This bit was actually reported on Ananova:
Egyptian censors has decided to ban The Matrix Reloaded on religious grounds because it is too violent….
Fine..well, Egypt doesnt “get” heavy metal groups like Sepultura neither, believing it to be satanic.. but these religious grounds on account of violence.. appears to address what Questions Matrix asks concerning existence and the world… because further in this report we find vocalized a very, to Gnostics, recognizeable argument:
The committee said: “Despite the high technology and fabulous effects of the movie, it explicitly handles the issue of existence and creation, which are related to the three divine religions, which we all respect and believe in”.
The movie “tackles the issue of the creator and his creations, searching the origin of creation and the issue of compulsion and free will”, the committee said.
It added that “such religious issues, raised in previous times, caused crises”.
The statement says violent scenes in the movie also played a role in the decision to ban it.
“Screening the movie may cause troubles and harm social peace,” the statement said.
Can you smell that tar-like odour? It`s the Library of Alexandria burning.. across 1300 years. That bacon-fry smoky funk? It`s heretics and rebels and sorcerors and storytellers on the pyre…
Im exaggerating? Of course, this is a wonderful exercise in “ecumenical diplomacy” – last time around they wanted to ban and actually burn the reels of the first film in the sequel because it supposedly promoted “Zionism” (seen the movie? The city of the rebels were called Zion…Zion=Zionism.. funny)..
Now they want to ban it because it overtly promotes….Gnosticism? If so..of course it is quite controversial to the Islamo-Christian-Jewish people of Egypt…perhaps they wouldnt want to be exposed to these questions?
On the other hand: How on earth can they possibly avoid them?