Noah - Noah Ban Spreads To Indonesia

Biblical epic Noah has been banned in Indonesia following a boycott in the Middle East.

Darren Aronofsky's religious blockbuster, based on the story of the Great Flood, features Russell Crowe as ark-builder Noah, but has courted controversy ahead of its release in the U.S. on Friday (28Mar14) with censors in predominantly Muslim countries opting to reject it.

The boycott is due to the film's depiction of a prophet, which is forbidden in Islamic cultures, and now Indonesia has followed Qatar, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates in banning the movie.

Zainut Tauhid Saadi, a member of the Indonesian Censorship Board, says, "We rejected the screening of the film in Indonesia.

"The visual depiction of a prophet is forbidden in Islam. The film will hurt both Christian and Muslim communities."


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"Muslim-Schmuzlim" a Saudi friend once said to me. Aronofsky should be reassured Noah existed and his sons and their descendants be traced through Chronicles in the Bible and archaeology to people and places today. Holocaust survivors asked an artist to "Find Noah", and in three internet days, he found all the grandchildren and where they lived. Why are the 7 Noahide laws, for Jews and Gentiles alike, still the basis for law on earth? Is that crucial knowledge part of the movie? After all. Where did Noah Live? How did Noah Build the Ark? What Happened After?” (4 min video) http://www.dailymotion.com/swf/xc4khd.. .... . I’m sure this depiction is quite accurate logical and wise. And it is open source to the public. And please experience….http://www.NoahIsReal.com , a four part interactive essay where Noah's descendants are traced through architecture, art history and the 3 style of hats they wore , the meteor that struck earth in 3123 bce and "messed things up" and more

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