Monday, May 22, 2006

Pakistani Islamists get ready to bash Da Vinci Code

KARACHI (Reuters) - Pakistan's Islamist parties will hold nationwide demonstrations against "The Da Vinci Code" later this week, to protest the film's "offensive" alternative take on the story of Jesus Christ, an opposition lawmaker said on Monday. The adaptation of Dan Brown's best-selling novel, the story of a Vatican cover-up involving Christ and his supposed offspring, has recorded a $224 million global opening. "The film is offensive toward a holy figure dear to all religions," Liaquat Balouch, deputy secretary-general of Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal, the main Islamist political alliance, told Reuters. [More]


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