This image released by Paramount Pictures shows Jennifer Connelly, left, and Russell Crowe in a scene from

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This image released by Paramount Pictures shows Jennifer Connelly, left, and Russell Crowe in a scene from "Noah." After sparking controversy among conservative Christians in the U.S., officials across parts of the Muslim world say they do not expect the Hollywood film Noah will be shown in local theaters because it depicts a prophet and could offend cinemagoers. Director of media content at the National Media Center in the United Arab Emirates, Juma Al-Leem, told The Associated Press on Thursday, March 13, 2014 that the movie will not be allowed in cinemas because it contradicts a generally agreed upon taboo in Islam by depicting a prophet.

Malaysia, Indonesia ban biblical epic ‘Noah’

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysia and Indonesia have banned the biblical epic “Noah,” joining other Muslim nations that forbid the Hollywood movie for its visual depiction of the prophet.

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