2. května 2009
Libanon je zemí mnoha konfessí. Aby se tam po občanské válce navzájem nepovraždili, zavedli tam tuhou censuru na texty, které by mohly urážet některou z nich: "According to Beirut newspaper L'Orient, any one of the recognized religions (a system known as "confessionalism") can ask the Sûreté to ban any book unilaterally. The Muslim Dar al-Fatwa and the Catholic Information Center are the most active and effective. (The latter got Dan Brown's "The Da Vinci Code" banned.) Even works by self-proclaimed Islamists such as Assadeq al-Nayhoum's "Islam Held Hostage," have been banned, and issued only when re-edited in sympathetic editions (in Syria)."