Upcoming blockbuster Hollywood film ‘Noah’ starring Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Anthony Hopkins, and Emma Watson has been prohibited from screening in Egypt and the Arab World.
According to the film’s website, Russell Crowe stars as Noah in the film “inspired by the epic story of courage, sacrifice and hope.”
The film’s disclaimer states that “The film is inspired by the story of Noah. While artistic license has been taken, we believe that this film is true to the essence, values, and integrity of a story that is a cornerstone of faith for millions of people worldwide.”
However, Egypt’s top Islamic body, Al-Azhar, has declared that portraying a prophet “contradicts the stature of prophets and messengers…and provokes false visualizations [of the messengers].”
Al-Azhar added that it specifically prohibits the screening of a film which characterizes Noah…
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