynecologists killed black babies on the orders of the Zionists.
Space aliens run the United States
Iran's semiofficial Fars News Agency reported in January 2014 that the U.S. government has been secretly run by a "shadow government" of space aliens since 1945 based out of Nevada. According to the report, the aliens were not only behind the rise of Nazi Germany but also seek the creation of a global electronic surveillance system to hide their presence on Earth and their secret agenda for global domination.
A “Zionist plot” was behind the publication of Muhammad cartoons in a Danish newspaper
In 2006, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei said a "Zionist plot" was responsible for the controversial publication of cartoons of Muhammad in a Danish newspaper: “The freedom of speech about which the [Westerners] talk so much does not permit anyone to doubt the myth about the massacre of the Jews, known as the Holocaust… I assume that a profound Zionist plot is at the core of the matter. They are setting the Muslims and Christians against one another. This is very important for the Zionists - to set the great Muslim community around the world against the Christians, and to set the Christians against the Muslims. That's what this is about. This is the handiwork of the Zionists."
An “international Jewish conspiracy” is behind the kidnapping of children and harvesting their organs
Iran's state-run PressTV claimed in 2009 that "an international Jewish conspiracy to kidnap children and harvest their organs is gathering momentum. (…) Bands of Moroccans and Algerians had been roaming the streets of Algerian cities in an attempt to hunt for young children. They then trafficked the kids across the border into neighboring Morocco. The children were then sold to Israelis and American Jews in Oujda, the capital of eastern Morocco, for the purpose of organ harvesting in Israel and the United States."
THE IRANIAN REGIME PROHIBITS
Iranian parliament introduced a bill in November 2014 in that would sentence anyone caught keeping dogs as pets or walking them in public to 74 lashes or a fine. Iran’s morality police have previously cracked down on dog owners, in some cases confiscating the animals. According to Islamic custom, dogs are considered unclean and Iranian officials also deem pet ownership to be an imitation of corrupt Western culture.
Seven young men and women were arrested by Iranian authorities in May 2014 for posting a video of themselves on YouTube dancing to the international hit song "Happy". Iranian authorities deemed it a “vulgar clip which hurt public chastity.” The group was forced to apologize on television and put on trial. Each of them was given suspended sentences of 91 lashes and 6 months in prison, which will not be implemented as long as they do not engage in any “wrongdoings” for the next 3 years.
The Secretary of the Iranian Headquarters to Preserve Cultural Heritage ordered a ban on the sale of Buddha statues in February 2013 as symbols of a "cultural invasion". Authorities confiscated Buddha statues from shops in Tehran to stop the promotion of the religion.
Barbie Dolls and The Simpsons
In 2012, Iranian authorities targeted and closed down shops for selling Barbie dolls, which had already been banned since the mid-1990s. Police confiscated dozens of Barbie dolls in order to avert the spread Western culture. Just a month later the government also banned the sale of characters from the popular show "The Simpsons".
The Iranian regime outlawed Valentine’s Day in 2011 in order to crackdown on Western influence. Iranian state media announced that "symbols of hearts, half-hearts, red roses, and any activities promoting this day are banned" and that legal action will be taken against those who do not comply.
Mullets and Other Western Hairstyles
In July 2010, Iranian authorities launched a crackdown on Western hairstyles. In an effort to rid the country of "decadent Western cuts," officials banned the mullet, ponytails, elaborate spikes, and long hair for men. The Iranian Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance even produced a style guide containing haircuts that meet the government’s approval.
In 2009 Iranian authorities warned shopkeepers that all mannequins must be covered up - wearing headscarves and hiding any of the bodily curves. “Using unusual mannequins exposing the body curves and with the heads without Hijabs are prohibited to be used in the shops,” Iran's morality police said in a statement.
Women From Attending Sports Events
Since the inception of the Islamic Republic, women have been discriminatorily barred from attending sports events at stadiums in order to enforce gender segregation. Those attempting to defy the ban face arrest, such as the case of British-Iranian national Ghoncheh Ghavami in June 2014.