Iran cleric: Satellite dishes are more dangerous than nuclear bombs
Archive Photo, Iranian regime's security forces confiscate and destroy satellite dishes
NCRI - An Iranian cleric on Tuesday claimed that satellite dishes are more dangerous than nuclear bombs.
Mullah Mir Ahmadi told Iranian state television: “Satellite television is more dangerous than an atomic bomb.”
He claimed that that satellite channels are destroying the way people think, and he urged the regime’s officials to launch new satellite channels propagating the regime’s stances to combat the influence of anti-regime satellite channels.
Despite regular crackdowns on satellite viewers, producers and distributors, regime officials have admit that increasing numbers of Iranians are watching satellite television channels in Iran.
The Cultural Deputy of the regime’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) said on January 29 that over 60 percent of Iranians watch satellite television channels.
Earlier a representative of the regime’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei in the IRGC compared the presence of the internet and satellites in Iranian people’s houses to the 'presence of the devil which causes mankind to deviate from the right path.'
On February 8, Ali Jannati, the Minister of Islamic Culture and Guidance, acknowledged that the regime’s efforts to prevent use of satellite TVs have failed.
He said: "Wherever we collect the satellite dishes from rooftops, two days later the dishes are returned. It seems that we only create business for the dish installers."
But he warned: "The enemy is seeking to change the behavior of citizens, particularly youths, in Iran."