Iran’s rulers urge a baby boom to double population by 2050

After decades of chanting “Death to America”, Iran’s rulers have embraced a slogan that celebrates life and procreation.

“One flower does not make Spring,” reads a poster in Tehran showing a smiling father with four sons and a daughter pedalling behind him on a bicycle. “More children, a happier life.”

With this slogan and a series of legal reforms, the Islamic Republic is trying to persuade its people to go forth and multiply. While other developing countries are doing their best to reduce birth rates, Iran aims to double its population to 150 million by 2050.

  • Surele Surele
    • mobuyus

      Iranians love nazis.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Iran has been going through a baby bust in recent decades, which has got the ayatollahs concerned.

    • The Butterfly

      It’s one of the few hopeful signs in the entire region.

    • UCSPanther

      Who would want to have children in a dull and monochromatic totalitarian theocracy where saying the wrong thing gets you their version of the Inquisition?

      I have heard stories of people escaping the Soviet empire back in the day, vowing that they would never raise their children in that kind of system.

      • lolwut?

        members of a cult?

  • Gaian

    Okay, just keep the hoard inside Iran. No emmigration. It will be interesting to see how many idiot islamics you can stack up, without food or water, until they start killing each other. Wait! They already do that. So the push for production of jihadis must be to try to infect the world with their perversions.

  • bverwey

    “More children, a happier life.” yah right …… more children more child suicide bombers or fighters is more likely. the religion of pieces.

  • Hard Little Machine

    What usually happens is that the lowest stupidest poorest rungs of society have babies. They all wind up like Yemen. The middle class isn’t having babies. Why would they? Poor people will line up for their share of Obama’s $150 billion dollars though.

  • Martin B

    “…a smiling father with four sons and a daughter”

    Good luck trying to double your population with that arrangement. The ayatollahs can’t do math and can’t hide their prejudices.

  • Dana Garcia

    Breeding more jihad fodder is the plan.

  • The Butterfly

    Wasn’t this tried in Romania?

  • Tom Forsythe

    Most of the Muslim women I see here in Ottawa are pushing strollers and have several other children in tow. They could easily win this conflict through fertility alone.

  • If I were an Iranian, the last thing I would think of is having children in Iran. I would think of leaving.

    And where is the mother in these billboards? Is the mother not integral to the family? No? Then that is why they fail.

  • lolwut?
  • DMB

    If Iran needs more people let them have all the African Muslims going into Europe.