An Iranian newspaper is reporting that government authorities are confiscating Buddha statues from shops in Tehran to stop the promotion of Buddhism in the country.Blame it on the Buddha?
Sunday's report by the independent Arman daily quotes Saeed Jaberi Ansari, an official for the protection of Iran's cultural heritage, as saying that authorities will not permit a specific belief to be promoted through such statues.
Ansari called the Buddha statues symbols of "cultural invasion."
Monday, February 18, 2013
The Iranian government has apparently discovered a new threat: