Previously I detailed how terrorists tried to blow up the Harry Potter book release party in Karachi, and today from Iran we have this:
In an article, the Iranian daily Kayhan, which is identified with Iranian Supreme Leader ‘Ali Khamenei, criticized Iran’s Culture and Islamic Guidance Ministry for approving the distribution of the new book in the “Harry Potter” series.
The paper said that “Harry Potter” was a Zionist project in which billions of dollars had been invested in order to disrupt the minds of young people.
Story courtesy of the Memri Blog
So we’ve gone from wahabbists bombing Harry Potter to “twelvers” banning him. Let’s face it — if it were a plot there would be Arabic, Farsi, and Urdu versions wouldn’t there? pfft. Now that I think on it though, Khameimi just realizes how close to a death-eater he looks. Ministry of Islamic guidance sounds real close to ministry of magic….
UPDATE: We have comments from a visitor, “Mujadid“, :
Khamenei is very right to say that harry potter should not be allowed. This is the worse book that distracts a person from the remembrance of Allah and puts u in a dream world. None of it is real! Do not waste ur time on such things as there is no benefit from it. On day of Judgement, Allah (SWT) will ask us how we used up our free time and health! Fear Allah!!!!!!!
I think rather we should fear fools who pervert religion and faith in a blind quest for power over others; or perhaps it’s the fools who pervert religion and faith for power who should fear Allah.