Sunday, June 04, 2006

Political correctness gone wild: "The Da Vinci Code" movie banned in Pakistan


Though it hasn't even been seen by anyone in a decision-making position, The Da Vinci Code move week was banned in Pakistan "out of respect for the feelings of the country's minority Christians."

Christians make up less than three percent of the population of Pakistan, a mostly Muslim country.

"Islam teaches us to respect all prophets of Allah mighty, and degradation of any prophet is tantamount to defamation of the rest," Minister for Culture Ghulam Jamal was quoted as saying by the Associated Press of Pakistan.

Shahbaz Bhatti, a prominent Christian leader, thanked the country's leadership and said the ban will go a long way to ensuring sectarian harmony. She also called Code author Dan Brown "evil."

Image: A Pakistan man participating in a protest in 2005 against the descration of the Koran at the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. From the BBC.

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That doesn't surprise me. Islam considers Jesus to be a great prophet. I don't understand how they can believe that. Jesus claimed to be God. If He isn't God than He was either a liar or simply crazy. There is no way He could have been simply a great prophet.
Religion never makes sense. It isn't supposed to.

Any act by a government or other entity to repress freedom of thought is "evil" in my opinion.

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