Theodore's World: Islamic Countries Qatar, Bahrain, UAE Ban Film “Noah” For Violating Sharia Law

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March 07, 2014

Islamic Countries Qatar, Bahrain, UAE Ban Film “Noah” For Violating Sharia Law

Islamic Countries Qatar, Bahrain, UAE Ban Film “Noah” For Violating Sharia Law

Paramount’s upcoming Noah, which recently came under fire from religious groups, will not be released in three Middle East countries, Qatar, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates. Egypt, Jordan and Kuwait will likely follow suit.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the issue is over the film showing a prophet, which goes against Islamic law.

“Because of the quality of the production and acting, viewers will enjoy watching main themes from the Noah story depicted in a powerful way on the big screen,” Johnson said in a statement. “However, my intent in reaching out to Paramount with this request was to make sure everyone who sees this impactful film knows this is an imaginative interpretation of Scripture, and not literal.”

From now on, all marketing material for Noah - including the next trailer, the film’s website and print and radio ads - will now include a statement that reads:

”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.

The biblical story of Noah can be found in the book of Genesis.”

Based on the Biblical account of Noah's journey, NOAH also stars Russell Crowe,.Academy-Award winner Sir Anthony Hopkins (Methuselah) and Academy-Award winner Jennifer Connelly (Naameh and Emma Watson.

Film will open March 28th.

Wild Thing's comment...........

If it upsets the Islam jerks it must be good. They sure act like democrats in a lot of ways,always looking for things to get ticked off abut and trying to force others to be silent.

Posted by Wild Thing at March 7, 2014 12:55 AM


Wife said last night she would like to see this movie. Definitely going to have to now.

Gee, you don't think this will make them go on a rampage again?

Posted by: BobF at March 7, 2014 10:49 AM

islam is against everything. Except pedophilia, slavery and murder.

Posted by: TomR,armed in Texas at March 7, 2014 12:00 PM