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British film company releases ‘blasphemous’ film


Cineworld decided to shoot a film about the daughter of the Prophet Muhammad following the Muslim protests

British film company Cineworld has made a film about the Prophet Muhammad’s daughter, Fatima, following a wave of mass protests and accusations of “blasphemy”. The offending film, director Eli King’s ‘The Lady of Heaven’, was pulled from the screen just four days after its release.

“Due to recent incidents related to screenings of ‘La Dame du Ciel’, we have made the decision to cancel upcoming screenings of the film nationwide to ensure the safety of our staff and patrons,” the company said in a statement.

The film, described by critics as a “epic historical drama”, tells the story of Fatima, but it opens with the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) Iraqi offensive and depicts a graphic murder scene by jihadists. Although the depiction of humans in general is a hotly debated topic in the Islamic tradition, the direct depiction of religious figures is strictly prohibited. The film’s creators tried to sidestep the issue by portraying Fatima as a faceless character, shrouded in a black veil, but this decision did not spare them outrage.

Several theaters across the UK have been picketed by angry Muslims, who have accused the film company of “blasphemy” and racism and called for a total boycott of Cineworld.

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Opposition to the film was supported by some religious leaders. In Bolton, for example, the local chairman of the Council of Mosques, Asif Patel, wrote a letter to the company announcing the film “blasphemous” and “sectarian.”

“You may be aware of the recently released movie ‘Lady of Heaven’ which caused a lot of distress to Muslims around the world,” he added. he stated. “It is underpinned by sectarian ideology and is blasphemous in nature to the Muslim community.”

The film’s creators, however, dismissed this take, insisting that those protesting the film were hardline radicals and Islamists. The film’s executive producer, Malik Shlibak, has marked the channel’s decision to pull the film “unacceptable” and blamed Cineworld for “bow down to radical extremists”.




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