First Arabic Netflix series Jinn triggers row in Jordan

Netflix’s first Arabic serial Jinn has triggered a huge controversy in Jordan. The series featuring Jordanian actors was shot in that country.

According to a MEMRI report, the series tells the story of a group of teenagers whose relationships are put to the test when they invoke the supernatural powers of jinns.

Many found the film with lot of scenes of kissing, weed smoking and alcohol drinking “lewd and offensive” and violate the Jordanian cultural values. Politicians, the clergy and extremist elements of the Muslim Brotherhood have come down heavily on the producers.  According to the critics, the series offends public sensibilities and religious values. The issue is being hotly debated on social media.

In view of the protests, the Amman prosecutor general has asked the Cyber Crime Unit in Jordan’s Public Security Directorate to remove the series from Netflix.

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