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Again With The Cartoons?

Pathetic: Thailand has caved in to pressure from Iran and withdrawn the animated movie "Persepolis", about a girl growing up and feeling repressed under Islamic rule, from next month's Bangkok International Film Festival.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 … Read More

By / June 28, 2007

Pathetic:

Thailand has caved in to pressure from Iran and withdrawn the animated movie "Persepolis", about a girl growing up and feeling repressed under Islamic rule, from next month's Bangkok International Film Festival.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 on Wednesday.

"It's a good film, but there are other considerations."

If you thought that the great Islamic Republic wouldn't have anything to fear from a cartoon, you were wrong. One would think that a couple of drawings couldn't possibly have the power to degrade 'the achievements and results of the glorious Islamic Revolution.' Pfft.

The Grand Ayatollahs. Scaring you into censoring art abroad since Valentine's Day, 1989.

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