(NEWS.YAHOO) — RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Ridley Scott's biblical epic "Exodus" has been banned in Morocco, provoking an angry response by politicians and filmmakers in this North African country.
Morocco's film commission sent a letter to all cinemas Saturday, saying the film, which tells the story of Moses, has been banned for possibly portraying God in one scene. Morocco is a mostly Muslim country and Islam forbids displaying images of God.
The movie has already been banned in Egypt and the United Arab Emirates.
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However, a party in Morocco's governing coalition has criticized the ban as "incomprehensible," especially to a film industry that is important to the country. Morocco is a major destination for foreign movies.