Muslim countries vary greatly on censorship of Hollywood films


In a scene from “Sex and the City 2,” Carrie Bradshaw and her three BFFs glide through a Middle Eastern desert festooned in Arabian finery on the backs of two camels.

That colorful vignette was never viewed in a theater in the United Arab Emirates. In fact, the movie itself was banned, because, according to the country’s National Media Council, “the theme of the film does not fit with our cultural values.”

The same went for Iran. (

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