Iranians Allege Harry Potter Part of "Ziono-Hollywoodist Conspiracy"
According to Iranian film critic Sa'id Mostaghasi,
The Harry Potter film portrays all these theories and especially the theory of witchcraft, which originates in the Kabbala. After all, the Jewish Kabbala is a school of thought which is full of secrets and witchcraft. It's roots are in ancient Egypt. These theories originate from a rabbi, or magicians of ancient Egypt, and were passed down to the Knights Templar.
Meanwhile, Egyptian television is suggesting that Starbucks needs to be shut down, not because $4 coffee is an outrage, but, according to this commentator, because their logo depicts Queen Esther of Persia, who is "the Queen of the Jews."
Nothing like using 21st technology to spread the very finest in 12th century thinking.