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Monday, December 29, 2014

'Exodus' banned in Egypt

Semitic Slave   (Photo by Hanay)
Just as the original Exodus was “banned” by the Egyptian Pharaoh, the Hollywood depiction thereof is currently being banned by the Egyptian censorship board.

Greg Gilman of The Wrap reports that the release of the 20th Century Fox film, “Exodus: Gods and Kings,” was stopped by this board “just a day before” the movie was scheduled to make its Egyptian debut.

The reason given?  According to the BBC, the film was banned because “the biblical adaptation depicts Jews as having built the pyramids,” and because of the “assertion that Moses… [rather than “an earthquake] parted the Red Sea.”

Gilman reports that the film is also being banned in Morocco, although an official reason has yet to be publicized.

Apparently, a slave-promoting mentality still exists in numerous parts of the world.  Censorship is a key method for oppressing populations.

It’s never too late to once again proclaim:  Let freedom ring! and Let people go!


Copyright December 29, 2014 by Linda Van Slyke   All Rights Reserved

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