German FM slams far-right plan to show anti-Islam film

By REUTERS
September 18, 2012 19:44

BERLIN - Germany's foreign minister on Tuesday condemned plans by a far-right group to show a film mocking the Prophet Mohammad that has sparked deadly protests across the Islamic world.

A far-right group known as Pro-Deutschland, which has protested outside mosques around the country, announced last week it planned to show the film in Berlin, but admitted it had not found a cinema willing to hold the screening.

"Those perpetrating the violence in Arab countries represent their people as little as these far-right activists represent Germany," Guido Westerwelle told reporters.

"We shouldn't fall for those who sow the seeds of confrontation and conflict through violence, extremism, intolerance and fundamentalism."


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