Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Jesus Movie

Plans by an Orthodox Christian to make a film about Jesus have caused controversy in Egypt:
"Plans by an Orthodox Christian filmmaker to make the first movie in Arabic about Jesus are receiving opposition from Muslims. Muslims - who consider Jesus a prophet - suggested that screenwriter Fayez Ghali request authorization from Al Azhar, the most esteemed institution of Sunni Islam which adjudicates works of art on religion. 'In order for this movie to be made, our position is that the image of the prophet (Jesus) not appear, for it would be impossible to find an actor who could play him, no matter how perfect his work is,' Muslim leader Mohammed Habib was quoted as saying.

I think this might be the same Muhammad Habib affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood.

(Crossposted to American Footprints.)


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