A British film, directed by Eli King and released in Britain on June 3 rd. has been described as blasphemous by Muslims in a number of countries.
Cineworld, the world’s second-largest cinema chain cancelled all screenings.
Morocco, Egypt, Pakistan, Iran and Iraq are among the countries to have denounced the film as blasphemous.
“The Lady of Heaven” will not receive a licence to be shown in the country, the Moroccan Cinematographic Centre (CCM) said in a statement issued late Saturday.
According to agencies “The drama is billed as the first film on the life of the Prophet Mohammed’s daughter Fatimah, and draws links between the Islamic State group in the 21st century and historical figures in Sunni Islam.”
The Moroccan Cinematographic Centre (CCM) said in its statement that the film was a “flagrant falsification of the established facts of the history of Islam”.
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