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Influential Iranian daily newspaper Kayhan, claimed in an editorial that the boy wizard is really a Zionist ploy aimed at “disrupting young Muslim minds.”
The attack followed approval from Iran’s Islamic Guidance Ministry for the latest book in the popular series to be distributed.
Bloomsbury, the UK publishers of the children’s book accused the paper of twisting the story.
A spokesperson told TJ: “It’s absolutely ridiculous. The basis of the books is the fight between good and evil. It’s a very moral story and for people to adopt this is just wrong. It’s being twisted and manipulated to promote a racist cause.”Iran: Harry Potter is 'Zionist agent' by David Felton