However, the organizers persisted, and up until the last moment it looked like the event would go on as scheduled. Then came a complaint from the Iranian embassy…
Vlad Tepes has the story:
Unspecified threat closes down showing of ‘Iranium’ at Ottawa’s National Archives Theater.
I will try and give the best account I can but this story is still developing.
Fred Litwin, founder and director of The Free Thinking Film Society which has done more to raise awareness of the dangers of Islam and leftism in the west than probably any other public body in Ottawa, had scheduled the movie, ‘Iranium’ tonight to be shown at the National Archives Theatre.
Yesterday, there was a call in the mid afternoon, about 28 hours before the film was to be shown, from the National Archives saying that they had received a complaint and that the film could not be shown and was going to be shut down. We subsequently learned that this complaint was from the Embassy of Iran.
After some phone calls, Fred managed to get the film back on track. Today, I had the privilege of interviewing Clare Lopez, the scheduled speaker for this event as well as David B Harris of INSIGNIS and then went home to prepare for the film just to get a call that there was protest outside the Archives, remember this building is a Canadian Government institution, not just a private theatre, and that not only was the event cancelled, but the entire building was shut down. Employees sent home, and the building locked up.
By the time I left the building there were 3 police cars, 2 fire trucks and an ambulance…
Read the rest at Vlad’s place
Here’s a brief description of the film that nobody will see at National Archives Theatre in Ottawa:
January 18, 2011
Library and Archives Canada
7:00 PMSince the inception of the Islamic Revolution in 1979, Iran has displayed an absolute hatred for the West. Coupled with an extremist ideology, this regime has terrorized the world at large for over 30 years. This 70-minute film will explore the principles of the revolution, and visually demonstrate the hatred and violence exhibited by Iran’s brutal leadership. The film will document the regime’s abusive treatment of their once proud citizenry, and will chronicle the regime’s use of terror proxies abroad to inflict deadly messages on their self-described enemies. Please join us for this film, and a speaker..and reception to follow at about 9:00 PM
Maybe if enough people spread the word and talk about what happened in Ottawa, there will be sufficient demand for the movie to be shown in other venues.
After all, how many places can the Iranians threaten at the same time?