Tahran Theater Bombed
A movie theater in south-west Iran was victim to a ‘Molotov’ bomb attack, which led to the theater’s destruction, reported the Iranian ‘Kihan’ newspaper.
According to the daily, the attack came as a reaction to the showing of a controversial movie.
“The attack took place during a movie depicting the traditions of local tribes, which prompted the unknown assailants to attack the theater with fire bombs, resulting in a destructive fire,” reported Kihan.
Fortunately, there were no human casualties as a result of the attack.
Meanwhile, another Iranian daily, ‘Intikhab’ stated that the bombing happened after residents of the area had complained about the film, Arous El Nar (Bride of Fire), charging that the movie “insults” them.
Bride of Fire follows the story of female marriages within the Arab-speaking tribes in the Ahwaz region, a subject that is considered sacrilegious and very sensitive; especially since a female within one of these tribes has no right to decide on her future husband – Albawaba.com.
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