Iran demonstrates the long reach of Islamic Tolerance. From Reuters (thanks to all who sent this in):
THAILAND has caved in to pressure from Iran and withdrawn the animated movie Persepolis, about a girl growing up and feeling repressed under Islamic rule, from next month’s Bangkok International Film Festival.
“I was invited by the Iranian embassy to discuss the matter and we both came to mutual agreement that it would be beneficial to both countries if the film was not shown,” festival director Chattan Kunjara na Ayudhya said today.
“It’s a good film, but there are other considerations.”
The film, based on the popular French comic books of Iranian director and writer Marjane Satrapi, drew complaints from the government-affiliated Iran Farabi Foundation when it was screened at this year’s Cannes Film Festival in France.
In a letter published by several news organisations, the foundation said the film “presented an unrealistic face of the achievements and results of the glorious Islamic Revolution in some of its parts”….
And that isn’t allowed in Thailand, evidently.
Iran’s rulers are criticised in Persepolis but so are Western democracies for backing the Shah and supplying his government with weapons.