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Tuesday, 24 December 2019

Egypt court bans Omar ibn Al Khattab biopic series

The Council of State’s (Maglis El Dawla) Administrative Court has issued a ruling to ban the broadcast of “Omar,” a 2012 television series depicting the life of Omar ibn Al-Khattab, according to Ahram Online. The decision was based on Al-Azhar Islamic Research Academy 1999 statement warning against depicting “religious figures” in any theater, cinema or television work. The 2012 series was produced by the Saudi MBC1 and Qatar TV and was screened in several Arab countries.

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