So I got up very early this morning to watch the Iran – China friendly soccer match on TV (Iran played a decent game and won 2-0, highlights below). The game was broadcast live on IRIB.
Twenty minutes into the match, an announcement flashed on the screen; Call to Morning Prayer, Vancouver Time!
اذان صبح به افق ون کوور
OK, so I haven’t been to Vancouver for quite a few years. Maybe there is a large contingency of pious Iranian Muslim soccer fans there!
Then a few minutes later came another announcement flashing on the screen; Call to Morning Prayer, Los Angeles Time!
اذان صبح به افق لس آنجلس
I know LA quite well and have many friends and relatives there. And I know for a fact that none of them or their friends or their neighbors pray or set foot in a mosque. As a matter a fact, the people that I have met from Egypt or Pakistan always complain that Iranians in the west are not true Muslims because they never go to the mosque.
Then came the halftime show. No Britney Spears, Janet Jackson or Prince! Instead the highlights of Quds Day 2010 Demonstrations!
They just don’t want to let you watch a soccer game in peace and quiet!
لعنت خدا به همشون
The picture is Ahmadinejad waving to blind students! You can’t just make these things up!