We have often discussed the ridiculous measures taken in Islamic countries to protect their citizens from temptations from banning Zumba to renaming “hot dogs.” The BBC is now reporting that Iran’s state broadcaster has been busy making television Islamically correct, like removing images of women eating cucumbers on television. However, one particular standout is censoring images of rear ends of water buffalos.
The BBC recounted the experience of screenwriter and director Mostafa Kiayee, who had to edit a nature documentary on water buffalo to delete images of buffalo walking out of the water: “When I asked for the reason, they answered ‘buffaloes walking out of the water from behind is provocative.'”
When the rear end of a buffalo is provocative, you have used religious repression to produce a truly repressed society.