Siga postagens com os marcadores #iran, #tehran e #islam em alguns segundos.Inscreva-se
A 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Iran, leaving dozens dead, within 24 hours of the Boston marathon bombing. What is the connection? Well, there isn’t one…
…that is, unless you’re a big asshole:
(The person above deleted their account. But that won’t stop me from finding her shitty tweets and posting them here.)
Yeah, that was some “deep thinking.”
Tumblr, I can assure you that these posts currently going around about how backwards Iran is aren’t even “kind of” accurate:
Where do you guys come up with this stuff? Believe it or not, Iran isn’t some evil, backwards terrorist state whose women are considered even lowlier than dogs. Did you know Iran has pretty vibrant rock and heavy metal music scenes? Or that the Iranian constitution protects the individual’s right to practice Christianity? Or that Iran has the largest Jewish population in the Middle East, aside from Israel? Or that over 60% of Iran’s college students are women? Or that Iran is home to world famous street artists? Or that 2/3 of Iran’s population is under the age of 30 and they love Tupac and Top Gear?
Iran isn’t nearly as scary as you may think it is. I promise you. The country has its issues, which I touch upon on this blog, but let’s try to keep the blatant misinformation at a bare minimum. These posts are getting weird.
This Week's Recap
Monday: A wave of bombings blasted Iraq in at least 6 different provinces, 55 dead
Monday: Bombs go off in Boston during the Boston Marathon
Tuesday: 7.8 earthquake on Iran/Pakistan border, 41 dead
Wednesday: Fertilizer facility in West, Texas explodes, 14 dead
Thursday: Bomb explodes in a popular Baghdad coffee shop, 27 dead
Thursday: Sinkhole in Chicago swallows three cars, 1 person missing
Thursday: MIT police officer is killed during the manhunt for the bomber
Saturday: 6.6 earthquake in China, 124 dead
These are just the major stories I’ve heard. Add more in the comments.