Saturday, July 29, 2006

Iran bans Da Vinci Code

Washington, July 27 (ANI): The Iranian Government has decided to ban further publication of Dan Brown's controversial novel-The Da Vinci Code-in the wake of protests from the country's Christian community. According to, the eight existing Persian-translated editions of the book will continue to be sold at book shops, but no further versions will be published. Hollywood director Ron Howard's cinematic adaptation of Brown's bestseller has also not been released in Iran. A spokesperson for the Iranian Culture Ministry said the ban is being put in place following the "request of three Christian clerics". There are approximately 100,000 Christians in Iran, a nation of 69 million Muslims. (ANI)


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