Indian Muslims join Da Vinci fray
According to Reuters, Mumbai Catholics have acquired more powerful allies in their campaign to get The Da Vinci Code banned. An organisation of Islamic clerics has joined with them in condemning the film as “blasphemous”.
Maulana Mansoor Ali Khan, general secretary of the All-India Sunni Jamiyat-ul-Ulema:
The Holy Koran recognises Jesus as a prophet. What the book says is an insult to both Christians and Muslims
Muslims in India will help their Christian brothers protest this attack on our common religious belief.
Fast unto death? Unfortunately not. Syed Noori, president of Mumbai-based Raza Academy, a Muslim cultural organisation that often organises protests on issues concerning Islam said:
If the government doesn’t do anything, we will try our own ways of stopping the film from being shown. We are prepared for violent protests in India if needed.
Way to go, Syed. Demand that respect!