Deeply hurt by $5 million anti-Prophet movie, Muslims told to ignore it
OT, September 14, 2012 09:02 IST
Okhla Times Reporter/Okhla
Many leaders and organizations in New Delhi, including those in Okhla, have condemned the $5 million anti-Prophet movie screened in a small theater in Los Angeles, United States, in the summer. Called Innocence of Muslims produced by anti-Islam campaigners in the U.S. the movie mocked Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). They have urged Muslims to ignore it and not take law and order in their hands.
Criticizing the amateurish video that was produced in the U.S. and later excerpted for 14 minutes and uploaded on YouTube in July, the Jamaat-E-Islami Hind (JEIH) president Maulana Syed Jalaluddin Umri said the American government has failed in its efforts to bring an end to such anti-Islam campaigns in its country.
Efforts of a few haters of Islam to tarnish the religion by denigrating its prophet is not going to have any impact as many earlier efforts have failed, he said. He expressed his deep concern over the string of assaults that unfolded in several Muslim countries, including Yemen, Egypt and the storming of a U.S. consulate in Libya.
Violent attack condemned
Maulana Umri has urged the Indian government to immediately act against YouTube by blocking the URL. Also, he wants the US government to punish the filmmaker, who according to some media reports is a Coptic Christian and was convicted in 2009 bank fraud and now has gone underground fearing for his life.
Another Muslim organization, Jamiat Ulama-I-Hind, also condemned the movie. The controversial movie has attracted criticism from people all around the world.
Full of incitement and insulting
“It is not based on ignorance. It is full of incitement and insulting. It is full with violence and sexual contents. It is a product of a sick mind that wants to heighten hatred against Islam and Muslims among Jews and Christians. It is very provocative movie and it is neither art, nor fiction, nor stupidity. It is a rant and rage against Islam.
“Muslims of Egypt and Libya should have ignored this movie. Islam has survived 1433 years of propaganda and rage.”
Learn from the Muslims of Andalusia (Spain)
Once Muslim authorities realized that it was a scheme they stopped prosecuting them and treated them in a manner that minimized their public exposure and tried to ignore them. Why we cannot do the same, today.”
Christians interested in life of Prophet
Block URL, memorandum submitted
The YouTube management assured to convey our sentiments to their headquarters, according to a Facebook post. Syed Faheem, Gulam Ghouse Jeelani, Shahed Sayeed and others were part of the delegation.
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