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Comments: Iran confiscates Buddha statues from shops

  • The Jakarta Post

| Wed, February 20 2013 | 01:04 pm

Feb. 17, Online/AP

Buddha statues have joined Barbie dolls and characters from The Simpsons TV show as banned items in the conservative Muslim nation.

The Iranian authorities are confiscating Buddha statues from shops in the capital, Tehran, to stop the promotion of Buddhism in the country, according to a report on Sunday in the independent Arman daily.

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