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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

ROTFL: Iran boycotting Oscars due to Academy's failure to condemn Innocence of Muslims

Well, I'm sure they'll be sorely missed. Iran has announced that it will boycott the upcoming Academy Awards over the Academy's failure to condemn Innocence of Muslims. (The source for this report is al-Reuters, which might be why they seem to be taking it so seriously).
Despite tough censorship and the repression of leading film makers, Iranian art cinema has earned international acclaim over the past 20 years. Asghar Farhadi's "A Separation" won the Oscar for best foreign language film in February, the first Iranian film to do so.

Culture and Islamic Guidance Minister Mohammad Hosseini said Iran would boycott the next Academy Awards "to protest against the making of a film insulting the Prophet and because of the organizers' failure to take an official position (against the film)," the Iranian Students' News Agency reported.

He also urged other Islamic countries to boycott the Oscars.


"The position that Western politicians have adopted on these great insults are no different from a position of enmity," Iranian media quoted Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as saying on Monday.
Boo Hoo.

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At 3:24 PM, Blogger Empress Trudy said...

Chris Matthews will blame this on Romney.


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