Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Exodus: Gods and Kings Banned in the UAE Over 'Religious Inaccuracies'

THE INDEPENDENT
By Neela Debnath

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES---The United Arab Emirates has become the latest nation to ban Ridley Scott’s epic blockbuster "Exodus: Gods and Kings." The film, which stars Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton and Sir Ben Kingsley, is based on the Bible’s Book of Exodus and follows the story of the prophet Moses rising up again the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses. Earlier this week it was banned in Egypt and Morocco. The epic was censored in Egypt for “historical inaccuracies”, in particular suggesting that Jews built the pyramids and that an earthquake parted the Red Sea rather than being a divine miracle. [link]