Stop Fundamentalism, July 27 – Iran has reportedly banned the sale of The Da Vinci Code after protests countryâ€™s Muslim and Christian clergy, the culture ministry said yesterday. The book’s translation in Farsi is already in its eighth edition.
Many Christians have condemned Dan Brownâ€™s page-turner, saying the plot is offensive.
The Da Vinci Code has sold more than 40mn copies worldwide and has been turned into a Hollywood film starring Tom Hanks. Although the film has not had a box office release in Iran, the pirated DVD is widely available.
Copies of the book were still on sale in Iran, but a ninth edition will not be printed, the official said.