#AceMediaNews reports that Three Arab countries – Qatar, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates – have banned the Hollywood film ‘Noah’ on religious grounds before it has even been released.
Noah is revered in Islam and an entire chapter of the Koran is devoted to him. Islam frowns on the depiction of holy figures in art.
#AceWorldNews says Peace talks between Pakistan’s government and the Taliban suffered a fresh blow on Friday as a negotiator for the militants said he would take no further part until the agenda included the imposition of Islamic Sharia Law.
Maulana Abdul Aziz, the chief cleric at Islamabad’s radical Red Mosque, said Pakistan’s constitution should be replaced by the Koran and the Hadith, or sayings of the Prophet Mohammad, AFP reported.
The move came a day after teams representing the government and Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) held a preliminary round of talks in Islamabad.