Muslims in Malawi are calling for The Da Vinci Code to be banned in the country.

Shareef Mahomed, secretary-general of the Muslim Association of Malawi, claimed that the contents of the film are acts of blasphemy and the government should not allow its distribution in a country where Jesus is accepted as Allahs (Gods) prophet.

He goes on to say that the Muslim community at large is deeply offended by the movie in presenting the view that Jesus was married to Mary Magdalene, although he provides no explanation as to why this should be so offensive to Muslims.

There has been no official reaction from the major Christian churches in Malawi.