Morocco says Exodus film ‘represents God,’ forbidden in Islam, Egypt bans it, calling it ‘Zionist’ and citing ‘historical inaccuracies’

Morocco banned the Hollywood biblical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings because it “represents God” which is forbidden under Islam, its distributor said on Saturday.

The distributor said it had received written notice that Ridley Scott’s blockbuster contained a scene that represents God in the form of a “child who gives a revelation to the prophet Moses”…

Meanwhile, Egypt has banned the Hollywood biblical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings, citing historical inaccuracies, the culture minister said on Friday… The Egyptian culture minister, Gaber Asfour, said the film was rife with mistakes, including an apparent claim that “Moses and the Jews built the pyramids”.

“This totally contradicts proven historical facts,” Asfour said.

“It is a Zionist film,” he said. “It gives a Zionist view of history and contains historical inaccuracies and that’s why we have decided to ban it”…

Latest: UAE bans film also.

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  • ontario john

    Poor Hollywood, after years of self censorship and sticking to acceptable topics it still gets in trouble. They have bowed to China in order to make money in that lucrative market, by never saying anything bad in movies about them and even have commie heros in movies. They never ever portray islam or arabs in a bad light, they have nearly every movie with a gay actor, and produce lots of movies about slavery in America. Yet it looks like they will have to make even greater efforts at censorship.

    • Just a thought

      Today’s Cinematic block buster – somebody did something that mad everybody happy. Profoundly touching and insightful.

    • Norman_In_New_York

      This is nothing new. It took years after the rise of the Nazis before Hollywood made a movie critical of them. “Confessions of a Nazi Spy” even caused an uproar in Congress.

  • Just a thought

    A Hollywood film has “historical inaccuracies?” Say it ain’t so. Might as well ban all of them, then.

    • simus1

      Movies and cinemas are “haram” anyway. What are these backsliders on about?

    • Frau Katze

      LOL! You don’t go to movies to learn history.

      • Just a thought

        Exactly. Or to have a “religious” experience. It’s not called the “entertainment” industry for nothing. 🙂

        • Clausewitz

          Just like wrestling. You know, “Sports Entertainment”. The defense rests.

  • Rosenmops

    I will make a point to see the movie if the arselifters don’t like it.

    • Frau Katze

      Good idea!

  • Alain

    As for who built and how the pyramids no one really knows, but one thing for certain is that it was not built by Muslims. There were no Muslims around in Egypt at the time, although facts and truth never concerns them just like the neo-marxists. Quiet honestly I can not recall a single Hollywood film that was historically accurate so why should this one be different.

    • Clausewitz

      Logic and facts get you no where with either the Left or the Jihadists.

    • Minicapt

      “The Princess Bride”

      Cheers

  • Xavier

    But the Moderate Moslems keep saying God and Allah are one in the same!

    • Frau Katze

      Yep.

  • Xavier

    If Turkey can discover America and Mo’hound can be a prophet, why can’t Moses and the Jews build the pyramids?

    • Billy Bob Thornton

      The Jews didn’t build the pyramids. People who truly believed in multiple gods actually built them. People were loyal to the pharaohs and people have a hard time believing that but Jews simply picked a religion that was monotheistic while all the other ones at the time weren’t. Even though the flood was based on the Babylonian texts. The Moses story is based off of the Persian texts and most of the Jewish stories come from Ancient Egyptian stories from Horus. Basically all religions plagiarize from each other.

      • Billy Bob Thornton

        I watched even this program once showing that religion died around the time of Napoleon and Europe is all but gotten rid of their faith in God. One has to wonder when the Southern US will abandon God. This world doesn’t need faith in the modern era other than to have it to justify our traditions. What has to happen is for humanity to come together and find ways to unify. Of course our leaders are bought and paid for. Which is why new parties are necessary.

        • Frau Katze

          He’s not saying he thinks the movie is accurate. Even though I am not familiar with the history is particular, I do know the pyramids were built at various different times. Jewish slaves could have been involved at times, but common sense tells you there must have been far more people involved.

      • Xavier

        The article says that the Egyptians are pissed that the movie claims that the Jews built the pyramids.

        I’m not claiming the Jews or Moses built the pyramids – I’m saying that claim is as valid as that of Turkey discovering America, etc.

        Maybe I need to start using sarc tags.

      • Minicapt

        People who make such claims are plagiarising the falsehoods devised by more inventive fiction producers.

        Cheers

  • winniec

    All the Muzzies will want to see the movie now it’s been banned.

  • eMan14

    Hollywood is just playing on The Innocence of the Muslims.

  • tom_billesley

    The real irritant for muslims is the depiction of Jews getting to Israel before them.