Paris festival called off after anti-American threats
A Paris festival celebrating US music and culture has been called off following a series of anti-American threats, organisers said on Sunday.
...Organisers issued a statement saying they were forced to postpone the event following "persistent pressure and threats of an anti-American nature".
"At first we thought it was a joke when we received a letter with a mixture of threats, mentioning Al-Qaeda and full of spelling mistakes," said Chantal Tenot, the festival's press officer.
But after several threatening phone calls the organisers decided Friday to file a police complaint and call off the event.