Pro-Islam film to be released in response to 'Fitna'

"The film aims to introduce the real Islam. It will be useful for those who want to get acquainted with Islam," says IC spokesman Muhammad Karimi.

By THE MEDIA LINE STAFF
July 23, 2008 11:38
Pro-Islam film to be released in response to 'Fitna'

Fitna 224.88. (photo credit: LiveLeak)

A short film titled Beyond Love will soon be released by the Iranian-based NGO Islam and Christianity (IC), in response to the anti-Islamic Dutch film Fitna, the Iranian news agency IRNA reported. "The film aims to introduce the real Islam. It will be useful for those who want to get acquainted with Islam," said IC spokesman Muhammad Karimi. Earlier this year, Dutch filmmaker Geert Wilders produced Fitna, which claimed to have explored Quranic motivations for terrorism. The film was condemned by many in the West, as well as in the Muslim world. Al-Qaeda even issued a religious decree against Wilders, while the Dutch government was quick to distance itself from the film. While IC claims to be an independent organization, Radio Netherlands quoted an Iranian journalist a few months ago as saying that it was created by the government itself. "It is an NGO of 'convenience'; it is absolutely clear that this is a government initiative," said Mina Sa'adi, a journalist working for the independent Farsi-language website Shahrzad News.


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