Egyptian Rights Group Protest Da Vinci Ban
The Egyptian Organisation For Human Rights (EOHR) are protesting the against People's Assembly of Egypt's attempt to ban the movie The Da Vinci Code. Egyptian Culture Minister FARUQ HOSNI has also pledged to confiscate copies of the novel by Dan Brown in the mainly-Muslim nation, further angering the group. Ron Howard's film has been met with a backlash by Christians around the world and has been banned in Pakistan and China. An EOHR spokesperson says, "We believe that judging literary and creative works from a religious or political perspective threatens to impose religious or political tutelage over human thought." Honsi counters, "The Censors have an order to prevent the film from entering Egypt because it profanes religion. That which profanes Jesus Christ also profanes Islam."