Sources outside the United States confirmed on Monday that Muslim civil activist Malcolm Shabazz, the grandson of the late African-American civil rights leader Malcolm X, was arrested as he was preparing to leave and participate in a conference on Hollywoodism that was being held in Tehran. The Federal Bureau of Investigation has refused to provide any information about his whereabouts.
The Hollywoodism Conference was held as part of the 31st Fajr International Film Festival held in the Iranian capital Tehran on Sunday. Many filmmakers, directors, actors, and movie critics as well as politicians and economists took part in the conference.
Mike Gravel a former US Senator and Presidential candidate who attended the conference, condemned Hollywood’s role in imposing imperialistic views on the people of the world. In His words: “Hollywood is just a tool of the American government and European governments to pursue their imperialistic views whether it is in economy...culture…or religion.” Read more here
A quick search at Wikipedia reveals that Malcolm Shabazz is a convicted felon who was convicted of manslaughter at the age 12 for burning his grandmother Betty Shabazz alive. At a hearing, experts described Shabazz as psychotic and schizophrenic. Described as "brilliant but disturbed.", Malcolm pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 18 months in juvenile detention for manslaughter and arson, with possible annual extensions until his 18th birthday. Read more here