Soon, however, their Arab sojourn takes unexpected turns. First of all, Carrie encounters her old flame, Aidan (John Corbett), at the spice market, but even more importantly, she and her friends run up against the puritanical and misogynistic culture of the Middle East. The rather scathing portrayal of Muslim society no doubt will stir controversy, especially in a frothy summer entertainment, but there's something bracing about the film's saucy political incorrectness. Or is it politically correct? "SATC 2" is at once proudly feminist and blatantly anti-Muslim
Just so it is clear, I'm not endorsing this view of Islamic culture. But if this is anything close to accurate, then the banning only makes more sense. For that matter, I wonder if the makers didn't know that the movie would be banned and were just hoping for some extra publicity.