A note from the great rug scholar Dr. Khosrow Sobhe:
Hope all is well with you. I believe we should foster love and friendship, not hostility and hatred at this difficult time when the world needs peace. Below, please visit the link for a movie called "300".
To all Iranians and all those who know and respect ancient Persian history and culture:
A new movie called “300” is opening on March 9th in theatres all over the United States , sponsored and made by Warner Brothers Pictures.
It is based on a graphic novel by Frank Miller, which portrays the battle of Thermopylae in which King Leonidas and 300 Spartans fight against Xerxes and his Persian army.
Upon seeing the previews of this movie, it immediately becomes clear that apart from the actual names used in it, the entire depiction of this battle is based on fantasy.
Xerxes and his army are shown as monster-like men, with attire and attitudes that can only be seen among demons.
Please take a moment to sign the following petition to boycott this insulting and inaccurate movie, in the hope that our voices may be heard.: http://www.petitiononline.com/BTM3/petition.html
You may also wish to post messages to various “movie” boards like Yahoo Movies at http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1809262865/info
And please don’t hesitate to circulate it among as many people as possible!