Virtually Islamic Blog

Gary R. Bunt

Qom and the Net

AFP/France24, City of Qom: Iranian blend of revolution and modernity

"For ardent supporters of the revolution like Aboutalebi, it is better to engage in these new media than try to suppress them.

"A new generation (of revolutionaries) has strongly entered cyberspace. They have gone into universities and are using it as a point of contact with the people. They have set up their own film festivals to honour movies that highlight revolutionary and religious thought," he said.

The religious segment is not sitting idly by so that other groups can become the main point of reference for the people," Aboutalebi said."

I write about Iran and the Internet in Hashtag Islam.

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