The Hollywood film, which has broken
Iranian media, officials and bloggers have united in denouncing the film,which comes at a time of mounting tensions between
One newspaper condemned the movie as an attack on theIranians' culture because it shows their ancestors as bloodthirsty"savages."
"It seeks to tell people that Iran, which is in the Axis of Evil now,has for long been the source of evil and modern Iranians' ancestors are theugly murderous dumb savages you see in '300'," stated the paper in afront-page article.
A cultural advisor to President MahmoudAhmadinejad branded the movie as an "American psychological warfareagainst
But Iranian culture is strong enough to withstand the assault, JavadShamaghdari told the semi-official
"American cultural officials thought they could get mental satisfactionby plundering
"Following the Islamic Revolution in
"Certainly, the recent movie is a product of such studies."
Three lawmakers in the Iranian parliament have also written to the foreignministry to protest the production and screening of this "anti-Iranian
The movie has already proved a major box office hit in
This is not the first time
The Iranians were angered by the 2004 epic Alexander which showed theMacedonian general easily conquering the Persian Empire, and a 2005 Britishnewspaper review of an exhibition of antiquities that branded ancient
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