Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Egypt to confiscate Da Vinci Code novel

Cairo - Egyptian authorities will confiscate copies of the best-selling novel The Da Vinci Code and ban the film based on the book from showing in Egypt, the culture minister told parliament on Tuesday. To applause from members of parliament, minister Farouk Hosni said: "We ban any book that insults any religion... We will confiscate this book." Parliament was debating the book and film at the request of several Coptic Christian members who demanded a ban. [More]

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