Wednesday, May 05, 2004

this is just so deliciously timed

on the heels of the disney's decision to not distribute michael moore's film about the connections between bush and the bin laden family:

Call for ban on film that mocks Iran's mullahs

A new film satirising the clergy that has taken Iran by storm is threatened with a ban after leading Ayatollahs accused it of creating "social corruption".

"The screening of such movies must be confronted because it makes fun of clerics," said Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati, the head of Iran's powerful conservative-dominated Guardian Council.

The Lizard follows an escaped thief, Reza Marmoulak (Reza the Lizard), who gives bogus sermons and advice while dressed in the turban and robes of a Muslim cleric.

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