The Messiah

During the month of Ramadan, Al Manar and NBN, respectively Hezbollah and Amal’s TV stations, aired “Jesus”, an Iranian TV show where anti-Christian and anti-Semitic insinuations dominate.
“The biopic portrayed the Muslim view of Jesus as a prophet, while Christians generally regard him as the son of God. Some Sunni Muslims also objected to the Iranian series because it showed someone playing the role of Jesus; Most Sunnis prohibit representation of prophets.”
Both television stations stopped airing the controversial TV show following the press conference held by Beirut’s Catholic Center objecting its broadcast.

Censorship Information

Date Released 2010
Date Censored 2010
Official Censoring Entity Beirut Catholic Church
Censoring Reason Religious
Action Taken Banned